What is the Probus Club?
Probus offers retirees or those semi-retired the opportunity to connect on a social basis.
In today’s world where we are more connected, but in many ways often more isolated socially, it is important for people to be able to come together.
Formed in the 1960s in the UK and appearing in Australia in 1982, the Probus Club has a philosophy of Fun, Friendship and Fellowship.
The Broken Hill branch of the club has around 30 members, which is a far cry from the days of 70 members when there was even a waiting list.
Each month a guest speaker addresses the meetings and last month it was Geoffrey Randall who is an amateur mineral and specimen collector that has visited Broken Hill many times.
He has become so involved in the area, the Sydney based former miner, has authored a book – Outside Mines of the Broken Hill Area- about the dozen or so abandoned mining settlements in and 80km radius around Broken Hill.
There are also many fun activities and additional benefits to joining with the members, including receiving discounts and special deals from a range of services including travel.
The men’s group meets on the second Monday of each month from 9.30am at the Broken Hill Sturt Club and the ladies the first Monday of the month at the Broken Hill Community Centre.
PICTURE: Members of the Broken Hill Probus Club celebrating Friendship Day in 2018.