Questionnaire December 2015

NATIONAL TREND. Over the past few decades the popularity of purely social interaction has declined, the community spirit which used to characterise United Kingdom society has stagnated, many social clubs (Rotary: Round Table: Lions: Freemasonry: Woman’s Institute: Soroptimist: British Legion: etc, and even the Church of England, and the quintessentially English pub) all report falling […]

March 2016

Editorial – Ian Payne Another Probus year has passed. I find the results of our questionnaire somewhat refreshing – see Club News. We don’t want change which means we like what we have, we enjoy our meetings, our lunches and our companionships. And at the moment our total number of 45 is sustainable. But we […]

February 2016

Club News Gerry Thompson chaired the January meeting as Andrew was on holiday up the Amazon. Gerry welcomed our 35 members who were present plus our guest Norman Williams and our speaker. [Norman was introduced by Vincent Fosdike and has become a new member.] The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £38.66 and the raffle £32. Gerry […]

January 2016

A Happy New Year to everyone. Club News At the December meeting our Chairman reported that Treasurer, Roger Davis, is unwell today, but due to his health he will be stepping down after the AGM. We therefore need a new Treasurer. We need a volunteer please with accounting or bookkeeping experience. This is a Committee […]

December 2015

Speakers Today: Chrismas with the Reverend Malcolm Newman January 7th: John Chisholm: Pub Signs February 4th: (our own) Gerrard Thompson: Pewter March 3rd: Chairman’s Charity: Blesma, The Limbless Veterans Club News At the November meeting, there were 36 members present plus our guest speaker. The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £38.84 and the raffle £34. Our Chairman […]

November 2015

Speakers Today: Neil Saddler: Canals December 3rd: Christmas with Reverend Malcolm Newman January 7th: John Chisholm: Pub Signs February 4th: (our own) Gerrard Thompson: Pewter Club News At the October meeting, there were 37 members present (the highest for five months) plus our guest speaker. The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £41.48 (you are allowed to […]

October 2015

Speakers Today: Jean Haynes: On being a bailiff November 5th: NeilSaddler:Canals December 3rd: Christmas with Reverend Malcolm Newman January 7th: John Chisholm : Pub Signs Club News At the September meeting, there were 31 members present plus our guest speaker and one further guest, Arthur Davy. The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £36.70 and the raffle […]

September 2015

Speakers Today: Barbara Stevens: Her choice of subject October 1st: Jean Haynes: On being a bailiff November 5th: Neil Saddler: Canals December 3rd: Christmas with the Reverend Malcolm Newman Club News At the August meeting, Chairman Andrew Banfield thanked members for their support at the Coulsdon Fair and recognised that several members were also supporting […]

August 2015

Speakers Today: Mary Moore: Mongolia September 3rd: Barbara Stevens: Her choice of subject October 1st: Jean Haynes: On being a bailiff October 15th: Ladies Lunch: Coulsdon Manor November 5th: Neil Saddler: Canals Club News There were 34 members present in July including our guest speaker. The Chairman’s Charity collection raised £33.11 donated this month to […]