Club offers new interests for retired men

The Fish Hoek Probus committee for this coming year. The committee member are from left to right: Ivan van der Westhuizen, Peter Ray, Jamie Hart, Dave Hugo (President), Selwyn Lange, Steve Medcalf and Keith Hayward, (Absent Mike Davies)

At the time of life when horizons are narrowing and opportunities to make new friends are limited, Probus clubs add a new dimension to retirement.

So says Selwyn Lange, a member of the Fish Hoek Probus Club.

The club offers regular gatherings for semi-retired and retired people who want to meet others with similar interests.

“Meeting new people, making new friends, discovering new interests are just some of the advantages of being a Probus member,” Mr Lange says.

Probus clubs are apolitical and nonsectarian and are neither service nor fund-raising organisations, he says.

Clubs operate autonomously, and they may be for men only, women only or mixed.

There are over 4000 clubs internationally, about 120 in South Africa, of which 44 are in the Western Cape.

The Fish Hoek Probus Club is a men’s club – except for bi-annual lunches with partners.

It hosts lunches and guest speakers once a month and has several organised outings or entertainment functions during the year.

In May, sports commentator Trevor Quirk will be the guest speaker.

Membership is usually by invitation from existing members, but anyone interested in becoming a member can contact the club at 083 457 5951 and an arrangement will be made to meet.