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For Our New Members

For those who would like to join our club please complete the Application form and hand to (or email to) the Secretary or Membership officer.

Welcome!

Some things about the Probus Club of Kogarah

Constitution

The constitution of our club is here. This document has been created from the original constitution containing the language and the punctuation of the original document.

Some Important Matters

Attendance

Members are expected to attend at least 50% of meetings in any year.  An apology should be lodged with the Secretary by members who know they are unable to attend a meeting.  Extended absences should be notified to the Secretary.

Sign On Sheet

Attendance at meetings and all activities is recorded on sign on sheets. These are legal documents for insurance purposes. Please ensure you indicate your attendance by signing your name on the sheet. If you have an apology for another member, please record this on the sign on sheet in the apologies column.

Visitors

Members are encouraged to bring visitors to meetings and outings, however after three club visits, guests are expected to decide whether or not to apply for membership. Spouses of members are classified as guests, and we strongly recommend that they become members. Indefinite visitors are not covered for insurance purposes.  

List of Members

In order to comply with privacy requirements, this Club does not publish a list of members. Committee members contact information can be found in the Contacts area and in the Newsletter.

Our Activities

We organise many activities for our members to attend.

Click on the links to see the co-ordinator for each or view Up Coming Activities.

Holidays

Bowls

Special Events

Theatre

Outings and Day Trips

Walking Tours

How to Book for Trips, Theatre visits, Holidays etc

From March 2024, there won't be sign on sheets at meetings. Instead you will see a BOOK HERE link against each event in  Up Coming Activities  and from February 2024 in our newsletter.  By clicking on the link you will be taken to a site run by trybooking.  

 

trybooking are based in Melbourne and provide a fantastic service just for this purpose.  You will be able to "put your name down" via your smart phone, tablet or computer at any time.  For those who don't have access to these devices or are unsure of the processs, we will have helpers available at each meeting.  Use the BOOK HERE links for events in January and February to practice.  

How to use tyrbooking  How to use trybooking  

 

Payments

There is a cost attached to some trips: sometimes you can pay individually at the venue on the day - we refer to these as free trips; at others everything needs to be paid in advance.  The club will organise a group payment. For these activities you will need to pay in advance via the trybooking website using either a credit or debit card.  If the venue does not give refunds for non-attenders, the club cannot do this either! 

Travel to events

Sometimes it is easiest for everyone to organise their own travel to locations in the city or near easily-accessed public transport nodes.  Sometimes, if it is suitable, we organise car pooling or a bus.  When this is done, the meeting point to join the bus is outside the St George Motor Boat Club in Sans Souci. Please do not use the club's car park when we are catching a bus.  Street parking is fine.

Featured Speakers

Our Speaker's Officer, Dianne Farr, arranges for a good selection of interesting speakers to address our monthly meetings.  If you know of a speaker who would be suitable, please contact Dianne. 

10-Minute Speakers

Each meeting we like to have a club member give a 10-minute talk about something  they have done, their life and career before Probus, their hobbies, anything of the range of their experiences.  This is a popular segment, and shows the interesting and engaging members we have in this club. Dianne also organises these sessions.  

Insurance

Attendance at Probus meetings and activities is covered by insurance provided by Probus South Pacific Limited (PSPL).  Part of your membership fee goes to pay for this insurance. The cover provided can be equated with Worker's Compensation Insurance.  It covers you for accidents at the activity or when travelling to or from the activity. It is not travel insurance.

Traditional travel insurance (for holidays) can be purchased separately from PSPL

Lucky Door Prize

Each meeting tickets are sold for a lucky door prize.  $2.00 for three tickets buys you chances to win a variety of prizes. Invariably they are well over $2.00 in value!  Funds raised are put towards the Christmas Party.  If you can provide a suitable prize, please see Jerry Pozzini.

Grab and Go

At most meetings we have a table where members can bring good but no longer wanted books, DVDs jigsaws etc for other members to take home and love! If they are still unwanted at the end of the meeting we ask that you take them home with you.

Bring and Buy

Three times a year we hold a Bring and Buy stall to raise money to subsidise our end of year party entertainment.  Members bring small items that they no longer want and they are purchased by other members.