Topic: Probus

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Probus is an association of  active retirees who join together in clubs, the  basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. All clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs though, on formation, are self-governing, but must always remain within the limits of their Constitution. The word PROBUS is an amalgam of the words PROfessional and BUSiness.  Probus  originated in the United Kingdom in 1965. The first Probus Clubs were  formed in New Zealand in 1974 and in Australia in 1976. It is now a world-wide movement in over 22 countries.


In 1989 the first Probus Club was established by the two Masterton Rotary Clubs in Masterton and named the Probus Club of Masterton. Probably, little was it realised at that time that Probus would become so popular in the district.  There are now (June 2010) seven clubs operating in the Wairarapa and two in the Tararua district. These Clubs (in order of establishment by Rotary) are:

Probus Club of Masterton  (meets monrhly in Masterton)

South Wairarapa Probus Club (meets monthly in Greytown)

Ruamahanga Combined Probus Club  (meets monrhly in Masterton)

Maungaraki Probus Club  (meets monthly in Masterton)

Waiohine Probus Club  (meets monthly in Carterton)

Pahiatua and Districts Probus Club  (meets monthly in Pahiatua)

Tauherenikau Probus Club  (meets monthly in Greytown)

Takahe Probus Club - Wairarapa  (meets monthly in Masterton)

Dannevirke Probus Club (meets monthly in Dannevirke)

This site is for information only. Any individual Probus club wishing to join the Kete should create their own site. Information on Probus clubs, if unavailable elsewhere, can be obtained through Rotary.






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