WARNERS BAY PROBUS CLUB
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
This is the list of the year’s activities. Here will be more to add as the year develops. Please make a big effort to join in the outings and show your support for our new President, Jim Downey. Also ask your neighbours and friends to join us on these trips.
Tuesday 22nd June - Lunch at Tea Gardens, departing Newcastle 9.30am by bus to Tea Gardens, ferry to Nelson Bay, travel back to Newcastle, arriving about 5.00pm. Deposit $20. Opal card – plus ferry fare and lunch. Total: Approx : $30.00. Please contact Barry Barton.
20th August - “Pits and Pubs”. Meet at the Car Park Speers Point Swimming Pool at 8.45am for departure by bus with Ed Tonks on his wonderful “Pits and Pubs” historical tour of Maitland, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Bellbird, Kitchener, etc. Lunch about $15/$18 at a Pub and bring hot water in your thermos. Deposit $20/person – full cost $35 tea, bus fare and Ed Tonks’ fee, all included (not lunch).
NOVEMBER, Tues 2nd – Sun 7th - Grafton - 7 days at the fabulous Grafton Jacaranda Festival. PLEASE SEE BARRY BARTON A.S.A.P. WITH AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.
Depart by car via Bulahdelah and then to Kempsey, a drink in Coffs Harbour and arrive in Grafton by 2.00pm to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day with a free horse in the Sweep. Due to heavy demand we have only managed to book 8 rooms in a 3.5 star motel – a 10-minute walk to the centre of town. We will be part of the Festival which runs for 10 days and will join in Breakfast in the Park with entertainment across four stages – Historical Pub Tour, Open Gardens, and all the Illuminated Jacarandas after dinner one night, and finally the Float Procession. Visit Laurence and Maclean, South Grafton, etc. Full details when you book. Included are continental breakfast every day, three lunches, dinner every night, – single supplement applies. $745 for 7 days. Deposit $100 per person. Barry Barton