All Club activities postponed until further notice …

A Letter from our President

Due to the current difficulties in the community with the Corona Virus, we propose to postpone all Club activities until further notice. This has become necessary due to the closure of LKCC to large group gatherings and the advice from PSPL, which recommends cancellation of activities for susceptible people. Personal distancing would be difficult in terms of our small groups, and several members have already advised they will not be
attending any planned activities at this time.

The activities are:

The General meeting planned for April 14th;

The Walking group – meeting this Thursday March 19th at Tee Box Cafe, Claremont;
The Mahjong Club – meeting each Friday at Duncraig Library;
The Coffee group – meeting next Tuesday March 24th at North Beach Deli;
The Book club – meeting next Tuesday March 24th at the home of Judy J;
The Painting group – meeting each Monday at the home of Judy McD;


Day trip to Moore River – March 27th

All these meetings will be rescheduled when circumstances permit.


Rob Meadows
Probus Club of Perth


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The role of new ‘reporter’ was overlooked today . . .

Unfilled role for 2020: ‘Reporter’

Unfortunately, I forgot to inform Leslie that Ray Purdy has retired after many years’ admirable service as  ‘reporter’. You can see what Ray provided each month as reporter simply by looking at the ‘Recent Speakers‘ page. We need a new reporter, in addition to all those roles filled today. Each report, typed in MSWord, is emailed to the website officer within about a week of each meeting, who adds it to the ‘Speakers’ page

If you would like to take on that role, reporting each month’s speaker in 300-400 of your own words of  easy-to-read text, perhaps with a link to a website, please let me or Leslie know. Otherwise, the matter will be canvassed at the April meeting.

Our email addresses are to be found on our ‘Members and Contacts’ page.

My apologies to all involved for overlooking this matter.

Ned Overton

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A new Calendar page has been added …

A new calendar page of Probus Club of Perth events for the remainder of 2019 has been added to the website. Go to Calendar of Events.

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Pokeweed: alert . . . read more

Biosecurity alert: Pokeweed

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a declared plant that is toxic to both humans and livestock. It is also an environmental weed, and can impact agricultural activities where it can contaminate produce.

The weed was found in December 2018 in the Balingup area, in the South West of Western Australia. This weed is found in other states but is not present in WA. A surveillance and eradication program is underway.

Read and see more at:


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Our recent Pearce Base visit . . . read more


Secretary Kevin has provided a few interesting pictures of our recent visit.

Click on the Recent Events page to view them.


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For those attending two outings, payment is now due . . .


Information for members:

NOBLE FALLS ESTATE: Wednesday 29th August                                    $65.00

SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY: Sunday 2nd September                      $79.00

For those attending these outings, payment is now due.

Payment may be made by cash or cheque at our next meeting on

MONDAY 13th August; or by EFT.

It is not too late to register for Noble Falls Estate day. Jean has 3 tickets available for

The Simon & Garfunkel Story.

Please contact Jean.



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Two new club groups are trying out. Read more . . .

Probus Perth is trying two new groups – Coffee and Walking – in the near future.

Click on the Happenings Page  under NEW GROUPS STARTING to find out more.

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Our tour of Optus Stadium . . . see more

Recent Tour of Optus Stadium

A busload of us recently enjoyed an excellent tour of Perth’s new Optus Stadium, followed by lunch nearby afterwards.

As you can see on the new page, the weather was perfect.

The numbers of Eagles and Dockers fans was about equal.

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PAWA has its annual North Metropolitan Information & Friendship Day in April . . .

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PAWA AGM Notice, for March 2018 . . .

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Photos of our Christmas party are now posted . . .

CHRISTMAS, 2017 at Probus Perth

Photos of our recent Christmas party are now posted, provided courtesy of Hamish.

Simply click on our Christmas party or go to the captioned page under “Happenings”.

Compliments of the season to you and your loved ones and best wishes for the coming year.

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Pre-advice for our 2017 Christmas Party . . .

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World Café Forum. Read more. . .

Lex D. de Jong, Research Fellow, Curtin University writes:

As you probably know, every year one in three people aged 60 years and above fall over, resulting in falls being the leading cause of injury and death among older adults. Unfortunately, despite their high falls risk many older adults possess low levels of knowledge about falls prevention, and many believe that falls prevention is not personally relevant to them. Older adults also have low motivation to engage in falls prevention strategies.

 In order to address this problem, and to encourage older people in a compelling way to take action(s) to prevent falls before they occur, the falls prevention research team at Perth’s Curtin University has developed a series of three falls risk awareness video advertisements. These videos highlight the notion that falls are preventable, and present information about where to find information on healthy ageing activities that are also good for falls prevention. We want to evaluate older peoples’ response to these videos. To this end we are organising a free World Café Forum on Thursday the 12th of October 2017 in the Perth CBD. For this three hour forum we want to invite around 100 people over the age of 50.

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Our two outings coming up . . .

Two Outings, Soon:

The trip to Cynthia’s Garden, and Yanchep National Park, is on

Thursday 12 October, bus leaving LKCC at 9.30.


At WAAPA, Mt Lawley, Hamish has organised tickets for Spring Sonatas

Wednesday 1 November, dinner at the Full Moon Thai beforehand

Both events should be most enjoyable. Come along . . .

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Two newly inducted members, and others . . .


from our August Meeting


1. Newly inducted members Monique Llanes and Dorothy Pasaila-Savona, pictured with or Membership Officer, Peter Wesley. Monique and Dorothy join another eight newly welcomed members to the club so far this year.


2. Visitors to the Club are always welcome and on 8th August meeting President David welcomed Carolyn Cahill, Mary Heath, Jim Matheson, Margaret Smithson, Carol Stanford and Jude Wadche, again photographed with our Membership Officer, Peter Wesley.


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The birds and trees of Lake Karrinyup Country Club . . .

The Birds and Trees of Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Our member John Taylor has drawn attention to these interesting links regarding the birds and trees to be found at our traditional meeting venue.

To find out more about the birds, click this link.

Or click here to find out more about the trees.

Alternatively, both these links can be found on the Links page.


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The 2017 Southwest Get-together is at Bridgetown in October. Details here . . .

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Win a Villa holiday for two; read more . . .

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We visit The Mint on 1 September. Read more . . .


Have you ever seen a ‘Gold Pour’?

Do you want to get your hands on a bar of Gold?

Do you like Chocolate?

Now is your opportunity to experience all of the above on same day if you join our exciting, informative and interesting outing to the Perth Mint.

Date: Friday 1 September 2017

This outing starts with a short informative tour of, and morning tea at, the Old Mill in South Perth before heading to the Perth Mint for a very informative tour, including watching a Gold Pour.  After the Mint we will travel to the Bayswater Hotel for a Buffet lunch including Soup, Buffet, Salad Bar and tea and coffee.  No need to have desserts as following lunch we will travel to a Chocolate Factory before heading home.

Cost $60 per person

Partners and or Friends welcome.

Pick up from Lake Karrinyup Golf Course car park for departure at 9.30 am.

Please ensure that you arrive by no later than 9.15 am.


Payment can be by made Electronic Funds Transfer up to Friday 4 August 2017 to:

Probus Club of Perth

BSB: 306-047

Account Number: 4183028


By cash or cheque, to Treasurer, Lloyd Berrey at the meetings on the 11 July or 8 August 2017

Registration and further information: Contract Jean Brown:


Phone: 9448 1636

Mobile: 0429 645 701

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Visit The National Anzac Centre, Albany . . .

The National Anzac Centre, Albany

In late 1914, over 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders sailed from King George Sound, Albany, bound for the First World War.

The National Anzac Centre, opened in November 2014, is dedicated to telling their story, solely to honour the Anzacs of the First World War. Set within Albany Heritage Park, Western Australia, the Centre offers visitors a deeply personal connection with the Anzac legend revealed through interactive multimedia displays, unique artefacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary.

This marvellous place, a 400 km drive SSE of Perth, is well worth a visit. A full description of what is on display can be found at; it is an an integral part of the wealth of high quality material here.

There is too much material to absorb in one visit, but the stories of many individual Anzacs can all be browsed by clicking on individual pictures here.

If you plan to visit, take your Senior’s Card for a discount. It’s well worth the trip!

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