Dunmow & District Probus Club
Welcome from the President
I bid you a very warm welcome to the website for Dunmow and District Probus Club. The name PROBUS derives from PROfessional and BUSiness and the Dunmow Probus Club is for retired or semi-retired men who have been active in these fields. Suffice it to say that we have accountants, builders, clergymen, engineers, surveyors, teachers, company directors, farmers, local government officials, members of the armed forces and many others in our midst. With members coming from places as far apart as Bishop's Stortford to the West, Halstead to the East, Saffron Walden to the North and Maldon to the South we are truly an eclectic mix!
We meet for lunch on the first Wednesday of each month at The Farmhouse Inn near Thaxted just north of Dunmow. We gather at 12.30 for 1.00 pm, usually have an after-lunch guest speaker and finish by about 3.00 pm. Members may bring a guest to all meetings except those in April (AGM) and our Christmas lunch in December. We have a Summer Buffet, usually in June, and a formal President's Dinner in October to which partners are invited.
We have an extensive range of outings to local and not-so-local places of interest. These have recently included Arundel Castle, the Battle Proms concert at Hatfield House, a boat trip from Westminster to Richmond, a trip to Passchendaele - and many more! These events are well supported and much enjoyed.
Membership numbers just over 60. Applicants for membership usually attend a monthly lunch as a guest of a current member and then apply formally with their lunch host and another acting as proposer and seconder. However we appreciate that some, possibly new to the area or moving from another Probus Club may not actually know any current members. Such gentlemen are warmly invited to contact the Secretary to enquire about possible membership. The current Secretary is Tim Potter who may be contacted on 07913-075978 .