NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015 Ladies Probus Club of the Upper Blue Mountains Inc PO Box 7265, Leura 2780 www.probusladiesbluemountains.net This publication is solely for the information and interest of members of the Ladies Probus Club of the Upper Blue Mountains Inc. and adjoining Probus Clubs therein and is not available to, and may not be used by, any outside person for any reason whatsoever. President: Caroline Stanton Secretary: Rosalie Rolfe Treasurer: Ann Norman Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at Leura Golf Club, Sublime Point Road, Leura, commencing at 10:00am sharp. BUSINESS AND SOCIAL NEWS Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies’ Probus Club of the Upper Blue Mountains Inc. will be held on Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 at 10:00am at the Leura Golf Club, Sublime Point Road, Leura to transact the following business: (1) To confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 18 March, 2014; (2) To receive the reports of the President and Treasurer on the activities of the Club during the financial year ending 31 December, 2014; (3) To elect office bearers of the Club and ordinary Committee Members for the ensuing year; (4) To receive and consider the financial statement that is required to be submitted to members pursuant to 26(6) of the Act of the Association Incorporation Bill as amended, 1984; (5) To notify members of subscription fees and meeting fees for the ensuing year; (6) To appoint an Auditor for the ensuing year; (7) To deal with any general business raised by members. *The Capricorn Club held it’s annual Birthday Luncheon Party with eighteen people attending. Balloons, presents and a scrumptious birthday cake helped make it a good time. We look forward to welcoming even more Capricorns next January - Anthea Mitchell, President Capricorn Club. *Welcome to our new member, Annette Thomas who was inducted at the Christmas Party. Annette, we hope you have a great time in Probus and enjoy the friendship of the various activities of the Club. *The January morning tea picnic get together held at Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls was again very popular with a good ‘roll-up’ of members who enjoyed a very relaxing morning tea with friends on a typical Mountain’s summer day. *On a sad note. During the Christmas break, Lesley Geoghegan, one of our non-active members passed away. Today’s speakers Birthday Greetings Five Minuter: There is no Five Minuter today Guest Speaker: Suzanne Voytas: Family History You Can’t Find Everything on the Internet Future Speakers: 18 March - No guest speaker. AGM and Changeover 15 April - Probus Interest Groups - ‘Show and Tell’ Welfare News Happy Birthday to our members who are celebrating their ‘special day’ Wendy Briggs, Mary Chernov, Dorothy Clampett, Lynnie Eccleston, Monica Flynn, Gwynne Kuypers, Sandra McDonald, Annette Pankhurst, Christine Rhind, Beryl Riley, Marion Wellington, Barbara Wilson. Carolyn Stanford’s best reads Thinking of You cards were sent to Bette Nicholson, Beryl Riley, Margaret Wiles and Adrienne Brown. A Condolence card was sent to Jill Smith. If you know of any member who needs a ‘cheery’ note or maybe ‘a note’ to celebrate a happy event, please contact Charmian Corbett Best Read: The Blue Mile by Kim Kelly Thriller: Death Angel by Linda Fairstein Australian Author: Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth General Fiction: China Dolls by Lisa See Crime: The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham Romance/Saga: Colours of Gold by Kaye Dobbie Books, Magazines and CD Sales Bring and buy at our monthly sales: Magazines and soft covers - 50¢; Hardcovers - $1.00. (Please, only books in good condition); CD’s - $2.00. Great bargains! Thank you all for your support! Club Activity News Between the Covers Book Club Knitting Group Meets on the first Tuesday of the month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at various members’ homes. Caroline Stanford Meets at Beryl’s home on the first Wednesday of the month between 10:00am and midday. Beryl Riley Card Group Probirds Singing Group Meets at the Leura Golf Club every Monday. Play commences at 1:00pm. Join us for lunch on the first Monday of the month at midday. Everyone welcome. Chris Rhind /Jan Hilder Meets at the BM Retirement Village, 2 Queens Rd. Katoomba on the first and third Monday of the month between 4:00pm and 5:00pm Everyone is welcome. Robyn Hunter Patchwork and Quilting Group Quilts and Coffee Group Meets at Charmian’s home on the second Wednesday of the month between 10:00am and 12:30pm. Charmian Corbett Next meeting will be at Everglades, Leura on Monday 23 February 10:00am and 12.00. Come join us for fun and friendship making quilts for local charities. Nerida Benson Discussion Group Fitness Group Meets at Leura Golf Club on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm. Coral Ewan (1st)/Diana Tonner Meets at Wentworth Falls Country Club, Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls each Wednesday at 3:30pm. Please wear ‘comfy’ shoes and clothes!!! Jeanette Treloar Knitted Rugs Public Speaking Group Knitters who have suffered ‘withdrawal symptoms’ - more wool is available today! If you would like to knit squares for rugs, wool and instructions are at the back of the meeting room. Sue Newbury Meets at the home of Janice Light on the last Thursday of the month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm Monica Flynn Friday Lunch Scrabble Group The next lunch will be on Friday, 13 February at ‘Zest’, The Mall, Leura. Our booking is for 12:30pm. Everyone welcome. Please ’phone Caroline by 09 March. Carolyn Stanford Meets at Wanda’s home on the first and third Thursday of the month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Wanda Heffernan Sunday Lunch Activity Groups The next lunch will be on 22 February at Megalong Valley Tearoom, Megalong Valley. Our booking is for 12:00pm. Everyone is welcome. To be included in the booking Veronica Dallas / Louise Langereis If you haven’t joined an activity group (or two, or...), well, the activities on this page give you some wonderful opportunities to join in the fun (and sometimes in between all the chatter and coffee we actually learn a thing or two!!!) Join a group!!! It’s a terrific way to meet more members!!!!! ‘Ramblers’ Bush Walking Group ‘Amblers’ Bush Walking Group Meets every Tuesday in Grose St Leura (bet. Megalong & Grose Sts) at 9:00am (8:30am AEDT). Programme is on the website. Robyn Artup Meets every Tuesday at the Katoomba Falls Reserve at 9:00am no matter what the weather is! Walk and coffee or just coffee. Beryl Riley Out and About Contacts: Pam Williams (tours) and Adrienne Brown (shows) Please note that tickets purchased by the Tours Committee, ie shows, exhibitions and excursions are non-refundable. If you cannot attend and have paid for the ticket, please arrange to sell or pass your ticket onto someone else. For all tours/shows please check the Notice Board or pick up a flyer. *19 March: Tarana Pub: Depart Leura 9:30am. Further information on flyer from the Tour’s Desk. *29 April: Chifley Homestead Bathurst and lunch at The Hub. Depart Leura 8:30am. Further information on flyer from the Tour’s Desk. *May: The Hydro Majestic Dumpling Bar *22 July: Les Misérables. Capitol Theatre. 1:00pm session. Cost $60.00. $10.00 deposit required.
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