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MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES PROGRAM 2020

General Meetings

Our General Meetings are held (usually) on the 3rd Monday of each month (except December) at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club, at 10.15 am. Meetings usually conclude by 12.15 pm and members are invited to stay for lunch at THE TABLE Restaurant (own cost) in ABBRC. Meeting dates in 2021 are:

  • Monday 18 January 2021
  • Monday 15 February 2021
  • Monday 15 March 2021
  • Monday 19 April 2021
  • Monday 17 May 2021
  • Monday 21 June 2021
  • Monday 19 July 2021
  • Monday 16 August 2021
  • Monday 20 September 2021
  • Monday 18 October 2021
  • Monday 156 November 2021

For details of the Guest Speaker at each meeting, please refer to the Guest Speakers page.

After each General Meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month, stay for lunch at THE TABLE Restaurant at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club.

 

Social Activities

Your Management Committee presents the following proposed Social Activities Program. It has been compiled from suggestions submitted by some members, past experience of enjoyable functions, and some new ideas. Although some proposed activities may vary as conditions change during the year and some new functions may be added, the proposed program gives members the opportunity to plan ahead.

This Social Activities Program was last updated on 23 November 2020

 

Social Activities 

Program 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN 2021

Dated:  23 November 2020

Monday 18 January

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Monday 1 February

Barbecue , 11am at Bruce Burgh Park, Parkside Avenue, Bateau Bay. 

Cost:  $5.  Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Chijmes, Bateau Bay Bowling Club, Bias Ave. Bateau Bay.   Own Cost.

Bookings by 18 January

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:  John Hart

 

Monday 8 February

LUNCH AT TOP POINT CAFE, 12pm  36 Webb Street (Japanese Gardens), East Gosford.  Choose from set menu of 10 meals eg Nicoise salad with grilled Atlantic Salmon, The Beast, Roster or Vegetarian Burger, Pork Belly Bites, Fried Calamari Rings or Beer Batter Fish & Chips, plus tea, coffee or glass of wine.  Cost:  $25 

 

Bookings & Payment:

By 18 Jan.  $25

Contact:  Maureen Bell

 

 

POINT

Monday 15 February

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Monday 1 March

Barbecue , 11am at Lions Park, Mason's Parade, Gosford (near swimming pool).  Cost:  $5.  Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Luminous, Gosford RSL, Central Coast Hwy,

W. Gosford.  Own Cost.

Bookings by 15February

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:  John Hart

 

 

Mon 8 – Sat 13 March

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS LINGA LONGA YARRAWONGA HOLIDAY  Highlights include travel thru wine district of Rutherglen;  visit to a robotic dairy in Dookie Agricultural College;  Mt Major overlooking rolling volcanic hill country;  Benalla hometown of Ned Kelly, its Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery;  Silo Art Trail, a series of large-scale murals painted on grain silos;  Army Museum Bandiana;  Bonegilla Migrant Museum;  Indulgence Day, enjoy Country Art, cake & coffee, & chicken & champagne lunch on a paddle steamer on Lake Mulwala and much much more.  Stay-put tours based at award winning Central Yarrawonga Motor Inn.  $995 pp.  Single Supplement:  $175.  No cancellation less than 3 months prior to departure except in extreme circumstances.

 

 

Bookings From 18 Jan.

Full Payment: $995 on

15 Feb.  Plus SS:  $175

If applicable.

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

 

 

 

YARRA

Monday 15 March

General Meeting, followed by Annual General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Fri  2 Apr – Mon 5 Apr

Easter

 

 

Fri 2 Apr- Fri 16 Apr

School Holidays

 

 

Monday 12 April

(one week later than usual)

Barbecue, 11am at Kincumba Mountain Reserve, Island View Drive, Kincumber

Cost:  $5.  Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Kincumber Hotel, 6 Carrak Rd., Kincumber.

Own Cost.

Bookings by 15 March

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:  John Hart

 

 

Monday 19 April

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Wed. 28 April

FISH 'N FLICKS, MOVIE AT AVOCA BEACH PICTURE THEATRE, 9.30am.  Watch a movie then have Fish 'n Chips lunch at Avoca Beach Seafood.  Movie at 10 am Cost:  $20      

Bookings:  15 March

Payment: By 19 April $20

Contact:  Merrilyn Self

 

FLIK

 

Monday 3 May

Barbecue, at 11am at Yaluga Lookout, Rumbalara Reserve, Dolly Avenue, Springfield.  Cost:  $5   Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Erina Leagues Club, Ilya Avenue, Erina.

Own Cost.

Bookings by 19 April

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:  John Hart

 

 

Monday 10 May

31ST ANNIVERSARY LUNCH OF AVOCA BEACH PROBUS CLUB  at Diggers @ the Entrance. 12 - 3.00 pm. Come and celebrate the Club's major milestone with your fellow members and enjoy a three course delicious lunch inclg prawn cocktails, grilled barramundi, slow roast pork, sticky date pudding with wine or juice, celebration cake and entertainment by the popular musical duo BRASSICK Cost:  $50 Subsidised.

 

Bookings:  By 15 Feb.

Dep:  $25 by 15 March

Bal:  $25 by 19 April

Contact: Heather Vinson

 

 

31ST

Monday 17 May

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Monday 7 June

Barbecue, 11am at Foreshore Reserve, Tuggerah Parade (near Archbold Road), Long Jetty.  Cost:  $5   Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Long Jetty Hotel Bistro, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty.  Own Cost.

Bookings by 17 May

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

Tuesday 15 June

LUNCH at BOON'S THAI  RESTAURANT, 12pm.   Green Point Shopping Village, Link Rd, Green Point. Enjoy a beautiful banquet of spring rolls, curry puff, red pork curry, chu chee prawns, chilli basil chicken, peppercorn beef & dessert.  $35pp.

Bookings: 19 April

Payment:  17 May  $35

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

THAI

 

Monday 21 June

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.

No bookings required

 

Sat 26 Jun - Sun 11 Jul 

School Holidays 

 

 

Monday 5 July

Barbecue, 11am at Elizabeth Ross Park, Webb Street, East Gosford.  Cost:  $5   Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Avoca Beach Hotel, Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach.  Own Cost.

Bookings by 21 June

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

 Thursday 15 July

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT WATERVIEW RESTAURANT, BEROWRA, 12pm including entertainment.  Elegant dining with linen tablecloths.  Enjoy a 3 course lunch with free-flowing wine and soft drink and tea/coffee.  Travel by luxury coach.  Cost:  $80.

Bookings:  19 April

Dep:  $40 by 17 May

Bal:  $40 by 21 June

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

XJUL

 

Monday 19 July

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost. 

No bookings required

 

Monday 2 August

Barbecue, 11am at Terrigal Rotary Park, Terrigal Drive, Terrigal.  Cost:  $5   

Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Terrigal Hotel, Terrigal Drive, Terrigal. 

Own Cost.

Bookings by 19 July

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

     ??      August

 

 

A DAY AT THE RACES, GOSFORD RACECOURSE. 11am  Include entry, reserved seats in the Members Stand, Race Book and two course buffet lunch.  TAB and bar facilities.  Cost:  $50

Bookings:  17 May

Dep:  $25 By 21 June

Bal:  $25 By 19 July

Contact:  Maureen Bell

 

 

RACE

Monday 16 August

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost. 

No bookings required

 

Monday 6 September

Barbecue, 11am at Parry's Jetty, Tuggerah Parade (near Gladstan St.), Long Jetty  

Cost:  $5  Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm The Entrance Leagues Club, 3 Bay Road, Bateau Bay.  Own Cost. 

Bookings by 16 August

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

  Tuesday 14 Sept.

 

LUNCH ON STARSHIP CRUISE  10.15am  Board the MV "Lady Kendall II" at Gosford Public Wharf.  Spread over 3 deck levels seating with soft cushion comfort under cover.  Cruise the beautiful Brisbane Water from Gosford to Broken Bay with expert commentary given by the Master.  Enjoy lunch of chicken, ham, salad, bread rolls with tea/coffee with bar facilities. Cost:  $50

 

Bookings:  21 June

Dep:  $25 By 19 July

Bal.  $25  By 16 August

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

 

CRUISE

 

Sat 18 Sep - Sun 3 Oct

4 October

School Holidays

Labour Day

 

 

Monday 20 September

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost. 

No bookings required

 

Monday 11 October

(one week later than usual)

PROBUS DAY SPECIAL BARBECUE 11am at Hunter Reserve (near theatre), Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach. Cost:  $5.  Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Celebrate Probus Day.  Come dressed in our Probus colours of blue and yellow.  Prizes to be won for the most creative ensemble.  Share a good joke.  Prize for the best joke. 

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Avoca Beach Seafoods, Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach.  Own Cost.

 

Bookings by 20 Sept.

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

Monday 18 October

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost. 

No bookings required

 

 Wed. 27 October

 

TOUR "The Chocolate & Nougat Factory"  10 am.  6 Jusfrute Drive, West Gosford.  Discover how hundreds of amazing, exclusive, decadent and locally made  chocolates are created.  Enjoy cake and hot chocolate in Cafe Patisserie.  Then visit Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum nearby.  Lunch 12.30pm at Eleanor Hotel, 41 Victoria Street, East Gosford. 

Tour Cost: $10.   Lunch Own Cost.

 

Bookings:  16 August

Payment:  $10  From 20 Sept.

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

 

 

CHOC

Tuesday 2 November

TBC

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH 12pm at Breakers Country Club, Wamberal.  Enjoy a 2 course lunch with live race coverage, entertainment, sweepstake, best dressed and hat prizes.  Cost:  $50

 

Bookings:

Payment:

Contact:  Merrilyn Self

 

MELB

Monday 8 November

 

Barbecue, 11am  at Picnic Point, Tuggerah Parade, The Entrance.   Cost:  $5.

 Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm The Entrance Hotel, 87 The Entrance Road, The Entrance.  Own Cost. 

Bookings by 18 Oct.

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

 

Monday 15 November

 

General Meeting at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club;  10.15 am.  Lunch at CHIJMES Restaurant, ABBRC.  Own cost.  

No bookings required

 

Monday 6 December

CHRISTMAS BARBECUE, 11am at Swadling Reserve, Bay Road (near Stella St.), Toowoon Bay.  Cost:  $5.   Pre-booking and cancellation advice essential.

Wet Weather Alternative:  12pm Diggers @ The Entrance, 315 Central Coast Highway, Long Jetty.  Own Cost.

 

Bookings by 15 Nov.

Payment at Barbecue

Contact:

 

 

 

Monday 13 December

HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR

INCLUDING DINNER.  With over a million Christmas lights on show throughout Hunter Valley Gardens you are sure to capture the spirit of Christmas.  On arrival enjoy a traditional Christmas meal of roast pork, stuffed turkey, smoked ham, baked vegetables and Christmas pudding on the Garden Terrace.  As the sun goes down and the lights come on make your way around the garden at your own pace. 

Dep:  4.30pm  Returning:  Midnight.  Cost:  $100. 

 

 

Bookings:  By 16 Aug.

Deposit $50 by 18 Oct.

Balance $50 by 15 Nov.

 

Contact:Heather Vinson

 

 

XMAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  Some dates and costs are close approximates and are subject to slight adjustment as necessary.

 

                                                    PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 2021

 

MEETING DATE

PAYMENT DUE FOR ACTIVITY

DEPOSIT

BALANCE

FULL FEE

TOTAL

Monday 18 January

 

 

Lunch at Top Point Cafe  -  Mon. 8 Feb.

 

 

 

    $25

 

    $25

Monday 15 February

 

 

6 Days/5 Nights Yarrawonga Holiday Sun. 14 to Fri. 19 March

 

 

   $995

($175 SS)

   $995

Monday 15 March

 

 

31st Anniversary Lunch of Avoca Beach Probus Club - Mon 10 May

 

      $25

 

 

 

 

     $25    

Monday 19 April

 

 

Fish 'n Flicks - Wed. 28 April

31st Anniversary Lunch of Avoca Beach Probus Club - 10 May

 

 

 

     $25

     $20

 

 

     $45

 

Monday 17 May

 

 

Lunch at Boon's Thai Restaurant - Tues. 15 June

Christmas in July, Waterview Restaurant - Thurs. 15 July

 

 

     $40

 

      $35

 

 

     $75

Monday 21 June

 

 

Christmas in July, Waterview Rest. Berowra - Thurs. 15 July

A Day at the Races, Gosford Racecourse  -  ??? August

 

 

     $ 25

 

      $40

 

 

 

 

     $65

Monday 19 July

 

 

A Day at the Races, Gosford Racecourse  -  ?? August

Lunch on Starship Cruise, Gosford -  Tues. 14 Sept.

 

 

     $25

     $25

 

 

     $50

 

Monday 16 August

 

 

Lunch on Starship Cruise, Gosford -  Tues. 14 Sept.

 

 

 

     $25

 

 

     $25

Monday 20 September

 

 

Tour "The Chocolate & Nougat Factory", E. Gosford - Wed. 27 Oct.

 

 

 

     $10

 

 

     $10

Monday 18October

 

 

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights - Mon 13 December

 

      $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

     $50

 

Monday 15 November

 

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights -  Mon 13 December

 

       $50

 

     $50

 


 


 

Barbecues

Traditionally, our monthly barbecues are an informal social get-together and an opportunity to celebrate our members' birthdays and anniversaries. This year, we are continuing to explore a range of different venues along the beautiful Central Coast. As well, we have an alternative venue for a "pub lunch" if a barbecue is cancelled due to inclement weather. Full details are given under Coming Social Events. 

Bookings to attend barbecues are essential and should be made at the General Meeting prior to each barbecue, or by telephoning our Catering Officer, John Hart

If there is any doubt about a barbecue being held because of inclement weather, an email will be sent to members who have recorded their email address by 9 am he day of the barbecue. Otherwise, members should telephone our Catering Officer, John Hart, or a Management Committee member.

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Golf

Our 9-hole Golf Group is growing steadily and welcomes Probus members. The group tees off at 1.30pm on Wednesdays at Breakers Country Club, Terrigal, weather permitting. If you wish to join them, contact Jock Plimmer for more details.

"Mexican Train" Dominoes

'Mexican Train' is a variation of dominoes, played by groups of 3 to 8 players. Our 'Mexican Train' Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 2.30 pm at Avoca Beach Bowling & Recreation Club for a social game, although the emphasis is really on conversation and fun. If you wish to join in for a convivial afternoon of fellowship, fun and friendship, contact Peter Vinson for details of the next game day.

Ten Pin Bowling  

Members interested in 'Ten Pin Bowling' meet on the 4th Monday of each month at Bateau Bay Bowl, Central Coast Highway, Bateau Bay for two games starting at 10.15 am. The cost is $14 and bookings prior to the day are essential. Book at the General Meeting , or for late bookings contact Bob Chant.

Tai Chi

Kimiko Semba conducts our Tai Chi Group on Wednesday mornings from 11.15 am at Saratoga Community Hall, Kyeema Avenue, Saratoga. Each block of classes is 10 weeks and participants are expected to attend all classes in a block.. Cost of attendance for the 10 classes is payable at the commencement of each block..Contact Kimiko for full details.