The Probus Club of Galashiels & Disttrict

The Club provides regular meetings for retired professional and business people

Meetings are held in the Waverley castle Hotel, Melrose on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from September to May.

The meeting time is 10.00 for 10.30

Syllabus


The Probus Organisation

The word Probus is an abbreviation of the words PROfressionl and BUSiness, however membership is not restricted to these two groups. It also embraces former executives of Government and other organisations, in fact anyone who held a position of responsibility during their professional life.

Probus clubs provide an opportunity for retired professionals to attend regular meetings with like-minded people who appreciate similar interests and social standing. Probus is an organisation for active retirees who enjoy the camaraderie that belonging to this organisation brings.

Probus provides a support network for professionals when they retire, these clubs were initially started for men but over the years has seen a steady growth in Ladies and Mixed clubs. Many clubs have extensive networking, social programmes, which include meetings with other Probus clubs, group trips, holidays and involvement in community projects etc.

The concept of Probus was born in the UK and has grown to be a huge success worldwide. One Australian gentlemen said to Ralph Harper in the late seventies 'Probus is the best export the UK has ever had'.

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