Probus is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness, although membership is not restricted to these two groups. It also embraces former executives of Government and other organisations, in fact anyone who held a position of responsibility during their professional life. Membership is open to over-55s, retired or semi-retired.
Originally only for men, many Probus clubs are now mixed or have associated Ladies clubs. Members enjoy a busy social programme which, in addition to regular meetings, might include group trips, holidays, involvement in community projects.