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Activities – What the Club provides:

Activities Group Coordinator: Mark McCaughtrie  Mob: 0414 193 761


Like minded members of the club have formed  special interest groups to allow them to pursue their interests outside the club's normal meeting times. If you are interested in any of the following special interest groups please contact the appropriate Coordinator listed below:

Please see below for any current advice on the status of the various group activities.

Barefoot Bowls: Henry Urbanski Mob: 0439 928 001

Sessions will be held on the last Monday of each month at Club Thirroul commencing at 4pm and ending by 6pm, depending upon numbers. All are encouraged to stay for dinner afterwards. 

Next event, Monday 29th August @ 4pm.

Further information from coordinator Henry Urbanski.

Book Club: Sharon Hay  Mob: 0422 139 970

The Book Club will meet on the last Monday of the month, at 10.30 am, at Martin Place Coffee Shop Thirroul.

The Book Club has changed the future format of their meetings. There are so many titles members are keen to read, that it was suggested that members read the book of their choice and then speak for a few minutes about their chosen book at the next meeting. Below is a list of books either recommended by members or via online book reviews:

Suggested book list

Contact Coordinator Sharon Hay

Caravan & Camping Group: Rodd Smith  Mob: 0468 637 232  and

                                              Mark Bryce  Mob: 0433 014 526

We are not doing a trip in June/July so the next one will be in August or September. Canberra is being considered but if anyone has other suggestions please let Mark Bryce or myself know.

Rodd Smith

Cycling & Swimming Group: Rodd Smith  Mob: 0468 637 232

This group will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Further information available from the coordinator Rodd Smith.

Dining Out Group: Angie Penhallow  Mob: 0416 613 430   and

                               Dee Kwong  Mob: 0403 240 457

Small Group Dining Program

In August it's the Curry Lovers month at Shahi Aroma, our only Indian Restaurant in Thirroul.

I have organised a table for 8 expat Brits (inc Ase - an Honorary ex-Brit!) on August 4th. We will taste the delights of Britain's #1 Favourite Dish - Chicken Tikka Marsala. In 2001, British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said: "Chicken tikka masala is now a true British national dish, not only because it is the most popular, but because it is a perfect illustration of the way Britain absorbs and adapts external influences. Chicken tikka is an Indian dish. The masala sauce was added to satisfy the desire of British people to have their meat served in gravy.”  We’ll have some of that and some more spicier dishes too! Mike and Gail Brennan will host on Aug 11th, so please contact them to join their table. So, we are now looking for 2 other Curry fans to host one of the remaining Thursdays in August, 18th & 25th, and organise a table of 6 or 8 members. Let me know if that’s you. John


We now have a third Thursday in August for dining out at Shari Aroma. Wendy McKay will host on Aug18th, please contact Wendy on 0401 079 025 to secure a reservation for the night.

Email: [email protected]


“Hosting” does not mean you pay for everyone’s dinner! You just take on the responsibility of booking the table, contact some likely companions and reminding those who are joining you by email the previous day to the dinner date - that’s all. Take the plunge and have dinner with other members to get to know them a bit better!
Contact John Penhallow (0419 230 787) if you want to host on any of these evenings.
These small group nights are great for getting to know other members a little better and with a different Restaurant of the Month we can support our local businesses on a quieter night than their weekend nights.

Buzzer Lunch Break 

This month’s Buzzer Lunch will be held at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow, on Tuesday August 23rd, meeting up there at midday. Let Angie know at the meeting on August 8th or send an email to [email protected] that you will be there.

Please let Angie Penhallow know that you will be attending by messaging her on 0416 613 430‬

Golf Group: John Harris  Mob: 0419 141 842 or

Kevin Costelloe Mob: 0407 920 883

Golf continuing as per normal, Monday mornings at Russel Vale at 7.15am (approx.  - time may vary).

Further information is available from coordinators John Harris and Kevin Costelloe.

Probus Golf Day

Next planned Probus golf day is booked for the Friday, 26th August 2022, at Jamberoo Golf Course, commencing at 9.00am. 

If you are interested in playing, please contact either Kevin Costelloe on 0407 920 883 or John Harris on 0419 141 842. All welcome.


Social/Coffee Group: Chris Hay  Mob: 0402 555 718

Will meet at the Pavilion Café at Thirroul Beach at 10.00 am, on the last Monday of each month.

Contact Coordinator Chris Hay

Theatre Group: John Penhallow  Mob: 0419 230 787


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award ® winning Broadway musical that delighted Broadway audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features incredible orchestrations, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! 
It’s on at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from October 23. Our preferred Dress Circle Seats are selling fast at all Matinee Shows! The cost is $149 per ticket. The first three Sunday matinees are close to sold out so we are going on November 20.  Three of us have booked with partners and our grandkids. There were plenty more seats available around the edges and in the back rows of the Dress Circle at the Concession cost of $119 each, which is what we paid for ours. So it’s not too late for you to book your tickets and join us on the day. I would also encourage all grandparents to spoil a grandchild and buy them a ticket too. The kids will love the show, I guess I am referring mainly to the 8-13 age group. Message John @ 0419230787 or [email protected] to register your commitment.

Please contact John if you have any suggestions for future Theatre shows. He would be keen to hear your views on this matter.  [email protected] 

Further information is available from coordinator John Penhallow.

Trivia Group: Lynne Harris  Mob: 0425 307 771

Next Trivia night will be at 7.00pm on Wednesday 10th August at Club Thirroul.
Anyone wishing to attend please email Lynne Harris ([email protected] ) by Monday 8th August so that I can register them.
Further information is available from coordinator Lynne Harris.

Walking Group: Teresa Urbanski  Mob: 0405 034 296

Our next walk/talk/coffee will be on Friday, 26th August, from Austinmer Beach, following the coastline walk to Coledale and return. Please ring Teresa Urbanski on 0405 034 296 to register your participation and also, to let her know if you require a lift.