THE founding president of Balnarring Men’s Probus Club in 1985, Dr Eric Kings, OBE, celebrated his 100th birthday with fellow club members on his birthday 27 October.
Kings, who now lives in Somers, enjoyed his day with club members meeting at Balnarring Bowls Club and one of the club’s members, Bernie Poll, a retired pastrycook, baked a beautiful cake for Eric to enjoy.
Kings, who grew up in Richmond, had a long career as a dentist in the city and at least one club member recalls being treated by him.
As well as providing a guiding hand to the club, until a few years ago Kings played golf and tennis. He still enjoys a game of snooker with friends.
The club meets at 10am on the last Friday of each month at Balnarring Bowls Club and new members are always welcome.