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Cake on the menu for club’s major milestone

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The Howick East Combined Probus Club recently celebrated its 25th birthday. Photo supplied

A local community group has marked a special milestone with camaraderie, conversation, and a delicious cake.

Members of the Howick East Combined Probus Club celebrated the organisation’s 25th anniversary this month.

At a recent meeting its president, Gordon Evans, revealed snippets from around 1998 including former US President Bill Clinton being impeached and of Jenny Shipley, who was then New Zealand’s Prime Minister.

“He then called out the names of the original members who were still part of our Probus Club today,” the club says.

“Twenty four of these members surrounded the celebration cake and Bernice Bos had the honour of cutting the first slice.

“Kelvin Barton then spoke briefly about the beginnings of our club and establishing the various interest groups.

“These groups have been added to over the years and play an important part in providing members with friendship and fellowship.”

Barton encouraged all members to consider joining one of the groups.

After photographs were taken for posterity, Denis McKenna presented a “fabulous” video presentation of humour, music and song which had those in attendance “amazed and thoroughly entertained”.

“Then it was time for morning tea and a sample of the celebratory cake,” the club says.

“All in all, we all shared a fun morning with long-standing members and, of course, our ever-growing new members.”

People interested in joining the Howick East Combined Probus Club can phone 021 0347504 or email

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