Grafton Probus recently had a road trip to visit the Dutton Trout Hatchery at Ebor.
An early departure saw the group enjoying morning tea at the hatchery shortly after 10am. We soon found ourselves entering the education centre to view the aquaria and enjoy a pictorial history of the facility. The various local fish were identified, and we learned that normally the Snowy Area hatchery supplied brown trout, while Ebor provided Rainbow trout for our rivers. A tour of the facility followed where we could observe the stages of growth of trout, and some were able to purchase good sized fish for the table. After an excellent lunch at the Ebor Falls Hotel, the group travelled home via Dorrigo and Bellingen, where a gelato tasting occurred.
Local fire chief, Garry Reardon, was the guest speaker at our September meeting. Garry spoke of fire hazards in the home and the newest addition, lithium batteries. He stressed the need to not continuously charge this power source and to only use the recommended chargers. He was both entertaining and informative and at the end of his talk answered individual questions and took names of those who wanted a free home assessment.
Our next general meeting will take place at the GDSC on Thursday October 19 at 10am. We are also looking forward to celebrating Probus Month on Monday October 23 when we will host Maclean and Yamba clubs with a barbecue luncheon.
Probus is a club for retirees who are seeking fellowship and fun. Membership enquiries can be made to Rita Johnson (0458 473 156) or Paula Payne (0439 325 856).