SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Machen Probus Club
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment & safety presenter Jon Williams, accepting an invitation to join the monthly meeting of the Machen Probus Club at their regular meeting to deliver a highly informative and fully interactive presentation on safe driving into later life.
The Machen Probus Club offer illustrated talks, interactive debate, and social events. They meet monthly to enjoy luncheon and a speaker. Club outings and luncheon events (for which wives and partners are invited) are held throughout the year.
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 many safety elements of driving into later life and how to stay safe as drivers remain behind the wheel into their 80's and 90's.
At the conclusion of his visit, Jon commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the gentlemen of the Machen Probus Club o for their regular meeting today. The audience really engaged with the subject matter and I am delighted that so many members of the group participated in our lengthy question & answer session at the conclusion of the main event”
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.
Public Presentation Team Visit - Machen Probus Club