Public Presentation Team Visit – Winscombe Probus Club
Monday 25th March 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join the fortnightly meeting of the Winscombe Probus Club at their base in Winscombe Community Centre on Sandford Road in Winscombe.
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 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. This 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. This intriguing talk, has been created by one of our own presenters, who has researched this theme at the Nobel Centre in Stockholm.
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the gentlemen of the Probus Club of Winscombe for their regular meeting today. It is a personal pleasure to share the remarkable and inspiring biography of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes he created, which was geatly enjoyed by all members of the audience.”
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 - Winscombe Probus Club