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Our club is always seeking to expand our membership so that more retirees can enjoy fellowship, friendship and fun. We have a very enthusiastic and hard working Committee that keeps things running along smoothly. Apart from our regular monthly meetings our members enjoy regular outings and trips away. We also have card games and board games that a large number of our members participate in on a monthly basis.

We are a combined Probus club and welcome all new retirees or partially retired men and women. There is no membership waiting list and prospective members may join us at our meetings on the second Tuesday of every month (except January & December) at 9:30 for a 9:45 start  to enjoy our guest speaker and talk to other retirees on an informal basis over morning tea.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PROBUS

 The Probus movement has its genesis in two ancestors – both in the UK and both established by Rotary Clubs. The first was known as the Campus Club. It was formed in 1965 by the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City, 20 miles North of London with Fred Carnhill as the driving force. [Its name was derived from the area of the town in which it was conceived – The Campus]. The second with Harold Blanchard as the catalyst was formed by the Rotary Club of Caterham in 1966 and was named the Probus Club for the PRO in Professional and the BUS in Business which also made up the Latin word from which the word Probity is derived.

Both were formed to meet the need for companionship of their peers and mental stimulation for retired business and professional men. Today there are clubs for male, female and combined gender. Probus has spread around the world; it moved first to other European countries then to New Zealand and Australia – And then South Africa, and more recently to North America, Africa, India, Asia, Cyprus, South America and Japan.

 The first club in Rotary’s South Pacific area was the Probus Club of Kapiti Coast, New Zealand sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu in 1974. The first club in Australia was the Probus Club of Hunters Hill NSW sponsored by Rotary club of Hunters Hill in 1976 with the help of the Rotary Club of Dumbarton, Scotland.

 The first Probus Club formed in the Philippines (District 3820) was the Probus Club of Lucena sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lucena in 2007. The program to develop Probus in all ten districts of the Philippines commenced in 2009 under the guidance of PSP and Director PDG Geoff McLennan.

 Probus is a worldwide movement in twenty-three countries. PSP administers to almost 50% of the world number of Probus Clubs. The growth and strength of Probus in our region is a testament to the commitment from Rotary districts and Rotary clubs and the leadership and management of PSP Board and the Secretariat

 PROBUS is PROUD to be recognised as

 ‘A Community Service Activity of Rotary Clubs’