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Forster District Combined Probus Club

About Us

We are located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Introduction

On 4th November 1999, the Rotary Club of Great Lakes (NSW) held a public meeting to establish the foundation of a Combined Probus Club in the Forster-Tuncurry district of NSW.

106 interested people turned up, all keen to establish such a club, and the Forster District Combined Probus Club was subsequently chartered on 4th December 1999. Within four months, the membership had risen to over 200 members.

Since then, membership has averaged around 300 members comprising people from a wide range of backgrounds, skills and interests.

The success of our club is based on the fact that meetings are all about entertainemnt, informative speakers, and updates on planned activities and tours. No boring minutes, correspondence, general business......      no thanks! Our meetings are all about fun and the boring stuff is managed by our elected Management Committee elsewhere. Yay!

As part of our club, a wide range of special interest groups have been formed, new friendships have been made, and we have been entertained and enlightened by guest speakers at our monthly meetings. 

Meeting Details

Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month (except January) at 9.45am-noon in the auditorium, Club Forster (Strand St, Forster). Just turn up, you will get a warm greeting! Usually we have about 200 members and visitors in attendance, but you will find all friendly and helpful.

Following the meeting, many members then adjourn to the Club Forster Bistro for lunch (at own cost) and friendship.

Membership Fees

There is an initial joining fee of $20, and the annual subscription fee is just $25 per person.  

An attendence fee of $4 per person is collected at each meeting to cover venue costs and morning tea.

Special Meetings and Lunches

Are held to celebrate Christmas in December, and also after the AGM in March. Although there is no General Member's Meeting in January, we usually have a BBQ Breakfast so that members can socialise after Christmas/New Year family activities.

 Activities

A busy Activities Officer organises social functions such as coach trips, overseas trips, theatre, fun golf days, fun croquet days plus other activities. For more details, see our recent monthly Bulletin.

Special Interest Clubs

We also have a many special interest groups in the fields of Video, Slide-Show, 10-pin bowling, Walking,  Caravan & Touring Group (some members without caravans stay in cabins), Family History, Computer skills, Exercise for Seniors, Fishing club.  Any member is welcome to discuss the formation of a new special interest Club with a member of the management team.