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New Probus club receives charter

One of Alliston’s newest social networking clubs received its official charter last week.

The Probus Club of South Simcoe celebrated the event at the Gibson Centre last Friday morning.

The club, which offers retired and semi-retired people social networking opportunities, meets the first Friday of every month.

President Brian Carmichael said membership has been steadily growing since the beginning of April. He said the club lets people of similar interests get together and socialize.

"It’s an opportunity for social networking and to do something.

It’s the special interest groups that set up that make Probus quite interesting," he said.

Along with the regular meetings, members often set up side groups for golfing, playing cards, or other social activities.

Probus also plans occasional trips, such as day trips to art galleries or wineries.

The group is linked to the Rotary Club, but is not a service club and doesn’t do fundraising, Carmichael said. Many of the Probus members are also members of other service clubs or groups though.

The Probus Club of South Simcoe is separate from the already existing Probus Club of Alliston. Carmichael said that it is not uncommon for communities to have more than one club, and that after a club reaches about 100 members, it is normally time to start a new one.

To join the club, call Brian Carmichael at 705-435-3467.