Beaumaris Probus has many Interest Group meetings, outings, functions and visits. The diary is very busy. We wish to minimise “clashes” between activities so that members have maximum choice. The Activities Planner is a working document to assist Interest Group leaders when scheduling an activity. Please note, more activities will be added, others might change. Always check with your Interest group leader.
Firm dates of Club events for the next 90 days appear in our newsletter and below in Upcoming Events
We’ve arranged a second visit to the Synchrotron
Wednesday 1st February
The first visit was a huge success and some missed out, so we’ve arranged a second trip
The facility is located at Clayton adjacent to the Monash University campus (Melways Ref 70H11). We will travel by car – when registering please indicate if you are willing to carpool or if you would like a ride.
Meet on-site from the Blackburn Road entrance by 10.15am to sign in at the NCSS building for a 90-minute tour commencing at 10.30am. At the conclusion we will have lunch at the onsite cafe. Cost is $17 per person for the tour – lunch at your own expense. Register here and pay now to secure your place on this visit.
Visit to Naked Racer Cafe, Aviation Museum and Lunch
Wednesday 15th February – Starts 9.30
A GREAT DAY OUT – THREE PLACES VISITED – ONE TRIP!
Meet at the Naked Racer, for coffee (included). This is a unique, quirky Café, Restaurant with a huge and fascinating assembly of ancient and modern motorcycles and is packed with an eclectic mix of items. You will be amazed!
We then drive the half km to the Moorabbin Air Museum for a guided tour. It is home to 25 civilian and military airplanes and helicopters especially Australian-built planes including a Wirraway and Beaufighter. Some cockpits are fully accessible to visitors.
We have lunch at the Flight Deck where you can watch the runway action. There are many choices. https://flightdeckbar.com.au/
Meet at Naked Racer at 9.30. 1 Grange Road, Cheltenham. (not far from DFO) . Cost is $15.00 Includes coffee at Naked Racer, Air Museum entry and guided tour. Lunch is extra.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club - Tuesday February 28th - 6.30 pm
It's been fabulous every year - now or fifth year! Last year. 82 attended, (a Tastes record!)
RBYC is a great location and we have it all to ourselves. As before, we will have a two course meal with a bottle of wine included per couple (two singles can share a bottle) - Cost $65.00 pp.
If you’ve never been to Tastes, you’re missing one of our best Probus events. Please come. it’s a casual evening with great food and company at a reasonable price
Annual Croquet Event and BBQ - Friday 17 March
Sandringham Croquet Club, opposite the Sandringham Club - 4.30pm - 9.00pm
One of the best events of our year - Come along!
A great social event in a lovely location - Lots of fun, great food and company.
This year it’s on St Patric’s Day so wear something green. maybe win a prize?
Either play or just come along and enjoy the company and the food and wine. If you play, there is a unique competition especially designed for us. You don’t need to know anything about Croquet – we have helpers to show you what to do. We have a delicious BBQ cooked by Chef de BBQ Howard Hoskins plus salad and unbelievable desserts. Arrive at or before 4.30 for practise. Bring an eske for ice and an umbrella if it’s hot. Only $35.00. This covers the Croquet, food – BYO drinks. Max 40
Visit to Beluera House & Garden, plus Lunch at Kirk's Mornington
Tuesday 28th March – Suggest car share
This trip has something for everyone, especially the art, theatre and music lover, historian, and gardener. The state-listed property was home to successive generations of distinguished Australians over 160 years. It is exceptional for its fine Joseph Reed architecture and 12-acre garden and for revealing the life of its last owner. Its 25,000-piece collection reflects the taste of Sir George and Lady Tallis and their composer son, John. Their stewardship of the JC Williamson entertainment empire afforded them the means to create a peaceful place to house their renowned collection.
Beleura dates from 1863. John Tallis spent his life preserving Beleura and left his estate to the people of Victoria for their education and enjoyment. The House remains as it was in his time, including his collection of artworks, books and automobiles. More recently Beleura built further collections – one of fine musical instruments and the other, a treasury of ceramic art by Klytie Pate.
Meet at 9.30am, park in the Visitors Carpark of Mornington Golf Club. We gather in the clubhouse foyer for a bus transfer and after morning tea, we can join either the house or garden guided tour which ends at 12:30. After we shall lunch at ‘Kirk’s on the Esplanade’, Mornington.
Cost of transfer bus, entry, guided tour and morning tea is $35 pp. Lunch to be paid separately. Final numbers need to be in by Tuesday, March 14