Probus Club on look out for new members

Chairman: Alan Woods hands over to Joe Collier
Chairman: Alan Woods hands over to Joe Collier

Retired businessmen are invited to join a special club which meets twice monthly.

Brooks Probus Club meets on the first and third Monday mornings of the month at the Grapes Inn, Goosnargh.

The club prides itself on being friendly and providing fellowship and the opportunity to widen one’s circle of friends and acquaintances.

It has a full and varied programme of stimulating talks, events and visits throughout the year and is open to retired businessmen, professionals and others of a similar ilk.

To learn more of its activities and for all and enquiries about joining, please cotnact the secretary on 01772 863743.

The new chairman of the club this year is Joe Collier, who has taken over the reigns from Alan Woods. The club was founded in l982 and Joe has become its 33rd chairman.

The Probus Club movement was formed in the UK in 1965, having had its beginnings in two clubs, both created by members of Rotary. In 1965, a member of the Welwyn Garden City Rotary Club, met with other retired friends for morning coffee, mostly ex-commuters to London, with professional and business backgrounds.

From this, he started a luncheon club which became known as “The Campus Club”.

The Rotary District then took up the scheme and a leaflet was published encouraging other Rotary clubs to sponsor a similar club and this led to further interest from those reaching retirement age.

The inaugural luncheon of the UK’s first Probus Club (by that name) was on the March 2, 1966.

Probus clubs can now be found in communities all over the world.