Club Coffee Mornings

The club holds a coffee morning on the second Thursday of each month. These are very informal gatherings and provide a good opportunity for members to socialise and catch up on everyone’s news and get early warning of future club activities. For new and potential members it is a very good way to get to know everyone and learn…

St Albans Older Persons Day

This is our Probus Stand at the Older Peoples Day. It was an event held on 19th October 2016 at the St Albans Arena when 34 stands exhibited a variety of activities of interest to the Older Person. We had a  number of prospective new members.

PROBUS RAMBLERS

On the 23rd November 2016 a number of the club’s ramblers took part in a guided walk along the Alban Way. The walk was organised by the Countryside Management Service as part of the Sustainable St Albans Week. During the three mile walk the guides gave an account of the history of the old railway…

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW I was surprised and honoured to be asked to serve as your Chairman for the coming twelve months. I will work hard to try to match the standards set by my predecessors. Our Club is both busy and proactive and thanks are offered to the Committee and to the Events Group for their…

Shropshire Holiday 2016

The holiday’s base was the 3 star Best Western Valley Hotel, once the home of a local ceramics magnate whose tiles from his factory still decorate the hotel’s interior.  It’s restaurant was very popular with our members. An interesting itinerary of visits was arranged by our agent Steve Mitchell, starting with the Royal Worcester Museum…

New Chairman

At the club’s AGM in April 2016, Ron Mycock was appointed the club’s Chairman for the forthcoming year. He takes over from Ken Hatter who becomes the club’s President. Ron’s first act was to announce that the monthly lunch raffles would now be free to members who attend. He then went on to give a…

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW

CHAIRMAN’S REVIEW The time is approaching for me to hand over my role as chairman. I cannot believe that this year has passed so quickly. When I was first approached to take on the role it came as a great surprise and initially I was doubtful that I could do it justice and expressed my…

Christmas 2015

On Thursday 10th December 2015 over 90 club members, wives and widows attended the club’s first Christmas lunch to be held at the Verulam Golf Club. Everyone was greeted on arrival by the club’s Chairman, Ken Hatter and the club’s President, Jim Walker together with their wives. After a two year gap, Father Christmas was…

Probus OAP Show 2015

On the 8th October 2015 Club Chairman, Ken Hatter ( right ) and Keith Hamilton, the Club’s Secretary together with a number of other club members attended the St Albans exhibition for older people living in the town. The club’s stall displayed information about the Club and its activities.

Club Origins

The Probus Club of St Albans is now over 30 years old. Founded in January 1984 with just 13 gentlemen attending the first lunch, the club has grown steadily ever since. Average membership is now just under 70, with a turnover of nearly 200 members over the period. The Probus ideals were launched by Rotary…