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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 5pm and ending by 7pm, depending upon numbers. All are encouraged to stay for dinner afterwards. 

Next event, Monday 28th November @ 5pm.

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 10.00 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

Caravan Group is in the early stages of planning a trip to Orange – details to follow

Mark Bryce

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

I have moved the period from monthly to the Thursdays between our monthly meetings. So the October/November Restaurant is The Old South opposite Thirroul Plaza. The Buzzer Lunch takes over on the 13th so we are looking for a host to organise a booking on the 20th, just ask a couple of friends at the club to join you on a table for 6 or 8 and make the booking. It’s very much a shared plates menu so you can all try out a few different things. Dee Kwong (0403 240 457) is hosting on October 27, John (0419 230 787) & Angie Penhallow are hosting on November 3, and Prez Wendy McKay (0401 079 025) is hosting on November 10. Don’t wait to be asked - contact the hosts and let them know you’re in! Now’s your chance to try out this restaurant with friends so contact our hosts and have a dinner date at our Restaurant of the Month.

https://thirroul.guru/cafe/bar/restaurant/the-old-south-thirroul

Email: [email protected]

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“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 Towradji Beach Hotel, on Thursday November 17, meeting up there at midday. 

Please message Angie on 0416 613 430 before or at the Monthly Meeting on the 14th to let her know you will be there. ‬

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 between 6.45am - 8.00am (approx.  - time may vary).

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

Probus Golf Day

Christmas Golf Day is booked for Monday, 19th December 2022, at Russell Vale Golf Club commencing at 7.30am.

Afterwards, around 12 to 12.30pm for lunch at Club Thirroul.  If anyone wants to join the golfers for either golf or lunch or both please let Kevin Costello know on 0407 920 883.

 

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.

The Matinee Mob - First Gig for 2023! 

We love going to the Opera House in January and because at least 11 of us attended the recent Motown Show at Anita’s, they are going to love this show too - Velvet Rewired!

 

Led by the divine Marcia Hines alongside a dazzling array of acrobats, aerialists and vocalists, prepare for a euphoric dose of disco fever - not to mention an epic disco soundtrack that will have you boogying in your seat. 

We have our tickets (Seats A38/39) for the 3.00pm Matinee at the Opera House Studio on Sunday, January 8th. It’s a smaller, more intimate space accessed via the Western Foyer and the last time we were there, every seat was a good one! Tickets are from $64.90 but we paid $74.90 for ours. Afterwards, we can adjourn to the Opera House Kitchen for something to eat and drink before taking the train back home. This is an opt-in event, so please purchase your own tickets and let me know you’re coming too, Thanks John.

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/cabaret/2022/velvet-rewired.html 

  

Expressions of Interest wanted in going to see “Hairspray" the musical at the Lyric Theatre next year. Tickets have just gone on sale for a season starting on February 5! It sounds like an afternoon of laughs with Aussie showbiz stars like Shane Jacobson, Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and Rob Mills.

It’s won eight Tony Awards, Hairspray is the romantic comedy of dance-loving teenage Tracy Turnblad who has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Let John know: [email protected] 

 

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 16th November at Club Thirroul.

You may want to join us at 6pm for dinner at the Club beforehand. If you are going to join our Trivia group please send an email through to Wendy McKay at [email protected] or call on 0401 079 025 so that we can register a table/s.

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, 18th November.

We will catch the train from Thirroul to Kiama and walk along the coastline to Little Blowhole.

Please ring Teresa Urbanski on 0405 034 296 to register your participation and also, to let her know if you require a lift.

The Matinee Mob - First Gig for 2023! 

We love going to the Opera House in January and because at least 11 of us attended the recent Motown Show at Anita’s, they are going to love this show too Velvet Rewired!

 

 

 

Led by the divine Marcia Hines alongside a dazzling array of acrobats, aerialists and vocalists, prepare for a euphoric dose of disco fever - not to mention an epic disco soundtrack that will have you boogying in your seat. 

We have our tickets (Seats A38/39) for the 3.00pm Matinee at the Opera House Studio on Sunday, January 8th. It’s a smaller, more intimate space accessed via the Western Foyer and the last time we were there, every seat was a good one! Tickets are from $64.90 but we paid $74.90 for ours. Afterwards, we can adjourn to the Opera House Kitchen for something to eat and drink before taking the train back home. This is an opt-in event, so please purchase your own tickets and let me know you’re coming too, Thanks John.

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/cabaret/2022/velvet-rewired.html 

 

 

 

Expressions of Interest wanted in going to see “Hairspray" the musical at the Lyric Theatre next year. Tickets have just gone on sale for a season starting on February 5! It sounds like an afternoon of laughs with Aussie showbiz stars like Shane Jacobson, Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and Rob Mills.

It’s won eight Tony Awards, Hairspray is the romantic comedy of dance-loving teenage Tracy Turnblad who has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Let John know: [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Angie, Dawn and Nina are taking 6 grandchildren to see Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Sunday 20th November. That should be a great experience for the kids.