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                         Monthly General Meeting                           

 

                                 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Probus Club of Bobbin Head Inc.

will be held at Turramurra Bowling Club, 181 Bobbin Head Road, Turramurra, NSW 2074 

on Monday 11th March 2024, following the general meeting at 10am, for the following purposes: 

  1. To approve the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on 13th March 2023; 
  2. To approve the accounts for the year to 31st December, 2023; 
  3. To elect The Officers and Management Committee members for the year to 31st March 2025;
  4. To appoint an auditor. 
  5. To confirm the membership fees for the year to 31st March 2025. 

By Order of the Management Committee Jill Armstrong – Secretary 

     

              When:      MONDAY 12th February 2023 from 10.00am to 12.00pm 

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

           Speaker:     Noel Phelan

           Subject :    The Halvorsen Story

 

Most of us are descendants of immigrants or immigrants to this country seeking a better life for ourselves and our families. The Halvorsen family was typical in that it came with very little and worked very hard to build a better life. However, the Halvorsen family did more than that - they showed extraordinary commitment to boat building and excellent craftsmanship and boat design skills that made their boats desired by wealthy businesspeople, commercial companies and key politicians. They also demonstrated outstanding seamanship by designing, building and sailing their yachts with great success in all the classic ocean racing events and also closed water racing. They also built and raced the first Australian challenger for the America's Cup - GRETEL for Frank Packer. The Halvorsen boat yard at RYDE produced over 250 boats of all types to support the war effort during WWII. Many people enjoyed a holiday on a Halvorsen cruiser based at Bobbin Head. 



The Halvorsen Story will be presented by Noel Phelan. Noel is familiar at our Club where he presented on the ill fate of the Costa Concordia last year. 

Background: Noel was formerly a science and mathematics teacher after which he moved into IT. Noel has been a volunteer guide at the Maritime Museum for over 15 years. He also spent several years with Marine Rescue and the Rural Fire Service. Noel is also a volunteer at the Naval        Historical Society where he has developed three Navy harbour cruises                                                                                


                                                 New Events

                                           We are delighted to advise these new activities.

 

                                                          Book Club

 

Book club meetings: Pymble Golf Club. 11:00am Jane Dale 02 9487 6642 

Friday 9th February “The Kindness Revolution” by Hugh Mackay 

Friday 22nd March “Lessons In Chemistry” by Bonnis Gamus 

                         


                                          

                                           Morning Tea Hornsby RSL

Monday 5th of February 2024 and 4th of March

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. We meet in the Courtyard dining area. Come along and enjoy the fellowship. This is a great opportunity for the new members to get to know your fellow members of the club. Pay for your own everything. No need to pre register. John Hunter 0417 658 849 

 

 

 

 


                                              Golf Group

The PBH Golf Group played three times in January experiencing warm weather on all occasions. 

For those members who would like to have a social game, the PBH Golf Group now meets fortnightly at North Turramurra golf course on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month usually with tee off between 10 and 11am due to the warmer summer weather. Our next rounds are planned for Wednesday 14th February and Wednesday 28th February, both weather permitting. However, as one cannot book until 14 days before playing, players will be informed in due course of the fortnightly actual tee-off times.

Please arrive 30 mins before tee-off. 

Currently we play 10 holes (not nine due to the course layout). The senior’s current cost for 10 holes is $21.60 while a cost of an electric cart, if required, is $25. It is intended to increase this to playing 18 holes at least once a month 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 dates.

 


 

                                Concerts and Shows

                                 LIVE AT LUNCH CONCERTS – CONCOURSE CONCERT HALL 

                                   Booking for Live at Lunch Concerts April and May 2024 

Jane Rutter’s Live at Lunch concert series runs from April to November this year. Ticket prices have increased to $41.50 for Concession/Seniors Card holders. The price includes a booking fee. I have taken over organising this event from Catherine and am currently taking bookings for the following two concerts: 

April 3rd Wednesday, 2024 at 12 noon: Heroic Women 

A concert that celebrates female triumphs through the lens of musical heroines and features Jane Rutter on flutes, Tamara Anna Cislowska at the piano and Soprano Tarita Botsmann. 

May 29th Wednesday, 2024 at 12 noon: Strumenti Barocci 

Fascinating music played on original instruments by Jane Rutter and an accomplished trio of Sydney musicians. The program showcases music from the period between the 16 -18th centuries, breathing new life into Baroque and Renaissance favourites. The trio consists of Fiona Ziegler Baroque Violin, Douglas Emery on the Baroque cello and Stephen Lalor on the Mandolin, lute. 

For more program details on both concerts, go to: 

https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-culture/Live-at-Lunch-2024 

How to book: 

I see that there have already been a number of seats booked for the first concert, so please: 

  • Find me at the meeting on February 12th to put your name down for one or both concerts or email me as soon as possible (see my contact details below) 
  • I will be booking the tickets on February 15th, 2024 for those who have paid by that date 
  • Please note the increase in price mentioned above 

 

Also, remember that I am new to this and still have my training wheels on, so please be patient. 

Rhoda Fowler 

O424 480 964 [email protected] 

  


 

                                 Walking Group

 

Cremorne Point from Mosman Bay. 

MONDAY February 19th. 

9.03 Train from Turramurra Station to Wynyard and Circular Quay. 

9.55 Ferry at Wharf 5 side B to Neutral Bay. 

Walk past historic Nutcote up to Kurraba Point, morning tea, and then onto Cremorne Point (loos) and continue on to the Cremorne foreshore and garden walk to Mosman Bay for lunch. Ferry to city with coffee at The Gateway. Some hills, street walking, and few steps in shade down to Mosman Park all on made up paths. Lovely views, some interesting arts and crafts houses and gardens. 

Please bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch. Long range weather says it will be cloudy and sunny and 25 dgs. 

Please register email: [email protected] 

Or text 0417 278 044. Sue Fairclough social Walks Coordinator. 

P.S. 9 of us went on the Warriewood Wetlands walk. No rain at all, track was very good and the waterfall was wonderful. An enjoyable time for all of us. 

 


 

                 Loose Enders Coffee Group

 

J.J.'s - St Ives Village - Sunday 18th February 2024

 

Anyone is welcome to come along for coffee or tea and a chat. We now have a group of regular attendees but there is always room for more! As I book the table in advance, please let me know if you would like to join us. 

PLEASE PHONE OR SMS ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED 

IN ANY OF THESE OUTINGS 

ROS TYLER – 0417904630 


 


 

             Photographic Ineterst Group

 

 

 

“Tide’s Out, Bayview” 

    Photo: Dennis Cowell 

 

After a few months in recession, we are planning to resume our photography sessions from February 2024. 

Details for next sessions are as follows: 

SmartPhones Group: 

Date/Time: Thursday 15th February 2024, 3.15pm at Turramurra Bowling Club. 

(Note: Just for this month, we will meet on the third Thursday. From March, we will revert to our normal meeting date of the second Thursday of each month.) 

Topic: Competition. Peer Judging of “Arty and Abstract” Photographs. 

Please send your entries for this competition to me by 5.00pm Monday 12th February. One entry per person please. 

Camera Group: 

Date/Time: Thursday 22nd February 2024, 3.15pm at Turramurra Bowling Club 

Topic: Photography with your SmartPhone 

New members always welcome. The start of a new year is a great time to join! No experience necessary. 

Contact: Dennis Cowell Ph 0438 534 824 Email [email protected] 

 


                             SOME EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO GET INVOLVED 

 

                                    FAIRGROUND FOLLIES, BOWRAL (INCLUDES MORNING TEA) PLUS LUNCH 

                                                                    AT THE TAHMOOR INN 

                                                                  Thursday 29th February 

Today we travel to Bowral to sing, dance or reminisce amongst the greatest collection of self-playing musical instruments in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Morning tea will be served on arrival, followed by the sights and sounds of antique street organs, European dance hall organs, the Rockin’ Robot Band, the original Luna Park Organ, the 100-year-old steam merry-go-round, the grand ‘Taj Mahal’ (the world’s largest, most elaborate self-playing instrument), plus much more. 

Following our two hour visit, we will travel to the Tahmoor Inn for a two-course lunch. 

THERE ARE STILL SPACES AVAILABLE! 

COST: $100 per person – PAYABLE NOW 

Our Hopkinson’s coach will depart from Turramurra Bowling Club at 8.45a.m. - please meet at the Club at 8.15a.m. 

We will leave Bowral/Mittagong area for home at approximately 2.30pm. 

 


                                                             F R E E O U T I N G ! 

                                                      PREMIER’S GALA CONCERT 

ICC SYDNEY THEATRE (FORMERLY AWARE SUPER THEATRE) 

Thursday 14th March at 11.00a.m. 

We have been fortunate to have secured a limited number of tickets for this Annual Event which forms a major part of the NSW Seniors’ Festival. 

Also, I have been able to organise free transport on the day. 

If you would like to attend the concert, please phone me a.s.a.p. as tickets will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis. 

I will be distributing the tickets at the February meeting. 

The organisers will advise me of the transport arrangements late in February 

WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT PLUS LUNCH AT PENRITH R.S.L. 

Wednesday 10th April 

We will travel to the Experience Centre at the Western Sydney International Airport where we will have morning tea following which we travel to the construction zone of the airport (which has been named The Nancy Bird Walton Airport). 

Following a short introductory video presentation, we are free to stroll around the Centre. Here you will be able to see what is still to come before the opening of the Airport in 2026. This airport will be able to service 10 million passengers each year. 

After we re-board the coach and if time and circumstances permit, the driver may drive around the entire site. 

We then travel to Penrith R.S.L. for lunch following which we pay a visit to Sweeties Confectionery to stock up on some treats. 

COST: $70 per person – PAYABLE NOW 

Our Hopkinson’s coach will depart from Turramurra Bowling Club at 

9.00a.m. -please meet at the Club at 8.45. 

We will return at approximately 3.30p.m. 

NAVAL HISTORY CRUISE 

Friday 31st May 

THIS OUTING IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

 

                                                       Anniversary of the Japanese Midget 

                                                      Submarine attack on Sydney Harbour 

31st May 2024 

BOOKINGS FOR THIS OUTING HAVE NOW CLOSED AS WE HAVE OUR 

ALLOCATED QUOTA OF 25 ATTENDEES. 

THU FEB 29 FAIRGROUND FOLLIES, BOWRAL, MORNING TEA, 

LUNCH AT THE TAHMOOR INN. 

Today we travel to Bowral to sing, dance or reminisce amongst the greatest collection of self-playing musical instruments in the Southern Hemisphere. Morning tea on arrival followed by the sights and sounds of antique street organs, European dance hall organs, the Rockin’ Robot Band, the original Luna Park organ, the 100-year-old steam merry-go-round, the grand ‘Taj Mahal’ (the world’s largest, most elaborate self-playing instrument), plus much more. 

Following our two hour visit we will travel to The Tahmoor Inn for a two-course lunch. 

Cost: $100 per person 

MORE PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED PLEASE ! 

WED APR 10 WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT TOUR PLUS LUNCH AT PENRITH R.S.L. 

  • We travel to the Experience Centre at the Western Sydney International Airport where 
  • we will have morning tea following which we travel to the construction zone of the 
  • airport, which has been named The Nancy Bird Walton Airport. 
  • Following a short introductory video presentation, we are free to stroll around the 
  • Centre. Here you will be able to see what is still to come before the opening of the 
  • Airport in 2026. The airport will be able to service 10 million passengers a year. 
  • We reboard the coach and if time permits, the driver may drive around the entire site. 
  • We then have a buffet lunch at Penrith R.S.L. following which we pay a visit to 
  • Sweeties Confectionery to stock up on some treats. 

 

Cost: $70 per person (app.) 


THU JUL 25 CHRISTMAS IN JULY – CAMDEN VALLEY INN 

We travel to Camden for our Christmas in July celebration. The Inn was built in the 1930’s and was originally a milk bar but was always a popular meeting place for locals. We will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine which will be followed by a two-course lunch with tea and coffee. 

Live entertainment is also provided. Cost: $102 per person (app.) 

If you are interested in any of the above Outings, please see me at the General Meeting or phone me on 0417 904 630 (leave message) Ros Tyler 

If you are interested in any of the above Outings, please see me at the General Meeting or phone me on 0417 904 630 (leave message) 

Ros Tyler