The 29th birthday of the Grenfell Combined Probus Club was celebrated on October 16 with a luncheon at the Grenfell Bowling Club. Visitors were in attendance from Forbes Ladies and Cowra Ladies Probus and representatives of Grenfell Rotary.
President Les Schaeffer welcomed all 74 present and Vice President Coral Mitton asked everyone to stand for a Minute’s Silence in memory of members Jane Hayer and Meg Grant.
Sisters Elaine Pereira and Gwen Clark led the singing of a Probus Welcome Song and George Walker then said Grace prior to the meal. A business announcement during the meal reminded Grenfell members that our own Christmas luncheon will be held on Monday December 11 and that bookings and payments will be taken at our November meeting, with a cost of $15, placed in an envelope, please. Members were also invited to the Rotary Club International Night on November 29 at 6.30 pm at the Bowling Club with RSVP to Sue Armstrong on 63431283 by 22.11.2017
All present were delightfully entertained by Greg Brodrick, a humorous poet from Young, throughout the afternoon and he was thanked by Coral Mitton and presented with a gift of appreciation. Our birthday cake, made and decorated by Coral Mitton, with another by Esma Baker, was cut by our newest member Gwen Reynolds and our oldest member Kathleen Smith. The floral and table decorations by Joan Eppelstun, Coral Mitton, Ruth McKellar and Pam Holland were much admired.
Next was the presentation of lucky door prizes, organised by Joan Eppelstun, with help in the draw by Pam Holland, and the main prize of a fruit tray was won by Joan McDonald.
This was followed by thanks from President Les to all who had helped in any way to facilitate the celebration. The afternoon concluded with all joining in the Closing Song “Till we meet again”, again led by Gwen and Elaine.
Our next meeting will be held on Monday, November 20, with Ted and Joan Smith and Graham and Cherie Pattrick on the morning tea roster and Sue Simpson and Helen Watt on the door roster.
Probus always welcomes expressions of interest to join us for Friendship, Fellowship and Fun and visitors are welcome. We meet monthly, for inquiries phone President Les Schaefer on 02 63431274.