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Today we are to be entertained by the male singing group known as “Chordite”.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * Vale Yvonne Peachey It is my sad task to advise you that our friend and fellow member Yvonne Peachey passed away on 31st March in the Alfred Hospital. Yvonne joined our Club in March 2006 and from the beginning she embraced all of the Club’s activities. There weren’t many outings that she missed out on, and she was a welcome face at the General Meetings and Coffee Mornings. She will be sadly missed by her many friends here in Probus. Our deepest sympathy has been extended to Rob and family. Yvonne’s funeral will be held at Bunarong on the 12th April in the Cirrus Chapel. Family have asked that you wear a splash of blue, and please bring a flower to be put in her coffin. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Birthdays: There are 3 birthdays in April, girls: Jeanne McGarry 12th, Una Gales 22nd, and Barbara Trickey 26th. Hope you have a great birthday, ladies. Welfare: No news is good news I believe the saying goes. Don’t forget, if you know of someone who is unwell, please let Joan (9750 6209) or Vija (9781 4635) know. Upcoming Guest Speakers: 9 May Patricia Dennis – From Hell to Happiness: Growing up in a concentration camp. 13 Jun Gary Newton – can/will talk on a number of subjects, including working in the Australian Media. 11 Jul Terry & Lynn Dean – experiencing the Kokoda track. 8 Aug Goldie Alexander – authoress - The Convict Diary of Elizabeth Harvey and two other books 12 Sep Beverley Brock – speaking about her life with partner Peter Brock. Upcoming Coffee Mornings: 18 April BBQ: Let’s cross our fingers that the weather is kind to us. SO WE CAN CATER PROPERLY THERE IS A BOARD OUT FOR YOU TO REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND. 16 May An old fashioned Slide show. Lots of photos (slides) highlighting many of our outings, coffee mornings, etc from back in the day. A walk down memory lane girls. 20 Jun TBA Outings: FYI: From now on please assume all outings will be in the small bus. It’s unfortunate but we cannot get the numbers needed to cover the costs to go in the bigger bus unless we share an outing with another club. If we can’t find a club to share it’s either the small bus or no outing at all. Our outing last month to take a tour of Box Hill Town Hall and afterwards enjoy a high tea was really fabulous. There are some photos attached to this Newsletter to show you just how great! 25 Apr ANZAC DAY - NO OUTING, NO CLUB ACTIVITY. 23 May Visit to Creswick Woollen Mills, Hawthorn – pick up 9.00am - morning tea, fashion parade, door prize –Lunch at own expense at Hawthorn Hotel. BOARD OUT 27 Jun Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands – see Melbourne from a different perspective. P/up time is 9.00am, cost $35.00, lunch at own expense – this price includes the coach and a turn in in the wheel. BOARD OUT. NEWSFLASH: If you don’t want to go on the wheel you can just pay the $20.00p/p bus fee and whilst the girls have their ride those of us who opted not to go on the wheel can wander and look at the shops, perhaps have a coffee and a chat. Once the girls have had their half hour’s ride on the wheel we’ll all meet up again for lunch. 25 Jul ANNIVERSARY LUNCH/ CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Sanctuary House, Badgers Creek, Healesville. P/up 9.15am. $50.00 per head for 2 course buffet luncheon with live entertainment. Morning tea stop at McDonald’s, Croydon at own expense. A larger bus will be considered if more than 24 want to go on this outing. BOARD OUT Please take note that it’s 9.15am pickup. 22 Aug Lunch at 12 noon at the Bear House, Sladen Street, Cranbourne. 26 Sep Loel Thompson’s Vintage Clothing Museum, Bulleen – Pick up at 9.00am – Lunch at own expense at Manningham Hotel, Bulleen. $5.00 entry to museum, $20.00 p/p for the bus, Total Cost $25.00 plus lunch at own expense. For those of you who have never been before, this is an outing not to be missed, the museum is full of beautiful old clothes from the 1700’s to the fifties. Even if you have been before it doesn’t matter because the displays get changed every six months or so (from the two thousand or so costumes she has in storage). It really is an amazing place to visit – I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. (Just ask someone who’s been, she’ll tell you!) Puzzle corner (with thanks to my free Coffee News): The answer to last month’s question: “Who was it that said there are two theories to arguing with a woman? Neither works.” is Will Rogers This month’s question is a bit of movie trivia: “Who directed and starred in Blazing Saddles” Answer next month. Let’s just reflect on how lucky we are to be born in these times girls, not back in 1872! You’ll see what I mean when you read these Rules for Teachers: 1. Teachers will fill the lamps and clean the chimneys each day. 2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day’s lessons. 3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils. 4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to Church regularly. 5. After ten hours in school the teacher may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good works 6. Women teachers who marry will be dismissed. 7. Women teachers who engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed. 8. Every teacher should lay aside from his pay a goodly part of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society. 9. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool halls or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity and honesty. 10. The teacher who performs his labour faithfully and diligently without fault for 5 years will be given an increase of two shillings and six pence per week in his pay, provided the Board of Education approve. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE MEETING LADIES, AND PLEASE ENJOY YOUR DAY.