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 Probus

Probus derives from two words, PROfessional and BUSiness. It is an association of retired people who join together in a non-sectarian International Club which provides a regular opportunity for them to meet like minded folk, make new friends and expand their interests.



Members join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportuniities to keep their minds active and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. the basic purpose of a Probus Club is to provide regular gatherings of persons, who, in their retirement appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in simlar circumstances and similar levels of interst.



PROBUS FACT SHEET

Retirement can come too early for many people who and are able to remain active. Probus Clubs are organizations for men and woman who have retired from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have simlar interests. Each Probus Club is sponsored by a Rotary Club and meets at least once a month for fellowship and to hear guest speakers.



Local Probus Clubs are based in:

 - Algester, meetings are held first Monday of each month at the Algester Sports Club, Endiandra Street, Algester, contact Brian on 3809 4909 for more details.

 - Forest Lake, meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month at 10am until 12 noon at the Forest Lake Tavern, Forest Lake, contact Kevin on 0408 933 561 or Allan on 3879 8183.



Clubs are formed to provide social events and schedule speakers to keep members up to date with community issues and happenings. Many members have formed smaller interest groups for hobbies such as sports, entertainment, bridge playing, fishing, travel, computers, etc.



Probus Clubs pride themselves on their independence and freedom from the responsibilties of a service club. The structure of the Club is similar and members are not required to attend a minimum number of meetings.



Activities:

1. A formal meeting on a set day/days each month. This comprises a club business session, a coffee break followed by a guest speaker and/or discussion on a topic of mutual interest.



2. Outings to places or organizations of interest to members, theatre, social or sporting occasions. These may include overnight trips, tours and walks.



Many other activities are planned though the year by these active groups.