Tatura Probus Club catches up

By Morgan Dyer

More than 30 members of the Tatura Probus Club attended the club's monthly meeting on Thursday, September 26.

The meeting was filled with a broad range of information and announcements, including the welcoming of a new member.

Member Bill reported on the group's lunch at Colbinabbin Hotel, with the majority agreeing the pub was well worth another visit in the near future.

Member Ursula had the opportunity to talk about her upbringing in Bavaria and about the challenges and joys of her time in Australia.

Ursula now lives in Tatura after losing her home in the Marysville fires.

The club also celebrated the Apollo 11 50-year anniversary with guest speaker Gillian Schoenborn.

Ms Schoenborn worked as a radio operator at Honeysuckle Creek, the station that received and relayed to the world the first televised footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Ms Schoenborn told the club about the rough track she had to take every day to get up to the station and the long 12-hour shifts she worked leading up to the moon landing.

The next outing for the club will be on October 31 to Mica Grange Gardens.