Fun and Fellowship with Probus

Trish Monaghan won the Best Dressed Lady on Melbourne Cup Day. Photo by Anne Gibson
Trish Monaghan won the Best Dressed Lady on Melbourne Cup Day. Photo by Anne Gibson

The Probus Club of Port Stephens has packed a lot into the last few weeks.

Perfect weather enhanced their recent barbecue which was enjoyed by members and a few visiting kookaburras who popped in to taste some of the culinary delights.

The following morning, 49 ‘Probies’ set off for a week of fun and fellowship in caravans and cabins at Halliday’s Point.

Leaders Kerrie and John had an action-packed program with walks, bowls, boule, horse races of the human kind, trivia and putt putt.

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The program also included great lunches and dinners out, a cruise, trip to an orchid farm and the traditional “Big Aussie Breakfast” the last morning to round off a wonderful week.

This yearly trek is enjoyed by all attending for the fun, fellowship and friendship element which is the Probus motto.

A Melbourne Cup function was held at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club where most of the members lost their shirts.
A very elegant Trish Monaghan won the Best Dressed Lady.

The following day a group set off for Lemon Tree Passage where they enjoyed a walk along the foreshore bush track and boardwalk.

“It was a special place to explore on a cool sunny day with one koala lifting his sleepy head to say hello,” Anne Gibson, Secretary, told Bay News Of The Area.

“We had a fabulous lunch at Lemon Tree Passage Bowling Club to finish the day on a high,” Ms Gibson said.
A coach trip is planned to see David Campbell in Dream Lover in the near future .

Probus organises walks and mixed bowls on a regular basis.

There is something for everyone at the Probus Club of Port Stephens and much excitement is up ahead with Christmas looming.

Call Pam on 4981 0273 or Ann on 0412 243 260 for further information. Couples and singles are very welcome to come along to a meeting at Nelson Bay Bowling Club on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30am.

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By Jewell DRURY

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