Probus originated in the U.K. in 1965. The first Probus Clubs were formed in New Zealand in 1974, and in Australia in 1976. Probus has filled a need for today’s active retirees, so much so that the growth has been phenomenal. It is now a world-wide movement in over 22 countries.
Probus is a non-profit social club dedicated to promoting the development of friendship and acquaintance and the advancement of intellectual interests of its members. As at July 2009, there are 1796 Probus Clubs in Australia.
The Warialda Combined Probus Club was formed in 2005 as an off-shoot of the local Rotary Club who saw a need for retirees in the district for a social group. Probus provides an excellent opportunity for retirees to extend friendships and participate in outings. There are approximately 70 active members in the group with an average of 25 members attending each meeting or outing.
The Warialda Probus club meets every 3rd Monday at the Warialda Tourist Information Centre at 9:30 am for a 10.00 am start. Meeting cost is $6.00 per person (for morning tea). There is a visiting speaker, if possible, at most meetings and outings are arranged mostly on a monthly basis.
President: Brenda Rolfe (02 6729 1188)
Secretary: Ken Brookes (02 6729 1346)
Treasurer: Pauline Baker (02 6729 2829)
Tourism & Travel Officer: Robbie Burge (02 6729 1272 or 0448 291 274)
Meeting: Monday 19th February, 2018
Outing: Thursday 22nd February, 2018
Royal Hotel Warialda noon.
Cost: 2 course meal. $25.00
Meeting: Monday 19th March, 2018
Outing: Thursday 22nd March, 2018
Sunflower Motel. Warialda. Noon.
Maximum 22 people.
Cost: 2 course meal. $25.00
Meeting: Monday 16th April, 2018
Outing: Mudgee Monday 9th April – Friday 13th April.
Accomodation: Aden Comfort Inn.
1 Sydney Road,
Cost: 7 days, 6 nights. Double 0r Twin $706.00
7 days 6 nights. Single $865.00
Visiting, Gulgong, Mudgee, Rlystone, Kandos.
Meeting: Monday 21st May, 2018
Outing: Thursday 24th May, 2018
Golden Grain Hotel. Pallamallawa. Noon
Cost: 2 Course meal + Bus $55.00
Meeting: Monday 18th June, 2018
Outing: Thursday 21st June, 2018
Cost: 2 course meal $25.00
Meeting: Monday 16th July, 2018
Outing: Thursday 19th July, 2018.
Xmas in July. Playhouse Hotel. Barraba.
Cost: Meal + Bus. $70.00
Ring through 0427821344 Andrew by 8/7/18 Numbers.
Meeting: Monday 20th August, 2018
Outing: Thursday 23rd August, 2018
Imperial Hotel Bingara. Noon.
Cost: 2 Course meal. $25.00
Meeting: Monday 17th September,2018
Outing: Sunday 9th September, 2018
Capitol Theatre Tamworth. 2pm
Melinda Schneider, Great Woman of Jazz.
Cost: Show + Bus. $90.00
Outing: Thursday 20th September, 2018
Australian Café. Inverell.
Cost: 2 Course Meal + Bus. $60.00
Meeting: Meeting 15th October, 2018
Outing: Thursday 18th October, 2018
Cost: 2 Course meal $25.00
Meeting: Monday 19th November, 2018
Outing: Friday 9th November-Saturday 17th November,
Merimbula Sapphire Coast. NSW
Staying: Sir Frances Drake , Heatherbrae.
Pelican Motor Inn, Merimbula.
Visiting: Eden, Pambula, Merimbula,Bega
Combargo,Central Tilba, Bermagui, Tathra,
Cost: Warialda to Warialda.
Double or Twin. $1300.00
Meeting: December. None.
Outing: Thursday 13th December, 2018
Goondiwindi. Town House
Cost: Bus $55.00 Lunch price yet to come
Bus trip to Belligen
Standing Stones, Glen Innes
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Hunter Valley Gardens
Trial of Ned Kelly, Glenrowan
Any active retirees interested in joining are welcome to contact any of the office bearers listed above.