Fingal Bay Probus Club Goes the Full Monty in Port Stephens

Monty Dwyer.
Monty Dwyer.

 

FINGAL Bay Probus Club members were expecting entertainment when the month’s guest speaker was Monte Dwyer.

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After all, so many had enjoyed his time as the outrageously funny weather man on Channel 9’s Today show and as a group the Probus Club members wanted more.

Outrageous fun was well and truly provided as Monte told stories of his casual work as a young man in whatever came his way.

Then university led to drama training and the offer of work as a weatherman on Darwin TV that provided just what Northern Territorians needed and loved to bits.

None other than Kerry Packer realised he was a breath of unconventional air, and in Sydney he became an essential part of early morning viewing for years.

Monte enthralled his Probus audience with his adventures around Australia in his 4WD bus, playing his guitar, singing songs and showing one of the travel programs he filmed for Australian Tourism.

The programs involved looking at the bush through urban eyes, joining the Grey Nomads and discovering the wonder of remote areas such as West Kimberley and Maralinga.

Monte doesn’t count Port Stephens as remote after spending much of his childhood here in Raymond Terrace and Tanilba Bay.

Julia Redlich, Probus Club of Fingal Bay’s publicity officer told News Of The Area, “The laughter and smiles on everyone’s faces throughout the morning showed that Monte, at large, is still brilliant entertainment,” she said.

The Probus Club of Fingal Bay meets on the second Monday of every month at 9.30am at The Fingal Bay Sports and Recreation Club, 100 Rocky Point Road, Fingal Bay and offers a selection of activities and a variety of guest speakers.
Everyone is welcome.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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