Probus celebrates its 10th birthday

March 24, 2016 BY

PROBUS members in Torquay have celebrated the good work of their club over the past decade.
The club of male and female members – now known as the Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surf Coast Inc – marked its 10th anniversary at its annual general meeting earlier this month.
More than 90 members came to the celebration, at which 10th and outgoing president Tess Dicker handed over the collar of office to incoming president Graeme Perks – and 75 members enjoyed a lunch at the Lions Village Centre.
The club takes its name from a combination of the words “professional” and “business”.
Probus member David Cheatley said membership was not restricted to these two groups and included members from all occupations, with the only requirement that members were retired or semiretired.
“The primary purpose of Probus is to provide meetings and fellowship for its members, who value opportunities to meet with others that share similar interests, enjoy hearing addresses by guest speakers on topical subjects and visiting places and organisations of specific appeal to members.”
He said Probus clubs were non-political and nonsectarian.
“The main function is for all to enjoy a club centred around fun, fellowship and friendship.”
For more information on the Probus movement, including a tool to find clubs in the Geelong region, head to

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