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2021

Friday 27 August: Visey Recycling Centre followed by lunch at Onehunga RSA Bus leaves the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall at 10.30am CANCELLED

Friday 23 July: A visit to Bill's Toy Museum, Whitford and lunch at Franklins Pub, Beachlands was enjoyed by a bus load of 28 members

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Friday, 25 June: We all enjoyed the bus trip to Ryders Cinema for a very entertaining Movie 'Waking Ned Devine' followed by a wonderful Roast lunch, hot out of the coal range. A wander round he restored mini village and back to Ellerslie before the 3pm school 'rush'.

Friday, 28 May:  Our friendly bus driver took us on a tour round Takapuna & Milford, then delevered us via Narrow Neck to Devonport. The rain eased off and we enjoyed lunch of our choice in various venues. Some energetic members climbed Takuranga/Mt Victoria for panoramic views and most enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the attractions and charms of Devonport village.

Friday, 23 April: A bus trip to Drury Hills Winery was enjoyed by 28 members who ere impressed with the variety of fruit wnes available for purchase. There followed a fabulous lunch at the Red Shed Cafe.  

Friday, 26 March: With our 'Gold /AT HOP Cards' at the ready we bused/trained and ferried to Waiheke Island. We boarded the local bus for the scenic drive to Onetangi Beach. worked up an appetite with a beach walk and found our ready booked table at Charley Farleys.  The day was warm, sunny and calm - perfect for the day trip. It felt a world away from the busy city and we all benefitted from sea air and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Our January Lunch on Friday 22 was again held in VP Maureen's beautiful garden. As usual she had orgainised a warm, sunny afternoon and delicious fruit punch, sandwiches & savouries as well as creme puffs, chocolates and magnums, all served by her charmimg grandchildren. We did miss our President, Kevin who was recovering from a drastic fall while out and about on Tamaki Drive. Get well wishes from us all, Kevin.  Very many thanks, Maureen for your hospitality and the chance for a get together for our Probus Club members.

Past Trips

The Ellerslie Probus Club has been on many varied trips.

From Motuihe  Island in the Hauraki Gulf on the Red Boat to Bus trips to the Hamilton Gardens which included a river boat trip and luncheon; a trip to Waiheke on the ferry followed by a bus trip to Onetangi Beach; and the Maritime Museum in Devonport.

An informative tour of the Morris & James Pottery near Matakana was followed by lunch in their cafe. We were drawn back on a later trip to the same region, for a boat ride around the Goat Island Marine Sanctuary and a chance to browse around Matakana village.

Movies and old-fashioned roast luncheons at Ryders Museum in Avondale.

More locally the club has gone on many Gold Card trips which include restaurants.

Last year 2019 our Christmas luncheon was held as a garden party at one of our members' homes which was enjoyed by all.

Club memers enjoy the Goat Island Marine Sanctuary trip

January Picnic

 

About 50 members gathered in our Vice President, Maureen Reed's lovely garden. We were served refreshments, canapes, finger food and delicate desserts under the shade of sun umbrellas and leafy trees. After weeks of windy weather it was a calm and perfect day. We all enjoyed the warm atmosphere of Probus friends and the hospitality of Maureen's family.

February Outing

 

A beautiful summers day on Friday 21 February enticed 24 members on board a Red Boat trip to Riverhead.

An enjoyable harbour cruise included a picnic lunch on board. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful day on the water and a chance to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Waitemata Harbour.

 

July Outing

25 July: A pleasant bus ride to Puhoi where we stopped at the Cheese Factory for Morning Tea and a leisurely browse followed by lunch at the Puhoi Pub. A historic spot full of memorabilia and olde worlde charm. Another worthwhile day out.

 

October Outing

Friday 23 October: A Bus trip to Crystal Mountain, Swanson was enjoyed by 24 members. In a rural setting so near the city we had a close up look at the animals including llamas and alpacas. An impressive collection of crystals, gems and fossils from all over the world, displayed in a cave like setting gave us an absorbing and educational outing. Over Lunch at the on-site cafe we had plenty of opportunity to chat...