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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Aug-Sept
6 | www.probussouthpacific.org Lucky winner I would like to thank Probus and South Australian Tourism Commission for offering a fantastic holiday as a prize. My mother (also a member of Ladies Probus Club of Scone) died on 26 April. I was opening mail, mainly sympathy cards, on the following Friday when, to my surprise, I had an envelope from Trade Travel. Being curious as to what might be inside it was a great surprise to find that I had won this competition. As the prize is valid for 12 months, at this stage, I hope to take the trip in the new year. Once again, many thanks for such a prize and the letter was a ray of sunshine under the circumstances. Denise Bell Ladies Probus Club of Scone, NSW Feedback from WA I received the new look Probus magazine, Active Retirees, this week and wish to congratulate you on the publication. The front cover is bright, breezy and reflects more appropriately what Probus is about. Inside the articles are what I want with the sections on health, technical and finance. It is also pleasing to see that the states have space for their news. WA has always felt on the outer in this publication so I will endeavour to encourage clubs to contribute. The advertisements, which are essential to finance the magazine, are mainly related to easter n states’ holiday ventures and retirement villages, so what about Winners are grinners: Denise Bell plans to take a trip in the new year. YourlettersYourlettersYour something from WA? Even on the WA page, the adverts do not reflect our state. This is not a whinge, merely an observation. Please keep up the good work and thank you for a splendid magazine. Maureen Paterson Victoria Park Probus Club Inc. WA Congratulations I have just returned from my Probus Club meeting this morning, where I collected my copy of the new Active Retirees. I was attracted to the colourful cover and multiple photographs of Probus members. I had a quick flick through and noted the Paul Henningham Award for Literary Excellence. I will present this to our Writers Group to see if we can generate some contributions for you. Last night I had time to thoroughly review the publication and need to tell you I spent two enjoyable hours reading every article, looking at every advertisement, and thoroughly enjoying the reports of activities in other clubs. I even saw a photograph of a friend of mine accepting their club’s 20th Anniversary Award. Would you believe, I even tackled the crossword and sudoko – something I usually avoid like the plague because they are such time-wasters! Anyway, I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Active Retirees. I congratulate you on a splendid production, and look forward with anticipation to the next edition. Nola Miles-Clark Little Mountain, Qld Committee volunteers As a relatively new member of Probus, I have recently observed the difficulties experienced within my own club in recruiting members to fill the various roles essential to the successful operation of the club. It caused me to wonder whether a better understanding of the basic rules and procedures associated with these roles might reduce members’ apprehension towards voluntary participation and encourage more members to become office bearers. One suggestion which comes to mind would be to include, as a standard agenda item, a short session at each meeting devoted to the explanation of these different roles and functions, and their importance to the running of the club. Current or former office bearers could be encouraged to assist in these sessions citing their own experiences and the ready availability of help and support within the committees. Perhaps if we can create less onerous and more ‘user friendly’ perceptions through improved communication it may assist in attracting more members to volunteer for these vital club roles. Brian Barclay Manningham Probus Club, Vic Winners are grinners: Denise Bell plans to take letters
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