PROBUS MEETING: Rotary region 9630 representative Chris Warmington, Rose City president Trevor Sheeran, and region 9640 chairman Douglas Geekie.
PROBUS MEETING: Rotary region 9630 representative Chris Warmington, Rose City president Trevor Sheeran, and region 9640 chairman Douglas Geekie. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Club set to build on local success

SLADE Dining Hall was a hive of activity yesterday, as Probus members gathered to discuss the club's year ahead.

The Rose City group hosted high-profile members of Probus, as well as visitors from neighbouring towns such as Chinchilla.

Region 9460 chairman and new director of Probus South Pacific Douglas Geekie said Warwick membership numbers were brimming and there was potential for a third club for the Warwick area.

Mr Geekie said any new club would be aimed at the younger age groups.

"Now we have 80 members we will be looking at a third club, targeting people in the 55-70 year-old age group," he said.

"In Australia we have over 130,000 members and in this district, which covers the Gold Coast, Grafton, Glen Innes to Goondiwindi, we have 4000.

"We are a strong club because we are all about fun, fellowship, friends and keeping retirees active - not only because it's fun but healthy," Mr Geekie said.

New Rose City president Trevor Sheeran said yesterday was about getting information on what was happening inside the club and how to better manage the Warwick contingent.

The Rose City group will meet soon to plan its year-long program.



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