Retired or nearing it? Maintain your social network with Probus Clubs #Probus
26th June 2012
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Retirement can come too early for many people who want to remain active and enjoy meeting new people in a friendly environment.  Probus clubs are for people who have retired or approaching retirement from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests and new members are warmly welcomed.

Since it was founded in 1971, the Probus Club of Ewell has been attracting business people with a broad range of professional and business backgrounds.  We meet on the first Wednesday of each month, usually at Bourne Hall in Ewell Village, for a Lunch followed by a Speaker.  In the past, speakers have included Virginia McKenna OBE, Kenneth Wharfe MVO and Sir Bernard Ingham.   Throughout the year, a wide range of topics is covered and talks are often illustrated with slides or PowerPoint presentations.

Each year, there are two Ladies Lunches, usually in May and December, which are held at the Kingswood Golf and Country Club with between 70 to 100 people attending.  The AGM is held in March each year.

 A number of social outings have recently taken place including:-

A guided coach tour of the 2012 Olympic Site, visits to Bletchley Park, St Paul’s Cathedral, RAF Hendon, the Mill at Sonning, the Inns of Court, Chatham Historic Dockyard, BBC Television Studios, National Trust Polesden Lacy and Waddesdon Manor

 The Club is run by a Committee comprising a President, 2 Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary responsible for Ladies' Lunches, Welfare Secretary, who maintains contact with any Member in poor health, Speakers' Secretary, Social Secretary, Catering Secretary, Webmaster and other Committee Members whose responsibilities include the monthly raffle and liaison with new Members. 

Although our  meetings are held at Bourne Hall, Ewell, Spring Street, Surrey, KT17 1UF our membership covers a large part of Surrey with members coming from as far afield as Ashtead, Banstead, Bookham, Cheam, Chessington, Chipstead, Epsom, Fetcham, Kingswood, Stoneleigh, Sutton, Walton-on Thames, Worcester Park and two long standing members from Catford and Worthing. 

Contacts:

Visit                                     PROBUS EWELL

Brian Coleman-Smith (Press)                               020 - 8337 9099

Ken Amess (Secretary)                                           020 - 8337 6241

 

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