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Mr Clause with Kay and John Smith. Image: Contributed.

Santa crashes Probus luncheon

Grafton Probus held its annual Christmas luncheon at the Copmanhurst Hotel, where the local fare was found to be unanimously top class.

However, participants were surprised during the meal by an uninvited, outlandishly dressed, bearded man, who seemed to want to “Ho” again and again! When it was verified by the organisers that he was indeed a senior and only worked in a volunteer capacity, he was allowed to join the festivities and surprised everyone with small gifts. Although invited to join our club after the meal he graciously declined the offer due to his residential status. He promised to return to our event at this time next year. The rotund gentleman was listed for next year’s event under the name of Claus, Santa.

Probus is now in recess after an unprecedented year, but members are looking forward to our first event in 2021, a games afternoon at Rita and Barry Johnson’s residence on January 29, followed by a mid-day lunch at the GDSC on February 2 and our first meeting on February 18.

Information about the club can be obtained from Paula (0439 325 856) or at

Ron Payne

A presentation to Monica Jeffs for her 90th Birthday by President elect, Paula Payne. Image: Contributed.