The Probus Club of Margaret River recently celebrated it's 25th birthday with a luncheon at the Margaret River District Club late last month.
Marie Bolt, President of the Probus Association of WA, together with Colin Whiteman, Probus Representative for the South West, and his wife Anna, travelled to Margaret River for the occasion.
Current President of the Rotary Club Brian Middleton attended, as one of the Rotarians who, back in 1994 had the foresight and vision to sponsor a local Probus Club - a Rotary initiative which brings together retired and semi-retired people to share fun and friendship.
After a delicious meal by chef Sean Carter, the birthday cake (kindly donated by Cookies Galore) was cut by Probus foundation member Doris Arthur who has given 25 years of continuous service, supported by fellow foundation members Joan Barber, Bernadette Campbell and Ruth Edwards.
As was very clear in the midst of lunch chatter and laughter, Probus has become the source of many strong friendships, which often trace their beginnings to the arrival of a new person in town, who came along to Probus seeking connections ....and the rest is history! The Club offers opportunities, in retirement and semi-retirement, to be active in the community, to listen to speakers who discuss a variety of fascinating topics and to expand horizons and enjoy being involved.
New members are very welcome. The Club meets on the second Monday of each month, 10am at The Uniting Church, 60 Tingle Ave. For more info contact Club Secretary Erica on 0412 964 440.