Tuesday drinks resume: The informal meetings over drinks will resume from 2.30 Tuesday 7th July, downstairs in the Belmont 16 Footers Club. All welcome.
Monthly Thursday Lunches: These have resumed, with the July 2 gathering, well attended, being held at the Gunyah Hotel, Belmont. The next lunch is scheduled for August 6 at VALENTINE BOWLING CLUB, and then 3rd September also at Valentine Bowling Club.
Craft Beers back on: The next gathering of the Craft beers boys will be held this coming Thursday 16th July at 5 pm (note later start) in the Boatshed Bar in the 16s Sailing club, followed by dinner at 6 with our partners. All welcome. The later start is because they club has changed the opening time.
The Walking Group has had a slight change of starting time, now commencing at 8 a.m. from the Belmont Baths, walking for an hour, followed by coffee at 9 am at Alejandros, opposite the Fire station.. All welcome.
Reminders from your Social Director, Ken:
+ Our Exec C’ttee met safely this week & have endorsed the following decisions on possible upcoming social events after careful consideration of the ever-changing Covid guidelines & our vulnerable age demographic.
+ Aug, Mon 24th , Tamburlaine Vineyard Tour & Taste has been CANCELLED for 2020
+ Sept, Mon 28th, Barefoot Bowls & Lunch, may turn into a lunch only at Valentine Bowls Club or Belmont Golf Club or be cancelled, depending on the Covid rules in Sept. As there will be no prepayment, this can be organised at short notice.
+ Oct, AWAY TRIP TO SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! The reasons are obvious & the Coach Co (CROWTHERS from Sydney) have been exceedingly co-operative. Our deposit has been returned & so all your payments can be returned to the 36 who committed to going. Treasurer Neil is working on how to do that for you. I have now made a tentative booking with Crowthers to do the trip in Oct, 2021 !
+ Nov, Mon 23rd , Men’s Cruise on ‘William the Fourth’ is still booked so more details later as things settle!
+ Dec, Mon 21st , Xmas Party at 16s: that date is still booked by us so let’s hope the 16s Club is back to normal & it will go ahead. We will all have to try & make it a great celebration of our survival of 2020!!!!
+ This email is mailed to those not using a computer so all members are informed. I’m sure you understand why there are still “may be” on some of these events. Final details will be emailed or phoned.
+ This morning (Friday) the Covid news for NSW is that rules for big events have been tightened (smaller numbers, seated only with no mingling, singing or dancing). Therefore, our club needs more SMALL EVENTS like our Walking Group or Craft Beer Group Or Thursday Lunch Group or Bowls Group or Ad Hoc neighbourly Coffee & Chat groups that have grown up. Any member or their partner can start one up & they will be supported by our Probus Management C’ttee. Here are some examples of small groups that exist in other Probus clubs: Cards, Games (scrabble/chess/Cluedo), Fishing, Photography, Books, Golfers, Wine Appreciation, Vintage/Classic Cars, Songsters, Cyclers, Park Picnickers, Car Rally Enthusiasts, Rugby Union Appreciation (I made that one up!!!) Why not start one up now & let me know about it?
+ I need an Assistant Social Director who can get involved now & take over in 2021 with mentoring from me ( if requested). Give me a ring with your commitment or suggestion.
Yours in Friendship, Fellowship, Fun (& continuing Good Health)KEN
+ Remember that our Online BSB Payment System has not changed: BSB No. 032510; Acct No:750123; Probus Club of Belmont; Add Surname & Event. Or Bring the correct amount in cash or cheque in an envelope with all your details to our monthly meeting.
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Online BSB Payment System has not changed: BSB No. 032510; Acct No: 750123; Probus Club of Belmont; Add Surname & Event.
Men’s Probus Belmont
Monthly Social Events
OUR AWAY TRIP: 19th -22nd October IS STILL ON
SPRINGTIME IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
[A 4 Day Southern Highlands coach tour staying at the Bundanoon Country Inn]
Highlights especially designed for our Probus Club:
· Short coach travel segments
· Sightseeing tourist sites on all 4 days (see Itinerary over), e.g. Berrima Courthouse, Fitzroy Falls & Robertson, Mt Annan Botanical Gardens
· Morning teas, dinners, bed & breakfasts & 1 lunch all included
· Ground floor motel accommodation in Resort with ‘Happy Hour’ location
· All listed attractions included (see Itinerary over), e.g. Gin & Champagne Tasting, Bradman Museum, Joadja Historical Village
· 5 Star luxury Coach with friendly, informative driver
· Crowthers Coach Co recommended by S H Council Tourist Centre
· Crowthers specialize in tours for Sydney Probus clubs but no extra charge for picking us up at Belmont!
· Minimum of 30 passengers required; maximum is 44
· Free time in Bowral to wander, shop, visit gardens or sit & relax.
· Available, of course, to partners, family & friends but members & their partners have the first option.
COST: $705.00 pp (twin share)
NB: Deposit of $70 pp required asap (a deposit is a commitment to go)The Coach company is holding off until July on final details. Therefore no further payments are needed till then. In July, Ken will be in contact with those who have booked, with your further payment requirements.
Room configurations: Queen rooms; Twin rooms; Family rooms
Ken Leslight (Social Director) 49465026