The Probus movement had its genesis in two ancestors - both in the UK and both established by Rotary Clubs. The first club in the South Pacific region was the Probus Club of Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu in 1974, followed by the Probus Club of Hunters Hill, NSW Australia in 1976. 
 
  • Probus is seen as a community service program of Rotary and is fully supported by Rotary in New Zealand. Probus is the preferred group for Active Retiree’s by Rotary.
  • Probus clubs are created when Rotary Clubs sponsor the formation of new clubs. We encourage all Rotary Clubs to consider setting up Probus Clubs in their area.
  • Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in retirement.
  • Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community.
  • Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.
  • Probus offers a range of member benefits and to quote a recent Probus Club member “the day I joined my Probus Club, I instantly had 100 new friends” – That is Probus, Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.
    Consider joining 130,000 retirees across Australia and New Zealand today and discover the wonderful world of Probus.
 
  • The Rotary District Probus Chair for our district is Simon Manning, you can contact Simon here.