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Combined Probus Club of Lara Inc. (A0041548N) PO Box 301, LARA, Victoria 3212 Australia

November 2012 Probus Newsletter Constitutional Matters (see insert) PROPOSED Changes to the Probus Constitution (see insert).

Editor: Jeff Cahn 84 Smeaton Close LARA 3212 0419 822-110 Club No: 57873

Diary at a Glance Thu 8 November UT LD O SOPacific South

Probus South Pacific Ltd., has provided all clubs with advance information on proposed changes to the Standard Probus Club Constitution. As an Incorporated Club we are required to give members 21 days written notice of any proposed changes to the Constitution. The proposed changes have been publicly displayed on the club notice board at the October meeting. Copies were made available to members upon request at the October meeting. Please refer to the insert provided within this newsletter.

Wed 14 November

Voting upon these Constitution amendments will be included under Agenda items for the General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21 November 2012.

Tarndwarncoort Homestead

Geelong Cup Meeting

Committee Meeting 09:30 Wed 21 November General Meeting 10:00 to Noon Bisinella Community Centre Thu 29 November Fri 7 December Geelong Heritage Walk Wed 12 December

THE Geelong Cup meeting had something for everyone from our monthly birthday celebrations, inductions of new members, half time celebrations including the sweeps being run for the great race call during the second half! Five members received their choccy present above and were all smiles even though they were a year older! Then we welcomed our newest members into the Club when President Val had the honour of inducting Mae Craig and Stan Douglas. After morning tea, the running of the Geelong Phantom Cup was held as a race call of the past twenty Geelong Cup winners went around the Geelong Racecourse. Many thanks to Terry Hynes who organised the call and we all clung to our tickets as we listened intently to a very exciting finish. Congratulations to the winners, mine’s a pint of Guinness thanks!

Christmas Lunch at Capri Fri 14 December Revisit to Bisinella Gardens Wed 16 January Breakfast at Sheraton Thu 7 February UT LD O O S Celtic Thunder Tue 26 March T U LD OBang Bang SOChitty Chitty

Editorial Note Easy payments for Activities: WHY have the problem of envelopes and cash when it is easier to pay for your activities by Direct Deposit. Club details are: BSB: 063 866 Account: 10072321

Just ensure you type in your surname and activity in the transaction description.

PROBUS - Tomorrow's Vision for Active Retirees

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Almoner Notice!

Lara Combined Probus

November 12 Newsletter

From the President’s Desk! Dear Probians I was delighted to see so many members take the opportunity to 'Dress for the Races' at our last meeting. Even though the Geelong Cup wasn’t on that day, we certainly made the day our own complete with an exciting 'Phantom Call' prepared from the last 20 winners of the race. My special thanks to Terry Hynes who arranged for this CD to be produced and for organising the Sweeps that took place. He was ably assisted by Wally Douglas and Ken Taylor. Thanks guys – well done! Thanks must also go to Barb Ingwersen for arranging the Dine-Out to the Little River Hotel. 50 members and friends were in attendance which was an excellent turn-out.

MARGARET Allen can be contacted on 5275-2345, if you know of a member who requires a caring call.

Morning Tea Roster

At our next meeting, we are required to vote on the proposed Amendments to the Standard Probus Club Constitution dated February 2008. With this newsletter, is an additional page detailing these proposed Amendments. Please take some time to consider them as voting will take place on Wednesday 21 November. Only members are entitled to vote on these amendments. As previously advised, our Christmas Lunch will be held at Capri Receptions on 12 December commencing at 12 noon until 3pm. The cost is $30/member and $35/nonmember. A 2 course lunch will be provided with drinks at bar prices. I encourage you to wear your dancing shoes as we have 'Band on the Run' providing the music. Names and payment are required at our November meeting. Please advise Lesley Wallis if you have any special dietary requirements. Anyone needing transport please contact Val on 52823663. Our next 'Out & About' will take place on Friday 7 December which should be an interesting walk with a guide hearing about Geelong’s history. At the conclusion, we will have morning tea at Four Points and then a ride on the Carousel. The cost is $12 per person. Names at November meeting.

ROSTER for Wed 21 November Aileen Clarke Marie Robertson

Nov Birthdays

In organising these functions, whether it is an 'Out & About', a Dine-Out or Trips & Tours, we need an active committee. As some committee members will not be continuing next year, I would ask you to consider assisting your club in any role that may suit, therefore enabling our club to continue providing events for our members. Over the last two meetings, we have welcomed 4 new members those being Col & Ros Botten, Mae Craig and Stan Douglas. I look forward to seeing you at future outings. For those people on the trip to Tocumwal, we will be visiting some interesting places and attractions and hopefully enjoy some warmer weather.

Guest Speaker : Matthew Shanks HOST Peter Wallis will be introducing Matthew Shanks, from Life Diabetes to talk to us about the different types of diabetes and the wonderful Life prevention programme in November.

Committee Contacts! 08 09 09 25 29

John Thompson Terri Bubb Pam Christou John Coggle Terry Hynes

Email Addresses PROBIANS, please send me a ‘test email’ to to enable me to record your correct email address for periodical notices and updates when required.

5282-3663 5282-2425 5282-3936 5282-3574 5282-3278 5275-2345 5282-1741 5282-8140 5282-1245 5282-2110 5282-8417 5282-1651 5282-2052

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

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

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Trips & Tours


Cape Otway Light Station: Thu 11 October

Thu 8 November 13:00 Matinee

WITH the weather forecast looking grim for the day all thirty members and friends on the tour rugged up expecting a bleak cold and rainy day. Stopping at Lorne for morning tea by the sea was brisk but most enjoyable. On through the beautiful Otway's to Apollo Bay, Marengo, and Lavers Hill was a delight before finally turning off onto the Cape Otway Light station Road. Our tour guide at the Station was a wealth of information about the many buildings still standing and being utilised for various activities. He also gave informative input into the shipwrecks and treacherous conditions experienced along this part of the Victorian coast. The rain came but this did not deter our climb up the many steps to the top of the lighthouse. Our senior club member, Lindsay, was determined to make it to the top and experience the beauty of this remarkable countryside and coastline from the highest possible point. Well done Lindsay. A very enjoyable and diverse lunch was offered at the conclusion of the tour. We stopped on the return journey to experience first hand the devastation of the Manna gums by the resident Koala colony (as reported in the Addie). We do hope something can be done soon to alleviate this condition. Home to Lara approx 5.00 pm after a most enjoyable and informative day. Thank you Alan for organising another great outing.

UT! O D L SO BOARD the 10:43 VLine train at Lara Railway Station to Spencer Street. Enjoy a light lunch in Melbourne and the show at 13:00. Thu 7 February 19:30 Start


Tarndwarncoort Homestead: Thu 29 November TARNDWARNCOORT and Polwarth Stud at Warncoort is historically significant as the home of one of the earliest Western District families, who have been notable in the wool-growing industry, farming and community life in the Western District over several generations. The kiosk will be open for morning tea and after the tour, a two course meal at the Winchelsea Hotel.

MEMBERS to make their own way to The Arena for a 19:30 start. Tue 26 March 13:00 Matinee

Transport is by members’ vehicles. Cars to depart Lara Pool at 08:00 and payment to Alan by November meeting.

Out & About Geelong Heritage Walk: Fri 7 December, 10:00


VISITING places such as Wool Museum, Deakin, Johnston Park, Art Gallery etc., There will be one guide for approximately five people giving the option of splitting into groups according to fitness! We finish with morning tea at Four Points Sheraton and then take a ride on the carousel. Further details at November meeting. Revisit to Bisinella Gardens: Fri 14 December, 10:00 Bring morning tea.

Dine Out Christmas Lunch: Wed 12 December CHRISTMAS Luncheon booked for Wednesday 12 December at Capri Receptions in North Geelong. A two course luncheon will be provided. The cost is $30:00 for members, $35:00 for non-members.

BOARD the 10:43 VLine train at Lara Railway Station to Spencer Street. Enjoy a light lunch in Melbourne and the show at 13:00.

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.

November 2012 Newsletter  


November 2012 Newsletter