DINING & OUTINGS
Frank (dining) & Fran (outings) rise to the occasion for this big job, organising regular lunches, dinners and trips.
LADIES FUNCTION - HIGH TEA
HEAVEN GARDENS, SALT ASH
TUESDAY 15th JUNE 2021
The annual Ladies Function returned in 2021 after a COVID hiatus. A beautiful winter day provided a perfect backdrop to High Tea at Heaven Gardens, 332 Lemon Tree Passage Road, Salt Ash.
Heaven Gardens has over 5 acres of private, tranquil gardens featuring an abundance of open space and beautiful views. The property boasts a magnificent display of native flora and fauna, including over 20 themed gardens.
The Probus ladies enjoyed a delicious High Tea with champagne and excellent company.
Owner Barbara prepares for the day
A wonderful day
FRIDAY 7th MAY 2021
52 members and prospective members travelled by Port Stephens coach to Brooklyn, where they boarded the Riverboat Postman for a boat trip on the mighty Hawkesbury River.
The delivery route covers about 40km of the lower Hawkebury River, as far upstream as Marlow Creek and delivering mail to Dangar Island, Kangaroo Point, Milson Island, Bar Point, Fishermans Point and Milsons Passage. The service is the last remaining mail boat operation in Australia and is contracted by Australia Post to deliver mail and other essentials to isolated settlements on the Hawkesbury River that do not have road access.
The trip includes a welcome morning tea and a delicious Ploughman's style lunch together with a very entertaining commentary on the history of the river. Our skipper, Rob, was very amusing and the brochure advises that at least 95% of what we heard is true.
Fran preparing for lunch
The mighty Hawkesbury River
Members enjoy the trip
Views of the Hawkesbury
(showing the brightly coloured local sandstone)
WINE APPRECIATION DINNER
NELSON BAY BOWLING & RECREATION CLUB
THURSDAY 29th APRIL 2021
11 members and prospective members took a table at the Bowling Club's Wine Appreciation Dinner featuring a 4-course dinner paired with Tulloch's wines.
Great food and free flowing wines - a great night!!
The Probus table
Lesley Palagy and Lorraine Fanning enjoy the dinner
SOLDIERS POINT BOWLING CLUB
THURSDAY 11th MARCH 2021
Just less than 90 members and guests gathered at Soldiers Point Bowling Club to mark the end of the Probus year and for the 2021/22 Committee and MIG Leaders to be introduced.
Newly elected President, Phil Dodd, introduced the Committee and MIG Leaders. The Committee welcomed new members Anne Shaw and John Rebrick to join continuing members Ann Gibson, Carol Hokin, Marilynn Buchanan and Gill Whitton.
A great lunch was provided by the Soldiers Point Bowling Club staff to round out a very good day for the Club despite the impact of COVID.