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Charnwood-Dunlop Probus Club History

   The Charnwood-Dunlop Probus Club held its inaugural meeting on the 21st of November 2019 when a committee of three members was elected to establish the club. The first regular meeting of the club was held on the 20th of February at St Barnabas’ Church Charnwood. There were two informal social gatherings in December 2019 and January 2020.

The first organised activity was a social luncheon at Travinos at the Gold Creek Country Club on the 27th of February. In March the Covid-19 epidemic began, changing everything. The club managed to hold a very brief, socially distanced Annual General Meeting on the 19th of March before going into Covid induced hibernation.

 

 

 

On the 16th of July 2020 the club resumed regular monthly meetings: our small numbers, then in the twenties, enabled socially distant meetings to occur in accordance with the Covid restrictions. The club held regular monthly meetings since July 2020 at St Barnabas’ Church, Charnwood.

   We were notified on the 27th of March 2020 that the club was successful in its application for funding under the Volunteer Grants Scheme 2019. The grant money was used to purchase first aid equipment, namely a defibrillator. The defibrillator is kept at the St Barnabas’ meeting venue, thus making it available to the Church when not in use by the club. On the 17th of September 2020 Mr Andrew Leigh MHR the Member for Fenner, who had supported the grant application, unveiled the defibrillator at a monthly meeting.

The club became an Incorporated Association in the ACT on the 17th of June 2020.

   As restrictions were eased the club was able to organise a number of activities and social gatherings for the benefit and enjoyment of the members.

On the Thursday 19th of November 2020 the club celebrated a combined First Anniversary and Christmas function at Travino’s at the Gold Creek Country Club.

 

The club was again in hibernation as a result of the Covid Delta variant lockdown from the 13th of August 2021 until the 18th of November 2021. The club re-opened on our second anniversary on the 18th of November 2021.