What is Probus?
The name PROBUS is derived from the words PROfessional and BUSiness, but club membership is not restricted to people from these two groups. It embraces former executives of government and other organisations and any person who has some measure of responsibility in any field of endeavour. The purpose of a Probus club is to provide regular gatherings of persons who, in retirement, appreciate and value the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances and with similar interests.
We are a very active Club
Our Club meets in the centre of Beaconsfield New Town at
St Teresa’s Parish Hall, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL.
This venue has good facilities, together with an adequate car park.
Founded in 1986, our Club has continued to go from strength to strength, constantly achieving …
- Two meetings per calendar month on set days, the meeting starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 12.00 noon. Each meeting comprises 30 minutes coffee break, 15 minutes club business and then 60 minutes to hear a speaker, including any questions and discussion on the subject of the talk.
Here is a link to the list of our current Speaker Programme, including a section on additional meetings the Club organises for wives, partners and widowers of past Members
- An informal luncheon meeting from 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm once per month, at a local hostelry.
The talk given at each meeting forms the main business of the club. These amount to some 27 each year.
The Speakers cover a broad range of topics and come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Club Members are also encouraged to give talks themselves.
All talks are of a high standard and are usually very well received.
The club has digital High Definition audio/visual support, available when required.
In addition, our Club has a wide ranging Social Events Programme, including an annual Club Holiday, in which wives and partners actively participate.
How do I apply for Membership?
The size of the meeting room limits club membership to a ceiling of 80 members.
Each year, our Club’s membership structure and rules are reviewed at our AGM by a vote taken by all those members present.
Our AGM Minutes can be viewed through the links at the foot of the ‘Committee’ page of this website
Since the formation of the club, the membership has remained around the ceiling figure set at 80 and, on occasions, those wishing to join have had to be placed on a waiting list, being accepted into the Club at a later date.
If you are interest in joining our Club, please send us your name and details of the best way to get in touch with you by using our Contact Form.