Barefoot Bowling

Barefoot Bowls will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Duration:  2 hours commencing at 10:00 am.

Cost:  $10.00

Drinks available.  Would need to bring your own eats or order in.

Barefoot bowling but flat shoes fine.

All welcome, no experience required at all.

Because of bookings requirements, contact Mike Ward to register on the online  booking form.




Photography Group trip to the National Art School and Paddington Sunken Gardens – Tuesday 21 June 2022

Visit the heritage buildings of the old Darlinghurst gaol currently hosting its 100th anniversary as home to the National Art School.  We follow this with a trip to the Paddington Reservoir Gardens, hailed as a blend of the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Stay for lunch at the Paddington RSL.

When/Time: Tuesday 21 June 2022.

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Bushwalking Group

The Bushwalkers meet on the fourth week of the month to enjoy Bush, Coastal and Scenic walks.  

Reasonable walking fitness is required as walks are usually 8-10 Km of moderate difficulty with some steps, stairs and uneven surfaces.

The Walking day will alternate Tuesday or Thursday in the Fourth week. 

Walks will be posted on the website for your registration.

Convener: Contact Peter Woodhouse.

Barefoot Bowls – First and Third Wednesday each Month

Following a successful introduction to Barefoot Bowls at the Concord Bowling Club, the activity is to continue on a regular basis and will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Numbers: Because of bookings requirements, members will need to register their intention to attend via the web booking form.

Where: Concord Bowling Club, 1a Clermont Ave Concord.

When: Next meeting Wednesday 15th June 10.00 am.

Convener: Contact Mike Ward via the online booking form.

Cost: $10.00 per person.

Payment: Cash on the day.

Closing date for the booking: Mondays prior to the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Travel Chat – ‘Exploring Cowra’ – Wednesday 8 June 2022

The next Travel Chat on Wednesday 8 June will be exploring the interesting country town of Cowra.

Judy Mitchell recently organised a trip to Cowra and those Probus members who went on tour are keen to share their enjoyment of Cowra and its many tourist attractions.

You will hear their first hand experience of the famous Japanese Gardens. Hear about The Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra.  Look at Eugowra – the Town made famous for its Murals. View the Japanese Prisoner of War site and cemetery. Learn the history of Cowra during World War II when it served as a prisoner of war camp for the Japanese and Italians.

I know many people missed out on the trip to Cowra, so this is easy way to “travel about” about this country town.  Also find out which places to stop in for a tasty meal in a historic house and pubs.

So come along on Wed 8 June, starting at 11:00 am in the Breakfast Point Admin Building.

Probus Travel Insurance

Probus Travel Insurance with one of Australia’s leading travel insurance providers, Allianz Global Assistance, is now available.

Together, Probus and Allianz Global Assistance have made a range of travel insurance products available to Probus Club members across Australia.

Probus Travel Insurance provides a range of options for both domestic and international travel from Australia. Depending upon your age, where you are travelling to and the length of your trip, Probus Club members may be offered one, two or three different plans.

Of course terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply, and members should refer to the Product Disclosure Statement to compare the plans in more detail.

Probus Club members can apply for Probus Travel Insurance online at

For those members who prefer the personal approach or are unable to access the internet, the Allianz Global Assistance Team can take travel insurance applications over the phone call
1800 125 234.


Cowra Trip – 20 May to 23 May 2022- Review

Our group of 21 members met at the Cowra Services Club for dinner on Friday. Most of us enjoyed the (Cowra) lamb cutlets amongst other good food. 

Saturday morning, our guided tour of Cowra began (led by local tour guide Allan Vorias). First stop, the Japanese Gardens full of a wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs and designed by a world-renowned Japanese garden-architect and beautifully maintained. We were lucky to be able to enjoy the autumn foliage.

We departed for Canowindra soon after and visited The Age of Fishes Museum, a major tourist attraction showing 360 million years of the history of life on earth. 

Montrose House in Canowindra’s main street, formerly The Bank Of NSW, was our next stop for lunch. Our host and chef, Tommy Jeffs served  a delicious roast (Cowra) lamb lunch followed by sticky date pudding plus stories to keep us entertained. 

On full tummies, Eugowra, town of Murals was our next stop. The aim of the murals was to bring the town ‘back to life’ which they have certainly achieved.  

Our final destination for the day was a stop at Gooloogong hotel. Opposite the hotel a renovated log cabin was opened for us to view the works in preparation for the upcoming Esky Ball.  The idea being that people dressed up their eskies and a prize is awarded for the best Esky. 

On election night a light dinner was organised at the local Lachlan Valley Inn where many ‘election tragics’ huddled close to the television to see the results as they unfolded.   

Sunday morning we visited The Peace Bell and the Japanese POW site and cemetery. We learned a lot about the Cowra Breakout and the fact that the Japanese who tried to escape thought that the coast was not too far away! 

After lunch at the Royal Hotel Woodstock we were taken to Wyangala Dam where we had the chance to observe the beautiful lush countryside. Cowra and the surrounding district is well known for its lamb and canola crops.  

Many of us lamented the price of lamb and before heading home Gilda was up early Monday morning to buy some lamb cutlets at Skinners Butchery.  Aghast at the price of $5 per cutlet, she settled for chump chops! 

Our thanks go to Judy Mitchell for all the work and effort she made organising a memorable few days.  

It was to quote Judy “a pleasant diversion from the outside world”. 

Reviewed by 
Jane Cook 

Agenda – Members Meeting – Friday 3 June 2022

The members’ meeting for the Probus Club of Cabarita and Breakfast Point will be held at the Canada Bay Club, Five Dock commencing at 10:30 am.

The Guest Speaker is Max Hitchins, the Hospitality and Memory Doctor – The topic – ‘How to Develop a Memory Like an Elephant’.

If you are unable to attend, apologies can be recorded here.

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Interest is being sought for two new (possible) Interest Groups – Art Appreciation and Backgammon

The recent Survey completed by members revealed there are culture buffs amongst us!!

In particular, interest is being sought for two new Interest Groups.


Art Appreciation will take us to galleries, museums, theatre and more.

To see if the group is viable we need to know who is interested.

Please let me know who you are so we can get started. For Art Appreciation enquiries, contact me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory).


This is a call out for anyone interested in playing or learning to play.  We have experienced players who are happy to teach.  So if you fancy trying your hand at the ancient game, please let me know.

The earliest record of the basic gameplay rules of modern backgammon dates from 17th century England though versions of the game have been played for 5000 years.

Backgammon boards are hard to come by so, it would be great if you check the bottom of your cupboard to see if you have a board that you are happy to lend.

For Backgammon enquiries, contact me either via email or directly on my mobile (listed in the Members Directory).

Mary Esdaile
Interest Group Facilitator


Barefoot Bowls – Wednesday 8 June 2022

Enjoy barefoot bowls? Come along, bowls are provided, just bring yourself. All are welcome, even if you cannot play on the day.

This game of bowls is initially to organise a one off game for a limited number to assess interest and viability to proceed further.  At the end of the day a discussion will be held to assess interest going forward as to what day and times are the most suitable and duration of play.

  • Barefoot bowling, however flat shoes are ok.  Maybe a little cold on the toes at this time of the year.
  • Instructions are provided.
  • Drinks are available.
  • Food can be ordered or bring your own eats.

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