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Garstang Probus Club

for Retired Professional and Business People

About the Club

Garstang Probus Club Monthly Meetings

probus logoProbus 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.

photo of 'top table

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.

photo of top table

Members also meet for organised social outings or other events. The social events are open to guests, and attendance is optional.

Ladies' Luncheon

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,
courtesy of Ian Dickinson


Forthcoming Meetings

8th January 2019 Blood Bikers
Nigel Parish
5th February 2019 Jazz
Steve Lister
5th March 2019 The End of WW1
Doug Willerby
2nd April 2019 Approximately
Keith Croston
7th May 2019 tba
Ian Dickinson
4th June 2019 Ladies' Summer Lunch
2nd July 2019 AGM



Where we meet

Location

We normally meet at the Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club

Other venues and trips are occasionally organised.
See the Programme for details

The Club Officers

Officers are elected/re-elected at the AGM in July

President
David Birtwistle

Vice-President
Evan Gray

Secretary
Dennis Livick

Treasurer
Gordon Bell




History of the Club

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.

Past Presidents

Originally Compiled by Don Yule (President 2003)
Howard Abbott

Howard Abbott
2017-2018

Ian Dickinson

Ian Dickinson
2016-2017

Peter Arrowsmith

Peter Arrowsmith
2015-2016

Peter Beatson

Peter Beatson
2014-2015

Tony Olsen

Tony Olsen
2012-2014

Hayden Evans

Hayden Evans
2011-2012

John Whalley

John Whalley
2010-2011

Robert Haythornthwaite

Robert Haythornthwaite
2009-2010

Richard Swift

Richard Swift
2008-2009

Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond
2007-2008

Mike Hall

Mike Hall
2006-2007

Mike Baker

Mike Baker
2005-2006

Joe Relton

Joe Relton
2004-2005

Don Yule

Don Yule
2003-2004

Peter Western

Peter Western
2002-2003

Dennis Livick

Dennis Livick
2000-2002

William Aldred

William Aldred
1999-2000

Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews
1998-1999

Malcolm Locke

Malcolm Locke
1995-1996



There are no photographs available for the following:

1997-1998 R. Wade
1996-1997 Bob Sharrock
1994-1995 E. Brierly
1993-1994 E. Williams
1992-1993 E. J. Cady
1991-1992 G.B. Wales
1990-1991 F. Pointer
1989-1990 R. Chapman
1988-1989 C. Robinson
1987-1988 S. Pape
1973-1987 W. Rawlinson
1972-1973 A. Heard


Old Photograph. Date:- estimated to be between 1984 and 1987

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)

old photo

Reproduced with kind permission of the Garstang Courier (ref number 9191)