Probus Club of New Lambton Honeysuckle Inc.
Probus is a worldwide movement in 23 countries, which began in the United Kingdom in the 1960s to meet the social and intellectual needs of retired businessmen.
Probus Club commenced in the South Pacific region, with the first club being formed in New Zealand in 1974, followed by the Probus Club of Hunters Hill, NSW, in 1976.
The first Probus Club for women was established in 1982 in St Heliers, New Zealand, closely followed by a club in Bateau Bay, NSW, later that year.
Based on the success of single gender clubs, the concept of combined gender set-ups was developed resulting in men’s, ladies’ and combined Clubs. The Probus philosophy of fun, friendship and fellowship lives on in all of them.
The Probus Club of New Lambton Honeysuckle started in February 2014, with the merger of two clubs: New Lambton, formed in 1984 and Honeysuckle in 1994.
With a membership of approximately 62 active members, the books remain open. A formal meeting is held on the fourth Friday of each month, regularly featuring interesting guest speakers.
Activities are also undertaken on a regular a basis and may include day trips, luncheons, coffee and chat mornings, and extended tours. Moree, Blue Mountains and Macksville have all been visited in the past.
Further information can be found by calling Andrew Wilson, Secretary, on 0412 016 515.
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