Mayor attends Probus Club birthday meeting

The Combined Probus Club of Burnside was delighted to welcome Her Worship the Mayor of Burnside, Anne Monceaux, recently to its 12th Birthday celebrations. After the traditional cutting of the Birthday cake by the Mayor (within COVID restrictions, of course!), members and guests were entertained by a 22-strong Cornish Choir, offering an excellent and very enjoyable range of music from great movie themes to Australiana.

The Club, with around 90 male and female members, provides an exceptional selection of interests promoting friendship and fellowship. Among these are a Book Club, Bridge Club, day tours, coffee mornings and guest speakers.

Guest speakers in past months have included journalist Lainie Anderson telling of the 1919 race from England to Australia by Sir Keith and Ross Smith in the Vimy Vickers aircraft; a speaker who told of the history of the Cameleers in Central Australia; a lady from the Koala Sanctuary who brought along one of her koala charges to meet members; a specialist in antiques; and many others.

Day tours have included bus trips to The Cube at d’Arenberg Wines, to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, to Dunluce Castle at Brighton, to the Aviation Museum at Port Adelaide, to St Francis Xavier Cathedral followed by a wine and cheese tasting at Tomich Wines; to the David Roche Museum; and shortly a Dolphin Cruise and a trip to Victor Harbor and the Cockle Train – all with lunch to follow at suitable venues.

The Club meets normally on the second Monday of the month (the third Monday if a Public Holiday intervenes!) at the Beaumont Bowling Club, Devereux Road, Linden Park, from 10 am to 12 noon. Visitors are most welcome. The Club’s Secretary, Dawn Thorp, can be contacted on 0400 886 483 to arrange a visit.

Contact for further information - (Mrs) Dawn Lamont, President, Combined Probus Club of Burnside Inc. Mobile: 0409 797 615

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