By Kathy Vincent

Bribie Island-PUMICESTONE PROBUS group

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Great news a new President !!! No not in America but for the Pumicestone Passage Probus Group the best fun group on Bribie. Kevin Cousins handed over the chain of office to Amanda Bronn who will be the new President. Kevin was a great President but is looking forward to being a committee member this time as he hopes to do lots of traveling this year and cycling, his passion, he has already cycled in much of Europe.

Featured image(above): With a new President and Vice President comes a whole new committee all doing their bit to make Pumistone Passage Probus the fun group it is and here they all are from left to right: Richard Fitzgerald, Kevin Cousins, Amanda Bronn, Penny McConville, Avril Cook, Brenda Dillon, Kathy Vincent, Terry Cook, Jan Rees, Janet Fitzgerald, Jane Hill, Sylvia Gustafsson

Amanda will have a great year as this is such a busy club with something happening every week sometimes twice a week! There are the walk and coffee, with such beautiful places to walk on Bribie and a wealth of fabulous places for coffee this is a popular event. Then there is the dining out, supporting the various eateries on Bribie. The monthly fishing group and breakfast BBQ some members just turn up for the BBQ as not many fish have actually been caught!! Then there is the monthly outing.

Bribie Island-PUMICESTONE PROBUS group

Kevin Cousins handing over the chain of office to Amanda Bronn

This month the group are off to the RACQ care flight centre hanger to look around and make a donation to such a fabulous cause. Then there is the BBQ boat, lunch at Secrets on the Lake a trip to the theatre in May and so many exciting outings planned. At each monthly meeting, there is an interesting speaker so Amanda will have a year of fun and fellowship She will be well supported by the new Vice President Penny McConville.

Bribie Island-PUMICESTONE PROBUS group

Amanda Bronn and Vice President Penny McConville

Penny has previously done a fabulous job of organizing speakers, not an easy task, so she will be a great help to Amanda. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Bribie RSL 9 for 9.30am come and join us and stay for a spot of lunch to catch up with friends.

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