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                       DONVALE CENTRAL PROBUS CLUB 15TH BIRTHDAY:

On Tuesday, May 19th we celebrated the 15th birthday of our Club. 

Following the meeting we attended a lunch at Pizza Forna, Donvale.  This fellowship was thoroughly enjoyed by the large number of members that attended.  At the conclusion of lunch we had the cutting of the cake by our President, Betty with Past Presidents looking on.

A huge thank you to Lyn and the members of the social committee for their amazing organisation. 

This was certainly an outing with an abundance of "Fun, Friendship and Fellowship"

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          HAPPY SNAPS

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           MEMORIES

 Club Song - by Jan Altman

     10th Birthday Party

Once a group of 'Oldies' thought they'd like to socialise.

They gathered together at the Baptist Church Hall:

With the help of the Rotary they formed our first Committee

We started the Probus group that welcomes us all.

Chorus: Donvale Central, Donvale Central,

Donvale Central, the Probus Club for me.

And we chat and laugh and enjoy each other's company

Donvale Central is the Probus Club for me.

Then that group of 'Oldies' started having lots of fun

Going on holidays and outings here and there

Walking and bowling and hitting golf balls in the sun

Making new friends while exploring everywhere.

Chorus;

As we know its food that goes with Fellowship

Thanks to the ladies in Hospitality

Add the Coffee Club and Dineouts, BBQ'S and Chat and Chews

We're all very well fed I'm sure you can see.

Chorus:

Once our minds were muddles and needed inspiration

So excellent Speakers have come and had their say:

With trips to the theatre and stimulating Crazy Whist

We know that our club helps our minds not to stray.

Chorus:

Don't forget the people who've served on our Commitee

Counting our money and writing all our news:

Looking after Welfare or checking our apologies

Is the Sec. or the V.P. the next pace for you?

 

Chorus:

Tune: 'Waltzing Matilda'

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CRAZY WHIST, MAY 21

Twenty players gathered for our first Crazy Whist game since February last year.  The room was warm, the players chatty and the chocolates flowed.  We played eleven rounds trying to outwit our opponents, and MArgaret P. romped in with a great score of 99 to win a $15 voucher to Evangalene's Coffee Shop in Tunstall Square.   Ralph was happy with chocolates for his score of 91.  Being CRAZY Whist, the Tailender, June W., got the same prize as Margaret while Geoff D. was happy coming second last and taking home a box of chocolates.

Our next game is on Thursday 24th June,  so I look forward to more good fun then.

Jan A. - (Convenor)

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COFFEE CLUB:

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On Saturday, May 21st, 32 members of Donvale Central Probus Club gathered together at the Pines Shopping Centre for coffee. Just imagine the chatter and laughter when a group of "oldies" get together to solve the problems of the world.

A huge thank you to Pat for organising the Coffee Club at The Pines.

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Lunch at Yering Meadows in              the Yarra Valley

SUE'S WALK REPORT:

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We had 9 members and 1 visitor (my hubby Brian) on the Gardiners Creek walk on Tuesday 25th May.  After a few calls about "We're on our way" "Me too"!! then a little bit of jockeying around for car parking spaces, we eventually headed off, constantly looking at the skies.  "Should we take an umbrella?" "No, too windy". "Do we need a coat?" "Maybe not, it's not that cold".  So, the rain held off and it was quite windy, but our walk went well and the service and coffee at the "Bells & Whistles Cafe" made for an enjoyable morning.  Along this track off the Burwood Highway opposite Deacon Uni was the site of our first Drive In.

I did a bit of delving into the history of this Drive In which some of us seemed to remember from "the old days".  It was called The Skyline and opened on the 18th February 1954.  The first movie to be shown was " On the Riviera" a 1951 musical comedy starring Danny Kaye, Corinne Calvert and Gene Tierney. (One for our movie buffs).  Apparently there were many traffic jams on the night as 2000 cars attempted to gain access to 600 spaces.  That would have been a night to remember for many.

Our next walk is on the 10th June,(all being well with our Covid Lockdowns) and is the Mullum Creek Trail Ringwood, meeting near Ringwood Square shops, having our cuppa at the end.  Hopefully, we will be out of lockdown by then, so I look forward to seeing you there.

Sue's coffee saying: "Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll have another cup of coffee", and, for our tea lovers "Tea makes life better".  As I get older I seem to do less baking so "My idea of baking is readymade cake mix and throwing in an egg".  And after all this coffee and cake, of course we need a nice walk with friends.  See you there!

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