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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.  


Well, the group decided recently that we will embark on our programme of  monthly coffee walks on the last Wednesday of each month and keeping in mind the  social distance etc rules this is what is proposed for coffee walks to different  locations during this covidvirus time.

We will meet at Croudace Bay Park in the last car park on your left coming from Valentine (that is almost opposite Moani Street, Eleebana) which is adjacent to a jetty and boatramp. We walk northwest around the foreshore to Toonibal Street, Eleebana and then head back to Croudace Bay Park to commence the circuit path around the park.  After the walk we will enjoy Alfresco Morning Tea in one of the shelter sheds.  So bring along your thermos of hot water and chair.

I invite you to join us in RED  tops and BLUE caps for a walk,  talk, coffee and friendship,

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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