Gordon inducted as Thornhill Manor Probus president

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Fellowship, fun and companionship were the hallmarks of the recent Thornhill Manor Probus Induction Dinner, where Thornhill Manor resident Gordon Drummond was inducted as president. 

Eloquent speeches and Neil Ross’ fine food were highlights of the evening where past president Bob Davies inducted Gordon.

Gordon has served as president for four of the club’s 20 years, including the break during Covid-19.

After grace, by new Probus Committee member Lee Powell, Bob read Syd Gosher’s remarkable and ‘spot on’ toast to South Africa. This was followed by new committee member and newly appointed treasurer Graham Hayward proposing Probus toast.

Ken Warburton, the past president of Rotary Edenvale and a motivator in the establishment of Thornhill Probus, outlined some of Rotary’s wonderful work helping less fortunate communities and provided excellent insight into Rotary and how much good it does.

Robbie Vermont again shone brightly as MC, enjoying his 19th year of being MC, keeping the wheels turning and telling some good, fun stories that brought much laughter and applause.

Gordon paid tribute to all the committee members who work so hard to keep Thornhill Probus running smoothly, not least Janet Davies, the secretary: “Who is my boss,” he said. Probians are all familiar with Janet’s efficiency!