Cooloola Coast club celebrates Probus Month

Bruce, Arthur and Daryl at the Community Bus fundraiser.

Bruce, Arthur and Daryl at the Community Bus fundraiser.

Katrina van den Brenk

October is deemed to be Probus Month for Probus Clubs all over the world and we’d planned to have a picnic and games day at Norman Point on 1 October – Probus Day – but bad weather intervened.

Did you see the Probus flag displayed in Tin Can Bay, or Smithfield Street in Gympie lit in Probus blue during the month?

Our members were disappointed with the cancellation of our own event but did however band together to attend activities such as the Tin Can Bay Branch’s High Tea at Cathy House for funding bursaries for local school students, and also a morning tea in the Wesleyan Church Hall on Southside.

At the latter, entertainment was provided by singer Brad Sorensen, keeping those attending tapping their toes. That event was to raise funds for the Community Bus. We don’t raise funds ourselves, but we do like to support other community groups.

Glenda Johannessen was inducted as a new member at our October meeting and warmly welcomed. We look forward to welcoming more new members, people of semi-retirement or retirement age who want to make new friends, expand their interests and enjoy their retirement. Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.

Meetings are held each second Monday of the month at 2pm at the Sandcastle Motel in Tin Can Bay, and include a break for afternoon tea and a chat.

For more details please contact our President Daryl on 0416 739 324 or Secretary Katrina at

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