Probus hears about war tours in Europe, aged care

The Encounter Bay Ladies Probus Club that meets at 10am on the third Monday of each momth at Carrackalinga House, Victor Harbor continues to enjoy lots of fun and friendship.

The walking group is popular with about 12 walkers participating in walks followed by socialising over coffee, or tea, from Hindmarsh Island to Petral Cove and places in between.

At the club meeting in April, member Lynne Newbold was the guest speaker. She spoke and had a slide show of a four-day tour she and her husband did as part of a trip to Europe last year. The tour of World War I Memorials started in Paris, went to Belgium and ended in Holland.

There was a memorial to Sir John Monash, a tactitian who changed the way battles were fought resulting in less loss of life. The Aussie soldiers had a reputation for being less formal than their British 'stiff upper lip' counterparts. Lynne took wattle for Aussie graves, many of which are still unidentified. The meeting ended with the reading of a poem from Flanders Field, written in 1915, embroidered on an Anzac-designed quilt she made.

The EBLPC inducted new member Jan Sheehan at the May meeting. Members heard an informative talk by Danni McKenna from St Louis Home Care, which has had a presence in Victor Harbor for a few years. They are building a small residential facility in Victor Harbor. Danni and Nyree brought information on My Aged Care and answered questions from members.

After the meeting more than 30 members enjoyed lunch at Middleton Tavern.

For more information, call 0413 202 233.