Long Eaton Probus Club was formed to provide retired and semi-retired men, from the local area, a forum to meet others with similar interests. Our club was formed in 1973, sponsored by Long Eaton Rotary Club, currently we have a membership of about 40.
Initially membership was limited to Professional and Businessmen; today we have a diverse membership from many walks of life. We aim to provide good fellowship and new friendships with others who have similar interests. The entry requirements for anyone interested in joining the club are limited to ensuring that the ethos of the club is not changed.
When We Meet
We hold a members-only meeting on the first Thursday of the month; meeting at 10am. At each meeting members enjoy a selection of guest speakers dealing with a variety of subjects. Meetings close at about noon.
Guest are welcome to attend by invitation. Anyone else wishing to attend, either as a visiting member of another Probus club, or with an interest in possibly joining the club, should contact the secretary on the email link below.
In addition to the monthly meetings, other events and excursions are organised throughout the year.
Where We Meet
All our meetings are held at Risley Village Memorial Hall
Risley Village Memorial Hall
111 Derby Road
|5 Jan 23||Orkney and Shetland||Margaret Gregory|
As for the January talk, pictures of the scuttled German navy in Scappa Flow and of Neolithic burial sites did not herald a lecture of joy, but Margaret Gregory did give us an informative and well illustrated talk on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Our Celtic ancestors and the Vikings seem to have flourished there, and have left an archaeologists dream of standing stones, ancient settlements and buried treasures. Today's conditions would seem too harsh for us feeble southerners, much as the beauty of the coast and ideas of “escape” might attract us. The Shetland ponies and sheep seem to have adapted to the environment, so why shouldn't we?
UP HELLY AA and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
|2 Feb||AGM||Dr John Dorman|
"The Doctor and the Samurai Sword"
|2 Mar||Time through the Ages||John Hope|
|6 Apr||UK Motor industry pt 2||Paul Adey|
|3 May||Annual Lunch||Erewash Valley Golf Club|
|1 June||European Motor Industry Pt 1||Paul Adey|
|6 July||Tales from the Press Box||Nick Johnson|
|3 Aug||Annual Barbecue||Tickets tba|
|7 Sept||European Motor Industry Pt 2||Paul Adey|
|5 Oct||Painting with Light||sept 2022|
“Hard work never killed anybody,or did it?” was the title of our monthly talk, given by Dr John Dorman. A very well illustrated talk highlighted the dangers, health-wise that our previous generations faced in the workplace and made us realise how lucky we have been.
|2 Nov||Sudan||Mike Kelly|
If you are thinking about booking a holiday in the Yemen, forget about it,was the message given in Mike Kelly's excellent illustrated lecture on “Closed country of the Yemen “ . First of all you would be in a war zone, secondly you would be arrested if you spoke out of turn and thirdly you would not get in anyway. A pity as the pictures shown was of a land of awe inspiring scenery, with deep Grand Canyon like gorges, fortified settlements on the narrowest of pinnacles and some of the worlds first skyscrapers made of sand and clay. The fluency of the speaker made it all the more enjoyable.
|7 Dec 2023|
|1 Dec 2022||Games and Christmas Lunch||Christmas Lunch Menu|
In early November our master chef, David Reynolds, and his elves served up another splendid Christmas dinner, and for many a trip to the food bank was averted. The games that preceded the meal saw the favourite, David Brown, carry off another trophy. The organiser, David Howley, is to introduce a handicap system next year.
Please contact the secretary for all enquiries