Probus Clubs exist to fill a need of retired persons in the community who have been accustomed to high levels of vocational activity and decision making in their working lives. The principal objective of every Probus Club is to create and maintain a homogeneous group that provides the fellowship and intellectual stimulation that otherwise tends to be lost in retirement.
The Probus Club of Melbourne North meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excepting December) at 10:30 am at the Waterloo Cup Hotel, at the corner of Maribyrnong Road and Scotia Street, Moonee Ponds. Ample free parking is available in the car park behind the hotel, with access from Scotia Street. Members of the club enjoy many other activities – explore the links above. Guests are welcomed at general meetings and activities of the Club. A Club business meeting is held first, followed by morning tea and then a guest speaker. The majority of members at each meeting like to remain for lunch in the bistro at the Waterloo Cup Hotel.
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday 25th October. Our guest will be Robin Bowles. She left her PR Consultancy in 1996 to write her first book, Blind Justice (now in its eighth reprint). She has written a best-seller almost every year since, including the definitive books on the Jaidyn Leskie murder, Justice Denied, and the disappearance and alleged murder of British tourist Peter Falconio, Dead Centre. During her new career as an investigative writer, she also obtained a university diploma to qualify her as a private inquiry agent. Widely recognised as Australia’s foremost true crime writer, she has also started writing fiction, with her first book released in 2007, The Curse of the Golden Yo Yo followed by The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece. Some members of our Probus Club recommended her as a speaker after being enthralled by her 2015 true crime novel, Smoke and Mirrors. Robin’s talk will be entitled “My Life of Crime”. Further information about Robin may be found on her website – click here.