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The Probus movement was established in the U.K. by Rotary Clubs. The first club formed was in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire in 1965 the second club formed was in Caterham, Surrey. The name Probus is derived from ‘PRO’ in professional and ‘BUS’ in business. The first club formed in Australia was the Hunters Hill Club who were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hunters Hill with the help of the Rotary Club of Dumbarton, Scotland.  Probus Clubs throughout Australia provide the opportunity for retirees to meet in circumstances which provide companionship and intellectual stimulus.

Gosford North Probus Club Inc. – History

In 1986 Gosford North Rotary asked Roy Dibben to proceed with the formation of a Probus Club in Gosford. Roy Dibben along with John Zions and Keith Marshall formed a committee, placed advertisements in the local paper and decided to form a mixed club.

The response to the advertisement was such that two clubs were formed Gosford North and Gosford South. Membership was limited to 45 being 25 males and 20 females. In 1988 the clubs amalgamated and became Gosford North Probus. In 1991 the Club received its Certificate of Incorporation.

From information provided by Keith Marshall, past president, life member and historian to 2012.

In May 2011 the Club celebrated its 25th anniversary and is still flourishing on its 30th anniversary in 2016 with 81 members and the same convivial atmosphere is enjoyed at every meeting and on our outings.