TUESDAY was “Bring a friend” day for Moruya Probus and members brought along six of them. They were welcomed by president Vince Fisher who said he hoped they would come again.
He told them Probus was an organisation for retired business and professional people. “We observe three ‘fs’, he told them, “fun, fellowship and friendship.”
After a couple of jokes by Ken Macintyre members were told something about the Animal Welfare League. The League was formed 55 years ago to provide care for abandoned, neglected and mistreated companion animals with the Eurobodalla branch one of 13 State-wide. Anyone interested could contact it on 0410 016 612.
As has been routine for the last few meetings president Vince called for volunteers to fill the only vacant position on the committee. Max Hogno, a former president, said he would do it…but just for one year.
Impending luncheon outings were discussed, the next one to be at the Dairy Shed, Bodalla, as was the possibility of theatre outings to Canberra and Sydney. Tours officer Barbara Dolman said the long discussed outing to Albion Park was a definite, with the bus to leave Apex Park, Moruya, at eight-o’clock on the morning of June 7. “It will be a wonderful day,” Barbara forecast.
Member John Brown then told the meeting something of his experiences working for the Commonwealth Taxation Office in Melbourne and Canberra. He went into problems of promotion and some of the unusual co-workers he had encountered.
Moruya Probus meets at Moruya Golf Club at ten-o’clock on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
There are many advantages with being a member of Probus. Apart from meeting new friends, and sometimes some old ones, there are opportunities of being involved in outings. There are discounts for some members with restaurants and hotels and more reasonable travel insurance rates that seniors may otherwise be offered.