The aim of the Probus movement is to give the opportunity for people to develop new friendships following their retirement. Usually people in retirement still feel active and mentally alert and Probus can help in the transitional period, often from a stressful full time profession.
The word Probus is an abbreviation of the two words professional and business, but membership is not restricted to people from these two groups. It embraces anyone who has had some measure of responsibility in any field and have interests in common with others and who have now either totally or largely relinquished such responsibility. Probus offers such persons the opportunity to meet socially with fellow members and to become more aware of the enthusiasms and interests of others from talks, often illustrated by guest speakers.
The Sherwood Forest Probus Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month at the South Forest Complex, Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe. The meetings commence at 11.30am, with a speaker and are followed by lunch and usually a short business meeting. In addition, twice yearly club lunches are held and also outings are arranged.
The club can offer anyone an added interest in their retirement and the opportunity to join a congenial social gathering from all walks of life. Why not give it a try and go along as a guest — there is no obligation but if you have not been to see Probus, you are not really able to answer the question: “is it for me?”
The August meeting was the president’s lunch at Launay’s at Edwinstowe and 15 members and friends enjoyed a very good meal and chat. The club’s next meeting is the AGM on Thursday 5th September, when all are welcome.
If you need any more details about the club, please contact president Mr Bryan Frettsome, on 01623 822827 or secretary Colin Roker on 01623 822220.