Public Presentation Team Visit – Milton Probus Club
Thursday 25th April 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join the fortnightly meeting of the Milton Probus Club at their base at Milton Methodist Church Hall in Weston super Mare, for a rendition of the very popular enrichment lecture on the topic of Dracula.
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 Dracula: The Man Behind the Myth - So, you think you know about Dracula? The Prince of Transylvania, who lived in Bran Castle and was the sadistic tyrant of his people? You couldn’t be more wrong! The reality is far more fascinating and heartbreaking than any film or legend. - A thrilling presentation created by one of our own presenters (owner of land in Transylvania and a firm fan of the tragic ‘Voivode’) will leave you amazed about the life of the man who nearly changed the entire course of history and that over 65% of modern day Romanians would choose to be their president today!
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the gentlemen of the Probus Club of Milton for their regular meeting today. It is a personal pleasure to share the remarkable and inspiring, true-life biography of Dracula 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 - Milton Probus Club