Probus seeks more members to keep club going
Hundreds of Probus members gather each month at their clubs across Auckland to mix and mingle, but one group is struggling to keep marching on.
The Pt Chevalier Men’s Probus Club has been around for decades but its numbers are falling.
Outgoing president Frank Beare is concerned about the club’s future and wants to see more people heading along to its monthly meetings.
Probus clubs, whose name is an acronym for pro(fessional) and bus(iness), were started in 1965 to give retired or semi-retired people the opportunity to keep active, listen to speakers, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
Pt Chevalier Men’s Probus Club has about 40 members who attend regularly with members aged mainly from 65 years and over.
But Mr Beare says younger members are always welcome.
The club makes regular outings to places of interest which in the past has included boat trips.
‘‘You name it and we have been there,’’ he says.
‘‘There’s always something happening at the club.’’