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Walking Tour Leader: Ron Tooney  4958 7910  Mob: 0409 467 910

The walking group will meet at 9.00 am every Wednesday morning at SPEERS POINT PARK. Parking is available in the newest carpark area directly opposite the main entrance to the park, toilet block and Sals Cafe.  We will walk through the park and under the Five Islands Bridge along the creek to Cockle Creek Railway Station and return.  We consider this option to be the safer and convenient during this current period.  We will review our options at a later date.  Our monthly coffee walks will not be organised until further notice.

29/7/20 - Agenda
Well being the last Wednesday of the month I should be arranging a Coffee Walk, but since we had coffee and party time last week I thought we would down play this Wednesday’s walk.
Therefore, weather permitting, we will meet at Speers Point car park at 9.00 am and walk under the Five Islands Bridge towards the Cockle Creek Railway Station and after 30 minutes head back to our cars. Should space be available in Sal’s Cafe we could be tempted to have a coffee and cake.
If it rains I will send an email out by 8.30 am on Wednesday to cancel the walk and we can stay dry and safe at home.
So I hope to see you on Wednesday at 9.00 am in RED tops and Blue Caps. AS THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD MAYBE MASKS ARE A DESIRED PART OF OUR DRESS and we must remain  conscious of the social distance regulation particularly as we walk.    
I invite all to join me wearing a mask.
Thanks Ron T  

Men’s Probus Club Of Valentine        WALKING GROUP.

Fellow members,

Our  group has been functioning in our club for many years.  For new Club  Members, I thought I would enlighten you about our activities.
We  meet every Wednesday morning at 9.00 am, which we have found is a  convenient day and time.  In day light saving months when the weather is  warmer and the temperature is rising, we decide upon a date and time to  meet earlier, usually mid-November at 8.30 EDLST.

I  send an email to all our participants on Monday or Tuesday jogging  their memory of the Wednesday walk and those who can’t make it generally  send an inability reply or ring me. Should the weather gods be unkind,  and the walk needs to be cancelled, I send an email by 8.30 am or 8:00  am EDLST Wednesday cancelling the walk.  Those who do not have a  computer receive a telephone call or SMS message.

Unlike  an “organised walking group” out to climb the highest peaks or to  traverse the longest of walks, we are a group of friends out to keep the  limbs moving, the lungs working and our minds active.  We tend towards  walks we consider are reasonably flat, safe for our age and are not  health risks.

On the last Wednesday of every month we do a COFFEE WALK.  I try to go to different locations in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie where we can engage in a pleasant walk of similar distance, i.e. 2 kms and stop mid-way or at the end for COFFEE, at a suitable Cafe.

A few of our members are accompanied by their wife who are regular attendees, so if you are able to participate and your wife/partner would like to join the group, they are most welcome.

Unlike most activities the only expense is the petrol to get you to and from the location plus a monthly coffee and cake.
If you would like to join us, please contact me.

We hope to see you for the walk, fellowship and talk on Wednesdays.

Ron Tooney
Group Coordinator
Phone: 49587910
Mobile: 0409467910
Email: rgtooney1@bigpond.com
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