Probus Club of Blacktown City Combined

What IS Probus? – and Next Meeting!

Originated in the United Kingdom in 1965, Probus is now a world-wide movement in twenty three countries;
it is a community service activity of Rotary Clubs.   New Zealand joined its ranks in 1974, Australia in 1976, and Blacktown Probus was formed on October 25, 1994; we celebrated our 20th birthday
at our monthly meeting on October 28, 2014 - with an impressive number of Foundation Members in attendance!

The monthly meetings of Probus Club of Blacktown City (Combined) Inc. are held on the last Tuesday of each month, commencing at 10.00a.m., and the venue is Blacktown Workers’ Club, 55 Campbell Street, Blacktown, in the Ballroom (first floor), now also known as Events @ 55 

At the General Meeting of TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016, we celebrated:

There was a rosy glow over the meeting as members wore red to commemorate the 40th Anniversary (Ruby) of Probus in Australia.

President Charles Smith cut the sumptuous birthday cake, flanked by several members of the Committee.


Usually, after the opening business component (sometimes funny business??) of monthly meetings is completed, everyone looks forward to a brief talk by a member about their history or interests or experiences; then comes morning tea, followed by a guest speaker -on June 28 it was Doug Minty OAM, Master Clockmaker, who kept us fascinated with his display of a selection of his international collection of ingenious, antique, beautiful, gimmicky timepieces and informative narrative on his careers, including being the one who keeps Sydney's public clocks on time and in time with each other, on July 26 Sharyn Wicks from Blacktown Historical Society presented Blacktown past and present in photographs, on August 30, concert pianist Ambre Hammond spoke on what she described as "An Extraordinary Life", and on September 27 we met Lester Morris and his wife Lyn, who entertained us with a potted history of 65 years in show business.

At our next General Meeting at 10.00 a.m. on NOVEMBER 29, a representative of Fair Trading NSW will tell us about our shopping rights - and scams to be wary of. 

                         VISITORS are welcome at all our meetings -
                                   we look
forward to seeing YOU!