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Micro grant program supports Bundaberg Probus

Micro grant program supports Bundaberg Probus
Val Peterson – President, Bundaberg Probus, Sue Giarola – President, Bargara Probus and Angela Philbey – Treasurer, Park Ridge Probus celebrating Probus Month at the Botanic Gardens. Photo: contributed.

Co-ordinating Bundaberg and District Mixed Probus Club’s administrative tasks just got easier thanks to a new laptop purchased with funding from Bundaberg Regional Council’s Micro Grants Program.

The Micro Grants Program aims to provide financial assistance to community groups and associations which meet recognised community needs as identified in Council's Community Development Strategy 2020 -2023 or Bundaberg Region Sport and Recreation Strategy.

Micro grant program supports Bundaberg Probus

Bundaberg Probus secretary Sue McLeod said the micro grant allowed the community group to organise its information more thoroughly.

She said instead of having the club’s documents scattered among multiple personal computers belonging to members, they could now be stored in one place on the new laptop.

“This certainly would make organising and retaining our documents more reliable and efficient,” Sue said.

“The laptop would also be used at our meetings for guest speakers and club presentations.

“Bundaberg Probus would like to thank Bundaberg Regional Council for the opportunity to take advantage of this worthwhile scheme.”

October is club's month

Bundaberg and District Mixed Probus Club is a part of the larger group of Probus clubs in Australia and New Zealand.

The club offers seniors a range of activities including morning teas and lunches, outings, guest speakers and monthly meetings.

Each year in October, Probus Month is held with this year’s theme being Good Friends, Great Times, New Adventures.

The theme inspires members to not only celebrate the Good Friends, Great Times and New Adventures the club has given them, but also encourages them to invite new members to discover Probus.

Celebrating Probus Month gave the local group the perfect opportunity to publicise its organisation and activities to the community as it hosted a special morning tea at Cafe 1928 in the Botanic Gardens to celebrate, with members from Park Ridge Probus and Bargara Probus Clubs joining the Bundaberg branch.

Sue said new members were warmly welcomed and anyone interested was invited to contact the club by email at bundyprobus@gmail.com or by phone on 0402 298 936.