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Active Retirees : Active Retirees April-May 2012
Active RetireesTM | 7 I live in Ballarat in the Central Highlands region of Victoria, probably most famous for the Ballarat goldfields and the Eureka Stockade rebellion, and in recent times for its beautiful historical buildings, lake Wendouree and Sovereign Hill. Ballarat is one of the largest inland cities in Australia, with a population of over 90,000. My family home is situated adjacent to Lake Wendouree, the site of the 1956 Olympic Rowing, Australian and Victorian Rowing regattas, the Australian Canoe Championships, the Combined schools ‘Head of the Lake’ and local yacht races. Lake Wendouree has been a major social destination for residents for the past 150 years. Situated in the centre of Ballarat, the lake offers a wide range of attractions and recreational activities. My working life included teaching and running the family pharmacy business with my husband Don. I enjoy family life with my three married sons, my daughters-in-law and eight beautiful grandchildren. I am a member of the Rotary Club of Ballarat East and the Probus Club of Ballarat Goldfields, as well as a former member of Ballarat East Ladies Probus Club. Ballarat has 18 Probus clubs with members enjoying the many attractions in the local community as well as interstate and internationally. My first tasks as PSP Chairman in May will be to co-host two events: the official opening of PSP new offices in Parramatta with my predecessor, PSP Past Chairman Ken Brand, and the annual Rotary District Probus Chairman (RDPC) Briefing Weekend. The training for our RDPCs – our ‘ground troops’ – will cover forming new Probus clubs, assisting Probus clubs with membership development, running Probus Information Days for new officers, matters related to all aspects of Probus administration and operations, and building PSP's relationship with Rotary. I am looking forward to leading the PSP Board and Secretariat in a successful, meaningful year of Probus goodwill and camaraderie. I have personally seen how Probus has enriched the lives of our members, confirming the important need to promote, support and develop Probus in all communities. We must be positive in our actions to ensure a healthy long-term future for our organisation that will continue to serve Active Retirees in our communities in 2012 and beyond. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet and communicate with many fellow Probus members as we strive together, united in friendship, bonded in fellowship. Margaret Robinson PSP Chair 2012-13 StudioCommercial I am looking forward to a successful, meaningful year.
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