Positions on the Committee – 2022/2023

Dear Members

The Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point rely on the efforts of members to keep it running.  The Committee looks forward to welcoming new people and the skills and ideas they can bring to the Club.

The Committee is open to job sharing a role and are looking for members to help.

There will be a few vacancies on the Committee next year:

  • Secretary
  • Junior Vice President
  • Speaker Co-ordinator
  • Interest Groups Convener

As well, manning the front desk at our meetings are Regula and Elisabeth who are looking for assistance in handing out the badges.

The Committee is not onerous. There is only one extra commitment per month which is the Committee Management meeting held on the third Friday of the month.

Any member of the Committee can be approached if you have any questions.

Colin Peterson
Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point


Cookbook Club Review – Bastille Day Lunch

Bastille Day Cookbook Club lunch but in November.

A flurry of French rather than a fluency, French Honours for the Leaving was just too, too long ago.

But no worries (mod Oz patois) between mouthfuls we could all converse of pate, potatoes gratinee, coq au vin and profiterole.

But quelle surprise, it was the Macaron that provided extremely lively and passionate discussion!

It was lovely to be able to do this after our long lockdown.

Good food, good company and conversation with a capital C.

Thankyou Judy and Rob Mitchell.

Gilda McRobert


Membership Fees

Dear all

As mentioned at the last members’ meeting, membership fees will remain at $50 per member for the 22/23 year.

In order to ensure that everyone is financial by the AGM in March 2022, the cut off date for paying dues is Friday 18 February 2022.

We are happy to accept your fees from the beginning of January.

A further reminder will be sent in January and in February (payment details will be provided).

Colin Peterson
Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point Inc

Photogroup – Visit to the Western Sydney Zoo – Tuesday 16 November 2021

The Photogroup will be visiting the Western Sydney Zoo located at Bungarribee (near Blacktown).

Although the Photogroup will be busy taking photos, all are welcome to enjoy the new zoo and the animals from around the world.

Wander around the park at your own leisure.  We will reconvene for lunch either in the Zoo or at a nearby hotel.

This is a self drive (or carpooling if you wish).  The trip will take approximately 25 minutes to get there via the M4 and Great Western Highway.

Where: Western Sydney Zoo – 700 Great Western Highway, Bungarribee.

When:  Tuesday 16 November 2021.

Time:  Meet in the Boulevard Cafe (within the Zoo) at approximately 9:30am for coffee before our safari.

Cost:  Entry to the zoo either at the gate or online.  (Concession $29.99/non concession $39.99).

Convener:  Contact Colin Peterson using this online booking form.

Closing date for bookings: Monday 15 November 2021.

Bring a hat and sunscreen as the zoo is a very open area.

Review – The Ashfield Heritage Walk – 26 October 2021

Freedom!!! Our first walk since lockdown lifted.

A group of 19 members met in Allman Park Ashfield for a pleasant stroll to view some old Ashfield mansions from mainly the late 1880s . These homes are a wonderful reminder of a bygone era and include homes owned by the Miles family (of which Bea Miles was a member) who were the owners of Peapes men’s city store which some of you may remember.

(Peapes’ slogan was “for men AND their sons” (the AND was in upper case, to stress the importance of intergeneration consistency in men’s style) and it was the place to shop if you needed any kind of gentleman’s outfit, from necessities to luxuries: jackets, shirts, hats, shoes, “an unusually smart shirt with tie”, “a distinctive overcoat”, “superior flannel trousers”.

Clothes could be bought off the rack or made to measure. Peapes sales representatives also travelled to country towns across Australia to conduct fittings, booking out rooms in hotels, advertising in local papers for men to come and have their measurements taken for suits.)

In the The Cardinal Freeman Retirement Village precinct is the imposing Glentworth, once a convent and a girls’ home.   Ambleside in Seaview Street is also known as The Castle and has been maintained so that none of the grandeur has been lost. Upkeep must be very expensive for these homes – gardens and paintwork take a lot of work.
We had morning tea overlooking Yeo Park in a cafe that previously was used as a baby health centre (thank you Colleen) and admired the beautifully restored Bandstand situated in Yeo Park which was once part of Hurlstone Agricultural College.
From there we returned passing beautiful Trinity College and into the Victoria Square which has even more houses with history attached.
There are many more homes to be described but for those who could not make it today, I am happy to email you more details so you can enjoy the walk too.
Thank you everyone for coming along today.
Judy Mitchell

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Ashfield Heritage Walk – Tuesday 26 October 2021

Ashfield Heritage Walk

Limited numbers:  20

Where: Travel independently to Allman Park Ashfield, corner Norton and Victoria Streets Ashfield.

When: Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 9.45am

Convener:  Contact Judy Mitchell using this online booking form.

Closing date: Monday 25 October 2021

Morning tea will be at Yeo Park.  (lunch after the walk is yet to be decided)