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“Fun, friendship and fellowship”
All members and prospective members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting. Come along at 10:30am on the second Thursday of every month to the Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club, Stockton Street, Nelson Bay 2315.

The meeting features updates on activities, morning tea and a guest speaker. Once the formalities are over we retire to the Marlin Restaurant for a convivial lunch.
Philip Atkins, Seniors Rights Service
April meeting
Philip discussed the Seniors Rights Service which is an Older Persons Advocacy Network, a ‘not for profit’ organization funded by the Federal Government to support and provide information to Seniors dealing with Aged Care and other issues. The service is free and confidential
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Tim Meharg, Shoal Bay Community Association
January meeting
Tim is a member of the NSW Parks & Wildlife Services reference group for the Tomaree to Burubi Coastal Walk project. He provided an update on the progress of the project covering the route and  works completed to date
Rob Buchanan, Member Probus Club of Port Stephens
December meeting
Rob covered the "do's and don't's" of using technology to access the Internet plus how to recognise spam and how to handle unwanted messages that might compromise your computer
Previous Speakers

Neil Hansford, Member Probus Club of Port Stephens: Neil provided his interesting observations on the impacts of COVID on the commercial airlines and the future of how domestic and international travel will recover

John de Ridder, President COPSY: John explained that COPSY (Caring for Our Port Stephens Youth) aims to improve youth mental health services in Port Stephens with a focus on youth aged 12-21 in the Port Stephens LGA

Peter Clough, Tomaree Headland Heritage Group: ​Peter spoke about the aims and work of the Tomaree Headland Heritage Group which is seeking to ensure public access and use of Tomaree Lodge and surrounds

Kylie Russell, Senior Fisheries Manager, NSWDPI Fisheries: Kylie provided information about the history of oyster reefs in NSW and her team's work in the  restoration of those reefs in Port Stephens

Warren Deimar, Member Probus Club of Port Stephens: Warren talked about his early years growing up in Nelson Bay which illustrated the nature of the area in those days and how it has changed over his lifetime

Frank Future, CEO Imagine Cruises: Frank talked about the Marine Parks Association, a not-for-profit group which is proposing that the Port Stephens/Myall Lakes estuary be World Heritage listed

Chris Peters, Historian, Tomaree Museum Association: Chris provided an overview of the activities of the Tomaree Museum Association plus an interesting cameo local historical characters and events

Leah Anderson, Port Stephens Councillor & Volunteer at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary: Leah provided an informative presentation on the work of the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary which supports their long-term rehabilitation, preservation and conservation in the wild.

Nick Arena, Owner Kookaburra: Nick discussed the trials and tribulations of establishing and running a barramundi farm and restaurant in Bob's Farms
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