About Probus

The Probus movement originally started in 1975, when a member of Welwyn Garden City Rotary Club used to meet retired friends, with professional and business backgrounds, for coffee. This evolved into a successful luncheon club and the Rotary Movement then promoted the idea. 

Today there are around 1700 Probus Clubs in the UK and the movement is increasingly popular in other countries. 

Probus is not a fund-raising organisation, although clubs sometimes donate to charitable causes. And there is no central organising body: each club sets its own rules and elects its own officers to manage club activities. 

Further information about the Probus movement can be found here.