About Us

About Us

The First Probus Club on the Northern Beaches

The First Probus Club on the Northern Beaches

A friend is a gift you give yourself

Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is a gift you give yourself

Robert Louis Stevenson

PROBUS

PROBUS is an association of retired people who come together in non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit, autonomous clubs which provide regular opportunities for members to meet others in similar circumstances, with similar levels of interest, make new friends, and maintain and expand their interests. “Probus” is derived from “Pro”fessional and “bus”iness and was started as a project of Rotary in Surrey, England in 1965. In 1974, Probus expanded into New Zealand and by 1976 the idea had spread to Australia. Read more about what Membership of the Probus organisation offers on the Probus South Pacific (PSPL) website www.probussouthpacific.org.

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What is PROBUS?

PROBUS is an association of retired people who come together in non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit, autonomous clubs which provide regular opportunities for members to meet others in similar circumstances, with similar levels of interest, make new friends, and maintain and expand their interests. “Probus” is derived from “Pro”fessional and “bus”iness and was started as a project of Rotary in Surrey, England in 1965. In 1974, Probus expanded into New Zealand and by 1976 the idea had spread to Australia. 

Manly Probus History

The Manly Probus Club Inc., the first Probus Club on the Northern Beaches between the Spit and Palm Beach,  was inaugurated on 20 April 1980 as a men’s club under the sponsorship of Manly Rotary Club. In March 2010, members voted overwhelmingly to change to a mixed gender club. Prior to this, ladies had been warmly involved in all activities except club management and voting. Based at Manly in Sydney, many social activities tend to centre around the harbour, ferry travel and the beautiful northern beaches.

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Manly Probus History

The Manly Probus Club Inc., the first Probus Club on the Northern Beaches between the Spit and Palm Beach,  was inaugurated on 20 April 1980 as a men’s club under the sponsorship of Manly Rotary Club. In March 2010, members voted overwhelmingly to change to a mixed gender club. Prior to this, ladies had been warmly involved in all activities except club management and voting. Based at Manly in Sydney, many social activities tend to centre around the harbour, ferry travel and the beautiful northern beaches.

Meetings

The Manly Probus Club Inc. meets in the auditorium on level one of the Balgowlah RSL Club, 30- 38 Ethel Street, Seaforth NSW. The club opens at 10:00 am  and the meeting commences promptly at 10:20 am. The meeting consists of general business followed by morning tea/coffee and fellowship, followed by a guest speaker talk for approximately an hour. The meeting usually finishes between 12:00 – 12:30. Many of our members stay for lunch in the club’s bistro. After lunch there is a game of Bridge for those who wish to play.

Future Speakers

20 June 2019
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Nigi Lechner

The Secret Life of Teeth

18 July 2019
About Us
Shawn Schussler

Frauds & Scams

15 August 2019
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Harvey Broardbent

Weird and not so
Wonderful Histories

Balgowlah RSL Club
Balgowlah RSL Club