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CELEBRATE PROBUS – FAVOR A FRIEND

October 1 is celebrated internationally as United Nations Day of Older Persons.

PROBUS has adopted this date as PROBUS Day.

All over Australia, retirees will be celebrating Probus Day throughout October.

Probus stands for friendship, camaraderie and retirement fun and offers senior members of our community the opportunity to make new friends, discover new hobbies, participate in a wide variety of activities and listen to interesting speakers.

The benefits of social bonds in the mature generation are well documented – they have a positive effect both physically and mentally.

Probus has been proud to provide these social connections in New South Wales for over 45 years and in Blayney for 36 years.

The theme for this year’s Probus Day is – CELEBRATE PROBUS – FAVOR A FRIEND with all members called to action.

They will do their friends a favor by helping them join, stay engaged and connected through their local Probus club.

At any age, enjoying life’s good times with friends is wonderful, but the true value of friendship lies in the care and support that is so freely offered in the less good times of our lives, including those times. where social interaction is restricted.

Friendship can be expressed in a variety of ways, and sometimes it seems more difficult to accept a caring hand than to offer one.

Be a friend and accept friendship. We thank our friends for your friendship.

Probus’s message is clear: we must all focus on our social well-being. Probus clubs across the country invite anyone who is retired or semi-retired to consider joining their local club for the fun and friendship of Probus.

For more information, please contact the Blayney Probus Club Secretary, Robin Duce on 0473 310 849 or Probus South Pacific on 1300 630 488.

Visit www.probussouthpacific.org to find your nearest Probus club.

The Covid restrictions have affected many of our Blayney Club meetings and activities in 2020 and 2021.

Fortunately, a gap in lockdowns in February 2021 allowed the Blayney PROBUS Club to venture on our postponed trip to 2020 to be warmly welcomed as the first group of tourists to visit Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains for twelve months.

Thirty-four members, partners and friends traveled by coach to Jindabyne – the traditional land of the Ngarigo people – for five nights and traveled each day to experience the many special features and facilities that this majestic mountainous part of the state offers. in summer, such as fishing and mountain biking, to complement and prepare for his most famous winter activities on the snowfields.

The lovely fall weather helped us appreciate the highlights of the tour including a chairlift ride to Thredbo and then a ride to Perisher, Smiggin Holes, and Charlotte Pass to be closest to the roof of Australia to Mount Kosciuszko, to visit many of Snowy’s dams and hydroelectric centers. Discover the incredible irrigation and hydropower network that began over 70 years ago and continues to expand with the Snowy 2.0 mega project.

We learned about the multicultural development of post-war Australia from the snow-capped workforce and their families.

We saw the great devastation of natural and built environments caused by the bushfires last year and saw brumbies on the high plains.

Probus is all about friendship, companionship and fun. It was certainly appreciated by everyone on this trip.

The next 2021 trip to the Port Stephens area scheduled for later this month has had to be postponed and will be rescheduled sometime in 2022 if freedoms allow.

With the current easing of Covid restrictions in the Blayney Shire and the state government’s roadmap to return to “normalcy,” the Blayney Probus Club plans to resume operations and

have a regular monthly meeting at the Blayney Community Center at 10 a.m. on Thursday the 21ststOctober 2021. Cross your disinfected fingers and wear your mask. Smile with your eyes.

Come enjoy the friendship, camaraderie and interest that Probus offers.

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