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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


Bank Account Details: W/Pac, BSB: 033-138 - Account No: 741232 - Frankston Ladies Probus Club



                          ABN: 26813456449w2














Our speaker today is Graeme Rigg talking about his trip to Rajasthan, India.





Say hello to 2024 as we welcome in a new Probus year.

Let us pray that this New Year will be full of Probian friendship and happiness.



            We have FOUR birthdays in January – Anita Davies 6th, Rhonda Ricketts 7th, Wilma Smith 14th, Pauline McDowell 21st; hope you’ve had/have a fabulous birthday, ladies.



SICKIES:  No sickies at the moment thank goodness.



11        General Meeting – First one back for the New Year. Our speaker will be Trudy’s husband Graeme Rigg talking about his trip to India and his experiences with the wildlife.

18        Coffee Morning – catch up on your thoughts on our Christmas lunch and what you did on your break.

25         Lunch at Seaford RSL (for noon). Please note: it’s the Seaford RSL, not the Seaford Pub as was

mentioned in last month’s Newsletter. Sorry about the error, ladies.  The school holidays should make a lot of difference to the parking. BOARD OUT



08        General Meeting – The guest speaker will be Aiden Brown from Crime Stoppers.

15        Coffee Morning – Bernadette is going to teach us how to make some beautiful cards. To allow her to get the right number of supplies in, eg, ribbons, sparkle, scissors, glue, cardboard, etc she must know how many will be participating in the exercise; if she hasn’t got the right number we’ll run out of supplies – and that won’t be good!  Speaking of which – what about the magnificent cards she made for us for Christmas?  I couldn’t believe it.  Don’t forget to put your name down. BOARD OUT FOR NUMBERS ATTENDING



       The idea is this:  You get on a bus, you don’t know where you’re going, you leave at 10 and get

       back by 5!    The cost is $22.  You can get more info by checking out the website

       “”. Joan will give us more details at the general meeting, BOARD OUT



MARCH 2024

14        ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - no speaker. Please think seriously about your commitment to your Club and nominate for the Committee.

21        Coffee Morning – TBA

28         Lunch at The Nest, Waterside Drive, Waterways. (Braeside?) (for noon). BOARD OUT


Last month’s Question:Who stars as Harry Callahan in the movies?”

Answer is:  “Clint Eastwood”

 0uestion for this month: “Which dinosaur’s name means roof lizard?

Answer next month:


FYI:      Coming events include Janet Werkmeister speaking in April on Melbourne’s coffee culture in the roaring 20s; We are still looking for requests/ideas for the coffee morning entertainment. Our outing in April will be a visit to Cruden Farm and afterward lunch at Beretta’s Langwarrin Pub. This is a take-own car.


            Just a heads up: to raise some money, we will be running raffles throughout the year. Tickets for the Easter raffle will be on sale at the front door, 2 FOR $3.00. Please support these raffles, ladies, we have to get money from somewhere!


            We have received correspondence from PSPL regarding our capitation fees for the next Probus Financial Year (24/25); PSPL has no option but to raise the fee to $19.00 per member. As a result, your committee has decided the new membership subscription for 24/25 will be increased to $50.00 per annum. This is subject to approval from the members at the AGM in March.

There is not a lot of news to go in the Newsletter this month girls, so I am filling the space with a few photos of our Christmas lunch. I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought Trudy and her “elves” did a wonderful job; you could not fault the food nor the decorations, and you certainly could not fault the service provided by those elves; they were just wonderful.




Featured below are a few photos of some of the members enjoying our Christmas lunch. Trudy did such a great job with the decorations around the hall.  Christmas lunch was quite delicious, interspersed by carol singing. The Committee appeared courtesy of President Joan, who said, “If you want to make idiots of yourselves be my guest!!!” and sang a parody of the song from the Sound of Music “These Are a Few of My Favourite Things.” They did a fabulous job, even if I do say so myself. Unfortunately, no one thought to record it!



                          Vera and Anita



                                                                                   How do we open this?












Your Committee, hard at work. Next stop Broadway!








                                                                           You put your right foot in, you put your right

                                                            foot out, you put your right foot in, and you

                                                            shake it all about



     Thank you Trudy and all the little Elves

                      out in the kitchen.