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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







               President:            Susan Lindsay    0408 140 469       Secretary    Vera Runacres   0408 586 914

Vice President:   Anita Davies:      0438 862 091       Treasurer:    Terhy Jones:     5971 1128






Our speaker today is Philip Gray, speaking on escaped convict William Buckley


Birthdays: There are 4 birthdays in August: Happy Birthday wishes go out to Pam Harris 4th, Dolores Jaeger 14th, Joan Clough 27th and Shirley Gray 29th   - Joan is celebrating her 90th birthday this month so many happy returns, Joan, may you have many more.

Hope you all had / have a great birthday, especially you Joan, congratulations on achieving 90 wonderful years.


Welfare: No sickies reported for this month, and as you can see Joan Clough is here at the General Meeting and looking ready to take on the world. Welcome back, Joan, lovely to see you back in the land of the living!  Don’t forget, if you know of someone who is unwell, please let Joan (9750 6209) or Vija (9781 4635) know.



15 Aug     Coffee morning: Nutrimetics demonstration by our own Hina – a volunteer is required!

22 Aug   Outing: Lunch at the Bear House, Sladen Street, Cranbourne – make own way – BOARD OUT


12 Sep      Speaker: Beverley Brock – speaking about her life with partner Peter Brock and other things.

19 Sep      Coffee morning: Soup Kitchen - $10.00 admission. As per previous soup kitchen mornings four different

                 soups will be offered. These soup mornings are always very popular, always delicious, and a cheap lunch

26 Sep      Outings: Loel Thompson’s Vintage Clothing Museum, Bulleen – Pick up at 10.00am – Lunch

                 at own expense at Manningham Hotel, Bulleen. Cost $25.00 (being $5.00 entry to museum  $20.00 p/p for the

                 bus). Larger bus will be employed if more than 24 wish to go. The price will be $40 if the larger bus is used

                 as the cost is more than double the hire of the small onee    BOARD OUT


10 Oct      Speaker: The Manager of Garden World, James Wall, is coming to talk to us about all things gardening.

17 Oct     Coffee Mornings: Accessories are Us with Vivienne Gallagher – nothing over $30.

24 Oct    Outing: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park, 220 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale – make own

               way, lunch at own expense (perhaps at the Sanctuary or maybe a local hotel-TBA). This is a car

               pool outing; we will leave Karingal at 9.15am in convoy, morning tea on arrival. There are

               animal encounters to be had if you want, you pay extra on the day (eg: cuddle a koala, hold a

               barn owl, hold a python or play with a dingo). If you can help with transport please let Helen or

               Susan know - BOARD OUT


14 Nov     Speaker: Paul Lucas – Armchair Travel Photo Library.

21 Nov     Coffee Morning: Anyone for Pizza for lunch? - $10 admission.

28 Nov     Outing:  Lunch (somewhere local) – TBA


12 Dec     No speaker for December, just some chatting amongst ourselves and eating some yummy goodies – well,

                 it is almost Christmas you know.

16 Dec    Outing: Christmas lunch at Norwood House. PLEASE NOTE THE 16TH IS A MONDAY. 

                         Details will be advised closer to the date.                                                                               

19 Dec     Coffee Morning: Bargain Basement Pop-up-shop – last minute Christmas gifts.

Comment:  Our Anniversary Lunch last month at Sanctuary House, Healesville was a great success: a little bit different to what we’ve been accustomed to at past Anniversary celebrations but a success nonetheless. There was music and dancing, there was even a conga. Many thanks to Ann for organising this outing for us.

 Puzzle corner (with thanks to my free Coffee News): The answer to last month’s question: “What digit doesn’t appear in Roman Numerals?”  is Zero

For anyone who has ever owned a cat: INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING A PILL TO A CAT (with thanks to Ilma for giving me this great tribute to cat owners!)    Gave me a chuckle:

  1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks whilst still holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow,
  2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind couch. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
  3. Retrieve cat from bedroom and throw soggy pill away.
  4. Take a new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding paws tightly with left hand. Force jaw open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.
  5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse in from garden.
  6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cat’s head firmly with one hand while forcing a wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.
  7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from the hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
  8. .Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouse’s armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cat’s mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.
  9. Check label to make sure pill is not dangerous to humans and drink a glass of water to take the taste of the tablet away. Apply a Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

     10.  Retrieve cat from neighbour’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head              showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with an elastic band.

     11.  Fetch screwdriver from garage and put the door back on the hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check                     records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw t-shirt away and fetch a new one from the bedroom.

     12.  Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning              gloves from shed. Force cat’s mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet                steak.  Hold head vertically and pour a pint of water down cat’s throat to wash pill down.

     13.  Get spouse to drive you to Emergency Department. Sit quietly whilst doctor stitches fingers and forearm and                       removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order a new dining table.

     14.  Ring the RSPCA and arrange for them to collect the cat; ring local pet shop to see if they have any hamsters; pour               yourself a glass of wine and order in a pizza; collapse on the couch and gather your shattered nerves! (You know,               back in my day we would have told you to take a Bex and have a good lie down!)

                        Same thing applies when giving a pill to a dog too.  ROD & I KNOW!

Question: “In which sport are left handed people banned from playing”?” Answer next month.

Thanks for coming today, ladies