Celebrating 30-years of friendship

THE strong bonds of friendship that make up the Clarence Ladies Probus Club were on full display when current, founding and life members gathered to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.

A special luncheon event was held at the Lindisfarne Motor Yacht Club in March to mark the milestone occasion.

Clarence Ladies Probus Club foundation and life member Beryl Cowie said reaching its 30th anniversary was a “tremendous achievement” for the club.

“The Clarence Ladies Probus Club started in 1987 due to a need in the area for a meeting place for retired professional business women,” she said.

“As a probus club, we are all about forming strong friendships and enjoying our senior years by meeting monthly and exploring the area through regular outings.

“It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to reach this 30-year milestone and as a club, we are very proud of our efforts.”

Ms Cowie said the club’s plans for the future were to hopefully welcome some new members.

“We are a very friendly and relaxed club and would very much like to hear from any retired women who would be interested in joining our close-knit group,” she said.

The Clarence Ladies Probus Club meets monthly at the Bellerive Yacht Club, located on 34 Cambridge Road, Bellerive.

For more information about the Clarence Ladies Probus Club or to inquire about membership, contact Gaille on 0408 782 455 or Sue on 0418 363 087.

Caption: Clarence Ladies Probus Club foundation members, from left, Colleen Bratt, Beryl Cowie, Helen Hamilton, Joan Leverett and Joan Copping at the club’s 30th anniversary celebrations.