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2020 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - THE WINNER

Monday, 14th September 2020

LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020 We are pleased to announce that John Campbell has won our annual photographic competition, with his outstanding Zoom montage "Campbell Family in Lockdown". Awarding the first prize to John, ...

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A DREAM FULFILLED

Sunday, 16th August 2020

A DREAM FULFILLED Bill Basham writes: At 20.00 hours on Wednesday 10th May 2006 my yacht Morangie was becalmed in the Atlantic Ocean, in position 24:40.3 North, 60:07.9 West.  Five days earlier, two friends and I had reluctantly abandone...

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NEWS BULLETIN - AUGUST 2020

Sunday, 9th August 2020

Member wishing to read our August News Bulletin will find it in the secure Members Area. 

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FOR YOUR TOMORROW

Monday, 20th July 2020

FOR YOUR TOMORROW Bob Salter writes: The following poem was inspired by recent events. I was thinking about those on the front line in all walks of life, those that have gone the extra mile. As I sat sipping my glass of Chenin Blanc, it struc...

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NEWS BULLETIN - JULY 2020

Monday, 13th July 2020

NEWS BULLETIN - JULY 2020 Members are advised that the Lentune Probus Club News Bulletin for July has been published in the secure Members Area.  

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DAVID KNIGHT’S FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

DAVID KNIGHT’S FUNERAL SERVICE   Members are advised that David's funeral will take place at 11.30am on 15th July, at Test Valley Crematorium.    Because of the coronavirus restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only and restricted to...

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PASSING OF DAVID KNIGHT

Sunday, 5th July 2020

PASSING OF DAVID KNIGHT It is with great sadness we advise that David Knight, our friend and fellow member of Lentune Probus Club since 2014, lost his long-running battle with cancer on Thursday. David's constant cheerfulness in adversity has b...

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54 HIGH STREET, LYMINGTON - A HOUSE THROUGH TIME

Sunday, 28th June 2020

54 HIGH STREET - A HOUSE THROUGH TIME (With acknowledgment to the BBC series) Ray Mayes writes: The former Post Office at 54 High Street Lymington is a rather bland example of 1960’s modern architecture. The site, however, conceals a fascina...

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CORONAVIRUS-RELATED SCAMS

Sunday, 21st June 2020

CORONAVIRUS-RELATED SCAMS Hampshire Alert recently issued a guide to protecting yourself from Corona-virus related scams. Much of the content is also relevant to day-to-day Internet use.  We found the guide helpful (especially the list of ques...

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LOST AT SEA

Sunday, 7th June 2020

LOST AT SEA Bill Basham writes: Tilley travel clothing is manufactured in Canada and sold globally online. In Canada, the USA and UK it is also sold through retailers. Known mainly for its hats, the company was established in 1980 by Rex Ti...

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NEWS BULLETIN - JUNE 2020

Sunday, 7th June 2020

Members are advised that the Lentune Probus Club News Bulletin for June has been published in the secure Members Area.

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LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB CRUISE 2021

Saturday, 16th May 2020

Club members wanting details of our 2021 holiday plans will find them in Members News. In 2021 this is a cruise from Southampton along the South Coast, visiting Falmouth and Plymouth and cruising around the Scilly Islands, before returning to Sout...

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WHERE OUR MEMBERS LIVE - NORLEYWOOD

Sunday, 10th May 2020

Where our Members Live - Norleywood Ray Mayes writes: Sue and I live in Norleywood in the south east of the New Forest in an area of historic landscape and settlement. Lying within the New Forest National Park, Norleywood is two miles ...

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BEE GARDENS IN THE NEW FOREST

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

BEE GARDENS IN THE NEW FOREST Ray Mayes writes: When we bought our cottage in Norleywood in 1989, we discovered a legal conveyance dated 1881 describing the land as being part of a larger parcel called “The Bee Garden”. In December 1992 we ...

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WEBSITE NEWS SERVICES

Thursday, 16th April 2020

With our meetings and most social events now cancelled until August at least and the Covid-19 shutdown preventing normal social interactions, Lentune Probus Club members are increasingly using telephone and social media to stay in touch with friends ...

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WHERE OUR MEMBERS LIVE - BASHLEY

Wednesday, 15th April 2020

This is the first of a series of articles about where our Club members live Bashley Village by Dave Foot  Bashley is located in Hampshire about 1 mile north of the market town of New Milton and 3 miles north of the coast at Barton-On-Sea. I...

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MEMBERS NEWS BULLETIN - APRIL 2020

Monday, 13th April 2020

The first News bulletin, exclusively for members of Lentune Probus Club, has been published today in Members News. The news bulletins will be published monthly in future.    

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CORONAVIRUS: THE CLUB’S RESPONSE

Wednesday, 8th April 2020

Lentune Probus Club hopes all visitors to our website are healthy and safe at this difficult time and that you are coping well with any anxiety and stress caused by social isolation. Since reluctantly cancelling most club activities until August, ...

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CORONAVIRUS: HOME ALONE

Friday, 27th March 2020

In the 1990 movie 'Home Alone' 8 year old Kevin, accidentally left behind when his parents depart hurriedly for a family holiday, protects their home from two very determined burglars. Club members, confined to their home as a result of coronaviru...

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CORONAVIRUS: CANCELLATION OF CLUB ACTIVITIES

Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Public Health England issued guidance yesterday on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults, in response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. The guidelines advise that people age 70 and over and those under ...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 9TH MARCH

Wednesday, 11th March 2020

The minutes of the Club Monthly Meeting on 9th March have been published in the Members Area.

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REMINDER- CLUB MEETING ON 09 MARCH

Friday, 6th March 2020

Club members who have not yet booked to attend our Monthly Meeting on Monday 09 March, should do so online as soon as possible and before Saturday at 10.00am. If you are unable to attend for any reason, it is equally important that you register.

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LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB vs CORONAVIRUS

Friday, 6th March 2020

As Britain edges ever closer to a coronavirus  epidemic, Lentune Probus members, most of whom are in the high-risk over 70s age group, are probably wondering whether participation in Club activities will make them more likely to become a victim of th...

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON MONDAY 09 MARCH

Wednesday, 4th March 2020

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 09 March, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome Minutes of the Last Meeting Almoner's Report Treasurer's Report Secretary's Repor...

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LENTUNE PROBUS SKITTLES TROPHY 2020

Saturday, 29th February 2020

A record 37 members, their wives, partners and guests assembled at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst, on Thursday 27th February, to compete for the Lentune Probus Skittles Trophy.  Competition was fierce but, after two rounds followed by a one-ball f...

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GILL MUCKLOW’S FUNERAL

Thursday, 20th February 2020

Members are advised that Gill's funeral is to take place at Bournemouth Crematorium, at 11.30am on Tuesday 3rd March and afterwards at the Passford House Hotel. Gill's family wish to thank everyone for the cards and kind words they have received, ...

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PASSING OF GILL MUCKLOW

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Members will be sad to hear that Gill Mucklow (widow of Brian Mucklow) passed away suddenly last weekend. Our deepest sympathy goes to her family at this difficult time. Gill, an active members of Lentune Probus Ladies Club for many years, will be...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 10TH FEBRUARY

Wednesday, 12th February 2020

The minutes of the Club Monthly Meeting on 10 February have been published in the Members Area.

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HAPPINESS PEAKS AT 82

Sunday, 9th February 2020

An article in today's Sunday Times reports on research undertaken in 72 countries, into how happy people are at different times in their lives.   It suggests that happiness declines in our thirties, increases from the age of 54 and peaks at 82. ...

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 10th FEBRUARY

Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 10 February, commensing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome and Introduction of Guests Minutes of the Last Meeting Almoner's Report Treasure...

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SKITTLES TROPHY UPDATE

Friday, 31st January 2020

Club members wishing to compete this year for the highly prestigious Lentune Probus Skittles Trophy should register as soon as possible, as the event is now almost fully booked.  This fun, friendly competition is to take place at the Huntsman of B...

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LORDS FOLLOWS LENTUNE PROBUS LEAD

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Lentune Probus members who voted in 2018 to make the wearing of ties optional at Club meetings, will be amused if not surprised, by the article in today's Times, reporting that Lords, the Home of Cricket, has followed suit. The Long Room will neve...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 13th JANUARY

Tuesday, 14th January 2020

The minutes of our meeting on 13th January have been published in the Members Area. 

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SOCIAL HISTORY OF BLETCHLEY PARK

Monday, 13th January 2020

A number of Lentune Probus Club members have expressed interest in attending the talk on the "Social History of Bletchley Park", being given to the Lentune Ladies Probus Club, by Valerie Young, at their meeting on Wednesday 5th February.  The Ladi...

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REMINDER - CLUB MEETING 13 JANUARY

Thursday, 9th January 2020

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 13th January, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome New Member Introduction; Ray Mayes Almoner's Report Treasurer's Report Secret...

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NOTICE - CLUB MEETING ON 13th JANUARY

Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 13th January, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome New Member Introduction; Ray Mayes Minutes of the Last Meeting Almoner's Report...

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REMINDER - CLUB MEETING ON 13 JANUARY 2020

Monday, 6th January 2020

Club Members who have not yet booked to attend our Monthly Meeting on Monday, should do so online as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend for any reason, it is equally important that you register. Our speaker on Monday is Bill Coombs and ...

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

Thursday, 19th December 2019

Lentune Probus Club wishes visitors to our website a very merry Christmas and "all the best" for 2020. And if you are looking to join a community of businessmen and professionals enjoying life in retirement to the full, contact Roger Parsons, our ...

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MINUTES OF CLUB AGM & MEETING ON 09 DECEMBER 2019

Monday, 16th December 2019

The minutes of the Club AGM & Monthly Meeting on 09 December have been published in the Members Area.

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REMINDER - CLUB MEETING ON 9th DECEMBER

Thursday, 5th December 2019

Club members who have not yet booked to attend our AGM, Monthly Meeting and Christmas Luncheon on Monday 9th December, should do so online as soon as possible.  If you are unable to attend for any reason, it is equally important that you register ...

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LENTUNE PROBUS SKITTLES COMPETITION 2020

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Club members are invited to compete for the highly prestigious Lentune Probus Skittles Trophy at our Annual Skittles Evening, being held at The Huntsman of Brockenhurst, on Thursday 27t h February, commencing at 6.30 for 7.00pm. This fun, friendly...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 11th NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 12th November 2019

The minutes of the Club Monthly Meeting on 11th November have been published in the Members Area.

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REMINDER - CLUB MEETING ON 11th NOVEMBER

Friday, 8th November 2019

Approximately 10 members have still to book their attendance (or non-attendance) and choose what they want for lunch, at Monday's club monthly meeting.  If you haven't booked online by 10.00am tomorrow, Saturday 9th November, the website will assu...

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 11th NOVEMBER

Wednesday, 6th November 2019

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 11th November, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome Minutes of last meeting Almoner's Report Treasurer's Report Secretary's Repo...

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ANNUAL DINNER 2019

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

With paramedics on standby, members of Lentune Probus Club with and without hair, let it all down enthusiastically on 1st November, when they trod the light fantastic at this year’s Annual Dinner with Entertainment.  The setting, in South Lawn’s C...

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ANNUAL QUIZ-NITE 2019

Friday, 25th October 2019

Lentune Probus Club held its annual Quiz-Nite on 23rd October at the South Lawn  Hotel.  Nearly 50 members and friends turned out for what had been billed as an event of “food, drink and mental stimulation”. And they all enjoyed a lively evening with...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 14th OCTOBER

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

The minutes of the Club Monthly Meeting on 14th October have been published in the Members Area.

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 14th OCTOBER

Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 14th October, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome Minutes of last meeting Almoner's Report Treasurer's Report Secretary's Repor...

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QUEEN MARY 2 MINI-CRUISE

Monday, 7th October 2019

On 22nd September, 26 Lentune Probus Club members and guests boarded the Queen Mary 2 in Southampton, at the start of a 4 day mini-cruise to Hamburg.  QM2 had previously left Quebec and sailed to Southampton via New York, on what is a well-establi...

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A FIFTH OF MEN HAVE NO FRIENDS

Saturday, 21st September 2019

An article in today’s Times comments on the results of a recent YouGov survey into loneliness. It reports that 18% of men surveyed did not have a close friend and 32% had no-one they counted as a best friend. The figures were significantly higher tha...

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ANNUAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING & FELLOWSHIP

Thursday, 19th September 2019

All 10 Probus Clubs in the New Forest Area meet annually in a combined Service of Fellowship & Thanksgiving. New Milton & District Probus Club are organising this year's service.  It will take place at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Church Lane,...

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CLUB HOLIDAY 2020

Saturday, 14th September 2019

Sue & John Jolin, Lentune Probus Club’s intrepid holiday organisers, are pleased to announce that our Club Holiday in 2020 will be in Kent, the Garden of England. From our base camp in the recently refurbished 4-star Burlington Hotel, Folkstone, ...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 9th SEPTEMBER

Friday, 13th September 2019

The minutes of our Club Monthly Meeting on 9th September have been published in the Members Area.

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QUIZ-NITE 23 OCTOBER 2019

Monday, 9th September 2019

The annual Quiz-Nite will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Wednesday 23 October next. It is open to members, family and friends in teams of six.  Places for this popular event can now be booked with David Bayliss on 01425 638154.  The price of £14.5...

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 9th SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, 4th September 2019

Our next monthly meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 9th September, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am.. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome New member introduction - John Spencer Minutes of last meeting Almoner's Repo...

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DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT EVENING 2019

Monday, 2nd September 2019

Members who wish to secure places at the popular Lentune Probus Club Annual Dinner & Entertainment Evening, which is to be held this year at the South Lawn Hotel on Friday 1st November, should act without delay. This year's theme is Magic and Musi...

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LAUNCH OF THE NEW CLUB WEBSITE

Monday, 26th August 2019

Members of Lentune Probus Club are advised that development of our Club’s new website is now complete and, subject to final testing, the site will be fully operational from October.   The website publicises and promotes the Club, provides support ...

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PASSING OF JO LE TISSIER

Saturday, 17th August 2019

Members will be sad to learn that Jo, Tony Le Tissier's wife, passed away on 4th August at their home in Salisbury, one day short of her 87th birthday. Jo’s funeral was held at St Mary's, Sixpenny Handley, on 16th August. Tony was a member of L...

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LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY

Thursday, 15th August 2019

Every year, Lentune Probus organises a Summer Holiday. This year was no exception and an intrepid group of thirty four members, their partners, widows and friends of members, spent five glorious days in South Wales. Staying at the 3-star West House H...

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CLUB SUMMER LUNCHEON 2019

Friday, 9th August 2019

54 members and guests gathered at the Lord Bute Restaurant, Highcliffe, today, for the Club’s 8th consecutive Annual Summer Luncheon at this venue. Chris Denley, the Lord Bute’s General Manager & Coordinator and his staff, delivered an outstanding...

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CLUB SUMMER LUNCHEON

Monday, 22nd July 2019

Lentune Probus Club foodies are looking forward to our ever popular Summer Luncheon, to be held in the Lord Bute Restaurant, Christchurch, on Friday 9th August.  If you haven’t already done so, please return your booking slip and payment to organi...

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ANNUAL WINE TASTING

Sunday, 21st July 2019

Almost 40 members and guests enjoyed the Lentune Probus Club annual wine tasting, at South Lawn Hotel, on Wednesday evening, 17th July.  The event was presented this year by Trevor Coles and Hayley Legg of Priory Wines, Lymington.  Valuable contri...

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UPDATE - YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST

Wednesday, 17th July 2019

In April we reported that Keith Wright, the speaker at our 2018 Christmas Luncheon, had been interviewed by Carol Vorderman for BBC's The One Show and had revealed how he and other British engineers had conspired to plant the Union Flag on the moon. ...

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LAUNCH OF OUR WEBSITE MEMBERS AREA

Monday, 15th July 2019

Lentune Probus Club is pleased to announce the launch today of a smart, secure Members Area on the club’s website.  The Members Area contains all confidential information about the Club, its members and officials. And in what is believed to be a ...

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REDEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH LAWN HOTEL

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Lentune Probus Club Members will be interested to learn that Tim and Nikki at South Lawn, after some 18 months of deliberating and seeking pre-application advice from the NFDC planning department, have now submitted a planning application to redevelo...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 8th JULY

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

The minutes of our Club Monthly Meeting on 8th July have been published in the Members Area.

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TALK - "IN GRANDPA's FOOTSTEPS"

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

At our Monthly Meeting in June, Lentune Probus Club were treated to an engaging talk by Liz Barron, illustrated by photographs old and new, about her journey with her husband, Tony, that followed the same route taken by her Grandfather from Barry in ...

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 8th JULY

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Our next Monthly Meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 8th July, commencing at 10.00am for 10.30am.  The agenda will be as follows: Welcome New Member Introduction - David Cannings Minutes of Last Meeting Almoner’s Report...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 10th JUNE

Tuesday, 11th June 2019

The minutes of our Club Monthly Meeting on 10th June have been published in the Members Area (exclusive to Club Members).

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NOTICE OF CLUB MEETING ON 10th JUNE

Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Our next Monthly Meeting will be held at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 10th June, commencing at 10.00 for 10.30am. The agenda will be as follows: Welcome New Member Introduction – Les Cooper Minutes of Last Meeting (see Members Area of webs...

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PROBUS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT ON 18th JULY

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Avoid Augusta. Trump Turnberry.  Boycott the Belfry. The place to be is Bramshott Hill Golf Club, Dibden, on Thursday 18th July, for the annual Rhinefield Probus Golf Tournament . Open to all Probus members and their spouses from Rhinefield, Broc...

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MINUTES OF CLUB MEETING ON 13th MAY

Sunday, 26th May 2019

The minutes of the Club Monthly Meeting on 13th May have been published in the Members Area (restricted to Club Members).

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GRACE THOMPSON

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Members were shocked early in May to learn that Grace Thompson, wife of new member Mike Thompson, had been admitted to Southampton General Hospital for surgery, following a severe stroke.  The good news is that Grace is slowly recovering. By mid-m...

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PASSING OF DR IVOR JOHNSTON

Thursday, 9th May 2019

It is with regret we inform members that Dr Ivor Johnston died at home, early on Monday 6th May. Daphne has informed us that there will be a Service of Thanksgiving on Thursday 30th May, in St Thomas Church, Lymington, commencing at 3.00pm.  Th...

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LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB - MAY MEETING

Monday, 29th April 2019

Dear Members, The next monthly meeting of Lentune Probus Club will take place at South Lawn Hotel on Monday 13th May. Our meeting agenda will be as follows: Welcome  New Member Introduction - Peter Cutmore Minutes of Last Meeting (see...

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DOREEN PULLEN'S FUNERAL

Monday, 29th April 2019

Dear Members, Further to our email of 20th April, we can now advise that Doreen Pullen's funeral will take place at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground on Thursday 9th May, at 10.00am, and afterwards at The Old Vicarage, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton. ...

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PASSING OF DOREEN PULLEN

Saturday, 20th April 2019

It is with regret we advise the death of Doreen Pullen, widow of former member Dave Pullen. Doreen passed away peacefully, in the early hours of this morning, at Kingfishers Care Home, New Milton, where she had been so well looked after. Our sy...

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LADIES MEETING & AGM ON 1st MAY

Friday, 19th April 2019

Lentune Ladies are reminded that our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st May, at South Lawn, commencing with coffee from 10.00am for 10.30am. This is also the occasion of our Annual General Meeting (AGM), so we hope you will attend. ...

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UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

Tuesday, 16th April 2019

Lunch at the Ferryman on 17th May: Trevor Rock advises this popular event is fully subscribed, with a waiting list to cover any last-minute cancellations. Visit to Air Salvage International: organised by Lymington Probus Club, who kindly offered p...

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BIRD WALK

Saturday, 6th April 2019

Members should note that Tony Blakeley's popular Bird Walk, planned for 11th April, has been cancelled due to Tony's indisposition. He will explain the circumstances at our monthly meeting on 8th April. Hopefully it will be possible to hold the wa...

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LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB - APRIL MEETING

Friday, 5th April 2019

Members are reminded that our next monthly meeting is to be held on Monday 8th April. If you haven't already done so, please logon to your online account and order your lunch no later than 10.00am on Saturdat 6th April. If you are unable to attend...

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YOU HEARD IT FIRST AT LENTUNE PROBUS CLUB

Friday, 5th April 2019

Members will recall the talk given by space engineer Keith Wright, on the occasion of our Christmas Luncheon, during which he revealed that US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had unwittingly placed a Union Jack flag on the moon, during thei...

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