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Pakenham East Probus was established in April 2006. 

We provide friendship - fellowship and a wide variety of activities for retired and semi-retired men and women through our Special Interest Groups.  i.e. Cards - Craft - Dine Out - Gardening - Golf - Luncheon - Movies - Photography - Nomads (Caravan & Cabins) & Walking.

Meetings are held on the 3rd. Wednesday of the month (except December and January) at the Senior Citizens Hall, James Street, Pakenham, at 10am.   A morning tea break is taken at 10.30am which allows the opportunity to socialize and meet with friends, followed by a Guest Speaker, the meeting concluding at 12 noon.

 

 

 

Advice to all Pakenham East Probus Members

 

As you are all well aware, the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID 19) is affecting everyone.

Prior to our AGM yesterday, the Management Committee made the decision to cancel our General Meeting for April.  However, it is extremely likely that we will need to cancel further meetings as the situation is changing dramatically all the time.

 

At this stage the Committee will continue to meet on the second Wednesday of each month and monitor the situation as it unfolds and you will be kept up to date.

 

In the meantime, we have decided that we will not be organizing major outings where bus travel is involved, however our smaller interest groups such as Garden Group, Craft Group, Walking Group, Golf etc. may continue.  Let me stress, the decision is entirely yours as to whether to you attend or not.

 

As far as Morning Melodies, Movies and Cards go, these events are held in public venues so you would need to check with the organisers of these activities as to whether they are on or cancelled. As an example, Martha from the Senior Citizens did mention that they may have to close and that would affect the Card Playing group.

 

In summary the following is where we are at –

 

NOMADS                                             Beechworth trip postponed until April 2021

OUTINGS                                             Friendship Day Pakenham Racing Club at this stage unknown

 

MORNING MELODIES                        Contact Carolyn Chessum

DINE OUT                                            No Dine Out

CARD PLAYING                                  On hold until further notice

WALKING GROUP                              Continuing

CRAFT GROUP                                   Continuing – Wednesday 8th April at Barb Morrison’s, 41 Tivendale Road, Officer

MOVIES                                               Nothing Scheduled

GARDEN GROUP                              Continuing – Thursday 16th April - Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills – car pool footy ground 10am contact Laurie     Hudgson

GOLF                                                   Continuing – next golf day Tuesday 24th March.

 

Hopefully this has brought everyone up to date.   The health and safety of our club members is our highest priority but please remember our social connections and activities are so important for our wellbeing also. 

So lets enjoy our smaller get togethers and keep in touch, stay well and hopefully it won’t be too long before we will be meeting again, and be assured we will keep you all up to date.

 

Yours in friendship and fellowship

 

Jan Buckley

President