Probus Civic and Social Activities
Remembrance Sunday saw Probus Club of Basingstoke’s President, David Wickens, parade with others to and from the War Memorial where he laid a poppy wreath on behalf of members.
“Not surprisingly, with RAF Odiham close by, we have several members who are Royal Air Force retired career personnel. Currently we have a Wing Commander, two Squadron Leaders and a Flight Sergeant and in past years two Group Captains.”
Later in November a group of eighteen consisting of members and guests, visited the Brooklands Transport Museum which can be seen regularly late at night on the Yesterday television channel.
This proved to be a visit thoroughly enjoyed, even by the ladies, where many recollections were shared about cars owned by families over the years. And having a Concorde on site brought fond memories from two members who had personal experience of being a passenger in this iconic aeroplane flying across the Atlantic.
December will see the Christmas lunch, again for members, spouses and families taking place at the Test Valley Golf club. Missing last year due to Covid restrictions, the decision was made to change from evening to lunchtime, but this should be no detriment to festivities including music and entertainment.
The New Year will see further trips to places of interest as well as the monthly lunch meetings with guest speakers and social pub lunches which include wives and partners.
The Probus Club of Basingstoke, which has been in continuous existence for over forty years is open to retired men who have had at least some supervisory or management experience during their working lives. It is a welcoming, social, club where members enjoy pleasant exchange of views and share experiences while enjoying social occasions together.
For more information see www.probusbasingstoke.club.