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33 years of keeping minds active, staying healthy through activities and enjoying fellowship of friends

 

 

January      

    GUEST SPEAKER                 

On 15th January Paul Kearney was our guest speaker/entertainer. Paul’s presentation was the 2nd part of his 60s Rock & Roll show. As usual this was an uplifting fantastic presentation.

FEBRUARY:  I am still trying to obtain a Speaker for the February meeting.

  
February  

Our Guest speaker for February was David Brown from the Rural Fire Service. David’s presentation was most informative about all aspects of bush fires and the Rural Fire Service.

March  Nil Report
April

 

MAY

Aleksandra Markovska

Sealink

Tours & Cruises domestic

JUNE

Jenny Chivers & Kerrin

Rockys K9 Rescue

Animal Rescue

AUGUST

Paul McCann

McCann Consulting

Consult to Telecoms Ind   Domestic/overseas

SEPTEMBER

Katie Best, Vision Impaired

Guide Dogs

My story & Guide Dogs

OCTOBER

Karen Grigg

Indep Community Living ICLA

What we do where it started

NOVEMBER

Greg McCann

Brother – retired

Mission work & life

I am currently looking at some interesting contacts for 2020.

May

JUNE Jenny Chivers & Kerrin Rockys K9 Rescue Animal Rescue

JULY Special Morning Tea

AUGUST Paul McCann McCann Consulting Consult to Telecoms Ind Domestic/overseas

SEPTEMBER Katie Best, Vision Impaired Guide Dogs My story & Guide Dogs

OCTOBER Karen Grigg Indep Community Living ICLA What we do where it started

NOVEMBER Greg McCann Brother – retired Mission work & life

 JULY MEETING-SPECIAL MORNING TEA:  Evelyn has suggested that each table could nominate a leader and everybody to bring a little to create a platter to be shared by all. One platter per table would be plenty of food as we had a lot left over last year, and then discuss this with Evelyn at the June Meeting

June

 

SPECIAL MORNING TEA

As there will not be a speaker at our July meeting, Evelyn

has organised a special morning tea, so come along and enjoy  

the company of other Probus members

 

JULY

Special Morning Tea

   

AUGUST

Paul McCann

McCann Consulting

Consult to Telecoms Ind   Domestic/overseas

SEPTEMBER

Katie Best, Vision Impaired

Guide Dogs

My story & Guide Dogs

OCTOBER

Karen Grigg

Indep Community Living ICLA

What we do where it started

NOVEMBER

Greg McCann

Brother – retired

Mission work & life

July  SPECIAL MORNING TEA

Thank you to Evelyn Jamrich for organising our special morning tea and to the members who provided the lovely food.

August  

SEPTEMBER

Katie Best, Vision Impaired

Guide Dogs

My story & Guide Dogs

OCTOBER

Karen Grigg

Indep Community Living ICLA

What we do where it started

NOVEMBER

Paul McCann

McCann Consulting

Consult to Telecomms Ind Domestic/overseas

September

 GUEST SPEAKER

Katie Best and her guide dog Ben gave us an understanding of how she and Ben work together and the huge difference Ben has made to her independence. Katie answered many questions from members and is an impressive person.

Following her presentation members were given the opportunity to make a donation to the Guide Dogs of Australia and members contributed $220.

OCTOBER Jane Cox Long Bay Jail Justice and Correction

NOVEMBER Paul McCann McCann Consulting Consult to Telecomms Ind Domestic/overseas

October

GUEST SPEAKER             Gaby Menschel 0412 572 533

 

NOVEMBER

Paul McCann

McCann Consulting

Comms Cables under water

JANUARY

Greg McCann

Retired Brother

Work & Life Overseas

FEBRUARY

Don Hahn

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer

MARCH

AGM

   

APRIL

Lt Col Riccardo Bosi

Former Army Aust Special Forces

Afghan Adventure

MAY

Ross Knight Driver

Adrenalin Hobby

Ex Amateur Drag Racing

JUNE

Gillian Lewis Harbour

Australian Maritime Museum

Midget Subs WW1 Sydney

JULY

 

Special Morning Tea

 

AUGUST

Lesley Byrnes (TBA)

Historic Cottage

Details to follow

                                                                       

NB: If you know of an interesting person willing to be a guest speaker please pass on details to Gaby Menschel (Guest Speaker Organiser)

 
November  

JANUARY

Greg McCann

Retired Brother

Work & Life Overseas

FEBRUARY

Don Hahn

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer

MARCH

AGM

   

APRIL

Lt Col Riccardo Bosi

Former Army Aust Special Forces

Afghan Adventure

MAY

Ross Knight Driver

Adrenalin Hobby

Ex Amateur Drag Racing

JUNE

Gillian Lewis Harbour

Australian Maritime Museum

Midget Subs WW1 Sydney

JULY

 

Special Morning Tea

 

AUGUST

Lesley Byrne-Hunt

Gledswood Homestead

Details as per letter below

 

*Thursday 31st October 2019

           ..../Cont

 

Dear Gaby,

Thank you for your invitation to be guest speaker at Probus of Engadine inc Club August 2020.

My subject Gledswood Homestead ‘A House Alive Today” nestled amid rolling pastures of the district of Camden.

 I worked at Gledswood Homestead for over 28 years, part of my job description was giving guided historic tours of the Homestead and gardens to local and overseas visitors.

Over many years gathering knowledge of Gledswood and my own ancestral Camden history of five generations I entwined stories for a fun and informative tour.   

 

The story of Gledswood Homestead begins in 1810, so not long after the first fleet landed on the shores of Botany Bay. The property was given as a land grant to Count Gabriel de Kerillau who escaped the French Revolution, joined the New South Wales Corps as a private soldier and arrived at Sydney Cove in 1794.

The Count called the property Buckinghamshire and was assigned five convicts to work the farm and construct buildings for his family, convicts and workers to live in.

The first built on the property c.1810 was the convict lockup, then a small sandstone residence for the family, latter to become the servant’s cottage. The family made a small living from crops, vegetables and cattle, which were marketed and exchanged for other goods and services.

Over the decades Gledswood played a significant role in the establishment and development of the wool, wine and horse breeding industries in Australia. The beautiful sandstone buildings hold many secrets and histories of property, how people lived, worked and died at Gledswood.........

I very much look forward to sharing more stories and histories about Gledswood.

Kind regards,

Lesley Byrne-Hunt

 

   

NB: If you know of an interesting person willing to be a guest speaker please pass on details to Gaby Menschel (Guest Speaker Organiser)

JANUARY

Greg McCann

Retired Brother

Work & Life Overseas

FEBRUARY

Don Hahn

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer

MARCH

AGM

   

APRIL

Lt Col Riccardo Bosi

Former Army Aust Special Forces

Afghan Adventure

MAY

Ross Knight Driver

Adrenalin Hobby

Ex Amateur Drag Racing

JUNE

Gillian Lewis Harbour

Australian Maritime Museum

Midget Subs WW1 Sydney

JULY

 

Special Morning Tea

 

AUGUST

Lesley Byrne-Hunt

Gledswood Homestead

Details as per letter below

 Dear Gaby,

Thank you for your invitation to be guest speaker at Probus of Engadine inc Club August 2020.

My subject Gledswood Homestead ‘A House Alive Today” nestled amid rolling pastures of the district of Camden.

 I worked at Gledswood Homestead for over 28 years, part of my job description was giving guided historic tours of the Homestead and gardens to local and overseas visitors.

Over many years gathering knowledge of Gledswood and my own ancestral Camden history of five generations I entwined stories for a fun and informative tour.    

The story of Gledswood Homestead begins in 1810, so not long after the first fleet landed on the shores of Botany Bay. The property was given as a land grant to Count Gabriel de Kerillau who escaped the French Revolution, joined the New South Wales Corps as a private soldier and arrived at Sydney Cove in 1794.

The Count called the property Buckinghamshire and was assigned five convicts to work the farm and construct buildings for his family, convicts and workers to live in.

The first built on the property c.1810 was the convict lockup, then a small sandstone residence for the family, latter to become the servant’s cottage. The family made a small living from crops, vegetables and cattle, which were marketed and exchanged for other goods and services.

Over the decades Gledswood played a significant role in the establishment and development of the wool, wine and horse breeding industries in Australia. The beautiful sandstone buildings hold many secrets and histories of property, how people lived, worked and died at Gledswood.........

I very much look forward to sharing more stories and histories about Gledswood.

Kind regards,

Lesley Byrne-Hunt


NB:
If you know of an interesting person willing to be a guest speaker please pass on details to Gaby Menschel (Guest Speaker Organiser)

December  

JANUARY

Greg McCann

Retired Brother

Work & Life Oversea

FEBRUARY

Don Hahn

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer

MARCH

AGM

   

APRIL

Lt Col Riccardo Bosi

Former Army Aust Special Forces

Afghan Adventure

MAY

Ross Knight Driver

Adrenalin Hobby

Ex Amateur Drag Racing

JUNE

Gillian Lewis Harbour

Australian Maritime Museum

Midget Subs WW1 Sydney

JULY

 

Special Morning Tea

 

AUGUST

Lesley Byrne-Hunt

Gledswood Homestead