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 meeting will be held on Tuesday August 24th. Our speaker will be Peter McPhee AM. He is an accomplished speaker who has spoken at numerous conferences and conventions in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in many community organisations including Rotary (the Mitcham Club and Rotary International), the Whitehorse Historical Society, the Migrant Information Service, RSL, Jaycees, the Australia Day Council, Scouts and the City of Nunawading. Recently he completed 20 years as a Director of the Federal Government’s Migrant Information Centre, Eastern Suburbs. He has received many awards for his service to the community including a Member of the Order of Australia award in the 2021 Queens Birthday Day Honours. He now gives talks on a broad range of topics but specifically on Australian History with particular reference to veterans of WW1 and the Kokoda Track. In 2002 he walked the Kokoda Track and his talk for us is titled “Walking in the Footsteps of Warriors and Angels”. This is a memorial to, or recognition of, those who have walked the Track.