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Ladies Probus Club of Colonel Light Gardens

Outings

Each month we enjoy a social outing where members chat and mix while they enjoy social activities, eg  Dunluce Castle, Brighton, Tickle Tank Mt Barker, a visit to the Miniature Christmas Pageant, Walkerville, Parliament House and others.

Most outings are usually followed by lunch at a nearby hotel or eatery.

Next outing 15th October - Probus Month - Brunch at Balthazar commencing at 10.15 am

 

2021 On Friday 24th September members visited Jurlique Farm followed by lunch at the Bridgewater Inn.  Although the weather was cold the day's outing was enjoyed by warm convivial company.

2021 On Friday April 9 we visited Carrick Hill,  Heritage Home and Garden - nine members attended.  It was a perfect autumn day with stunning views to the sea. Some members opted to have a guided tour through the house while others roamed the gardens.

 


2020  Ladies Astonishing Upskilling

The Ladies Probus Club of Colonel Light Gardens met at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Mitcham on a lovely sunny afternoon in mid-May.  With restrictions lifted and the ability to meet in groups of up to 10, it gave our members the opportunity for a coffee and chat and once again see their Probus friends.

In the course of conversation it was amazing to hear about members’ new skills that COVID 19 restrictions generated.

One member, under her husband’s guidance, learnt to use a power drill to install plantation shutters in the bathroom.   Poised on the ladder and at difficult angles she plied her new learnt skills and completed the job with aplomb. 

Another member decided to write stories and read them via Skype to her grandchildren in Germany and was thrilled when her granddaughters seven and eight wanted to show their English skills by reading them back to her.  Seven year old grandson was impressed too, “Grandma, did you really write these stories?”

A third member turned her hand to writing poetry highlighting that while some things have been limited other aspects of daily life were enhanced.  When she read her poem it struck a chord with the members present. (Poem below)

Other members have introduced new technology terms to their vocabulary, e.g., “Oh, I am Facetiming, or I am using Zoom” - Now using technology they didn’t know existed before.

Keeping fit by walking around the neighborhood has had the bonus of talking to neighbors we haven’t met before, has been an important new activity for many.

Our bonds, despite social distancing, have been strengthened and we all look forward to becoming stronger still.

 

POEM BY SALLY HALLSWORTH

I can’t go to the pub and sit and have a meal

The seats have all been put away and takeaway is the deal

I can’t go to Probus and meet up with my friends

No meetings, no more coffee groups until the virus ends.

I can’t go to the View Club, outings or have fun

As social distancing is the go until the pandemic is done.

I can’t go to the Craft Group or meet up with the others

And I hope when this is over that everyone still bothers

I can’t hug my grandchildren or go out in a group

So I have been at home a lot, done jigsaws and made soup.

Businesses have struggled and lots have had to close

Centrelink is swamped with claims and for how long no one knows.

Work from home and only go out, if you need to shop

Chemist, doctor or supermarket but hoarding has to stop.

But is has had some advantages and although they are few

We have had the time to change the curtains and the hallway floor is new.

Cupboards have been tidied and most things have been cleaned

And everything looks really nice, better than I dreamed.

So when this virus is over, and in the years to come

We will remember the corona virus and what we all have done.