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Club History


What is Probus?  Probus is an association of active retirees who join together in Clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

Originating in the United Kingdom in 1965, Probus is now a world-wide movement in twenty three countries; it is a community service activity of Rotary Clubs.   New Zealand joined the Probus ranks in 1974, Australia in 1976.

The foundation of the Brighton Central Combined Probus Club was heralded by a notice in the “Bayside Journal” early in 1996.  Initial interest and Steering Committee meetings leading to the formation of the Club were held during  March 1996, at the first of which 70 interested people attended. The First Official Club Meeting was held on 4th April 1996,  with 89 attending and with 84 signing up as Foundation Members.  At the third meeting in June a further 16 members had taken the membership to 100.