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Our Beginnings

There were already 3 other Probus clubs in and near Somers, a Ladies, Mens and a newly formed combined club in Balnarring. However waiting lists were reasonably long so with the view of forming a Combined Probus Club in Somers, the Hastings -Westernport Rotary Club was asked to evaluate the interest of residents and assess viability.

On January 14th 2005 interested residents attended a meeting at the local R.W. Stone Pavilion.  The response was so overwhelming that the Somers Combined Probus Club held its first meeting on 11th February, was chartered on March 11th and Officially Incorporated on July 13th 2005.   The Rotary Club of Hastings-Westernport was the sponsor.

At the March 2005 charter meeting, membership had reached 72.   (The cap was 100).   Enthusiasm was high and Activity Groups were quickly formed.   Many of the activities were held in members' homes and they generally ended in a drink, meal and lots of fun and fellowship.    Word spread and the waiting list grew rapidly. 

Foundation Committee                              

President Anne Danne 
Vice President Meg Murton, Barry Price
Secretary Denise Kempster 
Treasurer Kingsley Culley
Membership Secretary  John Ashby
Newsletter Alan Havelock
Speaker Seeker Mark Stokes

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

Presidents

 

Anne Danne          

   2005 - 06

Barry Price 

   2006 - 07

Denise Kempster

   2007 - 08

Don Beacom         

   2008 - 09

Elizabeth Hatton

   2009 - 10

Alan Beanland

   2010 - 11

Margaret Lund

   2011 - 12

Tim Rintoul         

   2012 - 13

Jenny Cole

   2013 - 14

Adrian Ross          

   2014 - 15

Barbara Shaw

   2015 - 16

Peter Cole

   2016 - 17

Sue Darcy,           Stephen Teh

   2017 - 18

Stephen Teh

   2018-19

Diane Price    2019-2020

 

 

Anne Danne being congratulated by Bob Summers of Hastings Westernport Rotary Club on Charter day.

 

  Activity Group changes over 10 years

Activity Groups have remained much the same over the past 10 years, with only a few minor changes. However no doubt over time, some will once again emerge to challenge and amuse.

 


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Cycling

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Finance

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Gardening

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Golf

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Italian

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Kelly Pool

 

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Mahjong

 

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Photography

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Solo

 

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The shed

 

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Travel

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Wine Appreciation

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