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Welcome to Greenway Combined Probus

 

Greenway Probus Club brings together retired and semi-retired people in fellowship and friendship for

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Based in Canberra's beautiful Tuggeranong Valley, Greenway Probus Club draws its Membership from the Tuggeranong Valley, Woden and Weston areas.

Covid willing, we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, Meetings are held at the Vikings Town Centre Club in Greenway, starting at 10:30.

 

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A Message from your President

June 11th, 2022

 

Dear Members,

I would like to thank everyone for all of your kind phone calls and messages after Peter’s latest misadventure. I really appreciated the care and concern that you showed for his recovery.

Winter has finally arrived! I had nearly forgotten how beautiful the Brindabella Mountains looked covered with snow.

Noela, Tom, Peter and myself attended the PROBUS Orientation Day held on Friday 27 May. It was an informative day with nineteen clubs represented out of a total of twenty-three Probus clubs in Canberra. The meeting broke into various groups to exchange ideas and share information.

My group consisted of nineteen Presidents and one Vice President, with their club sizes ranging from 25 to 93 members. The emphasis of our discussions focused on the importance of inclusiveness, communication amongst members, providing opportunities for members to get to know each other and making the meetings fun. It was interesting to discover how the various clubs’ committees operated. One particular club has three Vice Presidents and several sub-committees under each, sharing all of the roles. Club fees also varied and ranged from $25 to $50 so our club has done very well by keeping our fees at $28 for some years now.

One club, which has 93 members was going to close down because the President wasn’t able to get enough volunteers to form a committee. I have trouble understanding this, given the size of their membership. It emphasised the point for me that although we are smaller in number we have never had a problem forming a viable committee.

On another note, Fiona Hunt has had to stand down as our Welfare Officer due to personal reasons but Glenda has kindly offered to fill this role until our next AGM. I would like to thank Fiona for all of the caring and empathy that she has shown our members.

Take care, stay warm and keep smiling.

Sandra