SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Taunton Orchard Ladies Probus Club


Wednesday 13th March 2019, has seen SCLT volunteer Ashley Jones joining the Ladies Orchard Taunton Probus Club for their monthly meeting at the well-appointed Castle Hotel in the centre of Taunton. Where the members enjoy luncheon, stimulating conversation and interesting presentations from guest speakers.


The word Probus is an abbreviation of the words PROfressionl 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 gentlemen said to a British member in the late seventies, “Probus is the best export the UK has ever had”.


The presentation selected by the ladies for the visit was one of the most popular within the portfolio of talks presently offered by the SCLT Public Presentation Team, that being the enrichment lecture on the history and structure of the world renowned Nobel Prizes. The presentation takes the audience on a journey through the fascinating history of the World's most prestigious international award ~ presented for excellence in the fields of; literature, medicine, physics, economics, chemistry and peace, the Nobel Prize is the elite, global accolade. The talk explains why Alfred Nobel established the award, how individuals and groups are selected for the honour and considers some of the more well-known and celebrated Nobel Laureates. The intriguing talk, has been created by one of the SCLT volunteer presenters, who has researched this theme at the Nobel Centre in Stockholm.


At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “It has been a real delight to join the ladies of the Orchard Probus Club and to have been their pre-luncheon guest speaker. The group were very receptive to the subject of today’s enrichment lecture and had a host of well thought-out questions for me after the main presentation.”


Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine.


Public Presentation Team Visit - Taunton Probus Orchard Ladies Group

Taunton Orchard Probus