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Probus Club of Bobbin Head

Upcoming Events

Concerts and Shows

The Concourse are hoping to be able to have “Live at Lunch” “So French So Fabuleux” with Jane Rutter on Tuesday 26 . October at 12 noon. I anticipate that it will not include lunch on this occasion, either way we feel we should just go to the concert this time.

The Last Night at the Proms, with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, is hopefully going ahead on Sunday 5 . December at 2pm, again at The Concourse, Chatswood.

Should anyone wish to attend any of the above, please let me know, as soon as possible, so I can let you know the costs, which will depend on how many want to go.

Catherine Reidy, 

Morning Tea at Hornsby RSL

1st November and 6th December

Come along and meet up with your fellow members and friends for morning tea at the Hornsby RSL Club– 4 High St. Hornsby.

We will meet in the Club’s Courtyard area near to the bar and coffee machine. Please order and pay for your own morning tea and sit with your fellow members and friends. 

This is a great time to catch up with other members and hear how they are doing. As always, I totally recommend this event to everyone as a way to keep in touch with your fellow Probians.


Walk - 10am Monday 18th October, 2021 Golden Jubilee Park to Lovers Jump Creek


Meet in the park in Bunyana Avenue, Wahroonga at 10 am. From here we will walk to Golden Jubilee Park where we will start our bush walk. The native flora is quite a sight to behold on this walk as we transcend into the valley.

For those who want a shorter walk they can depart the track at the Clissold Road exit and proceed back to Bunyana Avenue where facilities will be available at 8A and then onto the park where we will set up tables and chairs for a picnic lunch.

The other walkers amongst the group can continue on to Lovers Jump Creek at the bottom of Burns Road and return via Clissold Road to join the picnic lunch.

Numbers will be limited in accordance with the restrictions at the time and attendees will be required to comply with the Health Orders, i.e. fully vaccinated.

Registration is essential with Julie Killin.

Pizza in the Park
Ku-ring-gai Bicentennial Park West Pymble 5pm Wednesday 20th October 2021


Directions - Travel west on Ryde Road for 1.8Klm from Pacific Hwy then turn right into Lofberg Road (there is a right hand turn lane and the yellow sign says to Fitness and Aquatic Centre).

Take the first left and pass the Bowling Green. Drive all the way to the end (600 metres) where there are plenty of parking bays including two disabled parking bays.

The facilities are close to the parking and picnic areas. It is then an easy walk from the car park on a pathway that is suitable for walking frames

We will meet in the undercover picnic area at 5pm where we will have drinks and then order the pizzas for an early dinner about 6pm. Disposable plates and serviettes will be supplied, BYO drinks and glasses. Cost $15 per person payable on the night.

Numbers will be limited in accordance with the restrictions at the time and attendees will be required to comply with the Health Orders, i.e. fully vaccinated.

Registration is essential with Julie Killin.

Picnic in the park

With things opening up in October, we are planning a Picnic in St. Ives Showgrounds, on Monday 25 . October at 12 noon. This will be subject to the restrictions in place by NSW health, which we anticipate will limit us to 30 people. Bring whatever you would like to eat and drink.

As you enter St Ives Showgrounds follow the signs for Covid Testing, until you arrive at a T junction, turn right there which will lead you into a car park, and we will be straight ahead. See Photo.

Register with Catherine Reidy

Events to be rescheduled

Pasta and Pizza Italian Lunch

Papas Gourmet Pasta and Pizza Restaurant in St Ives Shopping Village

To be rescheduled due to Covid restrictions

Register with Dennis Cowell when advised in the Newsletter

Come and enjoy a warming winter lunch in the comfort of this popular restaurant located in the St Ives Shopping Village (lower level). Menu will be “fixed price” and includes a selection of pizzas, pastas and salads. BYO drinks permitted; corkage included.

Lunch at The Belrose Hotel

To be rescheduled

We did it last year – and we are doing it again this year!

Come and celebrate the arrival of Spring with your fellow members on the eve of the new season!
Every Tuesday is "Tight Tuesday" at the. Most main meals are reduced to only $15, with some exceptions for specials. We have booked tables in their large function room for lunch so we can accommodate all who want to come.
To book, contact Dennis Cowell.

 Order and pay for you own meals and drinks at the time of ordering. Once ordered, the meals will be delivered to your table when ready.
Directions: Just travel north along Mona Vale Road to Forest Way where you will turn right and travel a few kilometres (3.7kms) until reaching Hews Parade on the right. Turn right there and the Belrose Hotel is only 100 metres on the left. Parking is plentiful in their large car park. Entry to the hotel is level.

Sydney Cricket Ground - Private Guided Walking Tour 

Date: To be rescheduled

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Cost: $22 (Special Probus Concession Rate)

Led by an experienced guide. Venture behind the scenes and see the field of play, Media Centre, Players Dressing Rooms, Walk of Honour, Historic Members Reserve, SCG Museum (cricket memorabilia, rugby league, football and AFL sporting treasures, other exhibitions).

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen or rain gear depending on the weather.

Getting there: We will travel as a group by train and light rail to Moore Park. More details later. Feel free to make your own way there if more convenient.

Booking: Contact Dennis Cowell 

 Payment: Payment by cash or cheque before or at the meeting on 8th September or by that date via EFT directly to the Club’s Westpac bank account: Account name:Probus Club of Bobbin Head Inc BSB 032 089 Account No 146781 Please include your name on all payments.

Fitness: The tour is a steady stroll and we sit down every 10 minutes or so. 90% of the tour is wheelchair friendly, however the Members’ Pavilion is not as there is no elevator due to Heritage requirements.


Refreshments: Not available at the SCG itself but available nearby in the Entertainment Centre.

General: The SCG Walking Tour is a fascinating journey behind the scenes of the SCG and the Museum. The precinct is Sydney’s home of sport where international heroes play cricket, rugby union, rugby league, football/soccer, AFL. Hear entertaining stories of players, spectators, and events as you take in the sporting architecture and ambience of the SCG.

Visit to Hyde Park Barracks - To be rescheduled


A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of historic Sydney, the Hyde Park Barracks is an extraordinary living record of early colonial Australia. Originally built to house convicts, the Barracks has also served as an immigration depot, asylum, law courts and government offices. Today it is a cutting-edge museum.  The tour runs for 90 minutes. Visitors will be given a sanitised iPod and headphones on arrival. 

Travel by the 9.18 train from Turramurra Station to Town Hall Station where it is a short walk to Macquarie Street. 

Entry to the Barracks is for the set time of 10.30 am due to the current Covid plan. 

Entry to Museum $20 payable at August meeting (Monday 9th August 2021).

Register with Julie Killin to attend this outing 



To be rescheduled

Walking Group

Walk - 10am Monday 18th October, 2021 Golden Jubilee Park to Lovers Jump Creek

Past Walks

New Photography Interest Group 


We are underway!

Fingers crossed, our photography sessions are scheduled to resume from October. The next sessions for each of the groups will be as follows:
Group 1 Technical (Cameras): 10.00am 
– 12.00pm Thursday 28 October
Group 2 General (Phones etc): Thursday 11 November, in two sessions due to numbers:

* Session 1 9.00am - 10.30am
* Session 2 10.30am - 12.00pm

Venue: In the Gazebo opposite my home at 7 Hillcrest Drive, St Ives.
Members of both groups will be contacted by email early in October with further details of arrangements. Meantime, put these dates in your diary!

Contact: Dennis Cowell 

Technology Group

Our technology group has continued to look at a wide range of Technology subjects.

The second part of the Technology Group Zoom meeting is being presented by Trevor Housley on 26 October 2021 at 10am.

The login link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the technology group in the third week of October.

Space Travel – How it Works

Trevor Housley is an Engineer by training – UNSW Electrical Engineering Class of ’62 – and, as a young man, worked at the NASA Manned Space Flight Network Tracking Station in Carnarvon, WA. The Carnarvon station was the biggest in the NASA network and I was there for five years through most of the human space flights in the Gemini and Apollo programs.

This presentation “Space Travel – How it Works” draws on that experience to describe the NASA human space flight programs including rockets and how they work, spacecraft, orbits, trajectories and guidance along with tracking systems and Mrs O’Donohue. He will also relate these things to the modern space adventures of the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.

When we can resume the Technology Meeting has moved back to St Andrew's Uniting Church, Cnr Chisholm and Vernon Streets, South Turramurra. We will be using the hall in lieu of the small meeting room.

 Please register your attendance with Brian Killin


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