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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Dec-Jan 2012
RENDEZVOUS T he ‘coming of age’ Probus Rendezvous recently held in the Barossa celebrated 21 years of the event. The first Rendezvous of the South Pacific region was held in 1991 when a record 1400 people attended. The 1991 Chairman Harry Drury and some of his committee members were delighted to be recognised for their efforts in starting the Rendezvous tradition. In October 2011, Probus members from around the world again gathered in the Barossa. From Australia, 87 delegates came from NSW, 186 from SA, 72 from WA, 116 from Vic, 10 from Tas and 34 from Qld. International delegates came from New Zealand (27), the Philippines (one) and the United Kingdom (three). Incoming delegates were thrilled to be met by members of the Mitcham Hills Probus Club. “There is nothing better than seeing a welcome smile and a Probus sign when you venture into an unfamiliar airport,” one NZ member reported. Opening ceremony The Rendezvous was officially opened by the Grandmaster of the Barons of the Barossa Stephen Henschke, while Deputy Mayor Robert Sloane and Rotary District Governor Eric Russell welcomed all to the Barossa and Rotary District 9500. “The ceremony at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre was very successful,” says PSP Chairman Ken Brand. Keynote speaker Ken Marslew from Enough is Enough challenged delegates to move beyond their comfort zones. “He made us recognise the responsibilities we all share in teaching children the right way forward in life, being responsible for our actions and moving to happier resolutions in our own lives, free of anger, bad thoughts and negative feelings,” PSP General Manager Pat Atkinson says. Welcome dinner The PSP Welcome Dinner on Monday night, held at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre, With more than 500 delegates, the South Pacific region’s 2011 Rendezvous was a great success. Probus Rendezvous Barossa 2011 QBarossa-style refreshment on the Angaston Heritage and Mine Tour. 8 | www.probussouthpacific.org
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