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Welcome to a new Probus Year of Fun, Friendship and Fellowship

Our first get together (instead of a formal meeting) in 2024 was held in our favourite pavilion at Ruffey Lake Park. 

The members that attended enjoying catching up with each other and as happens when we get together there was much chatter and laughter.  The weather was hot and the food plentiful.

Probus members are friends for life.  While experimenting with A.I. the website wrote this poem.

                                                                                PROBUS FRIENDS


In Ruffey Lake Park, Probus friends convene,

Beneath the trees, a bond unseen.

Time may have carved lines on each face,

But laughter and joy they still embrace.

Reliving memories from Probus days,

In this reunion, friendships forever last.

                                       A.I. Generated



DISCUSSION: "The Sweet Remnants of Summer" was not the most enjoyable book we have read, but I think the members who have read other books from the same series enjoyed it more than those who have not read any previously.  Some members liked the book because of the "Niceness" of the main characters.  Other members were disappointed that the story did not develop further.

The 'Enjoyment' score for the book by the members present was 6.

Our next book to be read and discussed chosen by Lorna is "The Seven Sisters' By Lucinda Riley.


                    Halliday Park, Mitcham - Facebook

We're back!  Welcome everyone to 2014.  We had 8 lovely ladies and two cute dogs - "Maggie &Louie" - join in our first amble for the year at Halliday Park, Mitcham.

The weather was a bit all over the shop!  Sunny, then cool, sunny, then cool, but nice enough for a very pleasant morning around this lovely park, followed of course, by our extended cuppa and chat.

Eight is good, but we can accommodate many more, so think about it and maybe join our next amble, details in February Newsletter.


"The park is a place where the stress of everyday life is replaced by the joy of simple pleasures".

Sue & Ros


Welcome to the New Year and yes, the walkers are back on track.  On the 8th February, we had 7 members join in for the walk along Mullum Mullum Trail to Beasley's for some - a bit further- settling in at the Teahouse where we had our extended cuppa and chat before heading back to the cars.  One of our past members, Nola, was out with her son visiting from overseas and they joined us for a cuppa.  It was good to see Nola again.

We battled lots of bike riders along the way:  I think the sun must have been bringing them out.  Most of them, like ourselves, were very friendly.  The Nursery was looking very pretty and colourful with lots to choose from - always nice for a visit.  As you will see one of the attached photos, we did make it to the end!!!

Now, for a bit of a down side, Jack did mention that he "hadn't had a shave"!!! Really, Jack, just remember for next time.

Our next walk is clashing with the Toora trip, but those of you not travelling can join in for a nice easy walk along part of the Mullum Mullum trail and coffee at The Stadium.  I hope to see some of you there.  Those going on the trip to Toora, have a wonderful time.

"Life begins after coffee, which comes after the walk"!!!


And what a good morning it was !!!!

Lots of friendly chatter amongst Probus friends.

A great way to start the day.



37' degree forecast for today did not keep the Probus Crafties at home.  We gathered at Mary's, along with our balls of wool, knitting needles and crochet hooks.  The click of needles and happy conversation made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Come along and join us - no knitting or crochet experience is necessary.


On the Thursday, following the Tuesday Probus meeting, the keen 'Ten Pinners' head off to the Forest Hill Bowling Centre at Forest Hill Chase for 2 games of bowls.  The competition is fierce with the bowlers trying to knock down those skittles and not let the bowl fly down the gutter. New players are always welcome and no experience is necessary.  This is a fun outing.

            The winner is Glenda


While many of our Probus friends, including a few of our walkers, "Tootled down to Toora", 5 "Walkers Wandered along the Mullum Mullum Track" on 27th February.  We had a nice morning having our cuppa at the Stadium, getting home before it started to heat up too much.

We hope the Toora Tourists have a wonderful time and the weather is kind to you.

Our next walk is on Thursday 14th March, meeting at Melissa's Cafe Templestowe,heading to Finns Reserve. I look forward to seeing you there.

Here's a bit of "Coffeeology" for fun:


                                                          Expresso Yourself;

                                                          Better Latte Than never;

                                                          Take Life One Cup at a Time;

                                                          So many Blends, So Little Time

                                                          Friends Don't Let Friends Drink Bad Bad Coffee

                                                          Take time to smell the Coffee, and last but not least,

                                                          "Deja Brew: The feeling you've had this coffee before"


Yarram Mechanics Institute Mural                                                                Skull Rock, Wilsons Pro

Walking along Port Weshpool Pier                                                                       Agnes Falls

Yarram Water Tower

Aboard the Amphibian Boat                                                                Swing Bridge Tarra- Bulga

Jan Inspecting Lifeboat                     Capsule

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