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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Dec-Jan 2012
Active RetireesTM | 9 RENDEZVOUS Meet the committee The 2011 Barossa Probus Rendezvous Committee was made up of members from the five Barossa Probus clubs. “This committee has organised one of the best Rendezvous yet,” says Gary Blackler. Led by Chairman John Henderson, the committee included Vice Chairman Rosemary Shearer, Secretary John Semmler, Treasurer and Registration Coordinator Ian Collins with committee members Veronica Semmler, Bev Clarke, Marg Craigie, Jill Black, Ted Hopkins, and Sid Wooby. Congratulations to the committee, and many thanks for all the hard work. Well done to complete this in 18 months. The five clubs feel that they have drawn much closer together through their work during the past 18 months. Plans are underway to have more combined social outings. The committee is extremely grateful to their major sponsors, Grand Pacific Tours, Trade Travel, Clime Asset Management Pty Ltd, SA Tourism Commission and Murray River Expeditions without whose sponsorship this Rendezvous would not have been possible. featured the SA Police band. Their music was well received and feet were kept moving. Guests were also entertained by Jack McGavin, an unassuming but extremely talented Probus poet who kept us all laughing. “How can I eat now, my sides are split,” one guest was heard to say. Prizes were awarded to those who dressed in their 21st outfits. Tours and activities The many half-day and full-day trips and tours, ranging from Port Adelaide to the River Murray and points in between, especially in the Barossa, were highly successful. Tours included historical homesteads and the Angaston Mine where the rare mineral Angastonite was first found, and local groups catered for morning teas and lunches in typical Barossa style. “Taking a 100-year -old steamer up the Murray – which had water! – was a highlight for me,” says PSP Treasurer Gary Blackler. Gary shared the experience with over 150 members during the two days of touring. Farewell for now On Thursday night the Farewell Dinner was held at the Tanunda Show Hall. “The Clime Asset Management Farewell Dinner at the Show Hall was out of the box,” says Ken. “We had great entertainment from the Tanunda Town Oompah band and Bavarian dancers the Schuhplattlers. What a night was had by all! There were many Probians with strong and willing voices, led by local identity Phil Lamb.” Thanksgiving service Friday morning’s service featured a duet who, with their accompanist, had a total age of 254 years. Ninety-year - old Hazel Mader’s voice had the clarity of a singer less than half her age. Pastor John Weier’s unique home-made cartoon DVD demonstrated how much more we can do when we get together and work as a team rather than struggle with a problem alone. During the afternoon delegates were entertained by poet Geoff Cook, pianist Joshua Mollart and The Liedertafel Men’s Choir. The ceremony closed with the organising committee singing an adaptation of We did it our way written by vice chairman of the organising committee Rosemary Shearer. See you next time Probus Rendezvous 2012 will be held at Palmerston North, New Zealand on 16-21 September. Come and join us to sample life in the Land of the Long White Cloud. •• See page 15 for more information about Rendezvous 2012. QMembers of the PSP Board and General Manager Pat Atkinson celebrate at the closing ceremony.
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