Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-123721
Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)
The Probus Club of Mortdale 25th Anniversary
Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)
——Speaker, I rise to acknowledge and celebrate 25 outstanding years of the Probus Club of Mortdale. Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Club's annual Christmas Luncheon which also marked their 25th Anniversary celebration. Speaker, I highly encourage anyone in my electorate who is interested in Probus to contact the Mortdale Club team, particularly Secretary Colin Bishop, should they want to join. Speaker, the benefits of Probus speak for themselves. The Club provides retirees with the opportunity to connect socially, which has become increasingly important given today's current climate. Across Australia and New Zealand, Probus boasts tens of thousands of members which are offered a range of activities including day outings, trips or just quick catch ups. Speaker, one of the main themes raised at the Luncheon was the notion of friendship. Many of the attendees noted to me that Probus had provided them the opportunity to develop new friendships. Many of them also said they learned a new skill, explored new interests, or developed new hobbies. I thank President Jeanette Baker for her invitation to the Luncheon and her organisation of this wonderful celebration.