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           "PROBUS CLUB of MANDURAH PEEL inc"

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                        **  THE 'OUTINGS' GROUP  **


Group Leader:  Gaylia Mitcham                          

NEXT OUTING:- 1st October - Sundowner at Henry Sutton Park - 4pm


26 August 2021:

Who’s a Super Hero???

Another excellent, annual quiz afternoon has come & gone - the 7th for this club. After six rounds of 10 questions, there was a need to resort to a tie-breaker question to sort the wheat from the chaff.   Yet again, another HUGE thank you to our Quiz Master Jenny, for her efforts in yet again managing to put together a set of challenging, interesting questions.  Thank you also to those who arrived early & helped with the set-up; Fred & Sue in particular, and then again to Sue & Margaret for washing up all the coffee cups.  Your efforts, and those who participated on the day and kindly packed away their own tables and chairs, were very much appreciated. Gaylia Mitcham

Gaylia and Jenny marking the answers at the Superhero Quiz afternoon.

And the winners are:

12 August 2021:  

Forty six hungry diners set off to enjoy a delicious, full-on silver service lunch at the “training” restaurant at TAFE Pines Restaurant in Bentley, and weren’t disappointed with the level of service or the quality of the meal they received.  It was above & beyond expectations and I've no doubt this venue will become a favourite with our members in the future.  Most of us travelled up by coach to the venue where we were greeted with great courtesy and professionalism, and the level of service certainly set the scene for the quality of the meal that was to come.  Three courses with multiple choices were set before us, in a timely manner and beautifully presented. The whole experience was a dining delight and I have taken the liberty of writing a letter on behalf of our membership, congratulating and thanking the Bentley TAFE and the teachers / trainers at Pines Restaurant for the high standard of food and service we received during our visit. 

Thank you to those who were able to attend, for your cooperation with the change of dates and your fabulous company.  As usual, your enthusiasm and fellowship made the day.  Gaylia Mitcham







29 July 2021:

XMAS IN JULY:- 39 attended the lunch held at Cafe Coast. Everyone enjoyed the food and company, and it was a great way to spend a blustery and wet day.



24 June 2021:

HARVEY BUS TRIP:- A very enjoyable day was had by all who attended the Harvey outing. The weather was crisp and sunny when the bus picked everyone up and headed to Harvey Cheese, where we were given a very informative talk on the history and making of cheese.  The opportunity to taste and purchase cheese and enjoy morning tea followed.  It was then on to the dam before making our way to Stirling Cottage for lunch and a wander around the beautiful gardens. Thank you Jenny and Gaylia for a great outing.





11 April 2021:

SPAMALOT - a fabulous presentation by Primadonna Productions who entertained an enthusiastic audience on a wet & windy Sunday afternoon.   23 Mandurah Peel members were very happy to be safe and sound inside MPAC merrily singing along to “Always look on the Bright Side of Life”  while cyclone Seroja was bearing down on the coral coast of WA. As these photos attest, the feel-good moments lasted well past the final curtain.



1st April 2021:

The Inaugural Mandurah Peel Probus Club “Grab-A-Crab” Competition 

 …. And the competition begins.  Twenty eager participants gathered on the sunny banks of the Murray River in South Yunderup to try their hand (some for the first time - others for the last!) at crabbing with nets.  

Captain Gaylia & her very capable assistant, brother Allan, directed operations - baiting up nets, attaching lines, filling up buckets, positioning tubs (with plenty of pegs to put on those claws) & ensuring all had access to the one & only requisite ‘crab measure’   Every crab, regardless of size, was duly measured, photographed, recorded & then returned to its home. Team Marot (Margaret & Dot)  were the first to actually land a crab (underside), closely followed by Team Sims & Team Stockley, while Team Austin was the first to tempt a legal size (127mm) female into their net. 

This shady river bank may not be the most productive place to put in a few crab nets, but it's certainly one of the prettiest. And … despite the enthusiasm of Team Sims ( “We’ll never catch anything here”  ….. “this is a waste of time”…. “The crabs have all migrated back to the estuary” ……. “Crabs prefer chicken and we’ve only got mullet” ……..) we did have a little bit of success and the morning was enjoyed by all.  Many, many thanks to Bob & Sue  for providing the lovely (new) nets; Allan for helping with the baiting & general preparation; Eric & Lillian & staff for their friendly service (& also storing the Easter egg prizes in their cool room!), Alastair for calling by to encourage & motivate (& helping with the pack up)  & Gaylia for organising.   Watch out for this event again in 2022.  Some bench marks have been set & some lucky team will get to take home the Trophy Crab Net next year. 

Prize Winners were as follows :

  1. Biggest Crab - Team Gomm 133mm. 
  2. Smalles Crab - Team Sims - 12mm
  3. Most Number of Under size crabs - Team Stockley (they caught the same crab three times!) 
  4. Most Enthusiastic Crabbers - Team Clark (John’s leather gloves & Annie’s photography!)


Written By: Estelle - Official Record Keeper


25 March 2021:

A great day out in Fremantle at the Maritime Museum, enjoyed by 37 of our members. 

While Some of our members caught public transport and took a short walk from the Fremantle train station, arriving at the museum around 10.40pm, others chose to drive and pay for 4hrs parking close to the museum. There are still plenty of “old” displays - the history of the fishing industry, pearling, transport & navigation, migration, yacht racing, to stimulate your interest (& bring back some old memories of what used to happen in the back of those Holden Sandmen with surfboards permanently attached to the roof!) But the two new exhibits are outstanding and well worth the effort of making your way to Fremantle.  The Viking Exhibition (on the same floor  as the entrance) had been well designed, and for those who enjoyed the series on SBS it really demonstrates how clever, courageous,  ferocious & adventurous these people were and how important a role they played in ocean navigation and migration. Can you guess who chose to unleash his inner child and dress up as a Viking? The 25 minute movie experience “ Under the Dome” on the second floor of the museum is a new innovation. It virtually takes you under the ocean as you follow the 13,000km annual whale migration from Antartica to the northern Kimberley coast and back again. 

Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Fremantle Maritime Museum for all their help in arranging the excursion & the very professional way they greeted & coordinated us on the day.  I’m sure the excursion was enjoyed by all.             Gaylia Mitcham       Outings & Activities coordinator




28 January 2021:

The enthusiasm for Mandurah Peel Probians to participate in group outings & activities will never cease to amaze me. Obviously, they don’t want to miss a minute of what ever is going on - even when nothing in particular is going on!  Here are 43 relaxed, happy, casual, Mandurah Peel Probians comfortably seated in their outdoor chairs, sipping their favourite tipple, snacking on their favourite sundowner food, merrily chatting away about nothing in particular.  

It was lovely to see some of our newer members in addition to our regular sundowners, who were savvy enough to bring their own sausages, fire up the barbie (or Weber Q) and settle in for the evening.  

Thank you one and all for making our first sundowner for 2021 the best outing / activity so far. I look forward to catching up with you all again, certainly at our general meetings and hopefully, at one or two of the outings / activities I’ve planned for the rest of the year.   Gaylia Mitcham



8th December:

What a fantastic time we had at Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club which was attended by 92 of our 110 members.


7th December:

We had a good roll up for the David Templeman Show, which was enjoyed by all.

19th November:

The quiz afternoon was a great success, thank you to Gaylia, Jenny and Estelle

and the winners were:-


15 October 2020:

A great day was had by all on the car rally, and everyone ended up making it to the appointed end meeting point for lunch.  Winners with a perfect score were the Daggs and Emerys.  A big thanks to Gaylia and Jenny for organising.




17 September 2020:      Fremantle Prison Tour

19 attendees for the Prison Tour & all continued to the Boat Harbour for lunch at either Kaillis Bros or Cicerellos.

A lovely day, enjoyed by all.