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PO Box 3460 PALMERSTON NT 0831
Patron: The Honourable Lia Finocchiaro MLA, Member for Drysdale
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston, Rotary International District 9550
Accreditation No: 2489 Incorporation No: IA03096 Club No: N9003978

Probus - The Social Club of Choice

Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in retirement.
Probus provides you with the opportunity to meet with fellow retirees on a regular basis, listen to interesting speakers and join together in activities, all in the company of new friends.
There are great reasons to join Probus:
  • Enjoy the fellowship of retirees and semi-retirees in your community:
  • Listen to interesting guest speakers;
  • Attend monthly meetings in your local area;
  • Participate in a wide range of activities with fellow club members;
  • Travel locally or around the world;
  • Enjoy exclusive discounts from a range of partners on travel, accommodation and entertainment through the Probus Member Benefits Scheme;
  • Access to exclusive Probus Travel Insurance plans (T&C apply);
  • Stay in the loop with Active Retirees publications;
  • Develop new interests and stay active.
Probus Clubs are not for profit, non-fundraising, non-sectarian and non-political.
Probus is a Rotary sponsored organisation promoting fun and healthy ageing in our communities.

Committee Members 2019

President Vice President Treasurer Secretary
Jim Wright Ian Dawson Iris Bond Marilyn Roberts
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Committee Committee Committee
Christine Dot Ray

History
We have just celebrated our sixth Birthday.
As at October 2018, we have 42 members, ranging in age from 50 years to 80 plus, whose business and professional backgrounds include Chartered Accounting, Education, Retail, Defence, Government, finance and vehicle sales among many others, giving us a wealth of life experiences to share.

At a typical monthly meeting, we start with a Guest Speaker - past speakers have included the former Administrator John Hardy OAM; MLA Lia Finocchiaro (our Patron), health professionals, retirement specialists and numerous others, all of whom presented interesting topics.

Our meeting then breaks for a convivial morning tea (provided by Cazalys) and an opportunity to mingle and catch up with Probus friends.

After morning tea the President of the Club starts the proceedings with the induction of new members.
Minutes of the previous meeting are presented and the Secretary reports on correspondence and miscellaneous administrative matters.
This is followed by a brief Treasurer's Report on finances and accounts.
Next, we have several activity groups including Cinema, Gardening, Dining Out and Travel.
The coordinators of these groups report on their respective portfolio before addressing any General Business.

In a recent survey, members were asked why they joined Probus. The overwhelming response was "Companionship", followed by the "Activities" then "Guest Speakers".

One member admitted joining to take advantage of the terrific Travel Insurance Scheme (it is excellent! - particularly for those with pre-existing health conditions). This person found that he enjoyed everything about the Club and is now an active member.

We hope that this brief description of our Probus Club meeting arouses your curiosity enough to encourage you to visit us - maybe even join!

We meet on the third Thursday each month at Cazalys Palmerston Club at 10.00am for 10.30am start.

We hope this piques your interest!


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