Granite City Ladies

Club contact: Georgina Lahaye – PAST PRESIDENT

 UPDATED 3rd MAY  2024  

RECRUITING !!  We have spaces for new members.  If you know of anyone who fits our ethos, you may invite as a guest with a view to joining our Club.  CONTACT: Sheila Munro by email or telephone 01224 484471  


The AGM will take place on Wednesday 12 June 2024 at the Marcliffe Hotel at Pitfodels at 12noon.  The cost will be £34 which includes a 2-course lunch.  Menu choices will be taken on the day.  However, members attending should notify us of any dietary requirements in advance.   We are hoping to announce entertainment shortly and are looking forward to a very enjoyable event.   Members can sign up and pay at the May meeting.  For reasons of traceability, please pay by cheque or by BACS transfer.  Payment is required by 1 June 2024; refunds may not be possible after that date. Janet Simpson (Treasurer) will be taking names and payment.  Anyone not at the May meeting but wishing to attend the AGM should contact Janet on 07779 367221.

COFFEE MORNINGS: The Committee is pleased to announce that our summer events this year will be A VISIT in July followed by a COFFEE MORNING in August. (See full details on Outings/Events page – click on bottom of page Upcoming Events)

JULY: Wednesday 10 July 2024, Visit to The Beach Ballroom at 10am. 

AUGUST: Wednesday 14 August 2024, Coffee Morning at Duthie Park Café at 10am

WALKING GROUP:   15th MAY 1030H  click on upcoming events at bottom of this page (Continues through March to October) CONTACT: Fiona MacDONALD by email 

MAH JONG:  ANNUAL LUNCH 5th June – Venue TBA.   Final meeting 1st MAY –  Restart September – Curl Aberdeen Viewing Gallery – Hire of room remains unchanged. Tea/Coffee & biscuits price reduced for 2023-2024  CONTACT: Barbara

“GLOBAL PROBUS”   Contact: Georgina Rep. for Scotland:  NEW !!  Weblink to JUNE 2024 newsletter in progress   Saving time on sending out email / printouts to members.  Zoom Link on meetings/talks sent to those who wish to join-in  Last month we held our quarterly online general meeting with attendees from Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa, India, Japan, Florida, Mexico, New Zealand, France, and Belgium. We really feel like a global community now.  We have observed a number of clubs combining or folding in recent months as their members age. A few clubs have folded purely because nobody was willing to volunteer their time to join the management team to keep them organized. Let’s not allow that to happen to PROBUS Global.   

One of the suggestions at the meeting was to start a virtual PROBUS Club to include members from places that don’t have a local club and Probians who would enjoy occasional virtual meetings by Zoom with a guest speaker or other activities, such as games. The suggestion was met with a lot of approval. But to make it happen, we need a leader and some help. If you are interested in belonging to an online PROBUS club, please raise your (virtual) hand.

Mary Wilson is hard at work editing the June Newsletter. She promises entertaining and edifying articles:

  • How one club in the UK has software which automates most club administration and maintains records securely.
  • How one Canadian club works with local college students for mutual benefits.
  • The pitfalls of new management committees reinventing the wheel.
  • Summary of PROBUS Global’s March Zoom meeting.
  • How a Canadian Probus member became a Scottish Laird.

PROBUS Global has the mission of helping our members communicate with each other regardless of their location.


Our mission to build new friendships and introduce members to new interests through monthly talks covering a wide variety of topics and club activities.  Founded 14 June 1995


Members can also sign-up for a great choice of outings, club activities and coffee mornings, not forgetting Christmas Lunch with entertainment.   Although we are not a charity, we do attend Charity Lunches.

Members are from Professional and Business backgrounds, but all are welcome – retired or semi-retired ladies 55 years+ with up to 100 members.

Our meetings with guest speaker take place 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through to May, at Curl Aberdeen, Eday Walk, AB15 6LN. 1030 -1200H.  Preceded by morning coffee/tea and registration at 1000H.

AGM held in June with lunch at The Marcliffe Hotel, Pitfoddels

Committee Meetings take place first Wednesday of the month and comprise President, Vice-President, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, 4 Ordinary Members, Website Publisher

Club Activities

  • Book Club 1 Meet 2nd   Tuesday of the month          Aberdeen City West End – Rubislaw Church Hall
  • Book Club 2 Meet 2nd   Tuesday of the month          Cults/Bieldside/Milltimber
  • Bridge Club Every Thursday                                    10am Curl Aberdeen Viewing Gallery (Disbanded)
  • Lunch 3rd Thursday of the month                             Noon for 1230H at various venues
  • Mah Jong Meet 1st Wednesday of the month            10am Curl Aberdeen Viewing Gallery
  • Short Walks Meet 3rd Wednesday of the month       1030am various places
  • Outings (Monthly): Theatre: Ballet & Drama etc; Public Talks eg by Authors / Current Affairs; Special exhibitions (Arts/Culture/Science/History/Geography/Gardens/General etc.)

        Annual trip abroad direct flights – usually City Break 3 or 4nights.

  • Coffee Mornings: 2nd Wednesday in July & August (10am to 12 noon)  Opportunity to chat, sign up for activities

For upcoming events click here

For Current Syllabus click here

For Photo Gallery AGM click here