Club History

PROBUS is a Rotary sponsored non-fundraising Association where active retirees join together in a non-political, non-sectarian International Club. Local clubs meet regularly with opportunities for members to engage their minds, expand and share interests and enjoy each others' friendship.

Our monthly two hour General Meeting provides an opportunity for fun, friendship and fellowship, to communicate events and other business matters and to be entertained by visiting Guest Speakers on a wide variety of interesting topics

Our Activities include Walking, Morning and Afternoon teas, Theatre, Movies, Dine Outs, Fine Dining, Book Exchange, Bus Trips, scrabble, Craft and Happy Hour. see Calendar

2013/2014

general meeting 6 20140625 1565800187The Rotary Club of Monash Inc conducted an Interest Meeting on April 16th, 2013 that was attended by 33 prospective members. It was decided there was sufficient interest to form the Pinewood Combined Probus Club and to meet at the Nottinghill/Pinewood Tennis Club on the second Thursday of each month.

A committee of seven volunteers was formed to manage the Club consisting of the President Ken James, Vice President Jack Oakleigh, Secretary Jill James, Treasurer Rob Evans, Membership Officer Tricia Fitzgerald, Newsletter Editor Peter Lee and Activities Co-Ordinator Anna Kijek. At each Annual General Meeting all positions are spilled and new Members are elected to the Committee.

Application was made to Probus South Pacific to formally Accredit the Pinewood Combined Probus Club and was granted on 9th May with 59 members.

At the June, 2013 General Meeting it was resolved to adopt a Constitution and By-Laws to have a membership of 80 and endeavour  to have a gender balance of 60/40 and 85% Monash Residents. Joining Fees were set at $30.00 and membership fees $35.00

At the October Committee Meeting Jack Oakleigh retired and Rex Markby was appointed Vice President

At the December 2013 General Meeting, the Club resolved to have the Club Incorporated, to move the General Meetings from April 2014 to Mount Waverley Youth Centre at 45 Miller Crescent Mount Waverley and to adopt the Privacy, Risk and Tours Policies.

The Club was granted Incorporation on 14th of January 2014

The March 2014 PSP declared membership was 78 with the Annual General Meeting resolving to increase the membership to 90.

 

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At the 2014 AGM the following committee was elected, President Rex Markby, Vice President Eric Dixon, Secretary Rosemary Phillips, Treasurer Pat Howell, Membership Officer Lynda Rogasch, Newsletter Editor Jill James and Activity Co-ordinator Reg Morrell

The April 2014 General meeting was the first meeting at Mount Waverley Youth Centre

At the July 2014 General Meeting the Web-site was launched.

At the August 2014 General Meeting the Club Committee was increased by three including the Immediate Past President Ken James, Assistant Secretary Wilma McLean and Web-Master Ray Windmill

November 17, 2014 the Club conducted the Probus Association of Victoria Golf Challenge with members Barry Little and Russell Seadon winning the Men's Challenge Cup.

Joining Fees were set at $30.00 and membership fees $35.00

2015/2016

The 2 20140509 1746186884 March 2015 PSP declared membership was 90 with the Annual General Meeting resolving to increase the membership to 100.

At the 2015 AGM the following committee was elected, President Eric Dixon, Vice President Graeme Keeshan, Secretary Rosemary Phillips, Assistant Secretary Louise Burch, Treasurer Pat Howell, Membership Officer Lynda Rogasch, Newsletter Editor Joan Foyle, Activity Co-ordinator Reg Morrell, Web Master Ray Windmill and Immediate Past President Rex Markby.

Joining Fees were set at $30.00 and membership fees $35.00

 

 

 

 

 

2016/2017

The March 2016 membership was 100037 20160311 1103128572

At the 2016 AGM the following committee was elected, President Graeme Keeshan, Secretary Louise Burch, Assistant Secretary Rosemary Phillips, Treasurer Pat Howell, Membership Officer Lynda Rogasch, Activity Co-ordinator Colin Barton and Immediate Past President Eric Dixon. Jill James took on the role of Vice President part way through the year.

Joining Fees were set at $30.00 and membership fees $35.00

The club enjoyed another successful year with 118 activities, including the monthly members meeting.

 

 

2017/2018

The March 2017 membership was 100

At the 2017 AGM the following committee was elected, President Jill James, Secretary Louise Burch, Assistant Secretary Bernie Benjamin, Treasurer Dianne Fleming, Membership Officer Lynda Rogasch, Newsletter Editor Jack Oakley, Activities Coordinator Gerda Windmill and Immediate Past President Graeme Keeshan. The Vice President is Reg Morrell.

Joining Fees were set at $30.00 and membership fees $35.00