ProbusPerth





Membership


    New members welcomed by Past-President Liz Leonard (right)
    at the December 2019 meeting.


    Membership in Probus Perth is open to retired men and women who reside in this area. Normally new members are sponsored by an existing club member.

    The club's new membership cap of 205 has been reached and so a waiting list has been established. Anyone interested in joining the Probus Club of Perth is asked to complete the application form and submit it to membership@probusperth.ca . Payment of the membership fee and the addition of the appropriate signatures to the form take place when a membership place becomes available.

    When an individual joins the Club, there is an initiation fee of $10.00 and an annual membership fee. The annual membership fee is set by the Management Committee at the beginning of each fiscal year, with any changes to the fee being voted on by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Currently the annual membership fee is set at $25. Depending on when a member joins, the membership fee shall be prorated as follows: September 1 to January 31 - full fee: February 1 to March 31 - half fee. After April 1 - full fiscal year's fees shall be due for the following year's fees from September 1 to August 31.

    Fees may be paid either by cheque or by e-Transfer. Please see the Notice for Payment of Fees.

    If you are new to the community and/ or recently retired, Probus Perth may well be of interest to you. Please feel free to contact the club about membership or about coming out to one of their meetings to see if Probus is for you.




    Membership Application Form (fillable) ~ New members

    Membership Renewal Form (fillable) ~ Existing members

    Privacy Policy ~ to protect members' personal information

    Membership Bylaw




    More Information for Prospective New Members
    (Also available as a printable one page PDF brochure ~ click here)

     

    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 200 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 info@probusperth.ca and we will contact you and make arrangements to invite you to attend a meeting.