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Moruya Probus: A hat-trick for Max

IN keeping with the current cricket conversation, Max Hogno scored a sort of hat-trick at the annual meeting of Moruya Probus Club on Tuesday…he was elected for his third term as president.

It was a decision made unanimously by members. Max, a life member of the club, had previously served two non-consecutive presidencies.

The other offices were filled without any opposition too, being: Vice president Netta Berringer, secretary Di Montgomerie, treasurer Bruce Imrie, activities officer Carol Imrie, guest speaker organiser David Petts, tours officer Barbara Dorman, welfare officer Geoff Grey, newsletter editor Ingrid Petts and publicity Eric Wiseman.

After the election it was decided that the annual membership fee should remain at $25 and the joining fee $5.

Before stepping down to allow the chair to be taken by David Suttor, retiring president Vince Fisher said the past year had been a fulfilling and rewarding one. The club’s financial position was sound, he said, and membership growing. There had been enjoyable and memorable outings and fascinating speakers at the monthly meetings.

Vince also proposed a letter of thanks to Moruya Golf Club for its support. “We get its services free,” he said, urging members to use the Club facilities to show appreciation. The letter will be sent.

During the monthly meeting Vince presented Gordon Wheatley with a twenty years’ membership badge, the only member to have received one so far, he said, though two more would qualify before the end of the year. Thanking him, Gordon said he had actually been a member for 24 years.

Earlier, at the monthly meeting, Barbara Dorman told members a proposed outing to Joadja, and the Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong area, was still being considered, but it would have to be a two-day trip, not one-day as previously thought. There was also the possibility of an outing to Murrumbateman in September or October. That would include visits to a winery and a brewery, she added.

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.

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