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What's on this month (see Calendar for details)
Tuesday Sept 22nd - Long Jetty Walk
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Message re Theatre Outings
Hello All, from someone suffering huge theatre deprivation, nearly 6 months without any form of theatre is close to sending me to therapy!
There is a VERY SMALL glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, which may or may not continue to shine - who knows????
There are plans for theatre to start up again in Sydney at the end of the year with "Frozen - the Musical" mooted to start in Dec & next year there are plans for the huge Broadway hit "Come From Away" to open about March - all subject to Covid.
For those of you that love the more classical style of music, such as operas & ballet, I have found out that the Avoca Theatre is showing world class opera & ballet movies on the big screen - better than nothing. Their next showing is August 24th with a production of "Rigoletto" that was filmed on some island in Europe (similar to our Opera on the Harbour) & it is a fabulous opera with some very recognisable music & songs - highly recommended. They are suggesting on line booking to save queuing at the desk & handling cash
Future General Meetings will continue to be via Zoom until further notice
The Diggers have advised that under current restrictions only 70 persons can be accommodated in the meeting room
Mudgee Caravan & Cabin Getaway
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Keeping in Touch during these trying times
To help members keep in touch now that our meetings and events have been cancelled, we have created our own Facebook page that all members are encouraged to join. Simply search Facebook for Forresters Beach Probus and request to join the group. Bard has made the first post explaining the purpose of the group. The Website will continue to be updated but the Facebook group allows for two way communication during this difficult time.
For those members not on Facebook, you will first need to create a Facebook account. This can be done by visiting Facebook.com with your internet browser and providing a name and either email address or mobile phone number.
Some members have reported receiving emails claiming to be from Bard. It appears to be a very unsophisticated but annoying attempt and looks like it is using convenor's email addresses published on our website. The sender has their "display name" as Bard but their true email address is easily found and, therefore, it is very unlikely that Bard's email system has been compromised.
However, if you do receive such an email then please forward it to Bard so that he can establish the extent of the scam. DO NOT reply to the email as this will just go back to the scammer.
Changes have been made to the process for making an EFT payment to the Club.
All Events will be assigned a 3 character code and this must be used when making an EFT payment to the Club. Members need to enter this code together with their surname in the payment description e.g. 220 Thomas. EFT Codes will be shown for every Club Event advertised on the website.
Please only pay for one event in a payment or reconciliation becomes very difficult.
Please DO NOT email Treasurer or Convenor regarding an EFT payment as the Treasurer will notify the Convenor based on the Code entered.
No receipts will be issued by the Club for EFT payments. Your receipt will be your entry on your Bank Statement.
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Members are reminded to send all photo submissions to both the Newsletter Editor and the Webmaster
Would people submitting photos of Probus events please remember to send them to both of these people:-
DropBox - As an alternative to emailing, we have set up a "DropBox" that can be used to upload photos to the club. Click here for details on how to use it. This will mean you do not have to attach photos to emails but please advise both of the above people when they are in the DropBox!!
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Our thanks to Jill Bunton for the design of the masthead on these pages and for the suggestions for the layout of the pages. Thanks to Webmaster Emeritus Frank Bunton for creating and maintaining this website until June 2016.