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Couldn't be prouder

Memories and good friendships were celebrated at a luncheon on Monday 15 May at Mercure Hotel to mark Thuringowa Combined Probus Club's 30th Anniversary.

The room looked amazing and the table centrepieces and souvenir placemats were not only beautiful but also great conversation pieces.

The power point presentation and the wonderful history books brought back the loveliest of memories.

The event was attended by 80 members and guests, including six members from the Townsville Probus Club and three members from the Ingham Probus Club. Attendees were also honoured to have three special guests, including Charter member Ethel Wharton, Mayor Jenny Hill and Kirsten Jackes and her mother Betsy, who travelled up from Brisbane to attend.

President Val did an excellent job of keeping proceedings in order and on time as well as keeping everyone entertained. Val, you are a star.

It was nice to hear from Mayor Jenny, praising the Club and recognising that it helps members stay engaged and connected.

Ron Piper spoke about the founding of Probus Clubs by Rotary for the wellbeing of retired members of the community. Ron was involved in the founding of Thuringowa Combined Probus Club and it was interesting to hear his story of the Club's beginning.

Judy Hunter was very entertaining reminiscing about all the Fun, Friendship and Fellowship shared over the years. It was so enjoyable to hear her stories of the Club’s past adventures.

President Val presented Service Recognition Certificates to all members that have been with the Club for more than 10 years. Presented to President Val was a Gold Anniversary Certificate from Probus South Pacific congratulating members on celebrating the milestone 30th Anniversary. Also presented was a lovely card from Bowen Probus Club.

Another proud moment was when very special Charter and Life Member Ethel cut the beautifully decorated cake.

Alan Abercrombie, President of the Townsville Probus Club congratulated members and thanked the Club for inviting them to the celebration.

Cheryl Scott from the Ingham Probus Club also congratulated members and was delighted to celebrate with them.

Thank you to Linda and Maddie from Mercure who were always most helpful and never complained about emails and visits to make sure everything was just perfect. Room manager Tim and his staff were very professional and chef Oliver did an amazing job.

A huge thank you to members for making the Club a true testament to the Probus values of Fun, Friendship and Fellowship.