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Editor: Jeff Cahn 84 Smeaton Close LARA 3212 0419 822-110 smeaton5@netspace.net.au Club No: 57873

Probus Newsletter April Report

May 2012

Diary at a Glance Wed 9 May 12 Committee Meeting 09:30 Wed 16 May 12 General Meeting 10:00 to Noon

JUDY Mather (pictured) with Karen Knuckey addressed our April meeting about her personal organ donation to save a life. ‘Donate Life’ is an organisation that guides people on how to donate their organs, the registration process and the family discussion.

Guest Speaker: Mark Whyte Parks Victoria (You Yangs) Wed 23 May 12 Day Trip to Maryborough

More information can be found at http://www.donatelife.gov.au/

09:00 depart

Guest Speaker: Mark Whyte Parks Victoria (Host: Lindsay Dunsmuir)

http://www.stationantiques.com/

PARKS Victoria is a statutory authority, created by the Parks Victoria Act 1998 and reporting to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. We are responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

Wed 13 Jun 12 Noon for 12:30 The Purple Duck Restaurant http://www.purpleduck.com.au/ Wed 27 Jun 12 Theatre Outing to ‘Annie’ Fri 27 Jul 12 Tram/Boat trip $38:00/p http://tramboat.com.au/

Parks Victoria is committed to delivering works on the ground across Victoria’s park network to protect and enhance park values. It is our primary responsibility to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations.

Tue 28 Aug 12

We manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.

Editorial Note

We work in partnership with other government and non-government organisations and community groups such as the Department of Sustainability and Environment, catchment's management authorities, private land owners, friends groups, volunteers, licensed tour operators, lessees, research institutes and the broader community. Healthy Parks Healthy people is at the core of everything we do. Parks and nature are an important part of improving and maintaining health, both for individuals and the community. Parks Victoria has a clear role to play in connecting people and communities with parks.

Aircraft Museum, Point Cook http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/

The proposed new Lara Probus Website is ready to rock and roll and will be launched soon! You will be able to download the monthly newsletter from the website when it is operational. It will also show ‘breaking news’ as it happens to keep members really up to date all the time… Wow!!

PROBUS - Tomorrow's Vision for Active Retirees


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Almoner Notice!

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From the President’s Desk! Dear Probians It was indeed very pleasing to see so many members and visitors at our April meeting. We had a full house – no spare chairs. The 7 apologies from members were filled by our regular visitors. Good to see Murray Devlin and Joan Earl back with us again.

Margaret Allen can be contacted on 5282-2345, if you know of a member who requires a caring call.

Morning Tea Roster

As you will see when you receive this newsletter, it is in an entirely different format thanks to our Newsletter Editor Jeff Cahn. He has some exciting ideas for the future. This includes our own website which is only waiting on availability through the State Library Vic.Net. 1 ticket is available for Annie in June. Please contact Peter Wallis 52828417. Jill Arney provided us with a wonderful story based on the Anzac theme. She then introduced Barb Ingwersen who spoke of her involvement with the commencement of the Lara Happenings and how it has developed to its current format. Rosie Hollis spoke of her excitement in reading a book titled ‘BYPASS’ based on stories about the Hume Highway heading to North East Victoria – an area which gave us 3 VC winners.

Roster for Wed 16 May 12 Jill Arney Cathy Frequin

May Birthdays

Our speakers representing Transplant Australia were Judy and Karen who told us their stories of receiving and donating organs. They are involved with Donatelife which raises funds for sending athletes to the Transplant Games. As mentioned by Judy, talk to your family about Organ Donation so that they are familiar with your wishes. 22 Probians and 2 friends enjoyed a tour of the Bisinella gardens with Mrs. Marina Bisinella as our guide. It is certainly a well maintained garden of considerable size along with chooks and birds. A revisit is planned for early December when the garden will be in full bloom. By the time you receive your newsletter, 22 members will have travelled to the Western District for the ‘Harrow by Night’ experience along with visiting country towns nearby. I look forward to seeing some of you at our Morning Coffee on Friday 18 May at Xpresso Café Lounge in Lara for a catch-up.

Committee Contacts!

Lindsay Dunsmuir Gaye Smedley Noela Meade Marie Robertson Allan Barton Austin Henry Val Tonkin Marion Meyer

5282-3663 5282-2425 5282-3936 5282-3574 5282-3278 5275-2345 5282-1741 5282-8140 5282-2110 5282-8417 5282-1651 5282-2052

Val Tonkin Brian Harris Marilyn Joyce Doug Arney Pam Christou Margaret Allen Brenda Hearn Theresia Klaassens Jeff Cahn Peter Wallis Alan Smedley John Coggle

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Activities Almoner Assistant Secretary Membership Newsletter Guest Speakers Trips & Tours Immediate Past President


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Trips & Tours

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Dine Out

Day Trip to Maryborough: Wed 23 May 12

The Purple Duck

09:00: Depart from Lara Pool Noon: Two course lunch at the Station Café 13:00: Guided tour of Maryborough Cost is $42:00/p http://www.stationantiques.com/ There are seats still available. Contact Alan on 52821651 to book. Don’t miss out on this exciting trip to Maryborough. Tramboat Cruise to Williamstown: Tue 27 Jul 12 MORNING tea and a fish and chips lunch (yum yum) is included in this cruise from Waterfront City to Williamstown, where there will be a one hour break before returning. Cost: $38:00/p plus train fare for the 08:31 to Southern Cross Station. A minimum of 30 passengers is required to secure the Tramboat. Please forward all money to Wally Douglas by 30 Jun 12. This is one not to miss out on!

CUISINE: Mediterranean and European flavours dominate the menu that showcases the best local produce available Wed 13 Jun 12 Noon for 12:30 Cnr Bellarine Highway & Homestead Avenue Wallington http://www.purpleduck.com.au/

Show & Tell 2 JILL Arney shared an ANZAC short story/poem

Visit Point Cook Aircraft Museum: Tue 28 Aug 12 THERE will be a flying display at 13:00 weather and aircraft serviceability permitting. Transport there and back by car!

Out & About

Show & Tell The Happening of the Happenings!!! Barbara Ingwersen IN 1978, the Shire of Corio held a meeting to discuss the problems and future requirements of Lara. One of the ideas raised was to have a community newsletter to provide communication of matters to the community. Don Robinson’s Tuckerbag took on the co-ordinating and printing and in 1979, the first issue of 300 A4 copies was distributed through businesses which was to be on a monthly basis. Production was moved to the Lara Community Centre (LCC) upon opening in 1980 and advertising commenced to assist paying for production. This led to an A5 booklet being printed at the Gordon Institute of TAFE. Today, the LCC produces issues twice a month in a completely new 34 page format with 6,000 copies being distributed throughout the community. Thanks to Barbara’s efforts in the late 70s, we now have a community communication production which is unique to Lara.

Morning Coffee: Fri 18 May LET’S catch-up with each other at 10:00 and have a friendly cuppa and cake at our Morning Coffee at the Xpresso Café Lounge in Lara.

With Thanks THANK you to the Hon John Eren MLA and staff for permitting us to utilise his office for the printing of this newsletter on a monthly basis.

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