updated April 25, 2001

Probus has a vital Purpose

To stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

Probus Clubs worldwide

In order to provide regular gatherings to those who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest, Rotary Clubs sponsor Probus Clubs.
Retired or semi-retired professional, business or like responsible persons, become a Probus Club.
Each Probus Club is autonomous. A system is organized through Probus Centre so that the clubs themselves, through regional representatives on a national board, agree to minimal measure of conformity through e.g. a standard constitution and recommended by-laws, to preserve the integrity and reputation of these clubs. This has proved a successful basis for serving the needs of retirees in the many countries in which Probus Clubs are now flourishing.

The Probus Club

The emphasis is that the club be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs, involve members in a minimal cost. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and the opportunity for development of acquaintance. Clubs can be all men, all women, or combined men and women, decided usually at the first interest meeting by those attending. (The spouses of club members are often included in the club social activities).

Activities usually fall into two categories:

Probus Clubs are to:

Probus Clubs are not to:

PROBUS CENTRE - CANADA, INC. ALLOWS ALL ACCREDITED PROBUS CLUBS FOLLOWING THE CLUB STANDARD CONSTITUTION, PERMISSION TO USE THE "P" LOGO ON PRINTED STATIONERY WITHOUT REFERENCE TO PROBUS - CENTRE, AND IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL CLUB. THIS PERMISSION IS IN NO WAY GRANTED TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS, OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.