Celebrating 30 years of friendship

THE strong bonds of friendship that make up the Moonah Ladies Probus Club were on full display when members gathered recently to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.

A special luncheon event was held at Riverfront Motel & Villas on 23 August to mark the milestone occasion.

Following a two-course meal, the club’s members were treated to an hour of entertainment courtesy of Andrew Colrain, Colin Dean and John X.

Moonah Ladies Club president Julie Moore said reaching the 30-year mark was a “pretty special occasion.”

“Reaching this anniversary shows that we are a serious club and that we treat our members well,” she said.

“And I believe that the small size of our club – around 44 members – is an advantage in a lot of ways.

“We are able to get to know each member and it feels more like an extended family than a bunch of women who meet up once a month.

“Over the past 30 years, many members have come and gone, but not without leaving many wonderful memories.

“All in all, this club has been one where all the members are like one big family, each member looking out for the other.”

The Moonah Ladies Probus Club held its first meeting on Monday 15 August 1988.

The club now meets on the first Monday of every month, as well as has dedicated dining and outing days once a month.

Although boasting quite a large membership in its early days, Ms Moore said the club was now actively recruiting new members.

“We’d really love to have some younger women come along, as a lot of our members are now reaching their 90s,” she said.

“We are very welcoming and would love to see any new women who are interested in meeting with other likeminded people.”

If you are interested in joining the Moonah Ladies Probus Club, phone club secretary Sally Payne on 6247 7572.

Caption: From left, Moonah Ladies Probus Club president Julie Moore, life member Nancie Keogh and secretary Sally Payne.