A short history of Probus Clubs.


                         Probus is an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness).


The first club specifically for active retirees was formed in 1966 by the Rotary Club of Caterham, England to allow retired professionals to continue to meet together for fellowship.


The previous year, the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City, England, formed the "Campus Club" that had the same purpose.

The two soon merged and flourished under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bromsgrove, Birmingham, England.


In 1974, Probus expanded into New Zealand and by 1976 the idea had spread to Australia. The first Probus club for seniors in North America was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Galt in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada in 1987. Although Probus membership has its greatest concentrations in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, clubs today exist in all parts of the world, including the U.S., Belgium, India, South Africa and several other countries in Africa and Asia.

Marple and District Probus Club


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