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PLEASE STAY AT HOME AND STAY SAFE. The summer magazine was posted and a version also emailed to club contacts (if we have an email address) so hopefully you will have received a copy one way or another. We are so very grateful to the advertisers who enabled this, albeit smaller, issue to be printed. It is now clear the vast majority of advertisers will not be in a position to advertise just yet so both the autumn and winter editions of the magazine have been cancelled. I do have a plan B. Instead of producing one magazine for the quarter I will prepare a series of newsletters and distribute them online as soon as I have enough content. So I need your articles please!

Have you or your fellow members learned a new skill because of lockdown – maybe cooking or something similar?

Do let me know! With no-one going anywhere now is the ideal time to get your items published!!!

So please check the website for the latest news which will appear on this welcome page. It took two days to send the summer magazine to club contacts by email (when someone else had kindly scanned it) so I would prefer not to have to go through that exercise again! It did clog up the Probus email and people were receiving rejection messages, but I think I am still getting the emails. If one club member downloads it they can hopefully email to all members and maybe print out and post the odd copy to any members who don’t have email.

Could I please ask that clubs who received but have not paid invoices sent in spring and summer send in a remittance for HALF the amount on the invoice if they received it in spring and one quarter if summer. Also any clubs that haven’t paid invoices from last year. I have paid on your behalf and would appreciate being able to straighten my books. When things resume I will start invoicing from scratch. Clubs that have already paid for delivery of either three or four issues but will not receive autumn and winter (i.e. those who did pay for a full year’s deliveries from a spring or summer invoice) will not receive another invoice until four issues of the magazine have been sent out to them.

This website is a free, up to the minute, resource for Probus members to complement Probus magazine

By looking through the topics above you will find resources and information which we hope are useful.

Also, every Probus Club that registers (click the word ‘register’ in the menu bar above for the form to fill in) can have its own page(s) on this website, free of charge. One nominated person can be its author and include whatever details you like (including a link to your own website) – as long as they’re legal! Your fellow club members (and others) will be able to view it whenever they wish. It will be up to you to update the information and to let Probus Online know when you wish someone else to take over as author. I set up the basics for you, then it’s up to you. PLEASE NOTE: I authorise every registration personally. Sometimes it may take a while. Personal information is required to do this. Please read the Privacy Policy under Resources.

There is a chat section where Probians can perhaps look for old friends, advice or swap speaker recommendations, or look for answers to questions that need a reply before the next Probus magazine publishes. I also put up there details of people looking for a Probus club to join when I have no details of clubs in their area.

If you register as author of a page for your club, as soon as I have approved the application you will be sent a password. This can be changed the first time you log in (and if you forget it again) but your log-in name CAN NOT be changed. Please type in your e-mail address carefully or the acceptance e-mail will not reach you. If you think you may have made an error, please email me.

If you require further information or help on how to use the site, not covered by the videos under ‘help’, you can contact me by telephone or e-mail, by clicking the link (left).

If you wish to take out a magazine subscription (you pay only for delivery), or are a company wishing to place an advertisement in the magazine and/or on the website, you’re just a click away from the information you need to contact us – see left.

NEW** Safeguarding – ideas for clubs wishing to have a policy and procedure – click HERE
NEW* Guidelines for clubs regarding the General Data Protection Regulations effective May 25th 2018 are under Resources
NEW** Ideas to consider when drafting a constitution for a new club or updating an existing constitution are under Clubs in the top menu bar
NEW** To obtain a PDF of a logo you can use for club stationary click here