New club off to flying start

Probus president June Sawyer (middle) with Neil and Margaret McKinnon.
Probus president June Sawyer (middle) with Neil and Margaret McKinnon. Contributed

BOOMING member numbers has seen a need for Warwick to develop a second Probus club.

The Warwick Rose City Probus Club this week became accredited, with 50 members already signed up.

Secretary Don McKechnie said there is a huge demand for clubs that reach out to Warwick's retirees, which explained Probus' popularity.

"Its tremendous to have so many members already," he said.

"There is a need for clubs to accommodate people in their retirement and semi-retirement," he said.

Last Wednesday the club became accredited with the worldwide organisation, with members of Warwick Rotary and Rotary Sunrise helping the new club celebrate.

Probus district chairman Douglas Geekie presented the new accreditation certificate.

Mr McKechnie said the club is a way for retirees to enjoy time with their peers.

"For us it is about fun, fellowship and friendship and is a way for semi-retired and retired people to come together, meet new people and enjoy ourselves," he said.

Mr McKechnie said he was ecstatic the group was able to secure some Room at Slade for its monthly meetings.

"Fortunately for us, the Slade Campus dining room has become available and it's quite an acceptable venue and the meals provided by Kel Williamson are first class," he said.

"Also, members Margaret and Neil McKinnon kindly donated a sound system so all of us old ducks can hear."

The group is planning social functions and excursions together in the near future.

Probus

Meets on the third Wednesday of each month

For more information phone Don on 4661 3151.

Topics:  members, probus club, warwick



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