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Activities – What the Club provides:

Activities Group Coordinator: John Penhallow  Mob: 0419 230 787


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. 

Due to the Christmas/New Year, festivities, there will be no Barefoot Bowls in December 2023. Barefoot Bowls will resume at the end of January2024.

Further information from coordinator Henry Urbanski.

Book Club: Sharon Hay  Mob: 0422 139 970

The Book Club will meet on the first Monday of the month, at 10.00 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

There are no planned Caravan & Camping trips for the next few months. Planning may begin Feb/Mar 2024.

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

Tuesday, January 16th: the first Small Group Dining location will be at Bóveda, opposite IGA on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at 6.00 pm. We’re going to their Taco & Tequila Tuesday. It’s a great place for dining on special occasions with a bigger budget but, if you’ve never been, here’s your chance to try it out with John & Angie and eat from a few share plates and try their $6 Tacos. Book a place with John on 0419 230 787.

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 

Tuesday, January 9th: the first Buzzer Lunch of the year will be at Ryan’s Hotel, in the outdoor dining area down the back from 12.00 pm on. Let Angie know you’ll be there – 0416 613 430.

Golf Group: Kevin Costelloe Mob: 0407 920 883

Golf continuing as per normal, Monday mornings at Russel Vale between 6.45am - 8.00am (approx.  - time may vary).

Further information is available from coordinator Kevin Costelloe.

Probus Golf Day

Probus Golf Day is booked for Monday, 18th December 2023, at Russell Vale Golf Course, commencing at 7.30am. Cost for the game will be $15.00. (Senior/Pensioner). Afterwards, meet up at Club Thirroul for Christmas lunch.

To register to play, contact coordinator Kevin Costelloe 

Social/Coffee Group: Yvonne Whitesmith  Mob: 0400 117 326

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

Contact Coordinator Yvonne Whitesmith

Theatre Group: John Penhallow  Mob: 0419 230 787

There's not a lot of choice of Sunday Matinees. It only runs for 3 weeks from Sunday, March 24 to Sunday, April 14 at the Capitol Theatre. We can discard the first Sunday, and the second Sunday is Easter.  So Sunday, 7th April at 1.00pm is my recommendation. My preferred best view seats for a reasonable price is $120 each, for a group of 8+. There are already 8 of us keen to see it. As I write, I can book seats in the centre of Row F, in the Dress Circle, if you want me to do that this week. Please let me know what you want and we can buy the tickets sooner rather than later and not settle for what’s left at 90 days out in January. John 0419 230 787 or post on the Facebook page.

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: Anne Haine  Mob: 0409 067 722

Next Trivia night will be at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13th December at Club Thirroul.

You may want to join us at 6pm for dinner at the Club beforehand. If you would like to join us for Trivia that night please send an email through to Anne Haine on [email protected] or sms 0409 067 722.

Further information is available from coordinator Anne Haine.

Walking Group: Teresa Urbanski  Mob: 0405 034 296

Due to the Christmas/New Year festivities, there will not be a walk in December 2023. The Walking Group walks will resume at the end of January 2024.

Please register with Teresa on 0405 034 296.