Cookabarra Visit For Probus club

Daryl Chalker, Maureen and Eric Platzer enjoy the delights of Cookabarra.

The Probus Club of Fingal Bay recently travelled to Cookaburra at Bobs Farm, a sustainable enterprise that grows barramundi and great salad leaves.

It won the coveted NSW Farmer of the Year in 2019 for its barramundi farming operation.

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Julia Redlich of the Fingal Bay Probus Club said sustainability had convinced the Probus club members to dine there.

“Even the barramundi swimming below the bridge over the canal were fed (their special food provided),” she said.

The club enjoys regular guest speakers.

A special guest at the July meeting was Sharon Mills from Tomaree Meals on Wheels, and the membership learned about the work this organisation does.

Port Stephens covers many areas, all are operated by trained volunteers who arrange meals, deliver them to homes, check all is well, and, at day’s end, clear up for another day.

The choice covers daily needs, special days and times.

Care, help and friendship play a part.

Sharon now holds a major role in organisation, and she lights up as she describes it. “I love my work,” she said, “and I love my friends made there as well.”

Fingal Bay Probus Club meets at 9.30am on the second Monday of each month at the Community Hall, 6-8 Norburn Street, Nelson Bay.

New members are welcome to learn about the activities such as barbecues, movies, day trips, morning teas and wining and dining.

For more information phone Rosamund on 0419 119 216.


Staff explaining the sustainable processes at Cookabarra.

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