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                                      February 2023 Newsletter

   Monthly Meetings 

This Month 14th Feb         Club Speaker – Annalise Hardwicke – subject ‘Mystery’

                                        Guest Speaker – TBA


Future          14th Mar         Club Speaker – TBA

                                        Guest Speaker – TBA


Outings       21st Feb        – 12 p.m. Mini Golf and/or Lunch at

                                         Waterfront Mini Golf & Café

                21st Mar         TBA

Birthdays      Belated January birthday wishes to Kevin Hannon and

                   Annie Jackson.  Happy Birthday to Lexie Charles,Pauline Johns and Margaret Hughes.

Welfare       Nothing to report this month 😊

Membership Fees are due for 2023 - $30 (No other costs, this now includes morning tea)

PAY – by Bank Transfer, bank or credit card or Cash to our Treasurer, Rob Collisson

Our AGM will be held at March Meeting – although the existing committee members are

standing again this year they would welcome a new member or two on the committee.

Please consider helping your Club be a continuing success by joining the committee.


Report from 10th January



Attendance:   Members 23

 Card Sharp:  Raewyn Collisson was the Card Sharp High Card winner, $10

Guest Speaker


Darren Hyland from Cement Australia in Railton               

spoke of his long work history in ‘Cement’.He informed us of the cement manufacture process,from mining the limestone rock at their own quarry to the coal used to fire the kiln that is mined at theirown Fingal mines and railed north. They also burn ‘waste’ by recycling poppy trash, expired liquid handcleanser and mattresses in the kiln. There is an exclusion zone around the plant where noise and smoke is monitored.  Six trains every 12 hours travel to Devonport with cement for export to Adelaide, Melbourne and Gladstone using three leased ships.  Finally, for history buffs, Railton cement built the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Thank you, Darren for a great enlightening talk.


Welcome to our new member, Annie Jackson

who joins her husband Terry at Kentish Probus.

Terry joined our Club in 2022.

January Outing – Mystery Bus Tour 

    Thirty happy travellers joined our bus trip at 08.45 a.m. on 17th January.  Surprising destinations found us enjoying morning tea a Hellyers Road Distillery near Burnie, eating a BIG lunch at the Bridge Hotel in Smithton, side tripping to scenic Trowutta Arch and driving through Irishtown.  Late afternoon found us tasting Kimchi sour tonic at KimchiMe.  A fascinating, long fun day 😊

 An entertaining photographic record of our adventures has been captured in a PowerPoint Presentation, thanks to Rob Collisson, and will be shown