The Probus Club of Horsham & District is for active retired men with a background in business, commerce, industry or the public sector and aims to promote informal fellowship and companionship amongst its members.
The clubs meets on the first Thursday of each month between 9.30 am and Noon pm at Southwater Sports Club in Church Lane, the more formal part of the meeting is followed by an optional lunch when a cash bar is also available.
At each meeting, after a lively business session to discuss forthcoming events, previous activities and news from members, a speaker will give a presentation. Recent talks have been on Spies in Petticoats, the history of Hop Picking in Kent, Canine Partners and the work of the Horsham’s Green Gym.
In addition to the regular meetings, a Club a walk led by one of its members takes place each month invariably concluding with lunch at a local hostelry.
Club members also promote frequent trips, outings and theatre visits and it is on these that wives and partners are invited and form a key part of the success of club’s activities.
During the coming months events being planned include lunch at the Cote restaurant, a visit to the Capitol Theatre to see the “Sounds of Glen Miller” a trip to Savill Gardens Windsor including a river trip with lunch and a tour of Christ’s Hospital School.
Recent events have embraced a tour of the Houses of Parliament, an evening at the “Dogs” Hove, a tour of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and a visit to Wadedesden Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
The Club has a limited number of vacancies for new members and further details of these and its activities are available from the Club Secretary Keith Johnson on 01403 256596, who can also give contact numbers for the other four Probus clubs in and around Horsham.
Report and picture contributed by Ray Turner.