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Walking Group

Special Interest Groups

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

Every Wednesday, except the last Wednesday of the month, we will gather at  the car park in Speers Point Park opposite the main entry to the park and Sal’s  Cafe.  During the summer we will meet there at 8.30 am. Our journey takes  us through the park heading right along Cockle Creek and under the Five Islands  Bridges towards Boolaroo.  After 30 minutes or so we commence our return to  the vehicles.  If there is sufficient interest we may indulge in coffee and  refreshments in Sal’s cafe provided adequate seating is available.  We have  become visible in our RED tops and BLUE (Probus) caps. Masks are at your  discretion.

Awaba House to Marmong Point.
Meet at Awaba House car park at 8.30 am . Walk up the track at the side of the Lake Macquarie High School to Marmong Street.   Proceed down the path towards the lake but veer right in Marmong Street.  Turn left into Becker Lane and then left into  George St.  Continue along the grass foreshore to Marmong Point.  Follow Nanda Street back to Marmong Street and take the bush track along the foreshore back to our vehicles.  Round walk takes about I hour.
As we are becoming accustomed to an Alfresco Morning Tea and Awaba House is under reconstruction we will provide our own morning tea at a suitable site.  However again I seek your assistance in providing a Thermos of hot water. Most bring their own mugs however I will provide tea, coffee, milk, sugar, mugs, serviettes and biscuits but if anyone would like to bring some tasty bits they will be much appreciated.  Chairs of course maybe handy.   
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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