Tony Smith was elected unanimously as President of King Alfred Probus Club at the recent Annual General Meeting held on the 21 April 2021. Our new President pledged to consolidate the work of the immediate past-President and move the Club forward in an orderly manner. Reflecting the all embracing vision he spoke of the strengths brought to the club by women and men.
A warm welcome to all visitors to our website. If you would like to discuss potential membership just download the application form and we will invite to one of our meetings.
The King Alfred Probus Club was founded in 1988 and represents a vibrant community of retired and semi-retired professionals who meet once a month to share fellowship over a good meal and listen to an interesting talk from an invited speaker.
The Club also has an active programme of events, outings and tours organised by our Social Secretary plus links to other clubs and organisations. You are welcome to explore the information on this site including details of meetings and speakers.
The Covid pandemic has emphasised the importance of technology and using it has allowed the club to continue functioning without physical meetings. This will change as we follow the science and meet together as friends the keynote of the club.
In the coming months we plan to extend contact with the introduction of a free email newsletter to promote our activities. You are welcome to subscribe to this free newsletter by following the link below.
A presentation of the Facts about the weather. Is it getting worse? Are there more extreme events - hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, heat waves, droughts, etc?
Are more people dying, and what is the biggest killer? And, if the climate is changing, are we to blame? And could we do anything to mitigate the changes?
And crucially, what's coming next?
26 years at the Atomic Energy Authority, working on Tribology, the study of friction, wear and corrosion. In 1995 I took up a post in an engineering company called Poeton in Gloucester, working on surface coatings and treatments. I became the Research and Development Director and retired after 16 years in 2011. I continued with consultancy work, for Poeton and for companies in the power generation industry.
My degree is in physics, at Birmingham. My period at the Atomic Energy Authority does not mean I have any great loyalty to nuclear power.
We invite you to look through the pages of our website. If you are interested in learning more about our Club or coming to one of our meetings please contact us using the enquiry form here.
Or alternatively you may wish to apply directly to become a member of the Club.
Examples of trips and outings to local attractions are included in our programme each year. Some highlights are shown here.
Members have a very enjoyable time and in many instances a company will entertain us to lunch during the visit.
We take the safety of Probus members extremely seriously and as you know we have already taken the steps to cancel the President's Celebration Lunch this month. In addition to this and in line with the UK Government recommendations the Committee now confirms the following decisions.
With immediate effect the scheduled meetings for April, May, June, July and August are cancelled. The Committee will review the situation continuously and decide later if meetings should be resumed in September.
In the meantime updates will be issued on matters of interest to members in these difficult times. Keep safe and strictly follow all Government advice and recommendations.