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 Sanders  
Mobile: 0421 047 457
carolyn@thesanders.com.au 

Secretary - Coral-lee Keep
Mobile: 0487 408 302
russellkeep@bigpond.com

 

Links

 
"Residents 3000" organisation for city-dwellers
 
 

Social Media

Probus South Pacific is on Facebook and Twitter connecting with members and organisations daily. Interact with other Probus club members.
Share your stories and pictures and receive  regular updates including jokes, trivia, pictures and random facts. 
Over 55's are the highest users of Facebook. Connect today and share your Probus club news.
http://www.facebook.com/ProbusSouthPacific 
http://www.twitter.com/ProbusSthPac

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President's Welcome
Welcome to a fresh page for 2019 in the life of Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club!  The story continues, the plot thickens, it's the same book - just a fresh page.  But with what eagerness each of us looks forward to what this new chapter will reveal, as we play our unique parts as the characters therein.
 
I am honoured to be taking up the reins (to mix the metaphor a bit!) from the inestimable David Loader as President, and I look forward to steering this vibrant community on the next stage of our adventure together.
Jill Tabart
President 2019
                       
 
 
Meeting Venue and Date

Melbourne Sunrise Probus Club
meets 10.00am
on the First Thursday of each month.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, 7th November 2019.
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
ROGER MEYER OAM
Nov 07, 2019
THE EARLY AERODROMES OF MELBOURNE AND THE ORIGINS OF ESSENDON AIRPORT
THE EARLY AERODROMES OF MELBOURNE AND THE ORIGINS OF ESSENDON AIRPORT

The Origins and Early History of Essendon Airport:
Why was Essendon selected at the site of Melbourne’s airport?   How did the aerodrome evolve, who were the early tenants there, and how did it survive as Melbourne’s airport for fifty years?   It is an interesting slice of Australia’s aviation history.

The Early Privately Operated Aerodromes of Melbourne:
From 1919 to 1921, civil aviation in Australia was conducted in an environment of uncontrolled private enterprise, without any government regulations in place.   An obvious need was for places to launch and land aircraft, and buildings in which to assemble and serviced flying machines.

Contact Details for Roger Meyer OAM

Email – roger.meyer@bigpond.com

 
A small group of intrepid explorers enjoyed a walk through the streets of Port Melbourne viewing beautiful terrace houses built in the 1800's, stylist gardens and parks and workers cottages.

The 6km slow walk took around 2hrs due to a lot of talking between the walkers and everyone enjoyed a coffee at the end.
 
 
 

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

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
First Tuesday of the month
11.30 am - 12.30pm
Boyd Centre Library, 2017 City Road, Southbank
Cost $5.00
 
Movies at Kino
Monday after monthly Probus meeting.
45 Collins St, Melbourne.
Cost $8.50
 
Social 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.