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Nick's Book Club - Tuesday 29 January

Again we had a well attended book club with the usual lifely discussion on the books we read: "The True Colour of the Sea", "The Lost Man", "Napoleon's Australia" and "The Land Before Avocado".

 

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COFFEE CLUB - Morning 8 November

It was another good roll up of members, partners & friends at the popular coffee morning in the Lady Davidson Cafe.  Another great social morning.

 

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Wine and Cheese Afternoon - Tuesday 19 February

11 members and 1 guest met at Bill Killingers home to pass judgment on 3 Chardonnays and 3 Shiraz from different parts of Australia,Bill added 2 old Rieslings for us to try.

He also provided a collection of very nice cheeses and crackers followed by coffee

 

 

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General Meeting - Friday 25 January

Tom Ware, the master Storyteller, gave us facinating, and mesmerising  account of the tragic final journey of one particular Sixt Miler, the SS Birchgrove Park who sank off Barrenjoey in August 1956.

It was so good to hear a story like this told by one who knows ships, as he had  worked as a radio operator on the coast

 

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Cinema - Wednesday 30 January

At this first cinema evening for 2019 we again were treated with outstanding dinners at SaltPepperNutmeg and Basil & Bedlam. The Chefs in both restaurants know how to look after us. This was followed by the movie "Mary, Queen of Scotland" Again a great evening enjoyed by all.

 

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Walk - Thursday 7 February

At Dudley Page Reserve Dover Heights with the city etc in the background.

Saw first radio astronomy site, Disappearing WW2 gun site, Aboriginal rock carvings, Bondi Beach and more on our walk.

 

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Computering Group - Tuesday 19 February

Six members joined Wahroonga Probus members at their monthly Computer meeting where our own Ralph Mackie was the guest speaker on family tree programs and Ancestry in particular.

Various issues highlighted in computer magazines, were also aired and considered..

 

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Photography - third Thursday in the month - 21 February

Six members and partners spent the morning in Wendy’s Secret Garden.

 

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Photo competitions

Overall winner 2018

 

Click here  to see the entries for the "people's choice" and winners since 2010,

Luncheon - Thursday 18 October

The Coal Loader at Waverton - a fascinating piece of Sydney’s harbour-side history that has been preserved by North Sydney Council was the focus of a visit by 14 members and wives.  This $15m project enables the public to gain an insight into the facility that supplied Sydney with its energy source - coal - and point of export of coal for over 60 years.  In addition, it has become a showpiece for sustainability projects of many kinds including power generation, passive use of water, plant propagation, a variety of growing environments, and sustainable vegetable production by nearby residents.  Thanks to Danielle from the Sustainability Centre for an excellent tour.

 

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Outing - Tuesday 12 February

21 of us from Warrawee Probus Club had a visit to the NSW State Library in Macquarie St.

The first hour was a tour was to see the major reconfigurations of the old Mitchell Library (opened in Nov) The second hour was a guided tour of all the new display area where all the library treasures are now on display.

It was an extremely interesting two hours and most of us finished with lunch at the Library cafe.

 

 

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Monday 5 November - Kayaking

20 Members and partners had a great morning on Narrabeen Lagoon, followed by a well deserved lunch in the Boathouse

 

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The Wharf Review - Wednesday 10 October

An hilarious day was enjoyed, with attendance by 23 members and friends at The Wharf Revue  performance at the Glen Street Theatre. The kings of comedy, Jonathon Biggins and Drew Forsythe had us all convulsed with a glorious show of political satire. The take-offs of characters like Paul Keating and Donald Trump were side-splitters!!

 

Then 14 of us gathered for a pasta and pizza lunch across the road from the theatre.

 

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2018 Photo competition

To see all entries click here 

To see the winners click here

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"NONAGENARIAN" day out - Tuesday 27 November

Again a successful lunch was held with our senior members. This year it was the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Newport where the event was hosted.

 

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2018 Christmas dinner in the KLillara Golf Club.

A very succesful evening was held, attended by some 100 members and there partners.

 

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