Correspondence from PROBUS Global

This is a message received from PROBUS GLOBAL, the international forum for Probus Clubs which is based in Canada.  Our Coulsdon Probus club secretary Ian Payne has replied on our behalf.  Should any member of our club wish to add to what Ian has written or would like more information please contact Richard Furlong and he will put you on his list for Probus Global Newsletter. Dear Jim Mulvey,A message from Richard Furlong, President of PROBUS Global:We plan to publish a PROBUS Global Newsletter for the first quarter on March 28th.We are requesting articles from our PG members, please note the theme for this newsletter and send your articles to: newsletter@probusglobal.orgTheme: How well has your Probus Club survived COVID and what next?What outstanding thing/s has/have your club done to keep your PROBUS club “alive” during COVID?What should the club do when it can meet “normally” again?What are the future challenges for […]

March 2022

Club News February meeting: Chairman, Andrew Jurenko, welcomed 19 members and 3 guests. Our speaker was caught up on the M25 and gave apologies. Fortunately, Dennis Evans stepped in – see page 2. Chairman’s charity raised £40 and Raffle £17. Almoner, Andrew Kellard reported: Alan Bird’s wife is ill and Alan (92) has decided to retire from Probus; John Guest is recovering; John Morgan still has trouble with his knees. March is our AGM. Current committee agreed to re-stand for their current positions with Roger Gourd moving up to Chairman. The annual subscription in April will be £20 (not collected in 2021 and £30 previously). Speaker costs are often up to £100. Members asked  to volunteer to give talks and to be on stand-by. Andrew Banfield has arranged an outing to Chatham Historic Dockyard and ‘Call the Midwife’ location on Tuesday 26th July. Meet Old Coulsdon at 9.15am. £40pp. Leaflet […]

February 2022

January 6th Lunch was cancelled due to the fast spreading of the Omicron version of Covid. We are pleased to be able to resume our monthly lunches this February. The sad news was given in January’s newsletter of the passing away of Derek Bass and Peter Wilson. Derek’s cremation service was held in January attended by family. A Service to celebrate Derek’s Life, will be held at St John’s Church, Old Coulsdon, once the family in Switzerland are happier to travel. Peter’s funeral was held on 27th January and several of our members attended. A eulogy follows. We are sad to hear that Jean Carter (Ken’s widow) passed away in December. Please notify lunch changes by 10.30am the prior Tuesday to notify Member News to Almoner, Andrew Kellard. Please email with articles/news for the Newsletter Peter James Wilson 1931 – 2021Eulogy given by Peter’s grandson Ryan  Peter was […]

January 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES January 6th Lunch cancelled due to spread of Omicron Covid. December Christmas Lunch: 50 members, partners and guests attended a most enjoyable lunch. Unfortunately, our guest Reverend Malcolm Newman was unable to attend due to Covid contact but Our Chairman, Andrew Jurenko, took the opportunity to tell us about Ankylosing Spondylitis and the work of his charity for the year, NASS, for which £91.85was raised. The Raffle towards our Club’s funds raised £52. A special thank you for organising the event went to Ian and Pauline Payne who were assisted by Andrew Banfield and Jenny. The table centres were raffled to a lady on each table. Sad news: two of our members have recently passed away. Derek Bass quite suddenly in late November. Our condolences go to Alison, Nigel and Claire and families. Peter Wilson on 21st December following kidney and diabetes problems. Our condolences go to June and her family. Please notify lunch […]