Ku-ring-gai Probus Clubs
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Skills and Training, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, and Minister for Sport)—Probus Clubs offer an exciting opportunity for retirees and semi-retirees. Whether it involves making new friends, listening to guest speakers, learning new skills, exploring new interests or taking tours – there is much to do for the more than 110,000 members across Australia and New Zealand. Each year on 1 October, Probus Clubs promote the benefits of their organisation to the wider community – an occasion known as Probus Day. One day prior, I held an afternoon tea in my electorate office with representatives from local clubs, including John Dennis of Ku-ring-gai Chase Mixed Probus Club, Doug Shaw of Ku-ring-gai West Combined Probus Club, Alan Simons of Pymble Probus Club, Anne Hunter of St Ives Probus Club, and Robert Plant of Warrawee Probus. I can certainly say the heart of Probus is made up of its members, the senior Australians who facilitate fun and friendship in retirement. But it can only continue with the addition of new members which is why I encourage anyone over 55 to consider joining. Thank you to all Probus Clubs in Ku-ring-gai and across Australia who keep our seniors busy, engaged, active and connected.