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Probus Club of Bobbin Head

                         Monthly General Meeting                           

 

                                 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

     

              When:      MONDAY 13th May 2024 from 10.00am to 12.00pm 

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

           Speaker:     Norman (Norm) Webb, Bee Keeper 

           Subject :     From the Hive to the Jar 

 



We use the term “busy bee” for a person who can’t stop working all day long. True to this famous term, bees are industrious and hardworking animals that spend their lifetime working. Bees fall within the animal kingdom but belong to the more specific category of insects. Depending on the bee type, each has a role to perform in a colony. Beyond their duties in the hive, bees also drive crucial processes in the ecosystem and our food chain. 

Norm Webb will discuss the reasons behind beekeeping his hives in the outer regions of Sydney and why the prediction of recreational and hobbyist beekeeping in NSW will suffer a decline in future bee numbers. 

Norm will also talk about the 4 P’s that beekeepers are frightened of, those being pathogens, poor nutrition, pesticides and parasites and that we are the last honey producing country which has to deal with this infiltration. 

Background: Norm Webb worked for the Department of Education and is a former teacher at Sydney Church of England Grammar and the King’s School, from which he retired in 2013 but where he continued to teach part time until 2021. It was at the King’s Schol where he was encouraged to take up beekeeping and now has hives in Tamworth, Cooma, Dural, Mulgoa and Cobbitty. Having such a wide range of locations enables Norm to extract a diverse range of honey flavours which has contributed to his considerable success at the Royal Easter Show, Castle Hill Show and the St Ives Show. 

If you are a honey lover, Norm will be bringing along jars of his fabulous honey, which he will be happy to sell to us for $10 a jar and cash or credit card will be accepted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                          New Events

                                           We are delighted to advise these new activities.

 

                                                          Book Club

Book club meetings: Pymble Golf Club. 10:30am Jane Dale 02 9487 6642 

Friday 12th April “Black Sheep” by Judy Nunn 

Friday 3rd May “The funny thing about Norman Foreman” 

by Julietta Henderson. Friday 7th June “Trust” by Hernan Diaz 

                         


                                          

                                           Morning Tea Hornsby RSL

Come along and join in 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 opens at 10:00am. We meet in the Courtyard dining area. 

Newer members and visitors are especially welcome and are encouraged to join in as a great way to be introduced into the friendship of our Probus club. 

Pay for your own everything. John Hunter 0417 658 849 

 

 


                                              Golf Group

Unfortunately due to personal and health reasons, the PBH Golf Group did not play in April. 

For those members who would like to have a social game, the PBH Golf Group meets fortnightly at North Turramurra golf course on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month usually with tee off between 10 and 11am. Our next rounds are planned for Wednesday 8th May and Wednesday 22nd May, 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. In addition, we would like to invite some female golfers to join us. 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 May & June 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: 

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. 

Live at Lunch Concert - Gershwin - Glamour of the Saxophone 

Where: Concert Hall – 

12:00pm Noon Wednesday 26th June 

Featuring Jane Rutter on flutes, with Michael Duke, Andrew Smith, Nathan Henshaw and Jan Byrnes (of the electrifying Nexas Saxophone Quartet ) playing their interpretations of Gershwin. 

Jane Rutter will be showcasing favourites from her bestselling ABC Classic album “Embraceable You: Jane Rutter plays the Gershwin Songbook.” 

For more program details on all concerts, go to: 

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

TICKETS FOR THIS CONCERT WILL BE BOOKED ON MAY 20th, SO IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE PUT YOUR NAME DOWN AND HAVE PAID THE TREASURER BEFORE THAT DATE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS 

PLEASE PHONE 0424 480 964. Rhoda Fowler 

 

 


 

                                 Walking Group

 

PROBUS SOCIAL WALK. MAY 20th. 

CENTENNIAL PARK via LITTLE NAPIER STREET PRECINCT AND PADDINGTON RESERVOIR. 

Train: 9:03am Turramurra to Wynyard to Circular Quay, Stand B for the 333 bus to Glenmore Street. Paddington. 

Walk begins with a visit to explore hidden secret streets of Sydney. Little Napier, Selwyn, Albion, Dowling and Short streets. We then continue past Victoria Barracks and onto the Paddington Reservoir Garden for morning tea. We will continue along Oxford and Gordon Street to Centennial Park. In Centennial Park we will visit the Federation Stone, Labyrinth and lakes to lunch in Moore Park. Coffee in the Entertainment Quarter and light rail back to Wynyard. 

Please bring snacks, lunch and water. Reasonably level paths and grass. Approx 6ks 

Sue Fairclough. Walks Coordinator. 

To register. Email. [email protected]. Mob. 0417 278 044. Text. 

 


 

                            NAVAL HISTORY CRUISE - Friday 31st May 

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

OUR BOAT IS THE MV BENNELONG AND WILL DEPART FROM KING STREET WHARF NO 3 WITH A CHECK IN TIME OF 9.30AM 

PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO KING STREET WHARF. 

WE WILL ASSEMBLE AT 9.15A.M. 

WE RETURN TO KING STREET WHARF BETWEEN 12.30 AND 1.00PM. 

Our host for the day will be Noel Phelan who has been a very entertaining Guest Speaker at our Club on two occasions! 

 

 

 


 

                         CHRISTMAS IN JULY – CAMDEN VALLEY INN 

                                                                  Thursday 25th July 2024 

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 followed by tea and coffee. 

Live entertainment is also provided! 

COST: $105 per person 

Our Hopkinson’s coach will depart from Turramurra Bowling Club at 10.15a.m. – 

please meet at the Club at 10.00a.m. We will return for home at approximately 3.00p.m. 

 


 

                 Loose Enders Coffee Group

 

J. J.’s – ST IVES VILLAGE Sunday 19th May

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 

 


 

 

                                       PRESIDENT'S TRIP

September 3rd to 7th 

Our annual Presidents tour this year is based in Batemans Bay. 

We will be staying in one motel and have planned many varied activities. 

These include visits to Mogo Zoo, an afternoon cruise on the bay and river, a visit to the Navy base air museum and a visit to historic TilbaTilba village and cheese factory. There are also other excursions that everyone should find interesting. These are detailed in the hand out brochure. 

Lunch is included on four of the five days, including one which will be an oyster and prawn picnic lunch by the beach. 

On our return trip to Sydney, there will be free time in Berry for shopping and to purchase your lunch. 

A sign on sheet will be available at our next meeting for expressions of interest. No deposit is payable at this time and detail of deposit and final payment dates will be advised at later meetings. 

 


 

             Photographic Ineterst Group

 

 

Photo: Helen Ray 

            Camera Group 

 

 

Pleased to say our photography sessions for both groups will resume in May. Details for next sessions are as follows: 

SmartPhone Group: 

Date/Time: Thursday. 9th May 2024 at 10.00am. 

(Note: morning time for this month’s meeting.) 

Topic: “Field Workshop - Street Photography” 

Please meet with your Smartphone at The Fountain, Westfield Hornsby Shops for a practical session on this interesting topic. The market should be happening on that day to provide lots of photo opportunities. 

Camera Group: 

Date/Time: Thursday 23rd May 2024, 10.00am. (Note: morning time for this month’s meeting,) 

Topic: “Field Workshop - Arty & Abstract Photography” 

Please meet with your camera at the Concierge Desk, St Ives Shopping Village for a 

practical session on this interesting topic. 

New members always welcome. No experience necessary. 

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