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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. 

Next event : Monday 29th July, 2024

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


Trip from 31/07/2024 to 02/08/2024 ( 2nights)

This trip is now fully booked and bookings through Probus have now closed, with 11 bookings received by the due date.

Hi everyone, the following outlines all the information for our trip to the Q (Quarantine) Station at North Head.

PART A  Accommodation (2 NIghts) + Breakfast ...$280/head or $560/couple
Dinner (part of the deal ) ... 2 courses ............$80/head or $160/couple
Total cost for participants (Compulsory) $360/head or $720/couple.(for accommodation/breakfast/Dinner)

PART B Extras (not compulsory) 1hour History Tour $39/head or $78/couple.

PLEASE PAY EITHER PART A + PART B .........single $399 or a couple $798
OR PART A ONLY ................single $360 or a couple $720.
PLEASE PAY INTO THE PROBUS ACCOUNT (details in sparate email to all members)........BY THURSDAY 18th of APRIL

FYI* 2 to a room (unless you wish to pay double). Note if you require single beds you will have to notify Q Station before the stay.* Dinner on the second night at a local club/restaurant or whatever you wish to do.* Please bring nibblies for each night to have pre-dinner drinks in the lounge before going to dinner .* Bar fridges in each room* Please bring wine/beer or whatever you like to drink .* Restaurant is NOT BYO* You can park on the premises or use train/ferry & free bus from Manly.* Other tours are available eg a Nightly Ghost Tour (please book through the Q Station).* Special Diet (Vegan etc) contact Q station close to the trip.
Q Station contact Sally Steger 02 9466 1522 Looking forward to a great trip.
Thanks Mark & Rodd

Further information available from the coordinators Rodd Smith and 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

This month sees the beginning of our three months of Curry Nights. On 4th July we will start these at Madam Choi’s and are looking for 4 to 6 members to join John and Angie for the night. August will be Shahi Aroma, September will be Sukkho Thai – dates to be advised. Please contact John Penhallow 0419 230 787 to join the July group

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 

BUZZER LUNCH : There will be no Buzzer Lunch during July due to the Xmas in July lunch at Camden Valley Inn.

Next buzzer lunch is scheduled for Thursday, 15th August for Whale Watching at Austinmer Headlands Hotel at 12.00pm.

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, 22nd July, at Calderwood Golf Course, commencing at 8.00am.

Cost for the game will be $27.00. (Senior/Pensioner). Afterwards, meet up at Woonona Bulli RSL for lunch and drinks.

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Probus group bookings through John Penhallow for these shows are now closed however you can still book your own tickets directly with the relevant theatre.

Wednesday, 21st August: SISTER ACT MUSICAL at the Capital Theatre at 1:00pm, 25 members going.


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 10th July 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

There will be no walk in July and our next walk will be on Friday 30th August. Details will follow from Teresa.

For more detail re: meeting point and to registerphone Teresa Urbanski on 0405 034 296