Arundel Probus Club
What is it?
The Arundel Probus Club is a local association for retired and semi-retired, professional and businessmen.
It was started in 1980 and currently has about 40 members.
Like all the 1,500 or so Probus clubs in the UK,
the Arundel club is autonomous and chooses its own rules and programme.
It is run by a small Committee of members elected annually.
The Club meets regularly for comradeship as members enjoy the company of like-minded local men with whom
they can share their lifetime experiences as well as extend their knowledge and interests.
The club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, except for December, at the White Swan Hotel,
Chichester Road, Arundel and members gather from 10.30 for a 11.00 start.
At most monthly meetings there is an invited speaker after which members retire to the bar before
having a two-course lunch in a private room at the hotel. But staying for lunch is optional.
Sometimes a club quiz may be organised in the place of a speaker.
On the second Thursday each month members and their partners and friends have a Pub Lunch at one of the
many excellent hostelries around Arundel. (See 'Lunches')
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At the AGM in April the club elects its officers for the following year, typically a president, vice-president,
secretary, treasurer, speaker-secretary and social secretary.
As Christmas approaches a Christmas Lunch party is held, also at the White Swan Hotel.
PROBUS is not a charitable organisation so there are no fund-raising obligations on members. The only source
of income for the club is from members’ annual fees which are currently £40 for a full year. (That fee is reduced
depending on the time of joining during the year.) A joining fee of £15 is also payable. In addition, a monthly raffle
for a bottle of something also adds to the kitty.
Neither is Probus a service organisation other than by providing services to its own members and their partners.
The club is run by its members for its members.
Arundel Probus Club welcomes new members and invites men interested in what the club has to offer to make contact
and to visit for a couple of meetings to find out more about what we do and whether membership is for them.
Loneliness in old age is on the increase as people live longer, sometimes eventually alone, and the days of meeting
regularly with workmates or colleagues become a distant memory. For men trapped in this situation joining Arundel Probus
Club can provide some relief.
But you don’t have to be lonely, depressed or fed up with your lot to enjoy Probus membership.
Many of us joined because we simply wanted to after hearing good reports from existing members!
Please contact our Secretary, Richard Brennan for more information.
Phone No. 07974 021045 or email email@example.com