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.

 athanaeumThe second regular Club meeting for 2017 will be held on Tuesday 28th February. Throughout its life, the Melbourne Athanænum Library has provided Melburnians with access to a hand-picked collection of books and reading material, and made a significant contribution to the cultural fabric of Melbourne over its 175-year history. Today it offers the latest in books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio books and eBooks in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Library members enjoy a range of benefits, including access to Victoria’s finest collections of biography and crime fiction (not to mention the rest of the collection); a warm, friendly, historic library offering a relaxing space to read or write in the heart of the city; regular activities including author talks, book clubs and a screen club featuring old and new titles; a growing collection of eBooks and technical advice on using eReaders and tablets; free internet, WiFi and use of Ipads in the library; and an extensive online catalogue to search, place holds, renew loans and request book purchases. For further information, please click here. Our guest speaker at the February meeting will be Sue Westwood, from the Athanænum Library, who will tell us about the background and facilities available at this Melbourne asset.

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Tuesday 28th March.

Please note that Anzac Day 2017 falls on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Hence, for this month only, the Club will meet on the third Tuesday – 18th April.