SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Nailsea Probus Club
Thursday 12th April has seen SCLT enrichment presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join the monthly meeting of the Nailsea Probus Club at their base at the Mizzymead Social Club at the Bowls Centre in Nailsea for a rendition of the highly regarded SCLT Senior Safety presentation, with a particulat focus upon avoiding financial harm from scams and frauds.
The word Probus is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness, however membership is not restricted to these two groups. It also embraces former executives of Government and other organisations, in fact anyone who held a position of responsibility during their professional life.
Probus clubs provide an opportunity for retired professionals to attend regular meetings with like-minded people who appreciate similar interests and social standing. Probus is an organisation for active retirees who enjoy the camaraderie that belonging to this organisation brings.
Probus provides a support network for professionals when they retire, these clubs were initially started for men but over the years has seen a steady growth in Ladies and Mixed clubs. Many clubs have extensive networking, social programmes, which include meetings with other Probus clubs, group trips, holidays and involvement in community projects etc.
The concept of Probus was born in the UK and has grown to be a huge success worldwide. One Australian gentleman said to a British member in the late seventies, “Probus is the best export the UK has ever had”.
The presentation takes the audience on a journey through the world of fraud and deception and the many scams that they may encounter in their daily lives. The session includes several video and casestudies, in which the audience asked to consider how they might improve their own precautions to being caught up in a fraud.
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the gentlemen of the Probus Club of Nailsea for their regular meeting today. The audience have been very engaged with the subject and asked many probing questions about frauds, and hopefully, we may have enlightened the audience enough to consider making a change to they way they all treat unsolicited requests for personal and financial details”
Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is produced by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team and published quarterly online and via a local network of outlets.