cropped-probelogo1.gifProbus 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.

marie-pirotta-1311155446The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September. Our guest will be Assoc Prof Dr Marie Pirotta. She is a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow and a practising GP. Her research interests include use of and evidence for complementary medicines as well as women’s health and also cancer. She has worked at the University of Melbourne’s Department of General Practice since 1995. She has been involved in undergraduate medical student teaching as well as mentoring of GP registrars in academic positions. She is a past chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner’s national research committee. The topic of Dr Pirotta’s talk is “Research Methodology – Complementary Medicines”.