Probus leader saves day

The Millicent Probus Club has been saved from closure.

The key office-holders could not be filled at the annual general meeting in March as the membership is ageing or unwilling to take on the roles.

However, a member came forward to take up the presidency at the latest meeting.

Outgoing president Alan Rolfe said Tim Grosvenor would fill the role for the coming 12 months.

“The constitution of Probus puts a time limit on office-holders,” Mr Rolfe said.

“Tim has come to Millicent for retirement and has been a member of our club for about 12 months.

“I will become the secretary/treasurer and the other positions will also be covered.

“This means the club can continue.”

Founded in 1984, it was sponsored by the Millicent Rotary Club and was originally for men only.

Women were admitted to membership around a decade ago.

Boasting a membership of 38, the focus of the Millicent Probus Club for almost four decades has been on fellowship with monthly meetings featuring guest speakers as well as regular bus trips.

“Club member Doris Bleby arranges for us to have a guest speaker each month,” Mr Rolfe said.

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