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Probus Club of Darwin Inc bulletin



Probus Club of Darwin Inc bulletin


Probus Club of Darwin Inc


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August 2015 Bulletin Volume 10 Issue 5

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Profile Sue and Ron Wright W hen we married in Jan 1965 we thought we would be settled forever in South Gippsland Vic. However the following year Ron applied for a job as a rural land settlement officer with the Dept of Lands, Surveys and Mines in TPNG , so off we went there for the next 8 years. Three of our children were born in TPNG. In 1974 we returned to Australia and Ron took up the post of Senior Pastoral Inspector, based in Darwin arriving just in time for Cyclone Tracy. Sue was evacuated with the children and Ron stayed for the cleanup. Our fourth child was born in the old Darwin hospital in 1977. Sue returned to teaching in 1975 and in 1987 Ron left the public service to set up his own landscaping and tree lopping business. Sue retired at the end of 2004 and Ron in 2011. We shifted out to our own block in Howard Springs in 1975. It was a great environment to bring up children but hard work, as the cyclone had pretty much wiped out all the bush and we were starting the garden from scratch. It was a great retreat from suburbia back then but certainly not so these days. In recent years we indulged ourselves by buying a cottage in Victoria, so we could reconnect with our families and friends down there and we try to catch either the autumn or spring gardens when we go down. All in all retirement has been busy for both with babysitting our grandchildren, gardening and craft activities. We enjoy being part of Probus and recently went to a meeting in Ballarat, Victoria. We are about to embark on our first ever cruise Page 2 Channel 7 Proudly supporting Probus Clubs Meryls Musings A hearty Probus welcome to our members who were away, are back with us, and those still travelling. It has been a very busy month at our home, our son and grandson made their 6 monthly visit from Melbourne to Darwin. I have been following the learn the lingo in the NT Frontier on a Sunday. One of the words was fatigue, (after having visitors from down south) taking our grandson to the many tourist places that he has seen, and not to forget the expensive fireworks, has made me understand the word fatigue, BUT, we so enjoy having them here and look forward to the next visit. Ron Ninnis became our newest member and we extend a hearty welcome to him. We presented Peter Pusterla with a Certificate of Appreciation for his stint of 7 years as Treasurer and Jim Sheehan, the Probus Community Service Award in appreciation for their service in helping our club to be successful. Our guest speaker Bob Shewring , shared his interest and passion on the subject of bringing home the Australian soldiers from the Vietnam conflict. I remember seeing the program bring them home, but hearing it from Bob made it much more personal. The Social Committee has done a great job in organizing various activities for the month, and we have the opportunity to enjoy these. Hope to see you all at Government House at our next meeting. So for Now.. Keep Well. Be Safe. Enjoy the Moment. Till next timeMeryl Tracy Village Social and Sports Club the home of PROBUS CLUB OF DARWIN INC Please support your club