Probus Club of Blacktown City Combined
What IS Probus? Probus is an association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
These pages give a glimpse of how Blacktown Probus achieves that purpose, and how you can be part of it!
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, OCTOBER 25, 2016, 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 -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.