Probus Club of Port Stephens Enjoy the Melbourne Cup at Nelson Bay Bowling Club

Probus members and best tie winner David Long with Debbie Long.
Probus members and best tie winner David Long with Debbie Long.


The Probus Club of Port Stephens celebrated Melbourne Cup in style again this year when sixty-six “dressed to the nines” members joined the happy crowd at Nelson Bay Bowling Club.

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This function of almost two hundred people enjoyed a Seafood Buffet lunch and great entertainment by Sisters from Different Misters.

Nicole and her staff at Nelson Bay Bowling Club were run off their feet making sure everything was running smoothly and their efforts were appreciated by all.

Anne Gibson of the Port Stephens Probus Club told News Of The Area, “There was lots of bubbles, and dancing, investing in sweeps, picking winners for fun and lining up for racing games.”

The Best Dressed Lady and Man were chosen, Best Hat and the Best Tie which was won by David Long with a big purple creation he had borrowed from his grand-daughter.

“The Probus ladies looked smashing in their race day outfits and the men made an effort in their own stylish way!,” she said.

The star of the day, of course, was the Big Race and there were plenty of cheers and groans from the winners and losers in the assembled crowd.

A very enjoyable time was had by all.

If you would like to join a group that engages in fun activities and outings, Probus could be for you.

The Probus Club of Port Stephens have fishing, walking and Christmas activities on their upcoming calendar.

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