It was celebrations all round at the Probus Club of New Lambton Honeysuckle's last meeting with four people made life members and three important milestones recognised.
During a luncheon at Central Leagues Club, Charleston, on Friday, May 31, Beryl Barbour, Jeanette Walker, Ron Walker and Peter Irwin were made life members of the Probus club.
The gathering also recognised the 35 years since the Probus Club of New Lambton was formed, the 25 years since the Probus Club of Honeysuckle was formed and the five years since the two clubs amalgamated.
"It [is] an honour to be president of the club at such an important stage in its timeline," Terry Godfrey, Probus Club of New Lambton Honeysuckle president, said.
"It was... significant that the club was able to acknowledge the contribution made by four of its members by presenting them with life memberships.
"It was also very pleasing to have our longest serving member, Peter Irwin, and Beryl Barbour present. Both are still very active within our club, attending functions and meetings regularly."
Mr Irwin spent 26 years with the original New Lambton club. Ms Barbour is a foundation member of the Honeysuckle club with 25 years membership.
The New Lambton club was formed on May 2, 1984. The Honeysuckle club was formed on June 2, 1994. The two clubs amalgamated on February 25, 2014.
As a representative of Probus South Pacific, district chairman Grahame Moy OAM, accompanied by his wife Sabine, attended the May 31 function.
Mr Moy commenced the official part of the luncheon's program. He presented a certificate to Mr Godfrey acknowledging the three milestones being celebrated by the Probus Club of New Lambton Honeysuckle.
The club meets monthly on the ground floor auditorium of Club Kotara. Members meet the fourth Friday of the month. The next meeting will be held June 28.
Meeting time is 9.45am for a 10am start. The meeting wraps up about noon following a guest speaker presentation.
Afterwards, many members adjourn upstairs to the bowling club bistro for an informal mean and more fellowship.
"The New Lambton Honeysuckle Club membership stands at approximately 50," Mr Godfrey said. "The club will extend a warm welcome to any prospective new members who wish to come along and see what is on offer."
For more information on the club, phone the secretary on 0412 016 515 or visit probussouthpacific.org.
There is more than 50 Probus clubs in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter area. Clubs always welcome new members.