Probus clubs are organizations for men and women who have retired from their profession or business and who want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests. Probus clubs usually meet once a month for fellowship and to hear guest speakers. They are not service organizations and are non-sectarian and non-political, although members are often active volunteers in many community organizations. Today, there are over 300,000 members in approximately 4,000 Probus clubs worldwide. In Canada alone, there are 170 clubs from St. John's Newfoundland to Victoria British Columbia, with a membership of over 22,000.
Probus Perth is a particularly active club with more than 170 members. It meets at 10am on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at the Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East. The highlights of the meeting are usually provided by the guest speakers who present on an eclectic range of very interesting subjects. But in addition, it turns out that many members of Probus Perth have done the most amazing things during their lives and they share their experiences with the others in an optional short “self-introduction” during each meeting. There are also a number of special activities spread throughout the year for the enjoyment of club members and their guests. These special activities typically include local dinner and theatre events, fall trips by bus to attend interesting events, tours of local establishments, annual visits to the 1000 Island Playhouse, etc. So, interesting events, fascinating talks and fellowship, without participatory commitments, are what Probus Perth is all about.
If you are interested in learning more about Probus, we encourage you to visit our website at
www.probusperth.ca. Should you wish to attend a meeting and know someone who is a member, we suggest that you talk to that person about inviting you as a guest. If you do not know a Probus member, please feel free to contact any of the Management Team listed on the Board page of our website at
www.probusperth.ca/board.htm, or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you and make arrangements to invite you to attend a meeting.