Early or Late Christmas Celebrations for Probus Club of Nelson Bay Photo Gallery Port Stephens Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - November 24, 2021 Ilona and Ross Ferrier, Margaret Marlin, Rosamund and Norman Martin, Louise Lovejoy, Barbara Matthews, Ruth Churchill, and Trish McClung. Photo: Lynn Moffitt. A BELATED Christmas in July or an early Christmas Party for the Probus Club of Fingal Bay, it doesn’t matter how you label this event. It was a great fun day for the club’s members. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] Julia Redlich told News Of The Area, “Christmas in July is now a welcome addition to our calendar, keenly anticipated by members of Fingal Bay Probus Club. “No prizes for guessing what stopped it this year! “Undeterred, Vicki and John Archer, the dining-out experts, watched four months go by before their well-laid plans could go ahead. “And what fun it was.” The Fingal Bay Probus Club usually meets at the Fingal Bay Sports Club and the Christmas In July that was held in November was enjoyed at the same venue. Fingal Bay Sports Club had beautifully decorated tables (bon-bons, chocolates and ribbons of course) and there was a special separate one featuring Santa, snowmen and other seasonal specials. “Paper hats were immediately worn, treats pocketed and slips of paper with witty jokes bringing groans and laughs.” The Sports Club’s chef and his team provided traditional fare to relish, served with skill and good humour, as well as wine or the option of a soft drink. “No wonder good wishes for a happy Christmas were abundant as the belated feast came to its finish,” she said. The Fingal Bay Probus Club meets at 9.30am on the second Monday of each month at the Fingal Bay Sports Club, 100 Rocky Point Road, Fingal Bay. New members and visitors are welcome to learn about Probus and the club’s activities that include barbecues, day trips and wine and dine evenings. For more information, phone 4984 1448 or 0419 119 216. By Marian SAMPSON Maureen and Eric Platzer. Photo: Lynn Moffitt. Estelle Latham and Edith Sneyd. Photo: Lynn Moffitt. Marion and Brian Lane. Photo: Lynn Moffitt. Verlaine Griffiths, Thelie Wynn, Fay and Bob Miller, Graeme Paul, Sue Watson, Vicki and John Archer. Photo: Lynn Moffitt. A table to advise that Christmas is coming! Photo: Lynn Moffitt.