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Members come from Breakfast Point, Mortlake, Cabarita and Concord. Since the Club opened another successful local Probus Club has been formed. The Club offers opportunities for members to :
One of the earliest recorded contacts in 1788 between Europeans and the Wangal Aboriginal tribe, took place mid way along the Parramatta River at a point jutting into the river, now known as Breakfast Point. By 1886, in the area, by then known as Mortlake, the Australian Gas Light Company began production. For over 100 years until its closure in 1990, AGL remained a Sydney landmark. In 2000 the land became one of the largest urban renewal projects in Sydney and the new suburb of Breakfast Point was born.
By 2011 more than 1300 homes and apartments were occupied and a need for social interaction for residents became clear. On Thursday April 14, 2011, the Breakfast Point Rotary Club (formed 2008) sponsored the Foundation Meeting of the Probus Club of Breakfast Point.
The inaugural meeting was attended by 89 members. Rotarian Helmut Buss, the Incoming District Probus Chairman District 9680, spoke on the history and achievements of Rotary International and the role and growth of Probus worldwide.
Within three months membership grew to 157, fledgling special interest groups started and members went on trips to Leura, Old Government House Parramatta and Hyde Park Barracks. Such a high level of interest in meeting and making friends demonstrated that the club was meeting a need in this new community.
In 2012 at the first AGM club membership had grown to over 200 and a membership cap of 248 was voted in at the AGM. In one year the Club had proven to be a valuable community asset . Members commented on how many more people they knew through their involvement with Probus, and how they have enjoyed “fun, fellowship and friendship” through their participation in meetings and the many activities (250, Walking, tennis, theatre etc) and the diverse groups on offer.
By 2017. The Club continued to be both happy and successful. Well attended monthly meetings, supplemented by interest group activities, outings, trips, dinners and theatre events,met a wide range of member interests. The Cabarita/Breakfast Point Probus Club, formed in 2014,in the same area,by then had a large and active Club and was looking to close their membership at 250.
Since 2017 Our Club has gone from strength to strength, adding activities such as Film Festivals, Cookbook and Mahjong groups, more local, overnight, interstate and overseas outings and trips have included four trips to Japan, one to South Africa, one to Norfolk Island, one to France with another planned and many interstate Australian tours.
2020, the year of the pandemic meant brought less physical contact through the Club but members kept in touch with one another through newsletters and interest groups -
In 2021 there is still a large waiting and/or interest list for membership in both local Clubs indicating the need for a third Club!
The Probus Club of Breakfast Point Inc Club:9003922 District:9675
Mailing address: The Secretary PO Box 107 Concord West NSW 2138
Monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month. 10 am -
For more information contact Contact the Membership Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org for information or if you want to visit and attend a meeting or join another Probus Club.
Email is used for Monthly meeting agendas, minutes, outings overviews and a Newsletter.
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