Probus Clubs exist to fill a need of retired persons in the community who have been accustomed to high levels of vocational activity and decision making in their working lives. The principal objective of every Probus Club is to create and maintain a homogeneous group that provides the fellowship and intellectual stimulation that otherwise tends to be lost in retirement.
History of our Club
Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club was sponsored in 2010 by the Central Melbourne-Sunrise Rotary Club but on formation, became totally autonomous.
MSPC is a member of the international Probus organisation and is accredited in the South Pacific region. MSPC is non-political and non-sectarian.  It is a "not for profit" organisation and has no fund raising activities. The emphasis is on the club being free from the constraints and obligations of service clubs and on allowing members to participate at minimum personal cost. MSPC has a number of activities and interest groups designed to promote active minds and bodies, with an emphasis on social interactions. Members are encouraged to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. The club membership limit is 120.
Probus Member Benefits
  • Exclusive Probus Travel Insurance
  • Flagship Publication Active Retirees  
  • Probus Cruise Club  
  • Probus Membership Benefits Scheme  
  • National Photographic competition  
  • Annual Literary Excellence Award  
  • Probus Retreats to Australia, NZ and worldwide  
  • Competitions and much much more....

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

POSTAL ADDRESS 
PO Box 23308,  Docklands 8012 

Membership Officer-Carolyn  
Mobile: 0421 047 457
carolyn@thesanders.com.au 

Secretary - Jennifer
Mobile: 0411 153 136
jennbg2110@gmail.com

Links

 
"Residents 3000" organisation for city-dwellers
 

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President's Welcome
Welcome to the home page of the Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club.
Certainly, Covid19 has changed the dynamics of our activities this year but not the spirit of Probus- Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.
Face to face communication has now become screen face to screen face as we are now utilising the Zoom platform where possible.
Our monthly meetings are now Zoom based experiences with a talented sub-committee steering a new style.
Many of our 16 interest groups are adapting to the Zoom platform most successfully which allows far greater participation from the comfort of your own home.
We look forward to the return of our normal vibrant social experiences face to face but certainly the use of Zoom will benefit the membership now and into the future
 
Philip Casan
President 2020
Meeting Venue and Date

Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club
normally meets 10.00am
on the First Thursday of each month.
However, with the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions,
we will be conducting our meetings via the Zoom App/Program.

Same time, same day.
THE LIBRARY AT THE DOCK 

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands.

Located on the waterfront at Dock Square near where Bourke Street west meets Collins Street. 
Take Tram 11 or 48 in Collins Street to Collins street west terminus or the 70 or 75 to stop D3.  100 m walk to Library.

Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Professor Peter Doherty
Nov 05, 2020 10:00 AM
Update on Covid-19
Update on Covid-19
"For the last eight months we have had an unwelcome guest.  He insidiously worked his way into our families, our jobs, our lives, and he won't leave.  We think we know him, but we hardly do.  His name is Covid-19.  The one person who knows him best, up close, is Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, and he’s coming to us to spill the beans.  Tune in for the Probus Zoom Meeting at 10am on 5 November 2020."
 
Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discoveries about transplantation and “killer” T cell-mediated immunity, an understanding that is currently translating into new cancer treatments. The first veterinarian to win a Nobel, he is still active in research on immunity to influenza, he commutes between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis and the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne, where he now spends most of his professional time. Apart from his scientific endeavours, he is the author of several “lay” books, including A Light History of Hot Air, The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize, Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell us About our Health and our World and Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know. Passionate about promoting an evidence-based view of reality, his most recent book The Knowledge Wars is a “warts and all” view of science for non-scientists, even for people who don’t like science. It also suggests how any thoughtful citizen can bypass the facile propagandists and probe the scientific evidence for and against some of the big issues, like climate change or GM foods.
He was Australian of the Year and received a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1997, is listed as a living National Treasure, had his face on a postage stamp, a street and two buildings (in Edinburgh and Melbourne) named after him.
Past Speakers
Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp
Oct 01, 2020 10:00 AM
People & Purpose, not Politics

STORIES

                             
My Lockdown walk often takes me through beautiful Queens Park, Moonee Ponds and I would love to share it with you! The first picture points out the spot where Burke and Wills , the early explorers who set out to cross the continent from South to North, ditched their tents for the first night out from Melbourne.

                                

This morning we had a total of 25 participants for our Zoom Coffee Club event using 23 screens in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Canada.

                                 
I am in Fish Creek, South Gippsland where I have been since early March, before the first lockdown.  The area is mainly sustainably farming country, producing organic dairy products,  vegetables and free range pork.
                                
The nascent Maritime & Military History interest group met in the flesh, so to speak, on just two occasions, the first Wednesday morning of both February and March, in meeting Room #1 at Docklands Library.
 

                               

Probus Sunrise members enjoyed a most interesting Probing the Pixel Event. The subject  was "An image which records a feature that you like of the property that you live in".

                               
The MSPC Drama Group held its inaugural meeting on Thursday 24th September, with 13 people attending. We had lots of laughs, as we all explored moving outside of our comfort zones!  Of course, what happens at Drama Group stays at Drama Group, but we have spaces for a few more members if you'd like to find out!

Interest Groups

Golf:
Every Monday - Royal Park Golf Course
Old Poplar Road, Parkville
Tee off at 10.00 am  -  Cost $15.00
Players are encouraged to arrive @ 9.30 am and arrange their free parking ticket.
Interested players should download the Team App from https://teamapp.com/
Contact KIM

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Military and Maritime History Interest Group
Commencing 2020
Contact Stephen

Walking Group:
Meets fourth Thursday of the month.
Email notification of route
 
Mahjong
Second and fourth Mondays.
2.00pm to 4.30pm
Boyd Centre, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Cost $5.00
Contact Tricia
 
Book Club 1.
First Tuesday of the month
11.30 am - 12.30pm
Boyd Centre Library, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Cost $5.00
 
Book Club 2.
Second Wednesday of the month
2pm to 3pm
Library at the Dock, Meeting Room 1.
Cost $1.
 
Movies at Kino
Monday after monthly Probus meeting.
45 Collins St, Melbourne.
Cost $8.50
 
Lawn Bowls:
Third Monday of the month.
City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne.
10.00am start.  Cost free.
 
Family History
First Friday of the month.
11.00 am - 1.00pm
City Library - 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Cost $5.00
 
Pilates - Keep Moving with Antionette
Every Tuesday  -  9.30am to 10.30am
The Library at the Dock/Terrace Room
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
Cost $15 per session casual
 
Probing the Pixel
As per email notification
 
Theatre Group
 
Coffee Club
Third Tuesday of the month
At a venue to be advised by email.
 
Footy Tipping
It doesn't matter who you barrack for or how much you know about Aussie Rules, it's about joining in the fun with your Melbourne Sunrise Probus ‘Footy Tipping' friends. Competition commences with the opening game of the AFL Season in late March. The competition runs for the full AFL Home and Away Season. It can be accessed by computer, mobile phone or iPad. The system is user friendly. 
The cost is $30.00 per person, per season.
 
Bridge
For members who play Bridge, or who have played Bridge in the past, and would like to improve their game through regular play. If you are interested in joining the group and have some experience of Bridge, Pauline would very much like to hear from you.
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Table Tennis
Table tennis, get into the action, a fun game with plenty of laughs. Catering for both beginners and experienced players.
Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month.
9.30-11.30am. Cost $5.00.
THE TERRACE, DOCKLANDS LIBRARY.