Probus Clubs exist to fill a need of retired persons in the community who have been accustomed to high levels of vocational activity and decision making in their working lives. The principal objective of every Probus Club is to create and maintain a homogeneous group that provides the fellowship and intellectual stimulation that otherwise tends to be lost in retirement.
 
History of our Club
Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club was sponsored in 2010 by the Central Melbourne-Sunrise Rotary Club but on formation, became totally autonomous.
MSPC is a member of the international Probus organisation and is accredited in the South Pacific region. MSPC is non-political and non-sectarian.  It is a "not for profit" organisation and has no fund raising activities. The emphasis is on the club being free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs and on allowing members to participate at minimum personal cost. MSPC has a number of activities and interest groups designed to promote active minds and bodies, with an emphasis on social interactions. Members are encouraged to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. The club membership limit is 120.
 
Probus Member Benefits
  • Exclusive Probus Travel Insurance
  • Flagship Publication Active Retirees  
  • Probus Cruise Club  
  • Probus Membership Benefits Scheme  
  • National Photographic competition  
  • Annual Literary Excellence Award  
  • Probus Retreats to Australia, NZ and worldwide  
  • Competitions and much much more....
 

Upcoming Events

 
Contact Us

POSTAL ADDRESS 
PO Box 23308,  Docklands 8012 

Membership Officer - Jenny Eltham           
Mobile: 0418 233 344 
jennifer.eltham@bigpond.com

Secretary - Jen Ferneyhough  
Mobile: 0417 622 198
jenfern@gmail.com

 

Links

 
"Residents 3000" organisation for city-dwellers
 
 

Social Media

Probus South Pacific is on Facebook and Twitter connecting with members and organisations daily. Interact with other Probus club members.
Share your stories and pictures and receive  regular updates including jokes, trivia, pictures and random facts. 
Over 55's are the highest users of Facebook. Connect today and share your Probus club news.
http://www.facebook.com/ProbusSouthPacific 
http://www.twitter.com/ProbusSthPac

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President's Welcome
                                         
Thank you for visiting the home page of Melbourne Sunrise Probus.
In my capacity as President I am delighted to welcome you to our Home Page.       
I invite you to browse our website to discover who we are and to learn about and access our programs.
An open invitation is extended to attend one of our monthly meetings or a social function to learn more about our club.
We are focused on fun, friendship and fellowship and our membership of both men and women get involved in a plethora of activities. 
I have found within the Club friendship and stimulation and I am sure you will too. Feel free to contact us via this website.
David Loader- President 2018
 
 
Meeting Venue and Date

Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club
meets 10.00am
on the First Thursday of each month.
Our next meeting will be Thursday 1st November 2018.
THE LIBRARY AT THE DOCK 

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.

Located on the waterfront at Dock Square near where Bourke Street west meets Collins Street. 
Take Tram 11 or 48 in Collins Street to Collins street west terminus or the 70 or 75 to stop D3.  100 m walk to Library.

 

Melbourne Sunrise Probus Mildura Get Away 27th August - 31st August, 2018

August saw 22 MSPC members heading to the bustling regional city of Mildura.
Gary and Rhonda Hudak organised and hosted a tour that showcase the rich cultural diversity their hometown.

The appeal and rustic sophistication of “Stefano’s” is legendary.
In a cellar lined with clothed tables, Stefano de Pieri marries Mildura produce with Italian traditions innovation in wine and tradition in food define the “Stefano’s" experience.

Stefano was in the kitchen and warmly greeted the group as one would old friends.. The dinner was fabulous and certainly a fabulous start to our Mildura experience.

 

 

The excursion to Lake Mungo was unforgettable.

The subtle landscape of Mungo and Willandra Lakes is a precious window that allowed the group to look deep into the past of old Australia.

Learning about the forward thinking and drive of the Chaffey Brothers added a new understanding of the legacy that resulted in Australia’s first irrigation colony.

Visits to Chateau Mildura, a National Trust listed building and Rio Vista Historic House, the elegant, family home of WB Chaffey and his family allowed the group to explore the rich heritage of Mildura.

A cruise on PS Melbourne, an original wood fired steamer, through Lock 11 and along the Murray a saw the group enjoy some excellent bird life, as well as dream of a holiday on a luxurious houseboat.

We discovered Wentworth, just across the border in NSW, where the highlight was definitely the most delicious, freshly baked vanilla slices from Hudak’s Bakery, eaten ‘en plain air’ at the confluence of the Murray and the Darling Rivers!

A visit to Murray Pink Salt Mine, followed by lunch and a fascinating talk at Varapodio Estate, an olive oil enterprise really were highlights. Local wines were tasted at Trentham Estate.

A Dinner Cruise, aboard PV Rothbury, allowed the group to again enjoy the sights of the tranquil Murray River and as night fell, a spectacular sunset.  Relaxing to the reflections of the majestic river red gums and flood lit riverbank, was a lovely end to our stay in Mildura.

A sincere ‘Thank You’ to Gary and Rhonda and to Alison and Phil Stone of “Discover Mildura”!

 
October commenced with an outing for our Probing the Pixel Group which was an experiment to involve both photographers and the wider Probus community.
We left Docklands exactly on time at 9-30am in  our chartered bus which was well piloted by Alven.
Our first stop was morning coffee at Commonfolk Coffee Company which was in the industrial area of Mornington (well away from the waterfront).
Members were very pleasantly surprised by the ambience and warm hospitality of this Coffee Shop.
We then ventured to Point Leo Estate where many participated in a wine tasting. The excellence (or otherwise) of the selected wines was keenly discussed.
A magnificent lunch followed and finally our photographers were able to take some images. The time for photography was too short and many will venture back to enjoy the sculptures with a little more time to appreciate their magnificence.
The feedback was exceptionally positive.
Special thanks to Claire, for the idea and for researching the coffee venue.
Thanks to Jenny Eltham for her help with the flier and very special thanks to the participants.
We will put our thinking caps on for a similar adventure next year.
As always please find David.
 
 
We ferried to Portarlington and bussed to Scotchmans Hill winery for an education on wine tasting and a great lunch. Some of us shopped for mussels on the return voyage and others shipped home a bottle (or carton) of the winery’s better drops.
Our thanks to Di Hardisty for organizing a great day out
 
 
Around 20 members trained to Geelong Gallery on 25th September for the 2018 Archibald's Portraits.
A spirited discussion was held regarding the "best" portrait.
Noel Thurgate's 3D portraiture of Elisabeth Cummings scored high in the voting.
The visit was concluded with the usual spirited get together around a meal at Caruggi Italian Resturant
then we all trained it back home to Melbourne after a great trip to Geelong.
Thanks to Kim for the organisation of the day.
 
On Thu, 27 Sep nine enthusiastic, fun loving walkers enjoyed a sunny walk along Maribyrnong River passed the Living Museum of the West which was unfortunately closed. Onward we went to the most rewarding part, coffee at the Boat House. We also discovered we had a singing voice  for Loretta’s birthday and a group member went to Melbourne Show before heading home. What an enjoyable walk with good company and good weather. Many thanks Evelyn for taking the walk and the photo.
The workshop with 15 willing and enthusiastic novices went very well. The Activities Room at The Dock Library was the perfect venue. 

Cup Day arrived and everyone turned out in their finest for a seafood extravaganza at the 18th floor of the Mantra City Road. Don't they look
fabulous?
Our guest speaker for the November meeting was Shaun Islip who is the choirmaster and driving force behind the Open Door Singers.
 

Interest Groups

Golf:
Every Monday - Royal Park Golf Course
Old Poplar Road, Parkville
Tee off at 10.00 am  -  Cost $15.00
Players are encouraged to arrive @ 9.30 am and arrange their free parking ticket.
Interested players should download the Team App from https://teamapp.com/
Contact KIM

Walking Group:
Meets fourth Thursday of the month.
Email notification of route
 
Mahjong
Second and fourth Mondays.
2.00pm to 4.30pm
Boyd Centre, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Cost $5.00
Contact Tricia
 
Book Club
First Tuesday of the month
11.30 am - 12.30pm
Boyd Centre Library, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Cost $5.00
 
Movies at Kino
Monday after monthly Probus meeting.
45 Collins St, Melbourne.
Cost $8.50
 
Social Bowls:
Third Monday of the month.
City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne.
10.00am start.  Cost free.
 
Family History
First Friday of the month.
11.00 am - 1.00pm
City Library - 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cost $5.00
 
Pilates - Keep Moving with Antionette
Every Tuesday  -  9.30am
The Library at the Dock/Terrace Room
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.
Cost $15 per session casual.
          $120 per 10 sessions
 
Probing the Pixel
As per email notification
 
Theatre Group
 
Coffee Club
Third Tuesday of the month
At a venue to be advised by email.
 
Footy Tipping
It doesn't matter who you barrack for or how much you know about Aussie Rules, it's about joining in the fun with your Melbourne Sunrise Probus ‘Footy Tipping' friends. Competition commences with the opening game of the AFL Season in late March. The competition runs for the full AFL Home and Away Season. It can be accessed by computer, mobile phone or iPad. The system is user friendly. 
The cost is $30.00 per person, per season.
 
Bridge
For members who play Bridge, or who have played Bridge in the past, and would like to improve their game through regular play. If you are interested in joining the group and have some experience of Bridge, Pauline would very much like to hear from you.