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November 14, 2017

Anna Ciavarella informed members about her recent trip overseas.

Member Ursula Weitacher spoke about an interesting story regarding a childhood doll.

The Tatura Probus Club’s meeting on October 26 was opened with a joke by president Bill Woods to get things moving.

The guest speaker was unable to attend, so the club decided to have two members speak instead of the usual one Member Behind the Badge.

First up was Anna Ciavarella who spoke about her recent trip to France and Italy.

She and her two daughters were away for five weeks and dined at the Eiffel Tower, among so many other things of interest to them all.

They caught up with relatives in Italy, which was an emotional time, and visited Venice, Florence and many other fantastic places.

It sounded like a magic holiday they will not forget.

We had extra time for morning tea, which is always welcomed — more time to chat.

Ursula Weitacher told us about the beautiful doll her mother had made for her and how sad she had been when she lost it when they had to move house.

She said one day she was walking along with her brother’s soccer ball and two girls asked her if she would like to swap the ball for a very pretty doll they were carrying.

There was little hesitation.

Urusula has gone on to make dolls in the style of the Pears Soap doll.

The members gave Anna and Ursula rousing applause to show their appreciation.

We wish David Wilson a speedy recovery after his knee operation.

Quite a few of the members travelled to Mulwala Ski Club for the Melbourne Cup Day celebration and enjoyed their day out.

Please phone secretary Wendy Wilson on 58243843 for any club information.

The club would be delighted to have you come along as our guest on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10am at Lagozzinos Top Pub in Hogan St.

— Edith Bradbury and

Barb Halliwell

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