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Dear Fellow Probians

Spring has sprung, the flowers is riz, and there is pollen everywhere.

Friends often ask whether sore eyes are caused by one of the following:

  • A cold?
  • Flu?
  • Covid?
  • Hay fever?
  • Cricket-itis? Cricket-itis?

Well, yes perhaps the latter.

For good or evil, when I moved to Deepdene, my present to myself was a tv in my bedroom (actually in the foot of my bed).

This is both a blessing and a curse: it is wonderful for watching the end of a late night movie, a soccer game from across the world or indeed the recent cricket match in India, but it is terrible having to get up after only a few hours of sleep. So, the next time you see someone looking a bit blurry eyed, ask what was on the telly in the wee small hours of the night before!

Incidentally- did you know that scientists have discovered that the dinosaurs died out on a spring day in the late Cretaceous period.

Perhaps they opened their wardrobes only to find that their outfits from the previous summer no longer fitted….

By the time that you read this many of us will have taken part in pre-Christmas break up parties and now will be celebrating the end of another fruitful year. Cycling, walking, sewing, games, reading, travel both vicariously and in person, chatting, dining, footy tipping, golf and watching movies are all activities we have shared during the year and will continue to enjoy in 2024.

In addition, we have had an amazing range of excellent speakers who have both entertained and educated us.

A heartfelt thank you to all of our Convenors and Committee members, including Bern who is the newsletter editor.

Thanks also to Mike for organising the Melbourne Cup sweeps so very efficiently (and he ensured that the President did not draw a winning horse.)

The bbq and bowls evening will be over and I am sure will have been a great success whether or not we bowled. Another opportunity for members to get to know each other better.

Our Christmas lunch is coming up and is the last meeting for 2023. It should be a lovely celebration to finish what has been a great year for our Probus Club. We have a number of new members to welcome for the first time this year.

We still need a few more members including new members to put their hands up to fill Committee positions and/or share these tasks. Perhaps you could call one of us before we call you…

Please don’t forget that there is no meeting at NBBC on December 4th.

Very much looking forward to seeing you all at the Kew Golf Club from 12 noon onwards on December 11th.

Our first meeting for 2024 is on Monday February 6th.

A reminder that all group activities must be listed in our Newsletter in order that members (and visitors) are covered by PSPL insurance.

Best wishes

Carole Williams



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