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CLUB OUTINGS

Club outings are being arranged in full compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.

For further details, contact Activities Officer, Jill Keenan, 0431 190 819.

FORTHCOMING OUTINGS

Clubs & Pubs Club Outing - The Greenwood Restaurant at Club Taree, Friday, 12noon, 26th August, 2022.

High Tea, Red Dove Café (Uniting Church building), 29 Albert Street, Taree, 12 noon, 6th September, 2022. $25 per person payable to club bank account BSB 932000 A/C 500082628 reference High Tea <Yourlastname> by 5pm, Friday 26 August.

Yarrawonga Tour, 6th November 2022

Activities Officer Jill Keenan is facilitating a 6-day Yarrawonga Tour in November for $995. 35 members had enjoyed a similar trip some 9 years ago and 2 are doing it again. 5 attendees confirmed to date. Coach will pick up at Black Head.

PREVIOUS OUTINGS

Cinema Club - 'Where the Crawdads Sing' at Tuncurry Cinemas, Tuesday, 9th August 2022. 

Cinema Club 1st Outing - 'Elvis' at Tuncurry Cinemas, Tuesday, 26th July, 2022 - 5 attendees.

Clubs & Pubs Club 1st Outing - Tuncurry Bowling Club, Friday, 29th July, 2022 - 12 attendees.

Christmas in July - Nabiac Hotel, 12Noon Tuesday, 5th July 2022

X'mas in July was be held on 5th July at Nabiac Hotel. All were welcomed for fun and food after our meeting. Cost was $26.50 per person. Thanks to those members who brought table decorations that added immense value to the atmosphere of the luncheon.

 

BBQ & BOULES, BLACK HEAD RESERVE, TUESDAY, 17th MAY, 2022

16 members joined Helen Bush, assisted by Allan Buckingham and Bob Keenan, at 12 noon for another BBQ & Boules at Black Head Reserve. After the BBQ lunch, several very competitive rounds of Boules were played, with two previous winners reaching the final - Mavis Coles and Marg Lock. Cherilyn Leckner also took part, but new member Russell Smith was too good for them all, taking out the Dolphin Trophy, shown below being awarded by 2021 winner, Marg Lock. Thanks to all helpers and other attendees for a great day out.

  

      

HASTINGS RIVER CRUISE, PORT MACQUARIE, TUESDAY, 10th MAY 2022

‘Seniors and Retirees Big Day Out' with Port Adventure Cruises was enjoyed by 38 members and guests on the vessel of the same name; viz. MV Port Adventure. The cruise departed Town Wharf at Port at 12 noon with a total of 90 passengers on board, included lunch and entertainment by the Cruise Director, Tom Cruise, and returned at 3pm. Beryl Littlewood was the star of the Millionaire Hotseat segment and won the second-to-the-top prize! As well as enjoying the scenery provided by the river environment, those who attended were taken through a series of trivia quizzes and several games of Bingo, all with attractive prizes! Tom also put on a colourful series of Elvis covers. All agreed it was a very enjoyable day out. Thanks to Marilyn Ewin for putting this outing together and delivering it in fine form. 

     

MYALL LAKES SENIORS FREE CONCERTS 2022

10:30am or 2:00pm, Monday, 28th February 2022 at Club Forster Auditorium, AND

10:30am or 2:00pm, Tuesday, 1st March 2022 at Club Taree Auditorium.

Activities Assistant Christine Bates obtained 20 tickets for members for the 2:00pm performance on 1st March at Taree, that were all issued. This followed the AGM and general meeting that will be held that morning. Members could make their own bookings through either venue after 10th January 2022.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH, NABIAC HOTEL, TUESDAY, 7th DECEMBER 2021

48 members and guests assembled at the Nabiac Hotel at 12:30pm and enjoyed fun and fellowship over Christmas lunch which was served from 1:00pm.

The menu included bread roll, roast pork and turkey with roast pumpkin, potato, beans, carrots and gravy; dessert included sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce, cream cheesecake, cream; self-serve tea/coffee. Cost was $26.50 per person.

   

LUNCH AT KRANKY GOAT, TUESDAY, 12th OCTOBER 2021

The General Meeting was followed by a sumtuous lunch at the Kranky Goat in Tallwoods Village, which was pre-ordered and served at 12noon. Thirty four members were able to enjoy further fellowship over lunch. Several compliments were received from attendees about the quality of the food at the Kranky Goat, and generally on how well the meeting-lunch combination worked well at this venue. See photos under Meetings for this date. 

WINTERFEST LUNCH AT NABIAC HOTEL, TUESDAY, 3rd AUGUST 2021

33 members and guests attended the Winterfest lunch, which followed the previously planned Christmas in July theme, at the Nabiac Hotel, which commenced at 12:30 for 1:00pm. Attendees enjoyed a roast main course, followed by dessert and tea/coffee, as well as fellowship with Probus and other friends. Cost was $25 per person. Pics taken of the day follow.

  

 

BILLABONG ZOO DAY TRIP, TUESDAY, 15th JUNE 2021

Marilyn organised this day trip to Billabong Zoo, meeting at 10:00am at the Zoo. Entry was $35 per person, $33 concession, and Service NSW $25 vouchers could be used. Payments were able to be made at the Zoo to gain entry. Picnic facilities were available so attendees could take their own lunch. Halliday Shores bus was booked out. Attendees made their own travel arrangements and car pooling was encouraged.  

BBQ & BOULES, TUESDAY, 25th MAY 2021

18 members attended this event which commenced at 12noon at Black Head Reserve. Organiser Helen Bush provided sausages, bread, onions and sauce, and she had some help with the cooking in the form of Allan Buckingham on teh onions and Ian Campbell on the sausages. The food was followed by the boules competition, which was won by Marg Lock, taking the dolphin trophy from the previous winner, Mavis Coles. President Jack presented the trophy (photos below).

     

CRUISE ON WALLIS LAKE ON THE 'FREE SPIRIT', THURSDAY, 29th APRIL 2021

Activities Officer, Marilyn Ewin, advised that 15 members attended the 2½ hour boat cruise on the 'Free Spirit' last Thursday, which commenced with lunch on board following the 12noon departure, and everyone enjoyed taking in the highlights of Wallis Lake during the afternoon.

LUNCH AT CLUB BLACKHEAD, TUESDAY, 2nd MARCH 2021, 12 NOON

36 members attended Club Blackhead for lunch following the General Meeting and AGM. Some photos follow showing members enjoying the fellowship of Probus in a relaxed atmosphere.

MORNING TEA, KRANKY GOAT, TALLWOODS VILLAGE, FRIDAY, 12th FEBRUARY 2021, 10:30 am

16 members attended the Devonshire morning tea held at the Kranky Goat in Tallwoods Village on Friday, 12th February 2021, at 10:30am. Attendees enjoyed the fellowship of other members, the clean country air, the fresh scones and their choice of tea or coffee.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH, HALLIDAYS POINT TAVERN, 1st DECEMBER 2020

In excess of 50 members attended the Christmas Lunch at the Hallidays Point Tavern following the December meeting at the Surf Club. COVID compliance dominated the proceedings, with attendees registering their attendance and ensuring that all the COVID requirements were met. Meals were ordered from the Tavern's usual lunch menu and enjoyed in the company of fellow members in the comfortable outdoor area. Some members expressed the view that they were happy to be back together again and were looking forward to some semblance of normality returning in 2021. Tavern staff were very helpful on the day, and Manager Guy was very cooperative, both on the day and in the planning stages for the event, ensuring that members had a pleasant experience. A big thank you to Guy and his staff. Thanks you also to President Pat, committee members and other helpers who delivered this event under difficult circumstances.    

PICNIC LUNCH, SALTWATER PICNIC AREA, 4th AUGUST 2020

The picnic outing at Saltwater Reserve, Wallabi Point, was attended by 39 club members and guests on Tuesday, 4th August in the very spacious picnic area on a perfect fine and warm day. It was an ideal venue for self-distancing ourselves plus keeping it casual and a great way to re-connect with our Probus friends in a picnic atmosphere. Car pooling was arranged from the Foodworks carpark at Black Head at 11AM. Some photos from the day follow.