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The following is a message from our President.

I write to you for the first time as your President, at a time when the world it would seem, is in freefall.  All we hear about (aside from the sanitary paper fixation), is closures and withdrawals – even our sacred footy played in empty stadiums! And so it is that I wonder just what I’m actually presiding over. However, not to be too negative and assuming the world will right itself again, I would like to thank my delightful predecessor, Vicki Knowles for her extremely responsible leadership in the year just past, and for the collective efforts of her committee.  I would also like to thank you, the members, for your possibly mis-placed confidence in electing me as your leader for this extremely significant 25th year in our Club’s history. We’ll see how you feel at the end of my term when Ann will take the wheel.  But despite the fact that I enjoy being the class clown, I do take Probus very seriously, particularly since I am still an active Rotarian at my old Club, the Rotary Club of Waverley. Probus of course is a Rotary creation (the RO in Probus, symbolising the Rotary founder) and although it was probably Rotary’s most serious ‘shot in the foot’ (Probus has the members that Rotary would really love to have today), I am a 100% Probus enthusiast.  Thus it is that I take extreme pride in being your leader for the coming 12 months. Elsewhere in this issue, you will see my ‘Message to the Nation’, informing you of countless changes, changes that are going to disrupt all of our lives, but let’s stay positive, and hold on tight, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride!            Neil