Welcome to a new Probus Year of Fun, Friendship and Fellowship
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DONVALE CENTRAL PROBUS CLUB
Annual January Picnic (in lieu of a January meeting)
Our annual picnic was held at Ruffey Lake Park as usual, on Tuesday 19th January.
Some early birds who shall remain nameless, left home at 9am, so were very early arrivals!!!
It was a cool and windy day in the park, so most people had flasks of coffee as did the early arrivals, rather than cool drinks, although the men did start to enjoy a beer before too long. About 30 people attended and there was much chatter catching up on the Christmas, New Year periods, family happenings and photos to share.
It was as always a very friendly Probus get together.
10 Pin Bowling:
BREAKFAST at the FOOD REPUBLIC
We were all excited to get back to Probus 10 Pin Bowling after a year long break.
We played really well too, the memory muscles did their trick.
17 members enjoyed a tasty breakfast at the 'Food Republic in Blackburn'.
Venue excellent, food delicious and members enjoyed time to catch up and chat.
SUE'S WALK REPORT:
Hello everyone! Our walkers group is up and running again. Well, maybe not running but certainly walking.
We had our first official walk on Tuesday, 23rd February, since sometime last year between one of our 'Lockdowns'. It was a real joy to be out with good friends again. I must say, I had butterflies while driving to our meeting spot, hoping I remembered what to do!!! It was easy, like riding a bike, you never forget. We had 6 members join in on a perfect morning for a walk in Banksia Park, Bulleen, followed by a chat and coffee at "Cafe Vue, Heide".
This is such a lovely area, magnificent trees, interesting modern art Sculptures around the area and we were lucky enough to spot a very healthy looking wombat.
I must say this is the first wombat I have seen in the wild.
We are very lucky to have such beautiful places to visit so close to home.
Our next walk is PETTY"S ORCHARD TO CANDLEBARK PARK & RETURN on Thursday 11th March ( please note the change of meeting place Bernie sent out) now meeting in the Orchard car park, 1 Homestead Rd ( Cnr. Monckton Rd, Templestowe Mel. Ref 22 A12). This change was because of upcoming road works taking place along Fitzsimmons Lane. I look forward to seeing many of you join in.
Now for Sue's Coffee saying: "Come on, don't you ever stop and smell the coffee?"
No cake saying for awhile, there was too much cake going on during LOCKDOWN !!!
So " Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the most modern exercise".
The AMBLES are back! We had 8 members have a very pleasant morning wandering around the lovely Halliday Park. I'm sure we appreciate just how old and beautiful the trees are in that park. Autumn is here too, with some of the leaves already turning colourful. After our relaxing stroll, out came the thermoses and bikkies and we sat and enjoyed a great chat and cuppa with good friends. We hope to see a few more next time, as it is always a pleasant morning out and a good way to get to know each other a bit better, especially for some of our newer members. And, as we didn't get to see so much of each other last year, a nice way to catch up.
Our next Amble is Finns Reserve, Templestowe on Friday, 26th March, so hope to see you there.
Sayings for the Amblers!! "Take a short stroll in the park down a happy trail!!
Ros & Sue
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