Probus

One of Rotary’s greatest success stories…
 
The word PROBUS is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness and originated in the mid 60s in England, by Rotary, to provide an autonomous social club for retirees (over 55) and semi-retired business and professional people.
 
Originally for men and later extended to women, the purpose of the clubs is to hold a regular brief formal meeting of members, usually monthly, followed by morning or afternoon tea with up to one hour for a guest speaker and questions.  In between, organised one day trips and outings are usually arranged.  The Probus movement had its genesis in two ancestors - both in the U.K. and both established by Rotary clubs.
 
The 1st club in the South Pacific Region was the Probus Club of Kapiti Coast, NZ sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu in 1974 followed by the Probus Club of Hunters Hill, NSW Aust in 1976.
Today there are 2246 accredited Probus clubs in the region with a membership of 189,000+.
 
For information on District Probus matters and sponsoring the formation of a new Probus club please contact your Rotary Probus District Chairman: Chris Gaggin (Mt Lawley)
 
PROBUS SOUTH PACIFIC LIMITED
P.O. Box 1294 Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel:- 02 96890200 or 1300 630    Fax: +61 2 9633 4779
Email: admin@probussouthpacific.org

Probus South Pacific Limited (PSP) is the administration and service centre for accredited Probus clubs and Probus associations in the South Pacific region and is responsible for determining Probus Policies, for protecting the integrity of the Probus organisation and for the administration and financial management of the Company (PSP).
PROBUS is PROUD to be recognised as A Community Service of Activity of Rotary Clubs.