Probus Clubs are for the retired and partially retired who have followed a career in the professional and business world. They are non-political and non sectarian. Meetings and social functions are held with the object of promoting fellowship amongst members. Probus Clubs spread world wide in the 1970s.
Based in the market town of Garstang, the Club meets on a monthly basis on the first Tuesday of each month at the Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.
At present membership of the Garstang Probus Club is restricted to 45 members.
At our monthly meetings pre-luncheon drinks, conversation and lunch are followed by an informative/entertaining speaker. Club business is dealt with at the end. Attendance is expected, but in the event an apology for absence prior to 11.00am on the Monday before the luncheon is de rigueur.
Members also meet for organised social outings or other events. The social events are open to guests, and attendance is optional.
Every June we have a special luncheon to which the wives of members and widows of deceased members are invited. The ladies are also invited to our special Christmas luncheon.Here are some photos from June 2012,
|2nd June 2020||CANCELLED
because of COVID-19 precautions
|7th July 2020||AGM
Under review because of COVID-19 precautions
|4th August 2020||tbc
|1st September 2020||British Red Cross
|6th October 2020||Harrods of London
|3rd November 2020||New Trams in Blackpool
|1st December 2020||Ladies' Christmas Lunch
We normally meet at the Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club
Other venues and trips are occasionally organised.
See the Programme for details
Our Probus Club was started in 1972 by the Rotary Club of Garstang. If anyone has items of interest from the past history of the club please contact the secretary.
There are no photographs available for the following:1997-1998 R. Wade
Garstang and District Probus Club held their bi-annual lunch at the Crofters on Tuesday. President Mr Bill Rawlinson. (right of centre) pictured with members and their wives. Bill Rawlinson became President in 1973 and served for 14 years.
Three members recognised so far are Cyril Schofield (joined May 1982), Richard Alexander (joined February 1984) and Harry Kenyon (joined March 1986)
Reproduced with kind permission of the Garstang Courier (ref number 9191)