It was all silver and glitter at the 25th birthday party meeting of the Port Elliot and Middleton Probus Club on Monday, July 23.
President Julia Thompson welcomed over 70 club members and guests from other Fleurieu Probus Clubs to lunch at Middleton Tavern.
Ladies in silver hats, shoes, scarves and jewels, and men with silver bow ties and party hats, celebrated in a dining room decorated with silver pine cones and ribbons. A display of DVDs and photos of the club’s 25 years was a highlight.
Star of the creative costumes was club member John Bradbury’s as the Yellow Brick Road’s Tin Man.
Members brought unusual or unwanted items from home as ‘silver elephant’ gifts for a lucky dip pool.
After the meeting, guest speakers Jo and Ian McCallum, of Victor Harbor, spoke on their lives as a housekeeper and butler at Alanby House, the SA station property of the well-known Dutton family.
Other entertainment was Ruth Walwyn’s poem on the club’s formation and John Bradbury’s rendition of the story of ‘Young Albert’ and the Lion.
The next meeting is on Monday, August 27 at 10am at the Port Elliot Uniting Church Hall. Guest speakers are Wendy and Don Butler on the subject ‘Walking the Kokoda Trail.