End of an era as Probus closes its doors THE Four Villages Probus Club came to an end last Friday, after 24 years of speakers, interstate trips and friendship. Forty-two members attended the final meeting at Ocean Grove Bowling Club, many of whom were sorry to see it go. “It’s a sad day for us,” said member Lois Gray. The club has travelled
Probus members gather for the final time. much of Australia, going done most of Victoria in as far as Ballina in NSW, our trips,” said founding the Flinders ranges in and former member Bob SA and Tasmania during Osbourne. yearly trips. “I think we’ve The club began in May
1991 however numbers have declined and the club lost about a dozen members to ill health and death 2009, according to Mr Osbourne. “We’re all getting a bit old,” current member Stan Spragg, who joined with his wife Carol 10 years ago. “We were the youngest at that time – the sad thing is we are still the youngest.”
OCEAN Grove beach is flying high as a tourist destination – but it is also taking tourists to other destinations. Virgin Australia has named one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft after our Victorian seaside town as the final aircraft to be rebranded with livery replacing the old Virgin Blue colours. Ocean Grove – otherwise known as VHVUL – joins other coastal locations such as Manly Beach, Bryon Bay and Snapper Rocks as names for the newly painted aircraft. A spokesperson said that the locations chosen were all ‘bodies of water or beaches’ and that: “It (Ocean Grove) was chosen because it is a pristine stretch of coastline and a nice community.” She said the aircraft would keep the name permanently. The Ocean Grove Beach aircraft will serve mainly domestic routes but will also cross the
Surf movie and music in park
THE next open air cinema night is a surf movie - this Saturday night. This will feature Chasing Mavericks. The evening will start with some live, laid back music from Matt O'Dwyer (pictured above) along with free face painters. There will also be stalls selling coffee, slushies, Dutch pancakes, fairy floss and a sausage sizzle. Bring along your surf wagons and enjoy our popular event on March 7.
Performance space open next month Tasman for short-haul overseas flights to New Zealand. The aircraft was stripped down to bare metal before being repainted with 260 litres of paint by 18 painters over 11 days. To mark the occasion, Virgin Australia released a time-lapse video of Townsville-based company Flying Colours providing the new look. To watch the Ocean Grove Beach aircraft being stripped down and then repainted in the new livery go to http://youtu. be/rBcjhqWigK8.
Captain Brett Rosewall stands in front of the Ocean Grove Beach Boeing 737-800.
Toy library grant approved
Knox, Georgia and Nate at Ocean Grove Toy Library.
OCEAN Grove families will be the winners from a $15,000 grant to improve Ocean Grove Toy Library. The volunteer organisation secured the money as part of Carlisle Homes’ most recent round of community grants. It will be used to transform the toy library’s space at the Boorai Centre and expand its range of
quality, educational and fun toys. Coordinator Yvette Anderson said shelving and display changes, new storage containers and toys would be rolled out over the next four months. “This grant will transform the space we have and make it a more functional, spacious and smooth design filled with amazing toys and fun for little ones,” Yvette said.
Continued from front page. The Ocean Grove Park is the perfect place for every local to use and enjoy such a facility.” There will be Park and Association appointed Pavilion committee members available to answer any questions. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Grove Pavilion Management Committee Chair, Jon Mamonski is keen to make sure locals get to use the venue. "The diary for bookings will be available on Open House Day so if your school or community group would like to book the stage or the Green Room, come along and check out the facilities”. The official launch will take place on the following Saturday 18 April with live entertainment from 4pm and an orchestral concert from 7.15pm including international soprano Sally Wilson and later, Peter Byrne’s Hot August Night Show with the 30-piece Grove Pavilion Orchestra.