Next Probus Perth Meeting:At Lake Karrinyup Country Club (LKCC):November 14th, 201727 days to go.
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Probus Perth News (Posts):
- Pre-advice for our 2017 Christmas Party . . .
- World Café Forum. Read more. . .
- Our two outings coming up . . .
- Two newly inducted members, and others . . .
- The birds and trees of Lake Karrinyup Country Club . . .
- The 2017 Southwest Get-together is at Bridgetown in October. Details here . . .
- Win a Villa holiday for two; read more . . .
- We visit The Mint on 1 September. Read more . . .
- Visit The National Anzac Centre, Albany . . .
- LIFE IN PICTURES SHORT FILM COMPETITION; read more . . .
- Read about Villa’s latest free travel presentation . . .
- PAWA’s Metro North Information Day, 5 May 2017 . . .
- Read about Villa travel discounts for 2017 . . .
- The 2017 WAAPA Performances Program is out . . .
- Christmas Party photos are here . . .
- For art lovers, years of pleasure are now available free . . .
- Probus Perth has a new postal address . . .
- Welcome to Probus Perth W.A.
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.
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
A FEW PHOTOS
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.
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.
PROBUS CLUB OF PERTH
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.
NAMES AND PAYMENT REQUIRED BY NO LATER THAN THE CLOSE OF THE MEETING ON 8 AUGUST 2017.
Payment can be by made Electronic Funds Transfer up to Friday 4 August 2017 to:
Probus Club of Perth
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
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 www.nationalanzaccentre.com; 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!
Lezly Herbert has written to inform members of the following interesting competition:
LIFE IN PICTURES SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The Life in Pictures is a competition to put together a 2 minute film to stimulating discussion about ageing, celebrating achievements of those who are ageing and finding different perspectives on what it is to age.
It would be great if any of your members would be willing to put their 2 minutes worth together could take this chance to raise awareness of the rewards and challenges of ageing in our community. There’s some great prizes.
If you’re keen on entering we’re offering a free 3-hour film making workshop in collaboration with the Film & Television Institute. It’s for beginners of any age so don’t be afraid to come along – and we especially welcome participation from seniors of any age. Learn basic film making techniques in a fun and collaborative environment…what have you got to lose?
- Click here to register if you’re in the City of Vincent (City of Vincent Library, Friday May 19 9:00am – 12:00pm)
- Click here to enter for the City of Perth workshop (City Library, Friday May 19 1:00 – 4:00pm)
- Click here to register if you’re in the City of Rockingham (Rockingham Arts Centre, Monday May 15 9:00am – 12:00pm)
- Mandurah Seniors & Community Centre, Monday May 15 1.30pm – 4.30pm
The latest WAAPA 2017 Performances Program is here.
Some of these events will become part of our Club’s Outings list.
A summary of events is below:
Probus Perth Christmas Party, 2016
To see the photos kindly taken by Hamish of our festivities on Tuesday,
simply click on this link, or
visit our new page, • Christmas 2016, under “Happenings“.
(DOUBLE-CLICK A PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.)
Many thanks to Jean and all the staff at LKCC
for a very smooth and highly enjoyable event.
Merry Christmas to you and your families,
and the best of luck and health in 2017.
For Lovers of Art from Many Eras
Google now has a website for its new cultural institute.
Click on this link to go there.
There are now endless possibilities for lengthy, very high quality, browsing here.
It is one of the best reasons ever to own an iPad. Enjoy.
Our new postal address for all correspondence is: