Rotary Club of Victor Harbor
Ph: 0429 678 085.
Members have spent many voluntary hours working over the past two months for the Victor Harbor community. It has been a very exciting Christmas/New Year holiday time for our region with a large number of visitors heading our way. The club has organised some big community events and supported others, such as the Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant, an outdoor Cinema night, the 40th Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show, and the 2019 Australia Day ceremony barbecue, as well as carrying out our regular voluntary maintenance of some reserve areas. Our membership is increasing and the guest speaker list for the coming months is looking very exciting.
For more information visit the Victor Harbor Rotary website or call 0429 678 085.
PORT OF GOOLWA MIXED PROBUS CLUB
Ph: 8555 0935.
Our first meeting for 2019 was on February 4. President Ivan Munchinberg welcomed members and visitors. He asked for one minute silence for a member who passed away recently.
He called on activity officer Margaret Brinsley who let members know that our next outing will be February 14 at 10.30am at the Liverpool Cafe on Liverpool Road. Guest speaker officer Josie Schapel introduced Tony Lucas who gave an interesting plus hilarious chat about his life. Spent some of his boyhood on a farm at Modbury, and went to the Advertiser as a copy boy – one of his many hats had him involved in cars. He was told he had to come out with a nom-de-plume – after many suggestions he thought of Camshaft.
He became involved in the Redix Trials where he participated in driving around Australia, with plenty of dust, bumpy tracks and close calls and near misses with stray animals. Tony went to England where he watched races including to Le Monde, a 24 hour race. Went to Canada but found the country too cold, so back to England as a press officer, then back to SA and the Advertiser as a reporter. He spent time with Donald Campbell at Lake Eyre when he came to race on the salt flats, after many hours preparing the course it rained, and they had to remove the car before it got bogged. Later he moved to McLaren Vale where he helped with organising winery festivals. In 1994 he moved to Goolwa, where he became president of Rotary and involved with other clubs in the town and on Hindmarsh Island
Tony was thanked on behalf of the members by Deane Leicester for his talk. We finished the meeting with hilarity when member Ivan Roberts told us a few jokes. Our next meeting at the Garden Room at Goolwa Hotel is on March 4 at 10am, which will be our Annual General Meeting, subs will also be due. Visitors welcome.
VICTOR HARBOR SENIOR CITIZENS BRIDGE GROUP
Ph: 8552 5668.
Results of games played Wednesday, February 6
North/South: First Julia Thompson/Ron Armstrong 67.08%; second Marilyn Crighton/Brenton Osborne 55.42%; third Pat and Bernie Ashfield 53.75%.
East/West: First Adrian Hill and callers 67.50%; second Shirley Jolly/Margaret Fishlock 60.00%; third Jen Worth/Julian Moore 47.92%.
The Senior Citizens Bridge group meets Wednesday at Carrickalinga House. Hill St, Victor Harbor at 12.45 for a 1.00pm start.
Probus Club of Victor Harbor/Granite Island
At the meeting of the Granite is Probus Club on January 23, the final saga of Bert Scoggin was explained to the members by John Magor. The serial of Bert had been unravelled over the last 12 months, culminating in his mysterious death.
There were eight members inducted into the club, all with a variety of work experiences. Members can look forward to discovering more when these folk give their profile at future meetings. This number of new members was brought about by the enthusiasm and interest of the current members. It was also helped when the Victor Harbor Council held their Flourishing on the Fleurieu promotion. The Granite Is Probus Club took this opportunity to have a Come and Try Probus meeting when 10 local retirees attended. Great was their interest they joined.
Margaret Baker, activities officer, informed members about the next event, a Victa Cinema/lunch day and in March a tour of the Army Museum including a barbecue lunch.
The guest speaker, Oliver Andrews, a former Cavalryman in the Australian Army, shared his experiences both in the Army and upon leaving. Oliver spoke of the PTSD when soldiers leave and its impacts on their lives as well as the family and friends. His talk was about the StoryRight Program run by veterans for veterans to assist them in making a successful transition to civilian life after serving their country.
Following a successful meeting 34 members enjoyed an in-expensive lunch at the Boulevarde Café. The Granite Is Probus club meet at 10am on the fourth Wednesday at Carrickalinga House.