Taree Probus Club members are looking forward to attending State MP Stephen Bromhead’s Seniors Concert at Club Taree on March 5.
The President’ Barbecue will be held on March 26 at Cundletown Park, opposite the Post Office, following the club’s changeover meeting which is on March 18.
Taree Probus Club members had their final meeting of 2018 with a well attended Christmas luncheon, with wives, partners and friends. Following a short meeting, a series of trivia games were enjoyed with laughter and frivolity, before lunch was served.
Member George Shreeve is the club’s longest serving active member, having joined in 1985, serving on committee, then elected president in 1992, passed president in 1993, and other roles and valued member.
Norrie Spicer marks 30 years as a member this year.
The club’s first meeting of 2019 was well attended, with members looking forward to an exciting and interesting year of guest speakers, morning teas and activities.
Bruce Spence was the guest speaker at the first meeting.
Bruce is a regular correspondent for the Manning River Times with his column "Astronomy is Looking Up". He spoke of his interest in astronomy and our place in the universe.
He remembers fondly his early years in Nelson, New Zealand with his dad, and reading of discoveries with bigger telescopes. By living on Earth, we are part of a Solar System revolving around the sun. He went on to explain these revolutions and their effect on the night sky and the seasons throughout the year. Our grandchildren are aware of the effects of climate change and it's affect on our planet.
Galaxies of the Solar System are so amazing, the mystery around them will propel scientists to seek answers. Human nature is to look out in search of life on other planets.
Bruce concluded his talk by showing members a picture of Earth rising above the horizon of the moon, from 50 years ago this year, which was the American first landing on the moon.
Many questions from members followed. David Walker thanked Bruce for his contribution to the days meeting.
Members, their wives or partners enjoyed a morning tea at the Garden Grub Cafe, Wingham with lots of chatter about Christmas, holidays and the year ahead.
New members would be most welcome, any retired men interested in fun and fellowship are invited to come along to hear some interesting speakers, and have fun outings with like minded men. Please phone president John on 6556 1019 or Alan on 6553 9298.