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Activities – What the Club provides:

Activities Group Coordinator: David Sherlock  Mob: 0407 896 504


Like minded members of the club have formed  special interest groups to allow them to pursue their interests outside the club's normal meeting times. If you are interested in any of the following special interest groups please contact the appropriate Coordinator listed below:

With the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, some of our Probus Group Activities are keen to restart.

Please see below for any current advice on the status of the various group activities.

Arts & Craft: Rosemary Rowles  Mob: 0432 804 618

Book Club: Sharon Hay  Mob: 0422 139 970

The Book Club will meet on the last Monday of the month, at 10.30 am, at Martin Place Coffee Shop Thirroul.

The Book Club has changed the future format of their meetings. There are so many titles members are keen to read, that it was suggested that members read the book of their choice and then speak for a few minutes about their chosen book at the next meeting. Below is a list of books either recommended by members or via online book reviews:

Suggested book list

Contact Coordinator Sharon Hay

Cards & Games: Laurel Fisher  Mob: 0439 820 499

Further information from coordinator Laurel Fisher on 0439 820 499.

Caravan & Camping Group: Mike Brennan  Mob: 0418 202 428

Further information from coordinator Mike Brennan on 0418 202 428.

Cycling & Swimming Group: Rodd Smith  Mob: 0468 637 232

This group will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Further information available from the coordinator Rodd Smith.

Dining Out Group: Angie Penhallow  Mob: 0416 613 430

                                  Dee Kwong  Mob: 0403 240 457

Small Group Dining Program

At our November meeting, it was agreed to trial our “Small Group Dining Program” on Thursday nights. We now have some dates and hosts in place but we are looking for more members to put their hands up to either  “host” the nights at the restaurant we don’t have yet or make up a table. Hosting just means booking a table for 4 or 6 and checking that those who say they’re coming don’t forget! Yes, the bill gets split and the host can just take the lead to make it fair and equitable.

If 1 person does not drink then they are not to pay a share of those that do partake…

Starting on Thursday evenings in December at South Sailor on LHD -

December 3 - John & Angie Penhallow will be hosting the Howards and the Zarembas on Thursday, Dec 3 - we are looking forward to that!

December 10 - Would someone like to host a table? Call John Penhallow on 0419 230787

December 17 - Enjoy a seafood dinner with our secretary Yvonne Whitesmith and husband Howard…please contact Yvonne on 0400 117 326 to book in.

In January the local restaurant of the month is Madame Choi - an Asian Fusion dining experience at a very reasonable price.

January 7 - John & Angie Penhallow will be hosting - call John on 0419 230 787 to come along

January 14 - Dee & Ray Kwong will be hosting - call Dee on 0403 240 457 to book in.

January 21 - Would someone like to host a table? Call John Penhallow on 0419 230 787

January 28 - Enjoy a dinner with our Vice Prez David Sherlock and his wife Pam! Call David on 0407 896 504

These small group nights are great for getting to know other members a little better and with a different Restaurant of the Month we can support our local businesses on a quieter night than their weekend nights.

Golf Group: John Harris  Mob: 0419 141 842

The group will be playing regularly at Russell Vale Golf Club on Mondays, restarting on Monday 15 June.

Further information is available from coordinator John Harris on 0419 141 842.

Social/Coffee Group: Chris Hay  Mob: 0402 555 718

Will meet at the Pavilion Café at Thirroul Beach at 10.00 am, on the last Tuesday of each month.

Contact Coordinator Chris Hay

Theatre/Movie Group: John Penhallow  Mob: 0419 230 787

**Update on Pippin**

We have reserved 24 seats for Pippin at the Lyric Theatre at the Star Casino. John is happy to report that most of them have been taken. They are Dress Circle seats @$110 each and payments are now pouring in to the Club’s bank account!  Thanks to all those who responded promptly to the call for action.
The cut off day to receive all payments is Friday 20th November - into the account! 
The tickets have to be paid for on Monday the 23rd. John should have the tickets available to distribute at our December meeting. It’s not too late to join in - please email John straight away if you have decided to join the group going to see this show.


John Penhallow has been beavering away looking at possible theatre outings for members.  
John is just asking for a "hands up if you’re interested” email to him at [email protected] then he will build up a list of names and try to find seats for a performance when it’s say, 30 days away. This will be in early December for Pippin (perhaps the 1pm Sunday Matinee on Jan 10, tickets cost from $80 up to $200 per seat!) and then in April for the May or June performances of Hamilton. 
Please refer to the information below about the shows.


The Tony Award® winning Broadway musical PIPPIN will premiere next month.
Starring Ainsley Melham (Aladdin on Broadway and across Australia) as the young and confused protagonist Pippin and Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin  Broadway and US National Tour) as the charming and manipulative Leading Player.  Returning to the stage after an extraordinary award-winning career in television Kerri-Anne Kennerley plays Berthe, Pippin’s saucy grandmother.  Simon Burke (Sydney Theatre Company; Les Misérables) plays Pippin’s demanding father Charles, Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Beautiful) takes on the widow and mother role of Catherine; Leslie Bell (Broadway’s Chicago; Ragtime) will play Fastrada; and Euan Doidge ( Les MisérablesKinky Boots) is Pippin’s half-brother Lewis.
Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from Stephen Schwartz, the composer of WICKED and Godspell, PIPPIN has been lovingly crafted to become Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying musical. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and was hailed as “Astonishing. A PIPPIN for the 21st century. Dazzling and awe-inspiring.” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. 


HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

Walking Group: Teresa Urbanski  Mob: 0405 034 296

Our next Probus Club walk is on Friday 27th November.
Leisurely coastal walk from Barrack Pt. along formed path and part of Shellharbour Beach to Windang Bay and return. 

Further information is available from coordinator Teresa Urbanski on 0405 034 296.