Probus celebrates 35th birthday

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 21, 2020

ALBANY Ladies Probus Club celebrated its 35th birthday last week.

The milestone was commemorated with a special catered lunch and a ginger-flavoured birthday cake with passionfruit icing after the group’s annual general meeting.

Nearly 40 people attended the gathering and Kate Hough from the Club said it was a fun affair.

“It’s a really lovely group,” she said.

“We have gorgeous ladies who have wonderful stories to tell.”

The Club was formed in February 1985 and was the first ladies Probus Club in WA.

Inaugural President June Bailey attended last week’s event alongside life member Margaret Dickinson.

Ms Hough said it was common for members to be part of the group for many years.

“My mum was still going to meetings until October last year when she passed away,” she said.

“She was 101 years old and a founding member.”

Ms Hough said Probus Clubs were important in maintaining people’s sociability and friendships.

“It’s a forum for people to get together, especially if they are lonely,” she said.

“We have a welfare officer so if someone hasn’t been attending meetings, we visit them and stay in touch.

“It’s all about contact.”