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

The next General Meeting will be held on
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015, at 10.00a.m.

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 - who, on April 28 was Susan Lewis from Pressed Flower Designs, who demonstrated an express method of flower pressing using a microwave oven and also spoke on “the secret language of flowers”.  On June 30 our guest speaker was John Parsonage, who lived in China for several years and named his talk “China, it is not what you think”. 

On July 28 our speaker was Mr. Brent Gordon from Shirley Road Chiropractic, from whom we gained a revelatory range of information and insights into the fascinating workings of our bodies - and what we can do to safeguard them.

At the next General Meeting, on August 25, MR. JONATHON BRANSDON, a volunteer with The Australian Heritage Fleet, will give us the inside story of
the restoration of the James Craig.