Ellenbrook Combined Probus Club Inc.


Activities and Interest Groups (THIS PAGE IS UNDER UPDATE AND RECONSTRUCTION)

ECPC Management Committee supports the following activities and interest groups

The Committee will consider supporting other interest / activity groups.


Guest Speakers

One of the principal features of a Probus club is the address by a good speaker at the monthly general meetings. The role of the organiser of the speaker program is to arrange a balanced collection of informed speakers for the year.

The duration of the address is around 40 minutes, with up to 10 minutes for questions. Speakers are volunteers and receive a token certificate in appreciation

The Guest Speaking Officer is an active member of the Management Committee.

Outings Officer

The role of the Outings Officer is to organise outings/ excursions for Members. He or she also organises dining out activities at local venues.

Two regular activities are the Christmas party taking the place of the December monthly meeting, and the Clubs birthday mid-year.

The broad role of the Outings Officer is to promote the social activities of the Club. He or she is always on the lookout for any activity that might be arranged that will encourage greater participation by members of the Club.

This Officer is an active member of the Management Committee

Liaison Officer

Role of the Liaison Officer is to promote the social character of the Club. He or she is always on the lookout for any activity that might be arranged that will encourage greater participation by members of the Clubs to organise The Liaison officer invites and hosts visitors from other clubs to our general meetings.

Arranges meeter and greeters at meetings.

This Officer is an active member of the Management Committee

Theatre

Every month or so there is likely to be an outing to a theatre, generally in the city, generally in the afternoon. The organiser of these selects the events to attend, and makes the booking.

He or she outlines the program ahead at monthly meetings ( and in the Club Bulletin ), at which members put their names down for events that appeal to them.

Walks

The fourth Thursday of the month is allocated to the  the monthly Walk. Often the strolls are not strenuous, but at other times it might include tramping along bush tracks, frequently with outstanding views along the way.

All walks offer the chance to join fellow members for a while, and find out what their interests are. Walks are one of the best ways for fulfilling the social side of the Clubs objectives.

5th Thursday Barbecues

There are four or five Thursdays in a month, the first being allocated to the monthly general meeting and the second to the Committee meeting. Other Thursdays are for the Clubs flagship activities: the monthly outing, and the monthly walk.

Some months have a fifth Thursday, and on these occasions a barbecue is arranged, usually at a public ground in Ellenbrook, where there are the necessary facilities, as well as good parking, and good cover in case of rain. An organiser makes the arrangements for these functions.

Swap Table

There is a swap table for books, DVD's and jigsaws at general meetings.

The idea is to bring to the table an item that has been enjoyed. This may be picked up by some other member, to be returned afterwards, to keep it in circulation.  Members can now borrow without having brought items to share.

There are no formalities of any kind, no limit on number of items or borrowing time, just a wish to keep items  circulating. One or two members superintend the swap table.