Club notes: Aug 23, 2018

PORT OF GOOLWA MIXED PROBUS CLUB

Ph: 8555 0935.

Fellowship, friendship and fun was what we had when we celebrated our birthday at the Goolwa Hotel on August 6. President Ivan Munchenberg welcomed member and guests member to share the day. Ed Jackson and Tony Lucas entertained members with some of the things they have come across in their lives.  A delicious meal and cake went down a treat. Many people ask why we are Probus members? There are many reasons to be a member, with benefits, schemes that are offered that are designed for over-55s for travellers up to 100 years young. We enjoy the fellowship of like minded people, members get to know other active retirees in their local community as well as around Australia, NZ and the world. We have a chance to read the second-monthly Active retirees magazines that keep members informed about the latest news for over-55s with expert advice on finance, technology, health and travel. We can develop new interests and stay active, and listen to interesting guest speakers who talk at club meetings on many topics. Come and enjoy our meetings you may just decide to come back, meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Goolwa Hotel at 10am, next meeting will be September 3.

VICTOR HARBOR SENIOR CITIZENS BRIDGE GROUP

Ph: 8552 5668.

Results of games played Wednesday August 15.

North/South; first Marilyn Crighton/Brenton Osborne 60.42%; second Ron Armstrong and callers 52.08%; equal third Judy Johnson/Barry Fowler 43.75%; and Jenny Wright/Garth McKenzie 43.75%

East/West; first Sally and Ted Twisk 52.08%; second Joan Gregory/Tony Barnes 50.69%; third Jen Worth/Julian Moore 49.31%.

The Senior Citizens Bridge group meets Wednesday at Carrickalinga House. Hill St, Victor Harbor at 12.45pm for a 1pm start. Everyone welcome with a partner.

Victor Floral Art and Garden Club

Our last meeting before the AGM on July 23 had a great turnout especially for such a miserable rainy day. Birthdays for August are Margery Wiley and Helen Appledore, and Zaree Sullivan, who sadly passed away recently. The Open Gardens are starting and take note of local ones. The AGM will see many vacant positions. Remember to bring a plate to share. Floral Art girls will dress our tables with wonderful displays. Gail Abercrombie was reader for thought of the month with quotes from Vita Sackfield West. Jill Martin was fortunate to win both Bloom and Garden Cut. Janette Thomas presented the best fruit and Susan Huddy won the best vegetable. Floral Art for the month was Phoenix Rising which was analysed by Anne Richardson.Our guest speaker was Eric Onderstahl who spoke to us on Environmental Management..

See you at the AGM. Monday, August 27. 12.30 lunch.

VICTOR HARBOR SOCIAL DANCING

THEME: John and Teri dressed up for the Victor Harbor Social Dancing Association's Chinese themed evening.

THEME: John and Teri dressed up for the Victor Harbor Social Dancing Association's Chinese themed evening.

The numerals ‘8’ and ‘2’ are considered lucky numbers in Chinese folklore, and there were plenty of eights recently on Wednesday 8/8/18.

The Victor Harbor Social Dancing group used this as the justification to have a Chinese theme for our usual Learners classes and social dance on this date, with Chinese fortune cookies shared with everyone at 8.28pm precisely!

Recently we hosted a Soup Night followed by our AGM. Our Learner group then joined our social dancers to put new skills into practice. This enabled them to feel more confident in their preparation for the Annual Spring Ball which is to be presented at the Recreation Centre on Saturday, September 15 from 7.30pm.

Our group is also enthusiastically embracing the ideas behind the Flourishing on the Fleurieu event run by the combined local Councils. This is a week of activities aimed at encouraging everyone to try something new in order to increase their physical and mental well-being, and also build new socialising opportunities. Our contribution is a free Come ‘n’ Try class on Wednesday, September 26 from 6pm to 7pm at the Lutheran Church Hall on Adelaide Road. You are very welcome to join us!

Ever since the establishment of the Association in 1990, many dancers have enjoyed the friendship, gentle exercise and mental stimulation that comes as a result of joining in with a group such as this. However, for various reasons, many have “retired” and lost touch with those with whom they used to spend such happy times. The Committee has decided to hold a BBQ Reunion and Dance on Sunday, September 30 from 12 noon at Middleton Pioneer Hall. If you would like to reconnect with old friends from your dancing days, listen to the music and watch the dancing, then please register your interest with the secretary, on 8554 3458.

For more details, please check our website www.victorharborsocialdancing.net​