What is Probus?
Probus is a short-hand for PROfessional and BUSiness. Probus is a club (or rather a set of independent clubs up-and-down the country and abroad) for people who are retired or are semi-retired from professional or business work. However the clubs are not exclusive and tend to welcome any retired or semi-retired person who is interested in meeting and talking with people of a similar background and in listening to talks on topics of general interest to members. In our case many of the talks are about travel, local history, engineering or military matters. (See the Speakers Page for full details)
Some clubs are for men only, some for women only and some are mixed.
What about Sheffield Hallam Probus?
The Sheffield Hallam Probus club decided in 2014 to become
Men and Women are now accepted on the same terms.
The club has no religious, political, or charitable connotations. The club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12pm at Tapton Masonic Hall, Shore Lane off Fulwood Road Sheffield S10 3BU. Occasional outings may be arranged: a full day’s visit to a tourist attraction or other venue. Partners and friends are invited
The current membership fee is £60 payable in two instalments of £30.
In the case of two members living at the same address the subscription payable by the second member will be 50% of the standard subscription payable. A member joining in the second half of the year will have to only pay the second instalment.
There is no additional charge for attending regular club meetings although the Christmas Lunch and outings are charged for separately. The fees are mainly to hire the venue and pay speakers. The club is non profit making and all officers give their time freely.