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Frankston Ladies Probus Club Inc. A0009713S

Meeting the second Thursday of every month,

10 am–12 noon, Community of Christ Church,

2 Logan Street, Frankston

PO BOX 7109. Karingal Centre, 3199



                          ABN: 26813456449w2







                         President:                Joan Hoyle            0400 514 212         Minutes Secretary:        Angela Renton                0408 586 914

       Vice President:        Anita Davies        0438 862 091         Treasurer:                        Marilyn Griffiths             0419 542 543

       Past President:        Helen Anthony   0412 227 679         Asst Treasurer:               Pamela Mott                    0455 661 003

       Newsletter Editor:  Helen Anthony   0412 227 679         Correspondence Sec:   Bernadette Clark            0400 885 802

       Registrar:                  Jeanne McGarry    0419 699 928     Welfare Officers:   Jeanne McGarry    0419 699 928 & Joan Clough     0411 307 202


       Guest Speakers:   Joan Hoyle 0400 514 212             Morning Tea:   Ann Nicoll 0431 338 895/Dot Rice  0422 692 630                     



















MAY 2023


Today’s speaker is Fiona Malcolm, Senior Librarian at the

Melbourne Athenaeum Library






BIRTHDAYS:  Happy birthday wishes for May are extended to Leonie Parker 17th, Lynette Kruck 20th; Shirley Griffith 22nd.. Hope your birthdays will be fabulous ladies.


SICKIES:          Thankfully there have been no members reporting in sick for this month so far.


There have been some suggestions from some members that perhaps the Newsletter could be put together a little more clearly, eg, put everything that’s going to be done on a monthly basis, not by activity. We can try it this way for a few months and see what everyone thinks, and then make a decision.


MAY 2023

18 May          Coffee Morning – coffee and a chat.

24 May            PLEASE NOTE: THIS OUTING IS ON A WEDNESDAY and is by invitation of the Seaford Probus Club :

                        Meeting at The Chocolate Grove, 50 Aster Avenue, Carrum Downs 10.30am –– drive yourself or carpool, it’s just around the corner. Chocolate Grove and Living History Centre.  Lunch is at the Sands Hotel (at own cost)

 for 12 o’clock. After lunch you have the choice to visit Crystal World and Pre-Historic Journeys at Devon Meadows, or to go home.  BOARD OUT


JUNE 2023

08 Jun            Speaker is Ray Higgins: Ray will give a demonstration of the didgeridoo and will talk about

                        the history of where they came from and how to play them.

15 Jun            Coffee Morning – coffee and a chat.

22 Jun              Lunch at the Seaford RSL – Make your way to the Seaford RSL for midday lunch. The RSL is

situated in the main street of Seaford, just near the railway crossing. Take your own car and

see if someone will share the ride with you.  Seaford RSL has a nice menu and there’s a very

pleasant atmosphere as well. There’s no trouble parking the car, just across the road from

the RSL is the Seaford Railway Station car park.  BOARD OUT





5th Thurs         For our new members an explanation is needed here. “Thursday 29th June” is a Fifth

Thursday; usually we don’t do anything on those days, mostly we have a rest and take time

to attend to other things that we’ve been unable to do. You are not required to attend this

outing, it’s only been organized because so many of our ladies have mentioned that they

hate it when there’s a fifth Thursday because they say it’s two weeks before they see their

friends again!

                        So, here it is:

29 Jun              Mr. Frank’s Café, Coffee & Chat - from 10 am onwards. The café’s address is 1st Floor,

                        101 Wells Street, Frankston, opposite SouthEast Water (beach side of the highway).

There’s an escalator to take you to the first floor. The café has floor to ceiling windows.

which offer a beautiful view of Frankston and the bay.   BOARD OUT


JULY 2023

13 Jul             Speaker: Trudy Land will talk about Mental Health.

20 Jul             Coffee Morning – Coffee and a chat

27 Jul             Our 39th Anniversary Lunch at Steeples Hotel, Mornington. Think about this girls:  our Club

                       was born in 1984; that means that next year, in 2024, we’ll be 40!

                       (OMG I hope I’ve worked that out correctly!). BOARD OUT



10 Aug           Speaker: Trudy Land will demonstrate using a defibrillator and how to do CPR.

17 Aug           Coffee Morning – coffee and a chat.

24 Aug           Ambulance Museum, Bayswater – pick up bus 9.30am at the Village cinemas car park,

                       Karingal Hub, to get to museum by 10.00am. Take a guided tour of the museum and leave

                       to go to Bayswater Hotel for lunch at own cost. Cost $35.00. BOARD OUT

31 Aug           Fifth Thursday – no planned activity.



Congratulations go out to the lucky winner of all those non-fat no-calories Easter eggs, Leone Hanger.  Leone was closest to the pin when all was said and done with 111, the correct number was 110.  Congratulations Leone. BTW, sweetie, how is that diet going?


Last month’s question: “Osteomyelitis affects what parts of the body?”

The answer is:                “Bones”

Question for this month “In the TV show Downton Abbey, the Crawley’s estate is located in which English County?”

Answer next month: