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March 2024 Visit to University of Queensland Institute of Molecular Bioscience
Members of Buderim East Probus Club travelled to Brisbane on a very wet and dismal day but it was well worth the trip to visit the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, and learn of the wonderful research being done by the students. After the university visit everyone enjoyed lunch at the Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Café before returning to the Sunshine Coast.

Below: Some of our group all ready to enter the lab

Below: One group deep in concentration on the algae experiment

January 2024 Picnic Lunch
Seventeen members got together for a picnic outing at La Balsa Park, Point Cartwright for our January outing.
Below: The men having fun together at the table, while the women gathered to enjoy one another's company.
Fortunately the weather was a little cooler on the day so conditions were ideal.


Below: John and Julie Peake with President Schelle (centre), who presented them with a beautiful orchid and a bottle of wine to thank them both for their contributions to the club over the past 20 years. They have now decided to relocate from the Sunshine Coast so they can be close to family. For some time, Julie has organised our theatre events and John has been a committee member and our monthly newsletter editor. Their friendship and involvement in the club will be greatly missed, but we are hoping they will still be able to join us occasionally.


Our final event for 2023 was a wonderful Christmas lunch event organised by Melda at Twin Waters Golf Club. Secret Santa was very popular, as were the raffled Christmas hampers that were beautifully made by Rosemary and Bill.


Below: Clara farewelled John and Julie at their final dine-out as club members, as they are soon moving from the Sunshine Coast. The November dinner was held at Wildflower Restaurant, Birtinya.




We also visited Sea Life at Mooloolaba in November and then enjoyed lunch at The Savvy Squire.

Our June social activity was a trivia afternoon at Headland Pacific Sports Club. Competition was fierce between the four teams, who had fun trying to outdo one another. Don was quizmaster for the day and Elizabeth kept the score tally.
Hard working member Don, who turns 90 in July, was presented with a beautiful birthday cake.
Below: Don cutting his cake, watched on by Elizabeth.


Members enjoying lunch at Maroochy River Golf Club after our June 2023 meeting:

April 2023 Outing:
Our April outing was a coach trip to Brisbane with Mystic Mountain Tours. After morning tea at the DFO we had a guided tour of the Brisbane Airport to see what happens behind the scenes. This was followed by a drive through the city centre, which brought back memories for those who knew the city before the skyscrapers came along. We headed home after lunch at the historic Breakfast Creek Hotel.

April 2023 Meeting: Celebrating Beth Keith's 100th Birthday and Melda's 80th.
Below: Joan and Beth

Below: President Schelle and Melda


October 2022: Outback Spectacular