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Welcome to Kaleen Probus Club Inc

The Kaleen Probus Club started in March 2019 with the aim to promote the Probus Ethos of Friendship and Fun through regular gatherings for retired and semi-retired people not only in Kaleen but also the surroundings suburbs in Belconnen, Gungahlin, and North Canberra.

Meeting new people, making new friends and discovering new interests are some of the advantages of joining our club. We are non-political and non-sectarian and do not raise funds for charity. We have a diverse range of members aged between 57 and 85 years of age.

Joining our club

Membership is open to both men and women. To give you a good sense of what to expect when you join our club you are welcome to attend a total of three of our club meetings and/or activities as a visitor before being required to join.

There is a one-off joining fee of $30 and annual membership fees are set each year at the March Annual General Meeting. The annual fee covers such things as a capitation fee to our national body, Probus South Pacific Limited, insurance coverage during club activities and outings, and copies of the bi‑monthly Probus Active Retirees e-magazine. Annual membership fees are payable in April however if you join part way through the year the membership fee is pro-rated. 

All members receive an induction pack which contains a name badge, Membership Card, Medical Card and information about the Probus Travel insurance and member benefits. Members are encouraged to wear their name badge at all meetings and club activities/outings, and to complete the Medical Card and carry it in their wallet at all times.

As a Probus Club member you will be entitled to access the following benefits

  • The flagship Probus publication – ACTIVE RETIREES e-magazine
  • Competitions 
  • Probus Member Benefits Scheme
  • Probus National Insurance Scheme
  • Probus Getaways

 

Our meetings

We meet at 10:30am on the second Thursday of each month at The Clubhouse Kaleen, 16 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen. Once general business is finished there is time to enjoy catching up with other members and visitors at morning tea before listening to our guest speaker. 

Special Events

Each year Club members celebrate the club’s birthday in March and a special luncheon is held for Christmas in place of the December meeting.

Outings and activities 

Our club holds several regular activities and organises various excursions and outings for members, ranging from self-drive/car sharing trips to local attractions and day trips to surrounding regions.  Our enthusiastic outings and activities cub-committee is always on the look out for new and exciting things for members to be involved in.

At this stage, the club's outings and activities include monthly general meetings with a guest speaker; 4th Saturday of the month lunch at various restaurants around Canberra; boardgames and cards every Monday afternoon; book club 1st Friday of the month; occasional member led craft sessions;l 1-2 camping/glamping trips each year; a number of 1 day bus or self-drive/car share trips to various places within the immediate surrounds of Canberra and organising for members to go to various exhibitions, shows and plays in town.  We also have a casual movie group where members suggests movies to go to.

In 2023 we will be starting multi-day bus trips and also our geocaching group will start up again.

We anticipate that further groups will be formed as our membership grows.

Members and visitors attending outings/activities are asked to complete a Registration Form for Outings and/or Tours that includes details for an emergency contact. Members are also encouraged to complete and carry the Probus Medical Card in their wallet.

 

Contact us

To find out more information please contact Raelene at [email protected]