Jamberoo Probus Club thrives, nearly doubling its membership

Outgoing Jamberoo Probus president Winton Brooke-Smith welcomes new president John Sims, along with new secretary Jeanette Leeson and returning treasurer
Bruce Johnston.
Outgoing Jamberoo Probus president Winton Brooke-Smith welcomes new president John Sims, along with new secretary Jeanette Leeson and returning treasurer Bruce Johnston.

As Jamberoo Probus Club officially moves into its second year, numbers continue to grow at an incredible rate.

Established in August 2018 with around 35 members, the club now boasts more than 60 members and growing monthly, much to the delight of outgoing president Winton Brooke-Smith.

"I don't think any of us really expected this type of growth in membership, but it is a tribute to our inaugural committee and their hard work that we continue to move forward at such an encouraging rate," Mr Brooke-Smith said.

The annual general meeting, held at Club Jamberoo on March 27, saw Mr Brooke-Smith hand over the presidential chains of office to John Sims, while Denese Williams will be his deputy. Jeanette Leeson is the new secretary and Bruce Johnston remains as treasurer to round out the 2019-20 executive.

Most other positions on the committee remain the same as last year, with David Hall looking after the bulletin and publicity, membership officers are Kim Oborn and Annette Hoskins, Denise Sims replaces Nuffy Brook-Smith as welfare officer, Shirley Johnston will arrange guest speakers, Denny and Fred Slater (activities) and Bob and Liz Shaw (travel) will make sure there's plenty to do.

The club's next meeting will be Wednesday, April 24 at Club Jamberoo from 3pm.

Well-known local historian Sue Eggins is the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.