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

Hi fellow walkers,
Well it is with much regret that we have decided that we will suspend our group walks till further notice. This will enable everyone to stay safe and comply with even more restrictive rules we expect to be announced by the PM very soon.
Thank you for the replies I received this week and to those who braved the walk today. But it was difficult to avoid walkers especially with their errant dogs, joggers, cyclists and for us to socialise at 2 or 1.5 m.  So I encourage you to walk around your property etc so when we can, we will be back in full swing at Eleebana Lion Park with coffees.
Thank you for your support on the walks and please keep in touch with each other “till we meet again”.
I wish my friends good health, Stay SAFE, see you soon,
Thanks Ron T  

Weekly Walk

Regular Wednesday walks will start at 8.30am until further notice.

  • Start near the boat ramp near Glad Gunson traffic lights. Walk will include the new boardwalk finishing near Warners Bay then return.

We will meet in the carpark at Watkins Street,  Merewether and leave some vehicles there but carpool and drive up to Strzelecki  Lookout/or in Memorial Drive and park.   We will walk down ANZAC PATHWAY past Bar Beach, Dixon Park Beach to  Merewether Beach House for coffee and refreshments.  We will then have to transport those car  pool drivers back to up the hill to their vehicles.

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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