Probus 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 first meeting of the Probus Club of Melbourne North was held on Wednesday 9th November 1994. It celebrated its 25th Anniversary in November 2019.
Normally the Club meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excepting December) at 10:30 am. For some years, meetings were held at the Waterloo Cup Hotel, Moonee Ponds. From February 2021, meetings will be held at the Anglers Tavern, 2 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong. Ample free parking is available in the car park, with access from Raleigh Street. Easy public transport is available [stop 42 on tram route 57]. 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 Anglers Tavern.
The next General meeting will be held on Tuesday May 24th. The speaker will be Dr David Wignall. David is a non-prescribing medical doctor who has worked in the areas of counselling, psychotherapy and mind/body for thirty years. He is especially interested in the role emotions, life experiences, the natural healing process and intuition play in health and well-being. Since retirement he has begun writing a series of books which gather up stories and useful analogies. These are written in a children’s book style verse (although for grown ups). He will be speaking on “The Talking Cure” … how the art of healing has fitted into his medical practice. He will be reading some of his poems and explaining their meanings. He is keen to respond to questions.