Probus clubs across the nation aim to provide fun and friendship for retirees and semi-retirees.
With Probus Day approaching on October 1, the theme for this year is ‘Celebrate Probus – Do a friend a favour’.
All Probus clubs are formed or sponsored by a Rotary Club, although anyone can join Probus, not just Rotarians.
The Sanctuary Lakes Point Cook Probus Club (SLPCPC), which is one of several Probus clubs in Wyndham, has 120 members.
The SLPCPC is auspiced by the Rotary Club of Laverton Point Cook.
Fay Lunn is a member of the Rotary Club, the SLPCPC and the Laverton Probus Club.
She is the membership representative for both of Probus clubs and also the “caring person” for the Laverton club, who sends cards and well wishes to any ill members.
Fay said that outside of lockdowns, Probus members participate in activities such as day and interstate trips, events, lunches, dinners, excursions, cruises and attending the theatre.
The SLPCPC also has monthly guest speakers and a member of the club has been sending out regular newsletters to keep members connected during COVID.
The SLPCPC is so popular that it has a waiting list of people who want to join, when existing members resign or move.
“I just think we have been very blessed, many members of the committee have been with us since day one and we’ve become really good friends,” Fay said.
For more information about Probus, contact Probus South Pacific on 1300 630 488 or visit www.probussouthpacific.org