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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 Gary Newton who will talk on the Australian Media


Birthdays: There are 7 birthdays in June, girls, quite a big month: Happy Birthday wishes go out to

June Hewitt 1st, Vija McLaughlin 11th, Tehry Jones 16th; June Witheridge and Ilma Baron 20th,, Ann Nicoll 22nd, and Gerti Paffrath 24th.  Hope all had / have a great birthday.


Welfare: Joan Clough & Lois Cullis are feeling much better since our last newsletter. Hopefully they will be at the meeting today. Don’t forget, if you know of someone who is unwell, please let Joan (9750 6209) or Vija (9781 4635) know.


Upcoming Guest Speakers:

11 Jul       Terry & Lynn Dean – experiencing the Kokoda track.

8 Aug       Goldie Alexander – authoress - The Convict Diary of Elizabeth Harvey and two other books dealing with

                 early settlement.

12 Sep      Beverley Brock – speaking about her life with partner Peter Brock.

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

14 Nov     Paul Lucas – Armchair Travel Photo Library.

12 Dec     No speaker for December


Upcoming Coffee Mornings:

20 Jun      Bring along something you have that you think is interesting and tell us the history.

18 Jul       Fashion show with Blumes fashions – I’m not sure but I don’t think we had models last time

                 Blumes were here. We’ll find out soon enough.

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

19 Sep      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 for $10.00.

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

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

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


Comment:  As there was a fifth Thursday in May Susan generously offered to try to raise money to fund a bus for an outing. She decided to hold an afternoon tea a la a Windsor Hotel. To raise the most amount of funds Susan made and donated all the food, duly presented it on her lovely china (quite a lot of which had belonged to her mother) and set upon linen tablecloths that had belonged to her mother. It was an absolutely genuine pleasure to be served such lovely food with great company. Susan’s husband Graham had been coerced to man the bar and all ladies got a drink on arrival, choice of soft drink or wine. The Club paid for the wine, ladies, but that was all the club had to put in for. Because of this extremely generous offer our bank balance is better off by a whopping $380.00. Thank you so much Susan, you are a star!



Our outing to Creswick Woollen Mill outlet last month was absolutely fabulous. All the clothes were so beautifully made, the wool (or whatever material was used) was so soft to touch. Most of the time I just kept running my hands over everything. A fashion parade was put on for our benefit and a cup of tea and some nibbles were also very welcome. We completed the outing by having a lovely lunch.


27 Jun     Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands – P/up time is 9.00am, cost $35.00, lunch at own

               expense – this price includes the coach and a turn on the wheel. BOARD OUT.

JUST IN NEWSFLASH:  If you feel the wheel’s not for you, you can just pay the $20.00 p/p bus fee and sit it out. 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 chat over a coffee.  Once the girls have had their ride on the wheel we’ll all meet up for lunch.




 25 Jul     35TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCH – time to dress up girls and celebrate our 35th Anniversary

               at Sanctuary House, Badgers Creek, Healesville. P/up 10.00am. $50.00 per head for a two

               course buffet luncheon with live entertainment.   A larger bus will be considered if more than 24

               want to go on this outing. BOARD OUT ….. Please note that it’s 10.00 am pickup.


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


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

               expense at Manningham Hotel, Bulleen. Cost $25.00 plus lunch at own expense. (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. For those of you who have never been before, believe me - this is an outing not to be missed.

               The museum houses over 2,000 costumes so even if you’ve been before it doesn’t matter;

               the displays get changed every six months and it’s a chance to get out and about with your

               friends – BOARD OUT


24 Oct    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 plan to 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


28 Nov   Lunch (somewhere local) – TBA


16 Dec    Christmas lunch at Norwood House. PLEASE NOTE THE 16TH IS A MONDAY.  Details will be

               advised closer to the date.                                                                                                                 

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Puzzle corner (with thanks to my free Coffee News): The answer to last month’s question: “What do you call a group of baboons?” is really quite self-explanatory. They are the loudest, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates; believe it or not a group of baboons is called a Parliament.  Explains a lot doesn’t it?  



An excerpt or two from “Things My Mother Taught Me”, with thanks to Lois Cullis:

You can make good strong shopping bags out of hessian. Make different sizes for different shopping needs. Use ¼ inch rope for the handles and use oddments of wool to work pretty flowers, or the word SHOPPING on the front. Can be wash and will last for years.


A handful of horsehair made into a wad makes a good and economical pot scraper. Put the pad out in the sun occasionally to air it and sweeten it up!!


After the summer has set in and the Coolgardie safe has been in use for a while, it is liable to become quite musty. To sweeten it, hang a bag containing two handsful of charcoal inside and renew the charcoal from time to time.


Jam that has failed to jell can be put right by adding a pint of “made” jelly crystals of the same colour and flavour to every 5 pounds of fruit. Boil for 15 minutes after adding jelly.


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I really love going through this book with all these lovely old recipes and hints, but I have to say I’m glad that I live in this day and age where I have a supermarket just up the road where I can just nick in and pick up some frozen stuff, put it in the microwave to defrost and then just pop it in the oven for 30 minutes. Hey, how good is that!



Question: “What does Ring a ring of roses” refer to?” Answer next month.

Have a great day, ladies.