Port Victor Probus are back on the move

Probus returns: Enjoying the sunshine at Nangawooka Flora Reserve are Barrie, Ken, Lorraine, Gordon, Edith, Ron and Andrew. Photo: Supplied.
Probus returns: Enjoying the sunshine at Nangawooka Flora Reserve are Barrie, Ken, Lorraine, Gordon, Edith, Ron and Andrew. Photo: Supplied.

Having spent some time away from activities due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the Port Victor Probus Club are now happy to be back in action.

The group is back meeting at Carrickalinga House on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am.

At their recent return, members enjoyed an interesting day of discussion and their annual Mystery Car Run which had been reschedule from May.

During the meeting President Gordon Elliott inducted and welcomed Brenda Metcalfe who moved to Victor Harbor from Canberra two years ago.

A highlight of the group's meetings, is a ten minute member profile, presented before morning tea.

New member Stewart Kirby provided an insight into his life in England before moving to Adelaide with his family in 1963.

He completed his apprenticeship in Ladies Hairdressing in England and worked for Arturo Taverna in Adelaide, purchased his own salon, and then later returned to Arturo Taverna for 20 years ending up as his general manager.

Members were also privileged to host Capt. Dave Holbourn, a retired pilot with 56 years flying experience.

His presentation titled 'Road to the B747' told of his career as a pilot, including 18 years as an RAAF Pilot and Instructor and 26 years with the overseas airline Cathay Pacific.

His career also included an exchange program flying for the United States Air Force. Dave was a Management Senior Check and Training Captain and Simulator Instructor on B747's before his retirement and continues in this field at his flight simulator at the Goolwa Airport in retirement.

As part of the annual Mystery Car Run, members commenced the day with a morning tea at Nangawooka Flora Reserve and then proceeded on a picturesque drive, answering questions along the way, travelling along Hindmarsh Falls, Pages Flat, Range, Penny Hill, and McMurtrie Roads, finishing at The Bush Inn in Willunga for lunch.