cropped-probelogo1.gifProbus Clubs exist to fill a need of retired persons in the community who have been accustomed to high levels of vocational activity and decision making in their working lives. The principal objective of every Probus Club is to create and maintain a homogeneous group that provides the fellowship and intellectual stimulation that otherwise tends to be lost in retirement.

The Probus Club of Melbourne North meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excepting December) at 10:30 am at the Waterloo Cup Hotel, at the corner of Maribyrnong Road and Scotia Street, Moonee Ponds. Ample free parking is available in the car park behind the hotel, with access from Scotia Street. Members of the club enjoy many other activities – explore the links above. Guests are welcomed at general meetings and activities of the Club. A Club business meeting is held first, followed by morning tea and then a guest speaker. The majority of members at each meeting like to remain for lunch in the bistro at the Waterloo Cup Hotel.

Down on His Luck Cover The next regular Club meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th June. Our guest speaker will be author Ted Cavey. Some years ago, Ted spoke to our Club about the art of public speaking. He has recently written a book of stories about the adventures of swagmen during Australia’s glorious era of squatters, selectors, shearers, Cobb and Co coaches and other icons. The stories in the book have been written after detailed research into the defining events of Australia’s history. His talk will be about this era as seen through the eyes and pens of our great men and women of literature and verse – such as Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Dorothea Mackellar, Adam Lindsay Gordon and others. For further information about the Ted Cavey’s book please click on the cover image at left.