The Probus Organisation

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.

There is no central Probus head office, instead, each club follows a similar pattern of providing 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 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 Probus Club of Basingstoke is a men-only club although there is a Ladies’Probus club also in Basingstoke. We have a small Executive Committee to manage the affairs of the club – meetings, lunches, speakers, trips, finance and publicity.

Richard Wood
Richard Wood
President 2019/20

Chris Perkins MVO
Chris Perkins MVO
Immediate Past President & Outings Organiser

David Wickens
David Wickens
Vice President & Programme Secretary

Jonathan Ratcliff
Jonathan Ratcliff
Honorary Secretary

Dr Jeff Grover
Dr Jeff Grover
Honorary Treasurer

Paul Flint
Paul Flint
Assistant Secretary & Publicity Officer

Alex Marianos
Alex Marianos
Lunch Steward

Paul Miller
Paul Miller
Committee