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 up to a further six members who share in organizing the various Club activities.
Committee Meetings are held on the last Friday of each month, commencing at 10.00 am.
The following members were elected to the Committee in April 2022.
Ivan Thomas was also appointed as a committee member, photo to be added.
Members who stood down after many years of much appreciated service were Charles King, former Speaker Secretary; Jeff Bulow, former Music Organiser; Norman Paget, former Chairman, who stood down from that role but remains on the committee.
This website was originated by Brian Aspinwall and continued from 2017 by Steve Ferguson.