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Our trip to Matakana Island

Tauranga Vision Probus Club

September April 20122013 Editor: Editor: Everett NeilNeil Everett

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The President’s Message

On the ocean beach

Lunch time

Ready to leave for return trip

The forecast was for rain & the sky was dark and ominous, but 20 brave Probians gathered at the bridge marina for a trip to Matakana Is. We boarded the Kewpie 2 & cruised over to Matakana, having morning tea en route, thanks to Phyllis. We transferred to the 20seater school bus which took us for ******** At a rent-a-boat company, the Boss roared into the microphone: "Boat 99, your hour is now up, please head in at once." An employee walks up to him and says: "We only have 75 boats, sir. There is no boat 99." The Boss then said into the microphone: "Boat 66, are you in trouble?" Page 4

a tour of the local sights, ending up at Mary’s place for a delicious finger food lunch. Their property is surrounded on three sides by the Tauranga Harbour with a little jetty where brides-to-be disembark from their water taxis. After lunch we returned to the boat which took us back to Tauranga (& it didn’t rain!).

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Tauranga Vision Probus Newsletter September 2013

It seems Spring has sprung - in Tauranga anyway! At the time of writing, apart from a bit of wind and rain, we seem to have missed the recent weather bomb that passed over most of the South Island and a good deal of the North Island. How fortunate we are to live in Tauranga with its mostly temperate climate. After today, only one further meeting at Bureta before our big move in November and, more importantly, only two more great Bureta dinners! We are going to miss those but I’m

sure dinner at the Armitage will prove to be just as enjoyable. Apparently the Wednesday trip to Matakana Island went very well, although the Thursday trip had to be cancelled due to inclement weather being forecast. Do make sure that after any trips you view Neil’s photographs, which he promptly downloads onto the club’s website! They are always excellent. A warm welcome to the four new members being inducted today; it is pleasing to have such people joining our club on a regular basis.


Dates for your Diary

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President’s Message Dates for your Diary

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Editorial, Membership This & Next Month, Rotorua Trip

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Marita Phillips—President.

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Dinner at Bureta Rotorua trip Labour Day meeting Operatunity Concert Shopping at The Base Christmas lunch

Fraud, Last Meeting Matakana Trip report Tauranga Vision Probus Newsletter September 2013


Recently I was able to view some old Newsletters from 1994-5 when Peter Dibble was the President. At that time we had a membership of 220 & a waiting list of 27. There were 18 Clubs in Tauranga; today there are 20. A car rally was organized and we had a sister club at Coffs Harbour in NSW, Australia. There were, in addition to the Groups we have today, Cards, Dancing, Golf, Indoor Bowls, Scrabble, and Singers. This year Lesley started an Art Group. Being a member of a small group is the best way to get to know people. Does anyone feel like resurrecting any from the list above, or starting another different group?

Neil Everett—Editor

This Month

Ice Breaker: Bob Maslin Speaker: A speaker from Tower Insurance will tell us about recent changes in the insurance industry. Closing Thought: Allan Robert

Next Month

Ice Breaker: Ron Phipps Speaker: Christine Norton from Forget-Me-Not Life Stories speaking on ‘Personal Histories’. Closing Thought: Anne Powell Page 2

Rotorua Trip Thurs, 17th Oct. Phyllis has arranged a trip to Rotorua where we will visit a rejuvenated Museum in the Govt Gardens, have a two course lunch at Parkside, and finish the day with a cruise on Lake Rotoiti. The coach leaves Bureta car park at 8.30am and returns about 4.30pm Only $60 which includes lunch, & morning tea by the lake.


Membership: 143: 100 present, including 4 visitors at August meeting. Add to Phone List: Thea Lowe 194 Te Hono St Maungatapu. Ph. 544 0291 Jim & Chris Schwarz 10 Kotuku Place Matua. Ph. 576 7339 Change: Peter & Marita Phillips IA 194/112 Carmichael Rd Bethlehem. Ph. 579 1167 Remove: June Veail 68 8th Ave, Ph 578-3311 ********

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.

Tauranga Vision Probus Newsletter September 2013

Make sure even the smallest amounts are correct. Identity thieves often start with small amounts to check if you are paying attention. If you think that something is amiss, investigate it straight away.

Fraud, etc. Further advice on Security from Don Parkes…..

Mobile Phone

Yes, you have to secure your mobile phone. The latest cell phones are actually tiny computers with increasing functionality. It will have all sorts of information about your work and private activities. So a mobile phone is a very valuable tool for an identity thief. Unless your phone is secure, anyone who has it can gain access to your contacts and to get information about who you are and what you do. Don’t store sensitive information on your mobile phone. You should particularly avoid storing: -Internet banking information, bank balance and card number. -Private or job-related emails. -Passwords and PINs. Increase the security on your phone by: -Using a PIN or a password. -Encrypting the phone if this is available. -Contact your phone company and block your account if your phone is lost or stolen. -Check your phone bills. Page 3

Last Meeting

Icebreaker: Joy Camp shared with us her experiences in England during WW2 Speaker: Colleen Mullins, a retired policewoman, spoke of her life in the police force in the last century. Closing Thought: Rita Owens: Volunteers are not paid—not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

For Shopaholics

Bethlehem Coachlines are running a bus to The Base on Saturday, 16th November, leaving Bureta at 9am & returning about 4.30pm. If interested, contact Phyllis, 576-6282. *********

What a Beautiful Day My face in the mirror Isn't wrinkled or drawn. My house isn't dirty. The cobwebs are gone. My garden looks lovely And so does my lawn. I think I might never Put my glasses back on.

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