Probus Club of Port Stephens visits HMRI

Port Stephens Probus Club members and Staff at HRMI meet (Photo: Courtesy of Anne Gibson)
Port Stephens Probus Club members and Staff at HRMI meet (Photo: Courtesy of Anne Gibson)

The Probus Club of Port Stephens had a most interesting visit to the Hunter Medical Research Institute Open Day.

A first class and world renowned facility with more than 1400 medical researchers working across Hunter New England Local Health District and the University of Newcastle.

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HRMI’s work impacts a wide range of health problems to make some of the world’s biggest health challenges a thing of the past.

The many staff on hand were very friendly and helpful with some dressed as mad scientists which added to the fun element of the day.

“The highlight for the group and I was when we sat in on an interesting talk by one of the researchers, in one of the auditoriums about cancer research and another about the importance of nutrition,” Ann Gibson, Probus Publicity Officer told Bay News Of The Area.

“It was a lovely day and we were given access to many areas, with staff on hand to answer our questions,” Ms Gibson said.

“Mark it on the calendar for a great family day out, as it was very interesting, with lots of interactive activities included for all ages,” she said.

Probus Club of Port Stephens is a mixed gender club that is all about enjoying the friendship and fellowship of like – minded people.

Members get to know other active retirees in the local community.

If you would like to check out this active and friendly Probus Club, you would be very welcome to attend a meeting on the second Thursday of the month, 9.30am at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club or call Pam on 4981 0273.

The new Probus website is now available with lots of information: www.probusclubofportstephens.org

By Jewell DRURY

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