The Probus Club of Barnes, Sheen and Mortlake meets monthly for lunch, a talk and fellowship at The Roehampton Club, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5LX from 12pm onwards until 3pm on the first Wednesday of each Month.
Talks are given by members or invited guests and are on subjects of general interest.
In June and December partners are invited to the Ladies Lunch.
The current membership fee is £30 per year and the lunch costs £30.00 for a set 2 courses. (Starter and Main or Main and Sweet, Coffee and Mint.) Dietary options available..
A small raffle is also held for 2 prizes to raise funds for a nominated charity. 2020 Charity is Mind
Occasional visits to places of interest may be organised from time to time.
Founded in 1972, the club has held over 570 lunches in its 45 plus years with the aim of “offering those no longer in full time employment the continued comradeship and social contact of their group.”
Who can join?
You are welcome to become a member of the Probus club if you are a man who is retired or semi-retired from business or a profession and think that the club is for you. You will be invited to a lunch as a guest to see the club for yourself. If you then decide to seek membership, you will be asked to complete a form, with a proposer and seconder, and your name is put before the Committee for consideration.
At present we have about 67 members, and new members are joining monthly, half at least of the members come every time to lunch.
For more information please contact the club secretary:-
David Wells 020 8876 6790
Transport Links are good
Buses passing nearby the Roehampton Club are 33, from Hammersmith Bridge to Fulwell , 265, from Putney Bridge Station to New Malden, 337, from Wandsworth to Richmond and 493, from Tooting to Manor Road, Richmond.
Barnes Station is also within a 5 minute walk. The closure of Hammersmith Bridge has seen the 72 no longer running to Roehampton.
Officers & Committee 2020
President: Jack Parker
Chairman: Chris Lewis
Club Secretary: David Wells
House Secretary: Barry Waining ….House sec elect TBA
Hon. Treasurer: Derek Senhenn assistant Hon Treasurer TBA
Club Visitor: John Hockley
Chair elect: TBA
Hon Auditor: Gordon Williamson.
The Programme of Talks and dates for Jan-June 2020
Wed 8th Jan 2020 AGM, followed by The Probus Players …An entertainment
Wed 5th Feb Patrick Mylon “Titanic- Sinking the myths”. Patrick, who has spent his life in the travel industry is a members of the various societies connected with the Titanic and White Star line and author of “The Wider Story”, “The White Star Collection” and the “Unseen Olympic” will tell us the real causes of the disaster.
Wed 4th March Sir Harold “Hooky” Walker , a diplomat who has spent many years in the Middle East will share his privileged view of this complex problem, in a talk called “Sunni-Shi’ite rivalry How much does it matter ?”
Wed 1st April Franciscan Brother Samuel explores how we can look differently at our world, in an unmissable mind changing talk entitled “Climate Change and the Franciscans”. An amazing man and a great speaker.
Wed 6th May Bruce Holder CB QC DL , the first independent Director of Service prosecutions for all three armed forces , gives a unique insight into his exceptionally challenging and surprisingly varied career in “Crimes of the Military”
Wed 3rd June Ladies and guests Summer lunch. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The speaker will tell us about their work with young patients and the moving stories. pioneering research , and the hope the supporters brings to seriously ill children.
On May 5th 1993 the Club celebrated its 21 st Anniversary with a Ladies’ Lunch at the Roehampton Club.This was attended by
the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hanley MP and the Mayor of Richmond.The Club celebrated the Millennium Year 2000 on June 7th at the Roehampton Club with a Ladies’ Lunch attended by the Mayor of Richmond. The 40th Anniversary of the Club’s foundation was marked by a Ladies’ Lunch at the Roehampton Club on 2 May 2012. The Guest of Honour was the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Col. Ewen Cameron.
For more information please contact
David Wells (Secretary)
020 8876 6790