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Membership of the Romsey Probus Club is open to professional and business men resident in the area and who are fully or partly retired from their normal business.The membership is limited to 50 persons.
We are always looking for new retired members to join our PROBUS club. If you are interested then please contact either our secretary or our president who will tell you more about our PROBUS club and to invite you to our next meeting initially as a Guest to see if you like the group and you would wish to join our PROBUS club

  Romsey meetings
The club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of the month at Wellow Golf Club where a short business session is followed by a talk of general interest and a buffet lunch. Social events are held throughout the year to which partners are invited. Emphasis is placed on friendship and informality.

  Contact: Secretary - Doug Weeks 01794 322878

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  What is Probus?
It is an association of retired and semi-retired men who, join together in autonomous clubs throughout the UK and the world.

The word PROBUS is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness, which embraces any person who has had some measure of responsibility in the fields of commerce, industry, education etc.

The basic purpose of a Probus club is to provide regular gatherings of persons, who, in their retirement appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and similar levels of interest.

The first non-sectarian Probus club specifically for active retirees was formed in 1966 by the Rotary Club of Caterham to allow retired professionals to continue to meet together for fellowship. The previous year, the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City formed the "Campus Club" that had the same purpose. The two soon merged and flourished under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Bromsgrove, Birmingham, England.

The involvement of a Rotary sponsoring club with a Probus club varies. Rotary clubs typically approach retired or semi-retired candidates in their community and organize the formation of a club. Once established, the club becomes an autonomous organization and its members take over leadership. Potential Probus members are not required to be past members of Rotary. Fewer than 10% of Probus members are former Rotarians.

Romsey Committee 2018/19

President - John Saunsbury
  • Vice-President - Robert Grime
  • Secretary - Doug Weeks
    01794 322878
  • Asst. Secretary - David Robinson

  • Treasurer - Colin Dempster
  • Welfare officers -
    Ken Hale & David Rowe
  • Speakers' Secretary -
    David Jesinger

  • Social Secretary - David Imeson
  • Past President - Jeremy Holder
  • Committee - Charles Slatter
  • Committee - Ken Parker
  • Committee - Philip Gooding


All events are subject to change

Print out the 2018/2019 programme HERE

Month Date Event Details Time
April 05 CPRE in Test Valley Dee Haas 12.00
  22 Indoor Curling & Fish & Chip supper Wellow Village Hall 7pm
May 02 Poetry to Appeal to men & Illuminate Every Mood. Rob Sprauge 12.00
  11 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Hosted by Wealth Management -
  23 Ladies Lunch Hamptworth Golf Club 12noon for 12.30pm
June 06 Doorstep Crime and Awareness Julie Gallagher 12.00
  08 Gliding at BWND Club Near Bath 11.00 sailing
  13 Gilbert White's House & The Oates Collection Selborne  
  27 President's Coffee morning John & Cate Saunsbury 10:30am
July 04 Kilimanjaro, 43 Years of Change
Subscriptions due
Stephen Wood & Dave Jesinger 12:00
  15 Vintage Car Rally at Landford 11am
August 01 A New Future for Hampshire Wildlife Andy Lester 12.00
  15 Coffee morning David & Wendy Rowe 10.30am
  22 Bletchley Park Using Wheeler's Coaches  
September 05 Mapping for the Army & Air Force David Rowe 12.00
  12 Visit Lacock Abbey & Other Attractions &
October 03 History of Williams Shipping Colin Williams 12.00
  13 Indoor Curling & Fish & Chip Supper Wellow Village Hall 7pm
  18 Ten Pin Bowling Southampton &
  24 Visit Highclere Castle
(Downton Abbey)
November 07 Australia Mike Jackson 12:00
  15 Skittles Wellow Golf Club 7pm
December 05 Christmas lunch Bramshaw Golf Club 12 for 12.30
2019 January 02 Small Talk
Subscriptions due
Wellow Golf Club 12.00
  17 Quiz Night with
Romsey Abbey Probus
Wellow Golf Club 6.30pm
February 06 Jewel of the Middle East
Sultanate of Oman
John Bowman 12.00
  28 Coffee Morning Mick & Dorte Summerhays 10.30am
March 07 Annual General Meeting Wellow Golf Club 12 noon
  13 Visit A London Walk &


2018 Romsey Abbey Bell Tower


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