– Tomorrow’s Vision for Active Retirees
Probus provides an avenue to fill the void when a person retirees from their vocation and provides opportunities for active retirees to meet with like minded individuals, keeping minds and bodies active and expanding interests and activities on a social level and to enjoy fellowship of new friends.
The word PROBUS is an amalgam of the words PROfessional and BUSsiness
Probus Tasmania Meetings
History of Probus
Tasmanian Probus, Rotary contacts
Probus, South West Pacific Office
Probus is an Association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
All clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs, but on formation are self governing, but must always remain within the limits of their Constitution.
There are men’s clubs, ladies clubs and combined clubs. Membership is open to anyone of good character and who has had some measure of responsibility or achievement in any field of worthy endeavor.
Some clubs place a limit on membership until vacancy arises. New clubs are formed when the need becomes apparent to the local Rotary Club.
The Emphasis is on Clubs…
Being simple in structure and free from the constraints and
obligations of service Clubs
Involving members at a minimum cost.
Being directed, primarily to providing the opportunity for extension of acquaintance and interests.
Seeking members who are compatible with one another.
Activities normally fall into two parts:
A formal meeting on a set day 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.
Outings (between meetings) to places or organizations of interest to members, theatre, social or sporting occasions. These may include overnight trips, tours and walks.
Clubs, whilst self governing are required to adhere to a basic set of rules
of operation in order to preserve their integrity and reputation.
These rules include:
Clubs are non political and non sectarian.
They are non profit making and non fundraising.
Presidents usually hold office for one year however, in mitigating circumstances the time limit maybe extended to two years. Annual changes provide a variety of leadership.
The Probus Centre-South Pacific Inc is the administrative and service centre in Australia/New Zealand and Rotary maintains contact and a continuing interest in it’s progress
In 2011 Probus Centre South Pacific Inc. has now become a company limited by guarantee and is known as Probus South Pacific Limited ACN 152 374 395. The company was registered with ASIC 28.07.2011 and the incorporated association was listed as deregistered 01.11.2011.
A Brief History
Probus originated in the UK in 1965. the first Probus Clubs were formed in New Zealand in 1974, and in Australia in 1976. Probus has filled a need for today’s active retirees, so much so that the growth has been phenomenal. It is now a world wide movement in over 22 countries. More .....
The Probus Centre-South Pacific Inc encourages and advises on the formation of clubs, publishes official Probus publications;
Active Retiries -the new and exciting national Probus magazine is issued on a bi-monthly basis.
A digital version extract of 66 pages of the current Active Retirees™ magazine – The vision of Probus - is provided for readers information and interest.
South West Pacific area has
1795 Clubs in Australia
457 Clubs in New Zealand
6 Clubs in the Philippines
For more information and details call (02) 9806 0100 or Toll Free 1800 630 488, Email Probus SouthWest Pacific
There are 72 Probus Clubs in Tasmania, Rotary Liaison officers for Probus in Tasmania are
Chairman - SOUTH -- PP Malcolm Wells (Rae) (H) 6229 5736 (M) 0418 120 436
NORTH --: PP Stuart Williams [Launceston West] (H) 6394 3245 (M) 0428 464 975
NORTH WEST -- Rtn Margaret Birchenough [Latrobe] (H) 6428 6103 (M) 0407 279 220 email@example.com
Probus Club Meetings in Tasmania