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The Probus Club of Gunnamatta Inc was established June 1996.

PROBUS is an assocation of retired and semi-retired people who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. The word PROBUS is an amalgamation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness.. Probus is recognised as "A Community service Activity of Rotary Clubs" in the South Pacific region.

Rotary determines the need to establish new probus clubs in each Rotary district and calls an interest meeting to form and sponsor the new probus club. Once the club is formed in accordance with the requirements of accrediation, Probus Centre-South Pacific Inc accredits the club. On fomation clubs are self-governing.

The need in the Cronulla district for a combined probus club was recognised by the Rotary Probus liaison committee chairman John Gotch who with Ken Innes and Ray Hill from Port Hacking Rotary Club convened a meeting to be held in the Community Hall, Surf Rd Cronulla on 24 June 1996. Laurie Smith, also from Port Hacking Rotary Club was actively supportive of the new venture and with Ken, was instrumnetal in approaching Fred Williams to be the first president. The meeting, chaired by Ray Hill, confirmed Fred as the charter president. The name selected for the club was the Probus Club of Gunnamatta (sandy hills).

A committee was formed consisting of the president, two vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer, tour organisers, newsletter editor, guest speaker organiser and welfare officer. The committee's first responsibilty was to organise incorporation and insurance and to find a more suitable meeting venue. With the assistance of Eric Fleming, a former president of Woolooware Golf Club, it was selected as the first venue.

The tour organisers immediately began work on planning short and long tours. The success of these is proven by a count of at least 39 long tours covering every state, Norfolk Island, New Zealand and Asia and 170 short tours. The short tours encompassed every area of tourism including museums, gardens, behind the scenes in the arts, historical venues and research centres. Together with the tours, the social intellectual and physical activities of the sections have become a time of socialisation, a main aim of probus.

In 2016 the meeting venue at Woolooare Golf Club was changed following a change of policy by the Club. The Cronulla Leagues Club is now the new location for all future meeetings.

                                                              Foundation Committee

President: Fred Williams             Senior Vice President: Barbara Babbage       Junior Vice President: Jim Cook

Secretary: Joyce Booth               Treasurer: Ed Snow                                      Tours: Norma Boittier & Doreen Hocking

Newsletter: Dorn Holden            Guest Speakers: Mary Thompson                  Welfare: John Emmelhainz