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Probus Day function in Wellington

On Wednesday 5 October, The Hon. Grant Robertson, Deputy Prime Minister for New Zealand, hosted a celebration of Probus Clubs of the Greater Wellington Area. This Probus Day celebration acknowledged the important social connections and support Probus Clubs provide in the community.

A total of 324 Probus members from the 22 Clubs in the Wellington area as far north as Levin attended the Reception in the Banquet Hall in the Beehive.

The programme was presided over by the President of the Wellington Central Probus Club, Margaret Emerre and comprised a welcome from the Deputy Prime Minister and presentations from a range of speakers including the New Zealand Probus South Pacific Representative Director Tony Blaber, Past Rotary District Governor, Gillian Jones, Director of the Office for Seniors, Diane Turner and the Deputy Leader of the National Party, Nicola Willis.

The common theme from all presenters was the important role Probus Clubs play in the lives of retirees by providing opportunities to connect socially, stay mentally and physically active but perhaps more importantly, providing members with the opportunity to make new friends.
We are pleased to share a recording of the event which can be viewed by clicking here.

We would like to thank The Wellington Central Probus Club, PDCs Douglas Langford and Max Bowyer and also member Peter Cullen for their initiative in co-ordinating this significant event, as well as all those members that attended.