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Probus Club of Bobbin Head

                         Monthly General Meeting                           


              When:       Monday 13th February 2023 from 10.00am to 12.00pm 

              Where:      Turramurra Bowling Club, Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra

              Speaker:    Nicholas Cowdery AO, KC, FAAL

              Subject :   Some Current Issues in Criminal Justice in NSW 

Nicholas Cowdery AO, KC, FAAL has been involved in criminal justice for over 50 years, serving in the roles of prosecutor, defender, judge and teacher. He was the Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW for the period 1994 to 2011. Following that, as an adjunct Professor he has taught criminal justice courses at the Universities of Sydney and of NSW. A past President of the International Association of Prosecutors, he was also the founding Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association.

Well known for his campaigns in respect of drug law reform, Nicholas Cowdery was involved in the campaigns to legalise abortion and voluntary assisted dying and is a director of the Justice Reform Initiative - working to reduce our reliance upon imprisonment.

 In addition to being an associate of the Centre for Public Integrity and a member of the committee that worked for the establishment of an effective national integrity commission in Australia, he is also the author of three books; “Getting Justice Wrong: Myths, Media and Crime” (Allen & Unwin, 2001); “Frank & Fearless”, with Rachael Jane Chin (NewSouth, 2019); and “Discretion in Criminal Justice” (LexisNexis, 2022).

In his presentations to community groups Nicholas Cowdery focuses on criminal justice issues.             

                                           New Events

                                           We are delighted to advise these new activities.

                                                          Book Club

Book club meetings: Pymble Golf Club 11am 

Friday 3rd February Book to be discussed – The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi 

Friday 3rd March Book to be discussed – Horse by Geraldine Brooks. 

Jane Dale 02 9487 6642 

                                                           Golf Group

After missing a December hit-off due to Covid and medical appointments, we played golf in late January on a very pleasant day. 

For those members who would like to have a social game once a month, the PBH Golf group meets at North Turramurra golf course now on the third Tuesday of each month to tee off at 1pm (please arrive by 12 30pm). 

Our next round is planned for Tuesday 21st February, weather permitting. Currently we play 10 holes (not nine due to the course layout) and play once a month. The current cost for 10 holes is $18 while a cost of an electric cart, if required, is $25. It is intended to increase this to playing 18 holes and possibly to twice monthly over time. 

Whether members are current golfers or beginners, both are most welcome. Please contact Simon Solomons on mobile 0407 145 767 and leave a message if I am not available, to let me know whether you are available or not to play on the monthly date. 

                                                Morning Tea at Hornsby RSL

Monday 6th February 2023 at 10:00am

Come along and meet up with your fellow members and friends for morning tea at Hornsby RSL Club at 4 High Street Hornsby at 10:00am.The Hornsby RSL Club is close to Hornsby Rail Station. The Club does open at 9:30am. Come along and enjoy the fellowship.Pay for your own everything.  

John Hunter 0417 658 849

                              Concerts and Shows

                                                              No concerts schduled for February 2023




                                                Walking Group

Monday 20th February. 

9.03 train from Turramurra. Ferry Wharf 2 for 10.11 ferry to Watsons Bay. Coastal Walk includes South Head Lighthouse and The Tram Track to Dunbar Anchor Memorial and The Gap. Under 6ks. Mainly level walk on paths. Up hill to the Gap. Spectacular harbour and sea views. Bring snacks, lunch and drinks. 

Register with Sue at the next meeting. Or email. [email protected] 

Text 0417 278 044. 

                       Dine Out Luncheon at Hornsby RSL Club

For those members who are not participating in the Walk, come along and join your Probus friends for lunch from 12 noon. As with our monthly Morning Tea – pay for everything on the day. Please let me know if you will be attending and John will make a booking for us. 

Ros Tyler 0417 904 630 

                                Loose Enders Coffee Group

                                                 FIRST OUTING – 29th February 2023 

There has been quite a lot of interest in this Group which is really good to see! I now need to know how many will be attending in February so that I can book a table for us at Papas, St Ives Village for 10.00am. Ros Tyler – 0417904630 (leave message) 

               St Patrick's Day Dinner at Turramurra Bowling Club

Dinner 16th. March 2023 

St Patrick's Day 2023 falls on a Friday, We are going to get ahead of the day with Dinner on Thursday 16th March in Turramurra Bowling Club. At this stage we have held a number of very successful dinners, with lots of chat and friendship, so I would suggest to you that this will be another great event. 

Booking: Catherine Reidy, mobile 0405 062 504, or email: [email protected] 

                              Photographic Ineterst Group


             Winner “People Photography”                                            Winner “Nature Photography” 

                       Andy Corner                                                                Christine McArthur 


Highly Commended “People Photograph                                 Highly Commended “Nature Photography 

              Brian Coleman                                                                     Marlen Zilinsky 

Both groups will resume sessions for 2023 in February. Dates for next sessions are as follows: 

Group 2 General (Phones etc): 

Thursday 16th February 2023 3.15pm, Turramurra Bowling Club (Note: One week later than usual due to holidays) 

Topic: Revision: “Taking Photos on your Smart Phone 

An ideal time for new members to join! 

Group 1 Technical (Cameras): 

Thursday 23rd February 2023 3.15pm, Turramurra Bowling Club 

Topic: “Photographing Nature – Plants and Wildlife” 

New members welcome. No previous experience necessary. 

Dennis Cowell Ph 0438 534 824 Email [email protected] 


                                                                  GOVERNMENT HOUSE 


                                                            DRUMMOYNE SAILING CLUB 

24th March 2023 

This Outing is now fully booked and the cost of transport 

Is $22.00 per person. 

This payment is now due – please pay either by E.F.T or at the February General Meeting. We will be departing from Turramurra Bowling Club – please be there promptly at 10.00am, our tour of Government House commences at 11.00am. (Lunch at Drummoyne Sailing Club at own expense) 

Ros Tyler – 0417904630 (leave message) 

                                   President's Annual Trip

                                                 All aboard for the Murray River Cruise



(1st – 7th October 2023) 

If you’ve been thinking it might be fun and would like to join us, make sure to pick up your itinerary & booking form at the sign on desk. For those who have already registered, please make sure to collect your booking form to complete. 

Though it may seem early in order to secure the cabins deposits of $600.00p.p. need to be paid either directly into the Probus account or to the treasurer by the March meeting. 

Don’t miss out on this beautiful scenic adventure. 

For further information please contact 

Christine McArthur VP 8097 9452 - 0417 442 314 

        Are you interested in sharing a tour with another club?

                         Asquith Mixed Probus Club invites you to join us on an 

                              8 DAY EYRE PENINSULA TOUR 20 -27 July 2023 

                                $3095 pp. Single supplement $740 

       A Great Coastal Journey to Port Lincoln, Ceduna and the Head of Bight during Whale Season.    

A small group tour of no more than 25 people with Australian Iconic Tours showcasing natural wonders, local produce, history and the fabulous hospitality of the Eyre Peninsula. 

65% of Australia seafood (and some great wine) comes from this region and doesn’t get any fresher than what we enjoy on our seafood discovery adventures. We explore the stunning outback & coastal scenery of the Eyre Peninsula. An Eco Whale watching cruise awaits us at Fowlers Bay, as well as spotting Southern Right whales & calves from the cliffs at the Head of the Bight. 

Please see the full description at 

Prices are from Adelaide and do NOT include local accommodation or airfares from Sydney 


                             Outings Planned for 2023

Save the dates in your diary! 

The dates for the major outings are set, our lunches, picnics etc. dates will be set as the year progresses. 



20th Lunch – Hornsby R.S.L. (t.b.c.) 


16th St Patrick’s Day Dinner – Turramurra B.C. 

24th Government House & Drummoyne Sailing Club 


15th Lunch – Papas, St Ives (t.b.c.) 


4th Outing – Retford Park, historic home Bowral with (time to shop in Bowral), lunch at the (historic) Surveyor General Inn, Berrima. 

(Prices available late January) 


27th ‘Tight Tuesday’ Lunch at the Belrose Hotel (t.b.c.) 


5th Outing - Winter Yulefest – Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler plus 

Penrith Valley Tour (Prices available January) 


Hoping to organise a tour of the Optus Earth Station 

(if they return my phone calls!) 


13th Outing – Sydney Tramway Museum plus lunch at 

Bundeena R.S.L. (Prices available in April) 


1st -7th President’s Trip 

30th Picnic – Akuna Bay (t.b.c.) 


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