Drouin Probus cel­e­brates 25 years

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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