Probus seeks more mem­bers to keep club go­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.’’

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