Newly elected Medowie Probus Club president Robin Henderson OAM has a clear goal for her term in the leadership seat - further inject the Probus core values of fellowship, friendship and fun into the club and encourage more residents to join.
Mrs Henderson accepted the leadership chain from past president Neville White at the March meeting of Medowie Probus Club where the new committee was also welcomed to office.
On the committee is: Dawn Paterson (hospitality), Paul Griffiths (vice president), Anne Tomlinson (outings, activities and welfare), Grahame Henderson (secretary), Daphne White (membership officer), David Thomas (treasurer), Margaret Bailey (guest speaker officer) and Neville White (publicity).
"I am privileged to hold the position of president," Mrs Henderson said. "I am certainly hoping to bring something of benefit to the club."
Mrs Henderson, a long-time resident of Medowie before relocating north, and husband Grahame joined the Probus club in 2019 after moving back to the area.
The pair joined the club as a way to connect with their community, make new friends and enjoy outings.
It is for the reasons that Mrs Henderson and her husband joined the club that she hopes to encourage more retired residents to join.
"We still need to enjoy our later years," she said. "We still need to feel fellowship, friendship and fun. Joining a Probus club can help with that."
Meetings are held monthly in the Medowie Community Hall at 10am. Other social events and outings are held as they are organised. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 21.
Port Stephens senior constable Krystle Wilcox is due to speak about crime prevention for the aged.
Retirees in the community are welcome to attend the next meeting.
"Come along yourself or bring a friend and see what the club is all about," Mrs Henderson said.
For more information phone Mrs Henderson on 0417 580 899.
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