Setting Up A New Club
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (R.I.B.I.) encourages Rotary clubs to address the needs of a growing senior population. It urges Rotarians to organize and support Probus clubs as a commended community service activity. Probus is a proud community service activity of Rotary clubs. At establishment in Ireland, each new Probus club is sponsored and founded by a local Rotary club, or group of Rotary clubs. Rotary Clubs in District 1160 (Ireland) considering sponsoring and initiating a new Probus Club and who are seeking advice and help, including an Information Pack, may contact:
Rotarian Mary Sinnamon (Rotary Club of Carrickfergus) - District Probus Liaison Officer (North)
Rotarian Aodh Bourke (Rotary Club of Cork) - District Probus Liaison Officer (South)
For contact details see either - the current Rotary Directory or Probus Directory
Setting up a Probus Club
A sequence of activities for the Founding Rotary Club 1
1. Assess the local demand as to the prospective Club gender.
2. Assemble a list of prospective members.
3. Hold an 'Information' Meeting.
Invite candidates to an exploratory meeting the purpose of which is to promote interest and explain the simple non-service fellowship nature of Probus Clubs.
Topics covered will include:
4. Hold a 'Formation' Meeting.
When the numbers are viable, call a meeting to set up the Probus club:
5. Hold the Charter Meeting
The sponsoring Rotary Club(s) will usually present a Presidential Chain of Office to the new Probus Club at the Charter Meeting.
Once established, the club becomes an autonomous organization and its members take over leadership. Sponsoring Rotary Clubs may keep in touch by inviting the Probus Club President and/or Secretary to Rotary Club events from time to time.