IMPORTANT NOTE: Although Coventry Probus has suspended physical meetings until government advice about COVID-19 changes, we are to experiment with speaker presentations online via Zoom. Please see Activities Overview => Speaker Events.
The purpose of this website is to tell you a little about the Coventry Probus Club; who we are and what we do. We have included details on the origins of the club, its main aims and how it is run.
Other sections explain the Club’s Activities, where and when our meetings are held and the different events that are held throughout the year.
We also have Specialist Sections/Sub Groups in which members have an opportunity to participate.
The concept of Probus originated in North America in the early 1920’s, and evolved over the years. The first Probus Club in the UK was formed in Caterham in 1966, sponsored by the local Rotary Club.
Probus was established to sponsor the interests of retired professional and businessmen and the name is derived from an acronym of the first three letters of these words, i.e. PROfessional and BUSiness. However, membership is not now limited to these groups.
The main aim of Probus is to provide good fellowship and new friendships with others who have similar interests.
The organisation is non-sectarian, non–political and each club is entirely autonomous. Other UK clubs can be found at www.probusonline.org and those in other countries at www.probus.org. A brief history of the overall movement is at www.probusonline.org/history/. Probus members from other groups are welcome to attend as guests if they are in the area.