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Wednesday, 16 january, 2019 - COMBINED PAKENHAM PROBUS CLUBS' FRIEN DSHIP DAY

Fun and laughter is the main aim of Pakenham East Probus members and today's Combined Pakenham Probus Clubs' annual friendship day at NNG hall certainly provided it. Very tricky trivia at times had us stumped - who would have guessed that the greyhound is the only breed of dog mentioned in the Bible??? We all sang along to the entertainment provided by local singer Noel until he "showed us the way to go home". It was a day of fellowship and we thank Pakenham Probus for organising the event.

 

20th March, 2019 - Ten Pin Bowling at Warragul

What a great day we had at Warragul Ten Pin Bowling. There were skilled bowlers who managed consistent scores in both games and there were others who at times struggled to stay out of the gutters.

The guys had consistent scores between 75 & 86. The ladies not quite as high, but still had some great fun.  Both Bruce Pawley and Kaye Dempster were matching their scores, the competition was tense, scores really close as the balls skittled down the alleys.

It was a good fun morning lots of laughs, some frustrations, and memories of how we used to be so good was part of the conversation as we enjoyed lunch at the hotel.

Hope we can do it again soon.  

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY - GUMBUYA WORLD

We had a wonderful day out.  Quite a few of us remembered how it was 30 or 40 years ago and couldn't believe how much it has changed and what great plans they have for future development.  There is to be a hotel, winery, chocolate factory, camping and glamping all to come.  We enjoyed a walk around checking out the animals and the fabulous walk through the bird aviaries.

We were then served a lovely roast dinner, which was followed by a talk from three of the animal keepers.

We were up close and personal with a large python, a wallaby, stumpy tailed lizard and a green tree python.

All in all another great day out - thanks to Peter Rowlands and his committee.

JUNE - MONDAY THE 17TH - PAV RACE DAY AT TYNONG

Over 400 Probians from across Victoria enjoyed an excellent day of fun and friendship.   In beautiful weather, we watched the racing from the grassed area and loud cheers were heard from lucky punters.   The food was excellent and satisfied our appetites nicely.   Pakenham East Probus Club had an added bonus on the day when two of its members were chosen as "best dressed".   

JUNE - DINEOUT TO AMBROSIA RESTAURANT

Always a popular venue - large group of happy diners.

XMAS IN JULY - TUESDAY, 16TH JUNE, 2019

This was such a fun outing from the time of our arrival at the Pinegrove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield to the finish of events.  Margaret Dennis entertained us with her repertoire of songs from Xmas, war year memories and light musical productions.  She coupled this with a display of tap-dancing.  Her agility had us all very envious.   A luscious roast pork lunch with all the trimmings satisfied our appetites.  A surprise entry by four elves bearing gifts for those with lucky raffle tickets was very entertaining.   Thank you to all the organisers:  Kay Dempster, Peter and Dot Rowlands and Graham Burridge - a hearty clap of appreciation to you all for a great day.

 

 

 

 

MCG TOUR:

We had a wonderful tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The tour of the Sports Museum was amazing with Football, Cricket, Olympics and Cycling history!  A great lunch was had by all and an amazing run home on the Freeway to top off our great day.  Thank you to Graham and Peter for organising this tour.

 

 

 

WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE

On Monday 7 October we ventured to the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne for a tour and luncheon prepared by the students. We had an very interesting tour on how the college is run with over 64 different nationalities studying there. 

The kitchens were all a buzz with students learning how to prepare meals pastries and handmade chocolates. Beautiful decorated cakes and chocolates on display. 

The students studying hospitatity waited on us and served our fine dining meal. Most enjoyed the special cocktail of the day “The Nutty Irishman”. Another enjoyable day had by all.