PROBUS is a worldwide organisation formed to provide regular gatherings for retired or semi-retired professional and business people. The club is run primarily to provide fellowship between members who are compatible with each other. It is organised in separate autonomous clubs, each with its own format and rules. Many Probus clubs are restricted to men, but some are now mixed and some women-only. It is normal for the spouses of club members and widows of former members to be encouraged to participate in the social activities.
Billingshurst & District Probus Club
BILLINGSHURST AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB is limited to sixty male members and is managed by a committee of ten, comprising President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Speaker Secretary, Chairman of the Events Sub-Committee and three other members.
Billingshurst Probus Meetings & Socials
The Club meets on the second Monday of each month at Wisborough Green Village Hall, where coffee and biscuits are available from 10.30am. A short business meeting is followed by a speaker. Speakers are carefully selected and speak on a wide variety of topics. The meeting concludes at approximately 12.15 when some members adjourn to the local hostelry!
The club also organises:
•Day trips to places of interest
•An annual holiday either in the UK or Europe
•Monthly golf at a different course each month
•Occasional golf matches against other Probus clubs
•Monthly walks followed by a pub lunch
•An annual formal President’s Dinner in December
•A spring lunch in March
•A summer barbecue evening in July
•An autumn lunch in September
The main monthly meetings are restricted to members only but at all other events and activities
partners are welcome.