The August meeting of the Tollgates Probus Club Batemans Bay was attended by 75 members and 16 visitors. It was a very busy meeting with one gold star winner, two new members, 12 lucky door prize winners and a very entertaining performance by Keith Potger, an original member of “The Seekers” talking about his life in the music industry.
Phil Marley won the coveted gold star (it's better than a Brownlow) to commemorate the three very busy years he has served on the Board of Probus NSW/ACT.
Our two new members are Valerie Brandenburg and John Foulis and their induction brings the number of members of Tollgates Probus Club up to 118, now just two short of the maximum 120 members we are allowed.
Everyone received a lucky door ticket as they arrived but 10 of them found that they had a suspiciously spotty one, little knowing what the spots meant. It turned out that they meant they were the lucky winners of one of the President's Mystery Prizes. What the prizes were remains a bit of a mystery.
Keith Potger spoke about his family's migration from Ceylon to Melbourne.
Keith Potger then spoke about his family's migration from Ceylon, as it was then, to Melbourne, his early days as a musician starting at school and the formation of the Seekers.
He finished by playing his 12-string guitar and singing Morning Town Ride accompanied by a 91-voice choir of “sort-of” ageing Seekers fans.