Public Presentation Team Visit – Somerton Probus Club
Wednesday 28th August 2019 has seen SCLT enrichment presenter Ash Jones, accepting an invitation to join the monthly meeting of the Somerton Probus Club at their meeting location at Somerton Probus Club for a rendition of the very popular enrichment lecture on the topic of Animal Gallantry.
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”.
Animals at War: The Dickin Medal - This delightful and often emotional presentation takes the audience on a journey through the recent history of animals at war. By useing examples of some remarkable creatures who, through extreme gallantry or devotion to duty, have been awarded the Dickin Medal - known as the Victoria Cross for animals. We are able to see what a huge contribution to human history, has been made by creatures of all kinds - from the largest to the smallest. This presentation includes video content and sound and is suitable for audiences of all age ranges
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed joining the gentlemen of the Somerton Probus Club for their regular meeting today. It is a personal pleasure to share the remarkable and inspiring, true-life stories of animals that have been awarded the Dickin Medal, 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 - Somerton Probus Club