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OUR CLUB HAS TURNED 30 YEARS OF AGE ! – AND WE CELEBRATED !!

Yes, back on 29th July 1993 our club was born.  We have now been having Fun, Friendship and Fellowship for 30 years, and so at our general meeting on 3rd August we had a special celebration event to mark this significant milestone.

The event acknowledged the longest serving members of our club, followed by fun and games and, of course,  cake 🎂 and party food!.

For some extra fun our members came dressed in Probus colours of blue and yellow, with a prize awarded  for the best dressed.

Our guests of honour from the Eltham Rotary Club were their President, Ian Toohill, and their Membership Director, Jules Aussems .  Eltham Rotary was our original sponsoring organisation.  It was a pleasure to have Ian and Jules at our 30th Birthday celebration.

A pictorial summary of our fantastic celebration event follows:

President Robert welcoming club members and visitors, while Secretary Ian records the proceedings

Club member Dorothy remembering our recently-deceased Foundation Member, Sheila Rogers

Presentation by Eltham Rotary President, Ian Toohill, to club members of certificates acknowledging very long years of club membership

After the Happy Birthday song was sung loudly, the Birthday Cake was cut, by our last surviving Foundation Member, Bob Braby

As well as cake, there was party food, lollies, party hats, blowers & poppers

A game of Heads and Tails, followed by Nola’s 1993 Trivia Quiz (although no photographic evidence of the extraordinary scores and winners…..)

Winston’s entertaining jokes

Eltham Rotary’s Ian and Jules presenting the best dressed prize to Neil

We finished with our last surviving Foundation Member, Bob Braby, sharing various anecdotes from his 30 years of friendship, fellowship and fun in the Eltham North Probus Club

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Walking

2ND THURSDAY 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

3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH

An organised outing including lunch. Some examples were to Scienceworks, Werribee Mansion Rose Garden, William Angliss Institute Tour, plus many more.

Lunch Outing

4TH TUESDAY EACH MONTH

An extra outing occurs and is a lunch held at a nearby restaurant or hotel.

Tea at Home

4TH THURSDAY EACH MONTH

A “Tea at Home” being morning or afternoon tea held in a member’s home.

Local Theatre

We patronizes the Heidelberg Theatre Company and Eltham Little Theatre productions.  An afternoon at the theatre is always followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Mystery Tour

Once a year the Cub have a mystery tour which is usually around September. This is a full day outing which includes morning tea and lunch.

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.

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