For enquiries about the Club contact the Secretary Denise Fairfax on
For enquiries about the Club contact the Secretary Denise Fairfax on
PITT TOWN PROBUS CLUB
Monthly Club Meeting
On the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except January) at the Pitt Town Sports Club at 10:00am.
Approximately once a month members enjoy a social outing together to various spots around Sydney. Outings are advertised in the monthly newsletter which is emailed or sent to all members.
Opal Mystery Tours
Every two months members can enjoy a mystery tour together. Using our Opal cards we join the designated train in the last carriage and are then told the destination for the day. Trips have included Austinmere, Mosman Bay, Leura. It’s a cost effective, fun day.
Visits to Museums & special exhibitions
Every two months members travel to an art gallery, museum or special exhibition. We travel by public transport and use our Opal Cards.
Every month members meet for a pleasant coffee morning at a local coffee venue. Venues have included the Lynwood Country Club and the Vintage Pantry at Pitt Town.
Several times a year members travel together to the cinema for an afternoon show and lunch.
Members in the Camera Club meet once a month to go on a photo shoot together and once a month to view the results.
Members in the Walking Group meet once a month to go on a walk together and then share coffee. A favourite walk is at Richmond, opposite the RAAF base.
Caravan & Cabin Group
This group enjoys time way together. Those who have caravans use them and those who don’t travel by car and book a cabin at the venue.
Tennis & Ten Pin Bowling Group
The tennis group enjoy a social game together once a month at the Richmond Courts.
Ten Pin Bowling
Ten Pin Bowling also happens once a month at the Hawkesbury Bowling Alley
The Cruising Group cruise together on cost effective cruises, often in partnership with other Probus Clubs.
Ten Pin Bowling also happens once a month at the Hawkesbury Bowling Alley.
President : June Heinrich
Vice President: Warren Fairfax
Secretary: Denise Fairfax
Treasurer: Bev Spies
Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in retirement.
Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community.
Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.
Probus offers a range of member benefits and to quote a recent Probus Club member “the day I joined my Probus Club, I instantly had 100 new friends” – That is Probus, Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.
Join 130,000 retirees across Australia and New Zealand today and discover the wonderful world of Probus, look for your local club Here
In August 2018 Probus South Pacific advertised an Expression of Interest Meeting to explore the support for establishing a Probus Club in Pitt Town. At that initial meeting over 70 people turned up at the meeting held at the Pitt Town Sports Club and voted to establish the Pitt Town Probus Club.
There are around 6,500 community and social clubs around Australia and astonishingly, about 30% of those are Probus Clubs.
One of the issues with retirement is what do you do with your time? Some of us find renewed vigour for old hobbies, like gardening or crafts, both things we could do on our own and in our own homes. But what if that’s not enough?
Probus Clubs are a mix of socialising, morning teas or lunches sometimes with interesting guest speakers, and both small and large group activities arranged by fellow Club members. The Pitt Town Probus Club has a great choice of activities every month, whether it’s day trips, caravaning, dining out, photography, tennis or helping arrange even more activities for your friends.
The goals of Probus are Friendship, Fellowship and fun in retirement and that’s certainly true of the Pitt Town Probus Club which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am at the Pitt Town Sports Club. The Club now has over 90 members who meet together.
On Tuesday 13 September Pitt Town Probus Club celebrated their first anniversary. The State Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston MP attended the event and presented a certificate to the foundation President Mr Derek Black.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Pitt Town Probus Club please contact the Secretary, June Heinrich on 0417 204 853
§ Half Day Island Tour Orientation tour of the island - visit historic Kingston, Cascade, Longridge and much more § Sound & Light Show Nightfall at Kingston brings a different mood to the convict settlement. The stillness and the stars are there just as they were before mankind arrived in 1788. However, with dramatic use of the real life sounds, theatrical lighting and costumed actors, the stillness is broken as Pinetree Tours take you through the horrifying decades of Norfolk Island’s convict era § Convict Settlement Tour Join us on an ‘In Depth’ tour of the historic Georgian settlement of Kingston. Walk through the cemetery & hear the history of the interesting convict & colonial headstones, hear stories of the houses along Quality Row. Walk through the ruins of the New Gaol, see the Pier Store, Boat Shed and the Crank Mill. Afternoon tea included § Island Culture Tour Experience the culture of the island’s forebears! From our mutineer ancestors & their Tahitians wives came the arts of wood craft, weaving, cooking & the Norfolk language. On this tour see a woodturning demonstration using Norfolk timber, visit an island home where you’ll learn about our cooking. An island weaving demonstration & a presentation on the Norfolk language will follow the afternoon tea break Hawkesbury Combined Probus Club Inc. Postal Address: PO Box 647, Richmond NSW 2753 Meeting: The Richmond Club – 9.45am on 3rd Monday of each month. www.hawkesburyprobus.com.au 2 § Progressive Dinner Enjoy a 3 course meal progressing to different Norfolk Island family homes § Island Fish Fry Enjoy a traditional island feast at Orn Daa Cliff § Behind the Hedges Travel to Anson Bay to visit a small hobby farm, which has been instrumental in improving the local livestock industry. Close by see a demonstration at Norfolk’s major pottery and browse at the Cottage pottery shop. After a delicious morning tea at a scenic location, visit a beautiful private & commercial garden that supplies our local florists with stock. Visit one of the world’s largest Banyan trees.
For expressions of interest please Contact Debra Mavin Overseas Tours Convenor - 0418732557 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
How often do Clubs meet?
Clubs meet once a month. This day and time differs between Clubs, meeting details are listed in the Find a club section.
Clubs also have a range of regular activities and trips throughout the month to suit a range of members.
Is there an attendance requirement?
There is usually an attendance requirement of 50 per cent of Club meetings in a year. This may vary from Club to Club.
Can I show up to any Club meeting without being invited?
No. Meetings are only open to invited visitors, so it is best to contact the Club in advance.
What is the cost?
There is usually a joining fee and also an annual fee. These fees vary from Club to Club and are usually minimal and cover administration, insurance costs and member benefits.
What activities are arranged by Probus Clubs?
These vary from Club to Club however generally, they may include:
How do I benefit from joining?
There are many social benefits to being a Probus Club member. Not only do you meet new friends, but you also stay active, physically and mentally. Probus is all about enhancing your retirement by spending time with retirees in your local community enjoying the fellowship that Probus has to offer.
As a Probus Club member, you will have access to a range of exclusive travel insurance plans as well as a range of discounts through the Probus Member Benefits Scheme (MBS). You’ll also have access to a magazine, with finance, health, lifestyle and travel information.
Do I have to be a Rotarian to join a Probus Club?
Not at all. However, there are many Rotarians who have joined the ranks of Probus. Membership is open to active retirees who enjoy the company of like-minded individuals with the basic purpose to keep minds active, avenues of activities to keep fit and active, and to enjoy friendship, fellowship and fun.
Do I have to be a professional or business person to join a Probus Club?
No. Probus is open to all retired and semi-retired members of the community.
How many times can I attend a Probus meeting as a visitor?
Each club sets its own limit. Normally, it would be up to three meetings.
Is Probus just for married couples?
Not at all. Probus offers men's Clubs, ladies Clubs and mixed Clubs. Each person applies individually.
I am a widow. Can I join a mixed gender Probus Club?
There is no restriction to joining a mixed gender Probus Club if you are a widow, although some Clubs have reached their limits and some may have a waiting list.
Contact Probus if you are having difficulties joining a Probus Club in your area.
Visit the Find a club section for contact details of your local Club.
On moving to a new area joining Probus has given me social interraction, helping me settle into retirement. I love the bus trips best.
– Cheryl Hunt, Patterson Lakes
It's important to have mental stimulation and things to look forward to. Probus provides those every month as well as lasting friendships.
– Dawn Whitworth, Probus Club of Maling Combined Inc
We would have no hesitation in advising other people to join a Probus Club and to get involved with the administrative functions of the Club. It’s a magic opportunity to meet new friends and even to learn of useful activities or of social issues provided by speakers. Most Probians are a happy lot and this is contagious for others. It can be exciting especially for people who want to be involved in activities after leaving the workforce.
– Fred Travis, North Lakes
I'm nearly 91 and living alone with a bad back and no car. Without my caring Probus colleagues, interesting speakers, frequent outings, bridge and book groups, I would be house bound.
– Jean Pink, Mt. Ommaney Probus Club
I've been a member at Morley Ladies Probus Club for approximately three years. When leaving full time employment, I was wondering what was out there for me in the next chapter of my life. Well I soon found out. Meeting new ladies who soon became friends, the wonderful guest speakers sharing their wealth of knowledge, being part of a well-known organisation and special days, I am enriched by becoming a Probus member.
– Pam Copeland
Probus is a good place to meet new people with similar interests and enables a social association with other people, especially when you are very lonely. Probus over the years has been wonderful for me, not only here in Australia, but all over the world.
– Probus Club of Warrandyte & Park Orchards
The inaugural meeting of the Pitt Town Probus Writers' Group will be held on Thursday 17 October at 10:00am at 1 Pittsmoor St Pitt Town. All welcome!
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