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Guest Speaker for Latrobe Ladies Probus Club – October 2019
October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thanks to my dear friend Mariana Pearce and her gentle nudge, four months ago I was kindly asked by Alison Robbins, one of the organizers form the Latrobe Ladies Probus Club in Gippsland, if I would be interested in guest speaking at one of their meetings this year. We had an in-depth discussion over the phone so I could explain what Soul Stories is, how it all works and more about my life & creative journey ~ and in return she explained what the Probus was all about and what would be expected if l were to guest speak. Alison casually mentioned that their group consisted of approximately 80 women and the talk normally lasts about 30-45 minutes! I reassured her that l had spoken at different events/retreats before – erm, but not for this length of time and in front of that many people!?!? Oh my, just a little bit freaked out – so of course l said yes, knowing that pushing boundaries is always a YES, because that’s where the growth and magic happens, right?
Anyways – I’m excited and more than just a little bit nervous to be presenting a very special talk (see below) for the Latrobe Ladies Probus Club on Monday 28th October, 11am, at the RSL Club in Traralgon. I’ve also been given permission to set up a little Soul Stories display table, where some creations can be purchased after the talk. So everyone pretty please wish me big love and luck as l add another feather to my cap and hopefully inspire some beautiful souls out there! Much love, tams x
Probus is an Association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends. All Clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs. On forming they become self-governing but remain within limits of their constitution.
A Brief History: Probus originated in the U.K. in 1965, the first Australian Club was formed in 1976, Essendon Central Probus Club was formed in 1990. Probus has filled a need for today’s active retirees, so much so that the growth has been phenomenal. It is now a worldwide movement in 22 countries
The Emphasis is on Clubs: Probus Clubs are simple in structure – they are free from the constraints & obligations of service Clubs; membership cost is minimal; their focus is mainly directed at providing an opportunity to extend acquaintances and interests, and they seek members compatible with one another.
Club Structure: Whilst Probus Clubs are self-governing, they must adhere to a basic set of rules of operation in order to preserve their integrity and reputation – thus they are non political and non sectarian, they are non profit-making and non fundraising, and as their office bearers change annually they provide for a variety of leadership.