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Presidents Report for June 2023    Robin Hearder.

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunny days as we creep into winter and colder evenings and that those members and friends who have recently caught Covid or are/have been in hospital are recovering well.

We also welcome back several members who have been interstate or overseas and look forward to hearing their stories. Congratulations to the Central Coast Mariners on winning the A-League Grand Final Championship 6-1!

Membership of our Club is going well with 74 Financial members and 6 Life Members. This includes 2 new members to induct at our next meeting. Barry Quayle and Jan Estens. I am not sure what is happening about any possibilities from the former Toowoon Bay Probus members. They are welcome to join us. However, we may have to change some seating arrangements in General meetings, so that they are not sitting on their own.

Good Guest Speakers are being selected by Jenny Blair so that we are keeping good General meeting attendances and this month we have Rafaele Joudry on “Waking up your mind and Vitality using Sound Therapy”. Thanks to Jenny Blair for sending out an extra newsletter last month as short notice was given on ticketing deadlines before our next General Meeting of the Wyong Race Day on 4th July and 9-5 Musical at Laycock Theatre on 5th August and several members have taken up the opportunities. This month another group has gone to Morning Melodies. “The Australian Navy Band” on 14th June and our Lunch & Movie (The Bank of Dave) at Avoca Beach Theatre on Wednesday 21st June which has drawn a good attendance. We again have some boxed Probus biro pens as Raffle prizes and thanks to Irene Branigan for standing in for Mary Anne Greck selling raffle tickets at our last meeting.

Our sponsor club was the Rotary Club of The Entrance and it has advised it is holding a Charity Fundraiser on Friday 18th August in aid of The Aspect School, Terrigal for autistic students. The Fundraiser is “ The Perfect Murder” based on a novel  by Jeffrey Archer at the Woy Woy Little Theatre at 7pm. Tickets are $45.00 but include complimentary finger food and a glass of bubbles before the show. There is a possibility of a private bus. Expressions of interest at June Meeting.


A  message from Diana Cooney who looks after the attendances. Could members who are not able to attend a meeting please contact her prior to the meeting on 4332 9064 or 0423988102  


President:    Robin Hearder 0404160548                                                                               Secretary:  Jenny Daniell 0418211081     

                                                                                                                                                        Attendance & Apologies-Di Cooney-43329064

  Meetings:  4th Tuesday of each month 10 a.m..Venue  The Bateau Bay Bowling Club                      


Treasurers Report .Julie Commins OAM 

Income for May 2023 was $1,698.00 consisting of payments for membership subscriptions of $480, Christmas in July $270.00, Raffle takings $116.00.

There were expenses of $38.40- Raffle Expenses  $38.40

There were no outstanding Liabilities. Net Operating Balance of $4,895.35

The Cash Reserve Account stood at $3,712.27. Total Club funds at 31/5/23 stood at $10,011.62

At the end of May there were 75 Financial members and 6 Life Members.

 If you wish to deposit funds directly into the Probus account please give your Probus number to the teller for our identification.

Westpac Account BSB: 032 525  A/C 751399. Give your surname and item description (eg: Smith) 


21st June  Avoca Beach Theatre. Lunch & movie.  $25pp

4th July Probus Cluster Wyong Race Day   $55.00 per head

17th July. Christmas in July at The Entrance Leagues Club “Tigers”. A two-course meal for $45

 15th August Ploughman’s Lunch at Toowoon Bay Park  11am  $12 pp

18th September  Sausage Fest  Toowoon Bay Park  $12pp.

 6th November  Chicken & Champagne Lunch(pre-Melbourne Cup). Toowoon Bay Park

17th  November. High Tea at Parliament House $65


BBQ REPORT –  Wendy McRobie

A Movie & Meal deal at Avoca Theatre is planned for Wednesday June 21st.

 Tuesday 15th August ……. a Ploughman’s Luncheon at Toowoon Bay Park. Start time 11am for $12 per person. (Soup, bread rolls, cheese, pickles, ham etc, wine & beer)

On Monday 18th September ……. a SausageFest, again at Toowoon Bay Park. Start time 11am costing $12 per person. (Variety of Sausages in rolls with salads & Wine/Beer)

On Monday 6th November (day before Melbourne Cup)……… a Champagne & Chicken luncheon, again at Toowoon Bay Park. Start time 11am costing $15 per person. (A small entrée, chicken & salads & a small dessert).



CHRISTMAS IN JULY LUNCH. Monday 17th July. The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers). We are booked into the Arthur Lake Room. Please arrive at 12md. Just mention at Reception that you are attending Christmas in July with The Entrance Probus Group.

Mains will be served at 12.45pm which will consist of a Traditional Christmas dinner with a trio of meats. Pork, turkey and leg ham with baked potato, pumpkin, a medley of steamed vegetables and gravy, cranberry jelly and apple sauce. Desert will be served at 1.45pm being Apple crumble or mini Pavlova. There will be entertainment and dancing for those with “light feet.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable day out with lots of laughter and making special memories together.

I need all payments to be made at our next meeting on 27th June or earlier if paying online. $45 pp for members and $50 for guests.

Monday 16th,Tuesday 17th  & Wednesday 18th  October..Trip to Bowral and Surrounds.

Friday 17th November. High Tea has been booked at Parliament House. It was so popular last year I thought we might do it again. The cost is $65pp.  20-24 people.

Expressions of interest for 4 day Cruise to Moreton Island in March 2024. Will take names at July 25th  Meeting.

Thanks  Helen.



Wednesday 9th August. “Gems of Jazz” A showcase of timeless classics. Payment in June is possible.

Sunday 15th October 3pm. Arthouse Wyong. “Music of the Night”. Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets $64.95. 

WELFARE – Margaret MahoneyJenny Blair

.Jenny Wade has been unwell  and a card has been sent. Noel Post home from hospital, Di Cooney is currently in hospital. Margaret Mahoney had surgery 14/6. She is home from hospital now and making a slow recovery. Hope everyone one is up and about soon.

 GUEST SPEAKERS –  Jenny Blair

JUNE  Rafaele Joudry  how to wake up your mind and vitality using Sound Therapy. I have been told this is a very interesting talk.

JULY. Mike Scanlon . Retired Journalist who has written a quirky history of the Hunter Valley

AUGUST. Ray Seguna who is a member of the First Fleeters and will talk about this including the James Craig Restoration.

SEPTEMBER.  Jenny Markwell. A Bush Poet.

OCTOBER.  Dick Whitaker with tell us about ‘The Eveleigh Payroll Robbery

NOVEMBER.  David Rosenberg. Who has written a book “Pine Gap”- Close to God’s Ear.



9th October. Our next Bowls Games against Glengara at Glengara. Expressions of interest  at July Meeting. Money and names in September. 


Julie Commins

Faye Evans

Julie Keyes

David McKew

Betty Polson

Paul Rogers

Jeanette Mathews



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Committee Meeting.   11/7/2023 10.30am    General Meeting  25/7/2023 10am