Drouin Probus celebrates 25 years
Drouin Probus Club celebrated its 25th birthday recently.
The club was formed in March of 1993, with David Johns inaugural secretary and Les Bowles inaugural treasurer.
Drouin Probus Club member Edna Beasley said membership of the club had peaked at 150 members but had since dropped to about 100 due to age and natural attrition.
“We’ve had many and varied office bearers over the years,” she said.
“We’ve met at various venues due to the venue not being big enough or rent being high, but we now meet at Drouin Golf and Country Club.”
The club meet on the fourth Friday of every month except December, when a Christmas lunch takes its place.
While the club has attempted to introduce new activities over the years, its members have decided to stick with the tried and true activities groups established 25 years ago.
Activities include outings to the cinema, a walking group and bus trips, with members looking forward to the mystery bus trip that is scheduled soon.
“We have guest speakers at every club meeting, with one most interesting from Mercy Ships floating hospital for developing countries,” Mrs Beasley said.
“At each meeting a members is also given five minutes to give a story on their life, which is also interesting.”
The Drouin Club are part of the local cluster group, with this year’s cluster meeting to be held at Gumbuya World.