Staying connected with Probus, Issue 5 4th May 2020

Type of post: Club news item
Posted By: Beverley Jackson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020
Issue 5 - 4 May 2020
We hope you are enjoying our Staying Connected E-Newsletters. In this issue we invite members to register for a Probus E-Pen Pal. We have also included some information about online shopping and a video you can watch at home of a Guest Speaker, Caylie Jeffrey.
We also encourage you to share these weekly newsletters with family, friends and neighbours.
If you would like to provide any suggestions or feedback please get in touch with the PSPL team.
 
PROBUS E-PEN PAL
We know Clubs often extend invitations to each other for members to attend outings and activities. This has been a great opportunity for members to network and build friendships with members of other Clubs. As we are currently self-isolating, this is not possible and therefore we have created another way for you to connect with members of other Clubs.

We invite Probus members to register for a Probus E-Pen Pal by clicking here.

We will then allocate a E-Pen Pal from the members that register and give to you the name and email address for your new E-Pen Pal. This is a great way to make friends with a Probus member from another Club who may live in a different State or Country (Australia or New Zealand) to you.
 
ONLINE SHOPPING
AUSTRALIA

Coles and Woolworths have re-opened their online delivery service and are also providing priority assistance to vulnerable members of the community. To learn more about shopping online click here to download in word or click here to download in pdf. 

Please note that the Department of Health is prioritising senior Australians registered with My Aged Care, ensuring direct access to grocery suppliers via online and phone ordering. For contact information please click here.

There are also many community services such as Anglicare providing delivery assistance to villages. 
NEW ZEALAND

The top three supermarket chains in NZ have an online shopping feature providing members in the community an option to have groceries delivered. To learn more about shopping online click here to download in word or click here to download in pdf. 

Please note that the Student Volunteer Army are providing a nation-wide volunteer grocery delivery service, open to those aged 65+ and anyone who shouldn't be out shopping right now. For more information please click here

The New Zealand Government has also provided advice on safe shopping accessible by
clicking here.
 
GUEST SPEAKER - CAYLIE JEFFERY
Author Caylie Jeffery talks about her real-life detective story based on money and documents found Under the Lino of her Brisbane home while it was being renovated.

Caylie's Message:
 "My name is Caylie Jeffery (That Lino Lady!) and I have been the guest speaker at a number of Probus Clubs in Queensland  to speak about a community project I have been managing called Under the Lino.
For those of you who missed my presentation, because they weren’t able to get to it, or whose Clubs were asked to cancel events, I am really happy to be able to share my presentations with you now!
I was a guest speaker at the recent Fraser Coast Writers’ Festival, and they were kind enough to film my presentation." For more information on Under The Lino click here or email: underthelino@hotmail.com.


We have a signed copy of Caylie's book to give away, if you would like to go in the draw to win click here.
 
GOVERNMENT FLU-TRACKER
As we are approaching the midst of flu season and are still combatting Covid-19, the Government has introduced an online flu-tracker for Australian and New Zealand citizens to monitor their symptoms. Click here to find out more. 
 
#PROBUSMAYCHALLENGE
Our first submission received for the #ProbusMayChallenge was submitted by a member from Combined Probus Club of Twin Rivers Warrnambool (VIC). 

Pictured is the member using an exercise bike while watching an old VCR movie on TV and not to mention a sneaky beer! 

 
Share your #ProbusMayChallenge with us by emailing marketing@probussouthpacific.org
 
CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL GUIDE
Our Coronavirus Survival Guide can be downloaded by clicking here for Australia and the New Zealand guide by clicking here*There have been some updates to the Australian guide.
 
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PROBUS SOUTH PACIFIC LIMITED
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Australia 1300 630 488 or +61 2 9689 0200 New Zealand 0800 1477 6287
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