Empire Bay Probus Club forms
A Probus Club has been formed in Empire Bay following a meeting of interested people held at the Empire Bay Progress Hall on May 5.
Representatives from the Umina Beach and Woy Woy Rotary Clubs attended the meeting, along with around 30 other interested residents.
Umina Beach president Mr Mike Curley and past president Mr Geoff Melville and Woy Woy president-elect Mr Russell Grove and past president Mr Bobby Redmond attended the meeting.
They met with membership manager Ms Julia Oliver and other members of Probus South Pacific at the Empire Bay Progress Hall.
It was unanimously agreed to form a new club.
A president and other office bearers were elected, and the paperwork was completed.
Regular meetings will be held in the Progress Hall on the first Thursday of the month at 1pm.
Meetings run for about two hours and often have a guest speaker.
Outings and trips away are planned.
There are about five Probus Clubs on the Peninsula and most have memberships of more than 100, with waiting lists to join.
Probus, a Rotary initiative, is a social club for active retired or semi-retired folk seeking friendship, fellowship and fun.
Each Probus Club is sponsored and seeded by a Rotary Club.
Umina and Woy Woy Rotary Clubs have jointly sponsored the new Empire Bay club.
Umina Rotary has already sponsored four Probus Clubs on the Peninsula.
Probus clubs are not involved in fund raising or community support.
For more information, contact the Empire Bay Probus Club secretary, Ms Mary Gray, on 4339 3074.
Newsletter, 8 May 2017
Rod Radford, Rotary Club of Umina Beach Inc
Media release, 9 May 2017
Geoff Melville, Rotary Club of Umina Beach Inc