January 2018

a Happy 2018 to all   It is with great sorrow that we have to start our Anniversary Year with the very sad news of the loss of two of our members shortly before Christmas, Douglas Elliott (83) and Roger Brunton (83). Roger was at our December meeting, but Doug had not been able to […]

December 2017

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Club News Attendance at November’s meeting was 28, one of our lowest. We have several members ill – Doug Elliott, David Holmes, Eugene Lightbody, Eric Jenkinson, Tony Simpson, Raymond Stemp and Arthur Trunchion. Some are seriously ill and others recovering. Eric is learning to drive […]

November 2017

Club News At October’s meeting, Chairman, Gerry Thompson, welcomed back Arthur Truncheon and Alan Green. Later in the month we heard that Tony Simpson had a stroke. Fortuntely he was back home within a few days, with his family taking turns to stay to settle him in and welcome the various therapists and assessors and […]

October 2017

Club News At September’s meeting, Chairman, Gerry Thompson, welcomed back Hugh Roberts, David Holmes, Dave Garner, Martin Bergs and Alan Bird who has made a full recovery since his collapse at last month’s meeting. Roger Gourd is in hospital with ulcerated legs, Arthur Trunchion has had a fall and bumped his head and Alan Green […]

September 2017

Club News   During the visiting speaker’s presentation at our August meeting, one of our members, Alan Bird, fell from his chair. A paramedic was called and later an ambulance. Jim was able to speak to Alan’s wife Shirley who told him that Alan came home at 11pm after extensive tests at the hospital. It […]

August 2017

Club News Our Chairman, Gerry Thompson, thanked everyone for their best wishes and kindness during his recovery from a bad car accident in June – the true ‘Spirit of Probus’ was very evident. Gerry welcomed 32 members plus our speaker and his wife. He then had the pleasure of inducting our latest member, Richard Majewski. […]

July 2017

Club News We have to report that our Chairman, Gerry Thompson, was involved in a bad car accident last month which left him very shaken though physically ok. But he’s feeling much better now and plans to be back in the chair on Thursday. June’s meeting was attended by 37 members who raised £33.20 for […]

June 2017

Club News Chairman, Gerry Thompson, welcomed members and wives to our Open Meeting in May – 57 present in all. The charity collection (raised £47.69 in May) will this year go to the Salvation Army who will be with us next March to receive our cheque and give a short address. Amenity Fund raffle raised […]

May 2017

Club News Our Chairman, Gerry Thompson, welcomed all to April’s meeting including our guest, Richard Majewski, who later joined our club. Gerry then handed over to our Almoner, Hugh Roberts, who welcomed back Tony Simpson who is feeling much better and reported that Phil Munson is still in Hospital and that Arthur Trunchion is not […]

March 2017

Club News In February there were 34 members present. Both guests from January, Chris Starkowski and Bob Witham (Bob’s father was Chariman of Coulsdon Probus in 1984) have joined as new members. Tony Simpson was welcomed back, however, Ron Furniss, Alan Bird and Phil Munson were not well. Norman Pollard and Roger Brunton’s wives are […]