City club has 20th birthday
Twenty years of the ‘‘three Fs - fun, fellowship and friendship’’, were celebrated recently by Palmerston North’s Fitzherbert Rebus Club. The ‘‘three Fs’’ are the guiding principles of clubs affiliated to Rebus New Zealand.
Founded in 1997 as the Fitzherbert Probus Club, the club changed to Rebus, along with many other Probus clubs around the country, in 2016.
Nationwide, Rebus, an amalgam of ‘‘Retired Businesspeople’’, provided members with opportunities for outings and day-trips, interest group activities, entertainment and guest speakers.
Fifty people, 10 of them foundation members, including the club’s first president, Don Newman and his wife Susan Munford, attended the celebrations at the Palmerston North Golf Club.
The club’s Maurice Brown said highlights from a history of the club were read out.
As part of the fun, Brown said members had been invited to bring along a photo of themselves aged 20, and then had to identify everyone else from the unnamed numbered images.
That there were more misses than hits showed the years had changed quite a few beyond recognition.