History and Constitution
The Coventry Probus Club was formed in 1975, sponsored by the Coventry Rotary Club. An exploratory meeting was held on 5th December 1975, followed by the inaugural meeting which was held at Queens Road Baptist Church on 9th January 1976.
The first Chairman was Mr A Chadbourne who presided at the inaugural meeting. It was reported that 41 members were present at the meeting and that the total membership was 100.
The Constitution declared that the main aim was to provide a platform for social contact among retired or semi-retired professional and businessmen in Coventry and District. Membership is now open to a wider base of retired men, and there is also a ladies’ Probus group in Coventry.
The Club is run by a Committee of members elected annually at the AGM, held before the April Meeting.
The Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Secretary and Speaker Secretary are assisted by a further six members who share in organizing the various Club activities.
Committee Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month, commencing at 10.00 am.
The following members were elected to the Committee in April 2021.
Dave Swanson and Ivan Thomas were also appointed as committee members, photos to be added.