We’ve been to Muree Golf Club, Club Macquarie and Charlestown
Bowling Club over the last three months, and have been very well
catered for as usual at these premier locations. They are all on our
regular list and we look forward to future events there.
First meeting this quarter is at the East Maitland Bowling Club
for the annual ‘all you can eat’ Championships. There are several
new contenders, even though our reigning Champion, Jack SMITH, has
Second Tuesday in June at 11am if you think you can do it, or
just arrive for a couple of hours of camaraderie (and occasional
Christmas in July has again been arranged by Bob GRAY with the
management of Kurri Kurri TAFE. Included as usual, for minimal cost,
is the terrific three course Xmas Dinner, along with the
much-awaited annual examination of their Winery. Due to our regular
attendance, we are all able to watch the progress of the maturing
vintages, including the enigmatic ‘Lizard Liqueur’ from their Mudgee
source. It has managed to interfere with the balance of some pretty
shrewd wine connoisseurs over the last few years.
On a sadder note, we have had to lay to rest some of our most
ardent followers in past months. We particularly miss the regular
company of Ken GIBSON, Norbert SCOTT, Wally GILL, Allen SHAW and
Brian SCAYSBROOK, and extend condolences to their families, along
with the standing offers of assistance and welcome to our meetings
for those left behind.
Welcome to new Members, including the latest, Brad EDWARDS, who
joined us at Charlestown last month. If you are thinking of coming
along, please do. An extremely short formal meeting, followed by
nourishment and stories, would make your Tuesday more interesting.
Retired Police Officers’ Day for both Newcastle and Lake
Macquarie Area Commands, is to be held at Club Macquarie, Argenton,
at 10am on Thursday 6 September 2018. Please contact Jodi HENDERSON
on 49228808 or LMADMIN@police.nsw.gov.au by email to indicate your
intention to be there. This is a fair way off, but the next Gazette
may not be published prior to then. As information is received
regarding Port Stephens Lower Hunter and Hunter Commands, it will be
transmitted by email and other means available.