Thanks to Kerrie Matthee's superb photography our club scored a double-page color spread in The Probian this month. See screenshot.
Probian is the journal of the Probus Association of Victoria. It's published five times a year for close to 400 Clubs – that’s approaching 40,000 Probus members.
Best of all, the published story (below, as sent) includes a recruitment ad for our club with full contact details.
Probian also featured our New Year's Eve Antarctic journey a few months ago. It all helps build our visibility and brand; let's hope it helps grow our club.
Story text from the article ...

Every Victorian Probus club has its keen photographers and Melbourne-based Bearbrass Probus is no exception. A Bearbrass party of 18 spent 3-4 days in the alpine town of Bright. It’s famous for its autumn tree-tones and proximity to peaks like Mt Buffalo.
Bearbrass member Kerrie Matthee has honed her photography skills on wild life safaris in her native South Africa. “I love photography, it’s my peaceful place,” she says.
Here’s her account of how she got the first of these beautiful alpine shots (pic is second from top):
“A 5.30am start had us arriving at Mt Buffalo just as the light of day started over the horizon. We watched the mist disperse as the sun crept up and I took this shot as the golden light from the sun lit up the rocks. I wanted the tree to be in the foreground and the sun to the right of the camera frame. This allowed the rays of sun to sweep across the peaks and valleys to highlight the rocks.
[Taken on a tripod with Olympus OMD-E-M1 Mkiii, Manual mode, Aperture 7.1 at 1/250sec and ISO 200].
Bearbrass launched only last year and is keen to grow membership – website Contact: “Bearbrass” was an early suggested name for Melbourne.