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Monthly General Meeting

At our monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of each month there is always a guest speaker. Some examples of speakers for 2022 were from Border Security, Ripponlea Historical Home, Greyhound Adoption Program, Muslim women in the Middle East, Eltham Rotary (re their association with Probus), Representatives from Greensborough RSL discussing their community involvement and Financial Planning in retirement. All speakers were very informative and were well received.

Regular Activities

Walking

On the 2nd Thursday of each month a walk is organised in the area followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant or hotel. Members can choose to just do the walk, do the walk and lunch or just meet for lunch.

Day Out

The 3rd Thursday is an organised outing including lunch. Some examples of outings in 2022 were to Scienceworks, Werribee Mansion Rose Garden, William Angliss Institute Tour, Morning Melodies “Christmas in July” at Montmorency RSL, Movies and a Tour of the Box Hill Town Hall.

Lunch Outing

In the 4th week of the month an extra outing occurs on the Tuesday of that week and is a lunch held at a nearby restaurant or hotel.

Tea at Home

On the Thursday of the 4th week is “Tea at Home” being morning or afternoon tea held in a member’s home.
Extra Activities

Local Theatre

Eltham North Probus Club also patronizes the Heidelberg Theatre Company and Eltham Little Theatre productions. Members who attended in 2022 watched Barefoot in the Park, The Beauty Queen of Leenanne, Present Laughter, Moon over Buffalo and Get Smart. An afternoon at the theatre is always followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

New Activities

Being an active club, we encourage members to suggest and organise new activities, in addition to our regular outings.

Mystery Tour

Once a year the club has a mystery tour. This is a full day outing and includes morning tea and lunch.

Our most recent mystery tour was a bus trip to Geelong.

As the bus travelled along the Western Ring Road, past the Calder Freeway, and then onto the MI freeway, our club members were making all sorts of guesses as to where we going! The mystery location became apparent within the hour!!

After a delicious morning tea with chatting and laughter in the Geelong Botanic Gardens, club members were taken to the Alexander Thompson Jetty at the Geelong Waterfront to board the Hygenia Catamaran for a two-hour cruise around Corio Bay and the Port of Geelong. One of the delights of the cruise was watching the dolphins playing in the bay near our vessel. A two-course lunch of roast chicken and vegetables and dessert, was another special part of our cruise.

After disembarking, we were taken to nearby Newtown to a historical homestead named “The Heights”. This National Trust property was prefabricated in Germany and then erected here in Newtown way back in 1854, and it is the largest prefabricated home in Victoria. Following a most informative presentation from the property guide, we then toured of this unique historical house and its outbuildings and beautiful gardens.

The bus trip home was full of chatting and joking – and some snoozing – after a truly informative and fun day.

A pictorial summary of our most recent mystery trip can be seen below:

Holidays

Two holidays are organised per year usually around March & October, duration normally being 4-7 days. The holidays include travel by both plane and or coach.

In March 2022 the club did a silo tour of Horsham and surrounding district, visiting the regional towns of Jeparit, Nhill, Warracknabeal as well as Murtoa. Besides the amazing silo art we saw, the members also toured the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre, the Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum which displayed a magnificent collection of Wimmera history, the Stick Shed at Murtoa which is the only remaining grain store built during World War 2. The structure is an enduring testament to iconic Australian ingenuity and a symbol of the growth of the Australian wheat industry.

In October 22 members flew to Tasmania where we toured for 8 days by coach. Commencing in Launceston staying 2 nights, before moving onto St Helens for a night and then to Hobart for 4 nights.

Highlights of the trip throughout Tasmania were visits to the Beaconsfield Mine, Platypus House, Georgetown, Woolmer’s Estate, Holy Cow Cheese Factory, Bicheno & Cape Tourville, Bruny Island, Salamanca Market, MONA, Port Arthur and many other interesting places and attractions.

More holidays & happy photo snaps …

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New members are most welcome and prospective members are invited to join us at a few meetings to see if they like us.

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We welcome people from anywhere in Nillumbik, Banyule or nearby.