About Greythorn Probus Club
The Greythorn Probus Club has continued as a strong and vibrant club for 16+ years – even actually growing during the difficult two years of COVID lockdowns and restricted gatherings and currently has more than 110 members.
Back in 2007, the president of the Rotary Club of North Balwyn John Magor, invited interested people to a meeting on the 8th of May with the intention of forming a new Probus Club in the North Balwyn area.
That gathering decided to establish a new combined club which they proposed to be named the Probus Club of Greythorn. The club was incorporated on the 6th of August 2007 and its1st General meeting was held at the St. Aidan’s Church in October 2007 under the inaugural President, the late, Peter Courtney.
The club is managed by a committee of very capable members – all members, at some stage, participate in this important role.
Despite an active monthly calendar of activities and events it works hard to ensure that membership costs are kept as low as possible. For the past few years the annual fee has been held at $50 which covers the basic costs of maintaining the club – such as hall hire for the monthly meetings, PO Box, morning teas, first aid kit and, of course, the association with the world-wide Probus organisation.
There are over 400 clubs in Victoria alone and over 4000 worldwide. The first Probus club in Australia was formed in 1976. In Australia the clubs are associated through ‘Probus South Pacific’. Additionally the club links with other Victorian clubs and those of Melbourne’s east to get the most value it can from other clubs activities, speakers etc.
Probus clubs are simple in structure and free from constraints and obligations of service clubs. Ideal for semi- retired and retired people with regular opportunities to keep their minds active, to expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.