About Stumperlowe Probus

The word PROBUS is an acronym made up from two words pro­fes­sional and busi­ness and is the name given to clubs designed for the fel­low­ship of their retired and semi-retired gen­tle­men mem­bers from the pro­fes­sional and busi­ness spheres. Briefly their roots can be traced back to clubs formed in Canada and the USA in the 1920s. Probus clubs star­ted in the UK in the 1960s, largely through the encour­age­ment of ex Rotarians, although there is no affil­i­ation with Rotary. Indeed Probus clubs pride them­selves on their inde­pend­ence and free­dom from ser­vice respons­ib­il­it­ies.

Having spent a very active work­ing life, mixing with like minded col­leagues, cus­tom­ers, cli­ents, stu­dents or patients, and then retir­ing, can be very daunt­ing, leav­ing one in a mental vacuum. Probus clubs over­come this prob­lem, provid­ing friend­ship and mental stim­u­lus. They do not form part of a secret soci­ety and they have no reli­gious or polit­ical lean­ings.

Stumperlowe Probus Club was formed on the 21st March1977 and in its first year enrolled  40 mem­bers.  The club meets weekly on Monday morn­ings to have coffee and then listen to a speaker. Topics cover a very wide range of sub­jects and stim­u­late lively dis­cus­sions. A number of mem­bers have given talks on their spe­cial­ist fields, which has shown the depth of know­ledge the group holds. Outside visits are some­times organ­ised and we usu­ally have an annual lunch which is always well atten­ded.

Amongst our mem­ber­ship we have Professors, Medical Doctors, Engineers, Metallurgists, and Accountants, not to men­tion senior roles from both public and private sec­tors. Joining Stumperlowe Probus Club is an enjoy­able way to spend Monday morn­ings with like minded people. It will provide you with the oppor­tun­ity to expand your interests and to dis­cuss a wide vari­ety of topics.

If you think you might be inter­ested in join­ing Stumperlowe Probus then call the Membership Host who will be delighted to accom­pany you on your ini­tial visit. We oper­ate a “Try before you buy” policy and by that we mean that you can come to three meet­ings before decid­ing whether you would like to join Stumperlowe Probus or not.