Chair 2023-4  - Margaret Robinson OAM: Ballarat East  email ;   0417 541 775
Initiated by Rotary, Probus is a not-for-profit organisation with Clubs in all States and Territories of Australia, New Zealand and 21 other countries. It provides retirees and semi-retirees the opportunity to connect socially, exploring new interests, and maintaining an active role in their communities.
The core goal of Probus Clubs is providing meaningful support to encourage active and enjoyable social participation. By working together, the problems associated with social isolation can be reduced. Older people who are in good health, live in safe communities, have satisfying relationships, and experience meaningful roles in society are likely to be the most socially engaged and to remain contributing members of their local and wider communities for much longer.
Significant benefits can flow to communities by Rotary Clubs supporting or assisting in the formation of new Probus Clubs in their local area to actively assist older Australians to continue and expand their interests, while enjoying the fellowship of new friends and participation in society.
There is an opportunity for retired Rotarians and their partners in addition to their membership of their Rotary Club, to join their local Probus Club, which generally meet for morning tea and guest speaker once a month.
There are benefits for Rotary Clubs who sponsor or have sponsored Probus Clubs in the past, to stay connected with these Clubs. Creating or maintaining a relationship with local Probus Clubs supports the awareness and promotion of Rotary Clubs and may provide opportunities for volunteers for Rotary projects and prospects of attracting Rotarians from families of Probus members.
What could be a more positive and important Rotary community activity than PROBUS, meeting the needs and wellbeing of our treasured older Australians?
Take the challenge – get to know your local Probus Clubs and explore the opportunity to sponsor or support the formation of a new Club in your community, or reconnect with a Probus Club that your Rotary Club had formed in the past.
Probus South Pacific Limited (PSPL) - is the national service and support centre providing services and support to members, Clubs and Associations and formation of new Clubs.                                                       : E:   W:   T:1300 630 488     
Your Rotary District 9780 Committee contact is
RDPC Margaret Robinson OAM   0417 541 775
PROBUS – Fun and Friendship in Retirement