Probus Clubs form a worldwide network to provide regular gatherings to those retired or semi-retired business or professional people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and with like interests.
We are a non-political, non-sectarian all male club whose members enjoy attending a wide variety of talks. During the year, spouses/partners are invited to join in trips and outings and to the Christmas Lunch.
Each Probus Club is autonomous. The Club endeavours to be simple in structure and to provide opportunities for meeting new friends, enjoying conversation and listening to talks on a wide variety of subjects such as:
- Pilots and Military Witnesses Reveal UFO Encounters
- The Story of Lundy Island
- The Roaring 20s
- The History of the Police
Each year we organise a Spring Outing to a place of interest and we hold a Christmas Lunch and a Spring Lunch.
We meet at the Bear Hotel in Crickhowell on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Members gather from 10 am approximately for coffee, with the meeting starting at 10:30. The speaker normally takes the floor at about 10:45 and the meeting closes at 12 noon.
The Bear Hotel
If you are interested and would like to find out more then please contact one of the people below:
Ray Morris 01873 810953
Morgan Llewellyn 01873 810116
David Gooding 01873 812113
History of Probus
The men’s Probus Club started in Crickhowell in 1986 when two Rotarians in the Crickhowell Rotary Club, Wally Elliot and Laurie Watts, collected together 12-15 interested and retired/near retired men who lived in the Crickhowell area and were prepared to be involved in the formation of a local Probus club. Wally Elliot himself did not join until a few years later.
The history of Probus clubs in general can be found on wikipedia