January

 JANUARY UPDATE: As far as I know this is still going ahead, waiting to hear back from them. Friday 1 st April GEORGES RIVER LUNCH CRUISE - Board at Sans Souci, just over Captain Cook Bridge on the left hand side, just before the swimming pool. TIME: 10:30AM – 2PM BUFFET LUNCH: Fish, Chips, Chicken, Ham & Garden Salads. Fresh bread rolls Desert of Pavlova with fresh fruit OR Cake with cream & fresh fruit (Alternate serves). Tea & Coffee. BALANCE DUE: $44pp Minus $10 Deposit = $34pp - March meeting We have 58 names on the list, there is still room if you wish to put your name down, a deposit of $10pp to be paid when you register your name     

Tuesday 1st February – from 10am WHERE: WILLOW TREE & FIG TREE FLATS PICNIC AREA – AUDLEY - Over the weir, down the road past the café and keep going straight, don’t go over the wooden bridge. There is an area with a huge log in the middle of it, and a couple of parking areas, go to the second one, there is a little hut with tables. Bring your own everything, don’t forget your chairs. If the weir is closed you can get there via Waterfal   

 JANUARY UPDATE: Hopefully by the time this comes around it will all be okay. LIGHTNING RIDGE / MOREE – SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2022 COST: $1,425pp - $360pp Single supplement TRAVEL: 7 Days 6 nights DEPOSIT: $100 due 30th March 2022 along with registration form and proof of vaccinations. BALANCE: 29th July 2022 Could you please check the list to confirm you have put your name down. I will need your dietary requirements and emergency phone numbers, so please fill out the sheet that comes with the itinerary and return it with your deposit. As well as your vaccination certificate. This holiday is fully booked, but please put your name down on the waiting list, if you would like to come as there are always last-minute cancellations    

CANBERRA HIGHLIGHTS & MOGO ZOO - CANCELLED. As more and more members were cancelling, and as the Coach Company said they would cancel for us and we would get a full refund, I thought that was the best way to go. Sorry for disappointing the member who were still willing to go.                                                                                                                                        

February  
March  LIGHTNING RIDGE / MOREE – SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2022
COST: $1,425pp - $360pp Single supplement
TRAVEL: 7 Days 6 nights
DEPOSIT: $100 due 30th March 2022 along with registration form and proof of
vaccinations.
BALANCE: 29th July 2022
The deposit of $100 for this holiday is due at the end of this month, so if you haven't paid it
already, you will need to pay it by direct deposit, the banking details are on the front of the
Newsletter.
I also need your registration form that comes with the itinerary with all your emergency numbers
and special requirements for the Motels and any dietary request. The majority of rooms in the
Motels are ground floor, apart from some in Lightning Ridge & 40% at Parkes are upstairs with
luggage assistants, so if you don't want an upstairs room, you must let me know. All rooms have
walk-in-showers. I do have a lot of everyone's information, regarding emergency numbers etc.
that Wendy collected for last year's holiday,
So please check with me that the information I have is still correct.
The Coach Company needs your latest Vaccination Certificate with the 3 vaccinations on it, and
unfortunately all the Certificates I have are no longer useful. You can get it to me either by taking
a photo of it and emailing it or email from your phone, if neither of those options are any good
just take a photocopy of it and give it to me at the next meeting. I would like to have all of them
when I send all the information to the Coach Company the first week of April, but if I can't get all
the vaccination certificates before then, I have to have the Emergency numbers and room
requirements by then, so ring or email with your details, if you didn't see me at the meeting.
PROBUS CLUB OF ENGADINE Page 5
Also, I want to make sure that you all have your medical information forms filled out and
updated.
That is the form that you bring with you on the holidays, and you give to me when you get on the
bus.
I have those forms with me if you need one also the registration shee
April

 GEORGES RIVER LUNCH CRUISE –
The cruise on 1st April didn’t look all that promising to start with, when we all arrived at the
wharf, it was pouring rain and the water was very choppy, but thankfully when we got going it
cleared up and the sun came out. And it turned out to be a very enjoyable day.
The food was lovely and the staff were all very helpful and friendly, although the young man
serving tea needs to learn that you put hot water in the teapot to make tea. But he did get it right
in the end.
And I am very sorry I told you all to get there at 10.30am instead of 11am, as that was the time
the boat was going, I just didn’t want anyone to be late, now I know in the future to give you the
time it is leaving, because you all got there by 10am, and had 1 hour to wait before we got on
board.

Thursday 23rd June – May Gibbs Cottage in Neutral Bay (3 Vacancies)
TIME: 11am Tour starting
LUNCH: Sandwiches, tea/coffee & biscuits.
COST: $25pp
PAYMENT: May meeting (Direct Deposit or by Cash at the meeting (Details Page 1)
TRAIN: To Circular Quay & Ferry over to Neutral Bay.
We will be travelling by train, ferry & bus.
Train from Heathcote 8.58am, Engadine 9.01am Loftus 9.05am Sutherland 9.08am
The ferry leaves Circular Quay to Neutral Bay at 10.25am.

LIGHTNING RIDGE / MOREE – SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2022
COST: $1,425pp - $360pp Single supplement
TRAVEL: 7 Days 6 nights
BALANCE: $1,325pp Twin Share – or $1,685 Single Supplement.
PAYMENT DUE: 19th July by Direct Deposit or Cash at meeting.
Start thinking about what you are going to dress up as – be it ‘L’ or maybe ‘R’.
PROOF OF 3
RD VACCINATION CERTIFICATE I NEED BY THIS MONTH’S MEETING, IF YOU
HAVEN’T GIVEN IT TO ME, PLEASE DO SO ASAP.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM, PLEASE LET ME KNOW – YOU
MUST BRING THIS ON THE HOLIDAY WITH YOU AND GIVE IT TO ME ON THE BUS PLEASE

On Thursday we went to Sutherland Hotel in Mikes Bar & Grill, there were around 30 of us
attended, and it was a very enjoyable afternoon. A big thank you to Pam for organising the lunch.

Friday 1
st April
GEORGES RIVER LUNCH CRUISE - Board at Sans Souci, just over Captain Cook Bridge on the lefthand side, just before the swimming pool.
TIME: 10:30AM – 2PM
BUFFET LUNCH: Fish, Chips, Chicken, Ham & Garden Salads. Fresh bread rolls
Desert of Pavlova with fresh fruit OR Cake with cream & fresh fruit
(Alternate serves). Tea & Coffee.
BALANCE DUE: $34pp - to be paid by 15th March meeting
THE FINAL PAYMENT FOR THIS CRUISE WAS DUE ON THE 15TH MARCH SO IF YOU HAVEN'T PAID IT,
PLEASE DO SO ASAP. OR IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Thursday 23rd June – May Gibbs Cottage in Neutral Bay
TIME: 11am Tour starting
LUNCH: Sandwiches, tea/coffee & biscuits.
COST: $25pp
TRAIN: To Circular Quay & Ferry over to Neutral Bay.
We will be travelling by train, ferry & bus. The train timetable is Heathcote 8.58am, Engadine
9.01am Loftus 9.05 am Sutherland 9.08. The ferry leaves for Neutral Bay at 10.25am.
NB# This tour is full, but please put your name on the waiting list in case of cancellations.
People with difficulty walking up stairs and inclines may find this tour challengin

May  LIGHTNING RIDGE / MOREE – SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2022
COST: $1,425pp - $360pp Single supplement
TRAVEL: 7 Days 6 nights
BALANCE: $1,325pp Twin Share – or $1,685 Single Supplement.
PAYMENT DUE: July Meeting by Direct Deposit or Cash at meeting.
MAY UPDATE:
We will be having the dress up night in Moree, so it can be ‘M’, or if you prefer ‘L’ or ‘R’.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM, PLEASE LET ME KNOW – YOU
MUST BRING THIS ON THE HOLIDAY WITH YOU AND GIVE IT TO ME ON THE BUS PLEASE Please email and Person Organising the event,
so they have a record of your payment. The Organiser email can be found above the
event in newsletter
PROBUS CLUB OF ENGADINE Page 4

Thursday 23rd June – May Gibbs Cottage in Neutral Bay
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE & LUNCH
TIME: 11.30am Tour starting – We will be split into 2 groups, one group will have
lunch first, whilst the 2nd group do the tour, then we will swap.
LUNCH: Sandwiches, tea/coffee & biscuits.
COST: $25pp
PAYMENT: May meeting (If you have not paid, please do so ASAP by Direct
Deposit (Details on Front Page)
TRAIN: To Circular Quay, Ferry to Neutral Bay and a 10-15 minute walk or a bus for
part of the way.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TRAIN TIMES:
Train from Heathcote 9.29am, Engadine 9.32am Loftus 9.36am Sutherland 9.39am
Change at Town Hall for Circular Quay. Ferry to Neutral Bay at 10.55am from Wharf
No 5.
DATE: TUESDAY 24TH MAY
VENUE: BUNDEENA RSL (Community & Services Club) 69/71 Loftus Street Bundeena
TIME: 12 noon
COST: $22pp, includes Main meal, Dessert, Tea or Coffee
TRAIN: Departs Heathcote 10:29am, Engadine 10:32am, Loftus 10:36am
Arrives Sutherland 10:38am – Change to platform 3 for Cronulla
Departs Sutherland station at 10:53am
FERRY: Ferry ticket is $3.80pp each way, payable on the day.
“PLEASE BRING CORRECT MONEY”
Ferry departs Cronulla at 11:30am SHARP arriving at 12noon,
then there is an uphill walk to the club
RETURN: Ferry departs Bundeena at 2pm sharp, arriving Cronulla at 2:30pm.
If you wish to stay longer, please be mindful the ferry departs from Bundeena
every hour, on the hour until 7pm.
PAYMENT: Payment due by the May Meeting
Direct Debit (Preferred Method) – clearly mark Name & Event (Details Page 1)
OR Correct payment in envelope with Name / Event / Amount.

TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER – OATLEY RSL – THE OAT MILL - 23 Letitia Street Oatley
Choose from the $20 Specials Menu, or the reasonably priced Main Menu a tad more expensive!
Order and pay on the day, Orders will be Table by Table, order and pay at the counter.
CONFIRMED NUMBERS NEEDED BY AUGUST MEETING
Train departs Heathcote 11:29am – Engadine 11:32 – Loftus 11:36am
Change at Sutherland for Oatley (Waterfall train does not stop at Oatley)
Train from Sutherland departs 11:49am arriving at Oatley 11:58am.
Take the lift on the station up to Street level, then it is a short 8-10 minutes’ walk through the
park up to the club.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
OCTOBER 2022 OUTING AND LUNCH
➢ St Mary’s Cathedral & Crypt Tour is 1 ½ hours starting at 10am. Approx. $5 followed by
Lunch own expense. Lunch Venue and Date still to be decided.
➢ The Cathedral is a 2 min walk from St James railway station

FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2022 - DAY COACH TOUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Retford Park & Bendooley Estate
➢ 8.30am Coach departs Engadine Pool
➢ Morning Tea on arrival at Retford Park
➢ Explore Retford Park House and Gardens Tour
➢ LUNCH in Bowral (own expense)
➢ Scenic route to Berrima’s Bendooley Estate, tour & tasting winery and explore the
Berkelouw Antiquarian book collection.
➢ 5.15pm Arrive back at Engadine Pool
Cost $81 Based on 35 to 40 people going.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
FEBRUARY 2023 - COACH TOUR HERITAGE OF WESTERN SYDNEY
The Female Factory Parramatta, along with Elizabeth Farm Tour.
➢ 8.00am Coach departs Engadine Pool
➢ Parramatta Female Factory Tour
➢ Morning Tea
➢ Elizabeth Farm Tour Parramatta Tour
➢ LUNCH included Parramatta Leagues Club
➢ Scenic Tour of Parramatta
➢ 4.45pm Arrive back at Engadine Pool
Cost with Lunch Included $90 Based on 40 people going.
Put your Full Name and Email or Phone Number on the sheet if interested in
going as an expression of interest.
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