Club notes: Nov 8, 2018

VICTOR HARBOR SENIOR CITIZENS BRIDGE GROUP

Ph: 8552 5668.

Results of games played Wednesday, October 17

North/South; first Elizabeth Rowett/Julia Thompson 61.40%; equal second Marlene Potocki/Sarah Dawes 49.12%; equal second Shirley Jolly/Margaret Fishlock 49.12%

East/West; first Jenny Wright/Garth McKenzie 65.75%; second Pat and Bernie Ashfield 53.51%; third Joan Gregory/Tony Barnes 41.23%; 

Results of games played Wednesday, October 24

North/South; first Marilyn Crighton/Brenton Osborne 59.50%; second Ron Armstrong/Barry Fowler 57.00%; third Elizabeth Rowett/Julia Thompson 47.50%.

East/West; first Pat and Bernie Ashfield 58.00%; second Jenny Wright/Garth McKenzie 54.50%; third Eileen Quinn/Tony Wilkinson 53.00%.

Results of games played Wednesday, October 31

North/South; first Marilyn Crighton/Brenton Osborne 57.50%; second Hillie Heymann/Ron Armstrong 57.08%; third Shirley Jolly/Margaret Fishlock 55.00%.

East/West; first Jenny Wright/Garth McKenzie 64.64%; second Julie Lindsay/Shiela Edwards 55.00%; third Adrian Hill/Ian Collins 54.64%.

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

Probus Club of Port Victor Combined

Ph: 8552 8969.

Probus Club of Port Victor Combined members Pat, Roma, Karen, Rosemary and Lorraine.

Probus Club of Port Victor Combined members Pat, Roma, Karen, Rosemary and Lorraine.

October was a busy month for the Probus Club of Port Victor Combined. At the monthly meeting the revised Risk Management Policy incorporating the Privacy Policy were outlined by Ron Ritter and adopted. The evacuation procedures in case of fire during meetings were explained by President Ruth Keith.

Adventurous club member Bobbie McKenzie gave an entertaining photo-illustrated talk of a recent 4WD camping trip along the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia, Halls Creek to Wiluna. Remote outback scenery, campsites, outdoor dining, individual tents and beds to be erected each evening and then dismantled next morning, a visit to the Parnngurr Community School with a notice saying, “Please hand shanghais to Principal or Teacher”, and re-conditioned wells were some of the highlights.

Guest speaker was Rose Fletcher from Victor Harbor, her address was titled “Birds of the Fleurieu”. Rose is a long-time bird enthusiast who posts many bird photos on South Aussie Birding. Wonderful photographs of the many birds that can be found on the Fleurieu were shown, along with her knowledge of migration patterns and behaviour. Rose joined members after the meeting for lunch at the Boulevard Café.

October is the club fellowship week away, this year held at the new Waikerie Holiday Park. The first day’s weather was interesting with strong winds, thunder and lightning, a dust storm and then rain, but didn’t curtail the activities planned at the Waikerie and District Machinery Preservation Society where some members took the opportunity for a ride on a replica of a Quadricycle built by Henry Ford in 1896. 

A visit to Illalangi Providores for tastings and shopping of their products followed. Other enjoyable visits were to The Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre, including a barbecue gourmet lunch, a free day to explore the Riverland and on the last day lunch at the Overland Corner Hotel. Evening meals were held in the camp kitchen or the Waikerie Hotel.

Many thanks to the organisers Rosemary and Max Lane and Karen and Geoff Kempton.

Port Elliot Red Cross

24 Members attended the Port Elliot Red Cross Monthly meeting on Thursday, November 1.

Guest speaker was Penny from the RAA ‘Years Ahead’ Road Safety. The session included driving and road safety tips, road rules, the importance of choosing a safe vehicle, the importance of being fit to drive, the impact of health and medications on driving, how to assess your own driving ability and how to plan for future mobility – all members congratulated Penny on an interesting and informative session. Members enjoyed a shared afternoon tea following the meeting. On Thursday, November 29 members will come together to celebrate Christmas with lunch at the Middleton Tavern from 12noon.

On Tuesday 16/10/18, the branch held its annual Fashion Parade at the Pt Elliot Institute including fashions by ‘Dressed 4 Success’. The funds raised totalled $633.50 which all goes to assist Red Cross Humanitarian projects around Australia and the world. It was a great day and enjoyed by all who attended, thank you to all who donated food and raffle prizes which helped make the day a success.

The branch will be in recess until February 2019. Branch members meet at 1.30pm on the first Thursday of each month except December and January at the RSL Hall, The Strand, Port Elliot, new members and visitors are always welcome. For further information contact The Secretary Bronwyn Tasker on 0414 693 376.