Flowers, a card and a framed collage of photographs greeted the former nurse when she arrived at Greenwood Tavern for lunch on December 13.
Pauline has been a member of the Easybeat Walkers and its forerunner, the Healthy Heart group, since 1999.
She still draws on her nursing knowledge, taking members’ blood pressure before and after weekly exercise sessions at Padbury community hall.
‘Pauline is a very valuable and respected member of our club. She got quite a surprise when she arrived for lunch,’ spokeswoman Judy Mutton said.
The mixed group meets on Fridays 9am to noon for exercise with trainer Jenny Lush before social activities and morning tea.
To join, call Terri on 9243 0376.