PROBUS Club of Corinella and District members celebrated their 200th meeting on May 5.

Always on the lookout for an excuse to celebrate with cake and the odd libation, the committee of management purchased a splendid commemorative sponge cake.

For some time now, the committee has been working towards obtaining a fully portable automatic defibrillator.

With the most suitable device identified and available, it seemed most appropriate to present the potential life-saver at this celebration – who knows what medical repercussions might have resulted from such excitement?

So, to put the proverbial icing on yet another cake, Michelle from Australian Defibrillators, supplier of the HeartSine Samaritan 500P defibrillator, gave a very instructive, hands-on talk on the use and care of the device.

The club would like to thank the following local businesses for their most generous donations of fundraising raffle prizes:

• From Wonthaggi: Harvey Norman, Townsend Nursery, Dan Murphy, Autopro, Bunnings Warehouse, Kaiser Craft, Revive Beauty Spa and Kmart.

• From Cowes: Coles, Woolworths and Autopro.

• The George Bass Hotel.

Thanks are also due to the following committee members who were instrumental in making club meetings safer: Rob Parsons, who first identified the need for such a device and carried out the initial feasibility study and to the team of Margaret Stewart and Judy Pitcon, who went to tender and identified the best unit for the club.