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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 2017/18

President - Jeremy Holder
  • Vice-President - John Saunsbury
  • Secretary - Doug Weeks
    01794 322878
  • Asst. Secretary - David Robinson

  • Treasurer - Colin Dempster
  • Welfare officer - TBA
  • Speakers' Secretary - David Jesinger
  • Social Secretary - TBA
  • Past President -
    David Imeson
  • Committee - Robert Grime
  • Committee - Ken Parker
  • Committee -
    Philip Gooding


All events are subject to change

Print out the adjusted programme (01 November 2017) 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 03 Fovant Badges Dr Tony Phillips 12.00
  16 Ladies' Lunch Hamptworth Golf and Country Club 12noon for 12.30
  23 President's Coffee Morning Jeremy & Liz Holder 10.30 am
June 07 My Falklands Experiences and Associations Tony Babb 12.00
  17 Southampton Docks Cruise SS Shieldhall 11.00 sailing
July 05 Southampton Passenger Ships and Docks
Subscriptions due
Jake Simpkin 12:00
  19 Visit to Fleet Air Arm Museum 11.00am
August 02 Exploring hidden corners of the New Forest Andy Lester 12.00
  16 Coffee morning David & Wendy Rowe 10.30am
September 06 Wildlife of the Falklands Gordon Small 12.00
  19 Visit St. Cross & Winchester College 09.30am.
October 04 Film Show Jeremy Holder 12.00
  14 Indoor Curling & Fish & Chip Supper Wellow Village Hall 7pm
November 01 Characters of Mottisfont Robert Grime 12:00
  16 Skittles Wellow Golf Club 7pm
December 06 Christmas lunch Bramshaw Golf Club 12 for 12.30
2018 January 03 Small Talk
Subscriptions due
Probus members 12.00
  10 Visit Flacks Brewery, Romsey 6.30pm
February 07 History of Cunard & Stars who sailed on them Steve Herra 12.00
  14 Coffee Morning Dave & Di Jesinger 10.30am
March 01 Annual General Meeting Wellow Golf Club 12 noon
  15 Visit Romsey Abbey Tour 10.30am
April 04 History of IBM David Imeson 12 noon

2017 croquet players & Winners photos

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