Probus – Finish the Year in Style

Black Tie Christmas

The Probus Club of Basingstoke enjoyed a black-tie Christmas meal in a local hotel for 36 members and their spouses as a good way of concluding an interesting calendar year. Everyone was delighted to come away with a gift after a splendid occasion.

43 Years of Style

The Probus Club of Basingstoke which has been in continuous operation for over forty-three years, is for retired men who had at least some supervisory role in the professions or business. It has been reported that the members were the movers and shakers in Basingstoke. The name Probus, reflects this mixture of scientists, medical, educationists, military officers, small business owners, lawyers and the wide array of business managers’ experiences that stimulates the interplay with like-minded men.

They do, though, enjoy mixed company many times during the year. These include the summer pub lunch which takes place in August at a venue chosen by the president of the club, and the ladies Spring lunch held in May. In addition, the ladies also join the menfolk at a monthly social pub lunch.

At other times ladies join the members in outside trips with a splendid visit, recently, to Blenheim Palace. Ambitious plans are afoot for various trips next spring.

Each month at the business meetings, held at a golf club, there are guest speakers who have a wide range of interesting subjects, followed by lunch.

Ladies Probus

Female readers should know that there is a Ladies’ Probus Club in Basingstoke that this summer celebrated their thirtieth anniversary. They have a reciprocal arrangement that their menfolk join them on any outside visits they undertake.


Probus LogoIf you are considering joining see www.probusbasingstoke.club for more information or phone the secretary Stephen Thair on 01256 352909 for an informal chat.

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