The Blockhouse Bay Ladies Probus Club’s year has commenced with a programme of renewed interest for its members. At the AGM in March Shirley Shadbolt, who has been President for the past two years, handed over the reins to Georgie Anderson, and the committee elected to plan our meetings for the current year includes Vonnie Duffy, Merril Hogben, Olwyn Hume, Lynne Leaming, Lesley McCullough, Elaine Penn, Val Petrie, Ann Stankovich, Norma Taylor and Judy Thornley.
The club was established in November 1993 and is mainly comprised of retired folk looking to extend their interests now they have a little more time to take part in extra-curricular activity. Over the years a wide variety of topics has been presented for its members who come from all walks of life. The demand for membership several years ago was such that a waiting list was created, and members had to wait for a vacancy to occur before membership could be enacted, but these days membership can be taken up straight away.
Meetings are held at the BHB Community Centre on the second Friday of each month, commencing with formalities and morning tea followed by a guest speaking on a topic of local interest. On the fourth Friday of each month a coach outing is enjoyed to some interesting venues; usually in March a ‘mystery’ outing is arranged with the travellers’ curiosity being extended while en route to see who can guess the eventual destination.
The committee of twelve meets at the beginning of each month to consider programme ideas, to present a variety of activities for our folk.
Further information is available from our membership team: Elaine Penn (626 6949), Merril Hogben (817 1464) and Ann Stankovich (817 8545)