Our friendly club spanning 35 years, congratulates two of our members for their achievements in both musical education and services to the Kincumber Club.
Queen Elizabeth has awarded our very own Denise Lawrence the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), for services to music education in her 2019 Birthday Honours list.
Denise has always loved teaching and playing the cello, and believes she is very fortunate to have spent her life doing both.
Thanking the membership for their support and congratulations on her award of the Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours, Denise Lawrence played a cello aria at our June meeting.
The beautiful piece from the opera Samson and Delilah by the French composer Saint-Saens, was one that her late husband Bruce and she often played together.
Outgoing President David Casey welcomed John A. Rudd as our 5th Life Member. Being awarded the club’s highest honour by the membership at the February meeting.
Amazing 10+ years in the club during which he amassed a club record, 21.5 years’ service in 8 different positions with concurrent service during most of his time in at least two positions, and for 4 years in three positions. In nominating John, Elizabeth Butler touched on the essence of John's service: "His desire to make Kincumber Probus a great place for everyone has underpinned everything that he has done and his presence has contributed immensely to making this club the friendly, accepting group that it is today."
35 Years Young
Cake Cutting Salutes Twin Anniversaries of Kincumber Probus
35 YEAR CLUB ANNIVERSARY
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BECOMING A MIXED CLUB
Cake Cutting Ceremony
A beautifully decorated cake was cut at the April 30 meeting to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Kincumber Probus Club, and the 10th anniversary of becoming a mixed male-female club.
President Gloria Reid was joined in cutting the cake by Member of Parliament for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, Senior Life Member and former president Fred Leake, and former president Thelma Leonard representing the first nine women inducted into the club in February 2009.
NEW AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT
Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks on behalf of the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science officially presented the new high resolution/high brightness projector and a wireless headset microphone system at our April 30 meeting. The audiovisual equipment, valued at over $3700 was awarded to the club as a result of our October 2018 grant submission under the Department’s federal “Stronger Communities Programme,” and will greatly enhance our enjoyment of guest speakers and other presentations during club meetings.
In her welcoming remarks President Gloria Reid thanked the MP for her strong support of our grant application which truly is a game changer for Kincumber Probus, and for taking time from her busy schedule to join us in also celebrating our twin anniversaries. MP Wicks thanked the Club, and in particular Secretary Peter Park, for a well- developed grant submission which furthers one of the aims of the Stronger Communities programme in keeping our seniors engaged as part of our vibrant Central Coast Community.
Changing of the Guard
GLORIA REID INDUCTED AS 35TH PRESIDENT OF PROBUS CLUB OF KINCUMBER
At the Annual General Meeting on 26 March Gloria Reid received the President’s Chain of Office from outgoing President David Casey symbolising her acceptance of the role of leading our club into the next decade.
Gloria, who joined the club in July 2012 served in 2014-2016 as Social Convenor and as Vice President 2017-2018 before assuming her current role.
FROM OUR PRESIDENT
It is a wonderful celebratory time for our club as we acknowledge our 35th birthday and our ladies 10th anniversary. I am looking forward to exciting, challenging and productive times over the next months, so “come along for the ride”.
I am very honoured to have inherited an excellent committee and our very loyal members who are the most important element of any Probus Club. How lucky am I to have such a happy and friendly group whose enthusiasm and participation will always be appreciated.