Barnes, Sheen and Mortlake

 

probus

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 12.30pm 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.

 

Visits to places of interest may be organised from time to time.

History

Founded in 1972, the club has held over 600 lunches in its 50 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  59 members, and new members are joining monthly, at least half  of the members come every time to lunch.

                                For more information please contact the club secretary:-

David Wells  020 8876 6790

djrwells@btinternet.com

 Transport Links are good to the venue.

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, 419 from Richmond to Roehampton  and 493, from Tooting to Bus station, 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 2024

Chairman: Ian Lamb
Club Secretary: David Wells
 House Secretary:  Shaun Lamplough
Hon. Treasurer: Nigel Sherwin
Club Visitor: John Hockley
Past Chair Chris Lewis


Hon Auditor:  Gordon Williamson.

The current membership subscriptionis £40 per year  , and the lunch costs £37.00 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. The 2024 charity is Small Steps which offers specialist support for babies and young children who have physical disabilities,

Payment for lunch should be preferably be prepaid by BACs  to our account as per email details, or by cheque to the hon. Treasurer.

  

   Programme of Talks  for Jan-Dec 2024

1. JANUARY
No meeting. AGM held only by committee with voting before hand via email for members. 
No suitable venue available due to Roehampton clubs kitchen refurbishment

Feb 2024   No meeting.

Due to refurbishment of the Roehampton clubs kitchens the next Probus meeting will be in March 2024.

On the 6th March we welcome as our speaker Anita Coppola MBE, the founder and head of Small Steps, the chairman’s chosen charity for 2024. It is an organisation based in Richmond which provides specialist support for babies and young children who have physical disabilities, including supporting their parents and teaching them the skills they need. Anita has been there since 1998 when 3 children were attended sessions: there are now over 70 children on the roll, and others benefit from outreach work. She was awarded the MBE in 2012 for her work.

3rd APRIL 2024

On the 3rd April, we welcome back Chris Blackhurst. He was our speaker in February 2023, Talking about his book “ Too Big To Jail”, concerning the HSBC money laundering scandal. This year, he will be talking about his latest book, “ The World’s Biggest Cash Machine”, his account of the control by the Glazer family of Manchester United F C , and the consequences of the  record level of debt they incurred in buying it. They have also incurred record levels of opprobrium  from fans: justified or undeserved? Chris will help you decide.

A graduate in law from Trinity College Cambridge, he pursued a long career
in Fleet Street, on the Sunday Times, Sunday Express, the Independent and the Evening Standard (City Editor 2002 to 2011) which culminated in appointment as the Editor of the Independent between 2011 and 2013. He is now a multi media head of business  for a group of newspapers and television channels

 

Later months and dates still to be advised

5 3rd May

6 7th JUNE (Ladies lunch)

7  7th July Talk

8 .AUG 2023  Sorry there is no meeting this month due to low number of members available.

9 September 2024

10 4th OCTOBER

11 NOVEMBER 2024

12 6th DECEMBER: LADIES LUNCH 

 

The current membership subscriptionis £40 per year  and the lunch costs £37.00 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. The 2022/23 Charity is Spear…a local homeless charity in SW London

Payment for lunch should be preferably be prepaid by BACs ,to

 

Visits to places of interest may be organised from time to time.

History

Founded in 1972, the club has held over 600 lunches in its 50 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  59 members, and new members are joining monthly, at least half  of the members come every time to lunch.

For more information please contact the club secretary:-

David Wells  020 8876 6790

djrwells@btinternet.com

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, 419 from Richmond to Roehampton  and 493, from Tooting to Bus station, 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 2024

Chairman: Ian Lamb
Club Secretary: David Wells
 House Secretary:  Shaun Lamplough
Hon. Treasurer: Nigel Sherwin
Club Visitor: John Hockley
Past Chair Chris Lewis

Hon Auditor:  Gordon Williamson.

Brief History

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.

The 50th  year celebration was held in May 2022. wih the guest speaker Lord Patten of Barnes relating some of his experiences as the last Governor of Hong Kong.

 For more information please contact
David Wells (Secretary)
020 8876 6790
djrwells@btinternet.com 

Webmaster:
Vernon Burgess
quiverb@tiscali.co.uk