The Probus Club of Bayside Inc.

Founded by Rotary, Probus is an organization for active senior members of the community, providing avenues for members to meet in circumstances which provide companionship, intellectual stimulus and cultural interests through social interaction and activities in Fellowship, Friendship and Fun.

A warm welcome awaits you where you will meet like-minded people and make new friends.

What is Probus?

Probus is all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in retirement.

Founded by Rotary International to meet the demands of active retirees, Probus was first established in Australia in 1976 and today has in excess of 130,000 members across Australia and New Zealand.

Probus is a membership based Not-for-Profit organisation.

Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community.

Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships. Meetings are conducted monthly at which you can hear interesting and topical guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.

Probus offers a range of member benefits and to quote a recent Probus Club member "the day I joined my Probus Club, I instantly had 100 new friends" - That is Probus, Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.

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Your Passport to Probus

As a Probus club member you are entitled to access exciting benefits:

  • Flagship Probus publication - ACTIVE RETIREES ™ Magazine
  • Competitions
  • Probus Member Benefits Scheme
  • Probus National Insurance Scheme
  • Probus Travel Insurance
  • Probus Getaways

Plus, there's a dedicated Probus Support Team at your service at Probus South Pacific Head Office.


The Probus Club of Bayside Inc. was founded in August 1994 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandringham and is today one of the outstanding Probus Clubs in the Bayside area of Melbourne. It has a strong membership of more than 100 members and a skilled and balanced management team who meet in a welcoming environment of Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.

The Probus Club of Bayside Inc. is a combined club of men and women and has up to twelve varied activities a month to appeal to the broadest membership.

The Probus Club of Bayside Inc. will meet from 7 February 2022 onwards at the Royal Brighton Yacht Club (RBYC), 253 Esplanade, Middle Brighton, Victoria 3186. Meetings commence at 10.00am on the first Monday each month (Except January and December).

The business session is held in the first part of the meeting followed by a morning tea break from 10.30 till 11.00am. It is the usual custom to have a guest speaker from 11.00 till 12.00 noon and at the close of the meeting members and guests can stay for a luncheon in the Royal Brighton Yacht Club dining room in a social environment.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings and also the monthly activities of interest prior to joining as a way of introduction to the fellowship of the Club.

Activities Of The Club

The Probus Club of Bayside has a range of activities to meet the needs of the members and these are regularly reviewed to ensure the Club remains vibrant and relevant.

The current monthly activities include:

Chat & Chew: Members meet at a local cafe twice a month for an informal chat.

Cinema Group: Members meet at a local home to view as a group to view topical films.
Depending on the time of the film this is usually followed by afternoon tea.

Day Trips: Each month the activity leader researches day trips of interest such as historic homes and gardens, regions of interest within Victoria such as wineries, special industries etc. Comfortable coaches are hired with morning tea provided and lunches at various locations en-route.

Dine-Outs: Throughout the year monthly dine-outs are arranged at local restaurants with a variety of cuisines and value for money. These are evening engagements turning to luncheons over the winter months. Many of our members participate in these dine-outs which offer wonderful fellowship opportunities for all members and guests.

Gardens and Galleries: A wide variety of gardens and galleries are visited throughout the year

Live Theatre: Each month the activity leader of this group selects a play of interest being staged by local production companies.

Mah Jongg: Members are always welcome at the monthly MahJongg meetings held at a members home with newcomers and learners especially welcomed.

Music Group: The music group meets at different homes throughout the year on a monthly basis to listen to a wide range of music and interesting programmes

Sew'n Sew Group: For the ladies with a flair for sewing and needlework or for those who just wish to see the sewers at work there are monthly gatherings at a home and sometime visits to place of interest such as the Embroidery Guild or special exhibitions.

Walking Group: For the nimble and also those who are not so nimble walks of interest are arranged in the local area on a regular basis and these cater for those who want a serious walk or those who prefer something more gentle.

Extended Tours: Each year the Club arranges an extended tour of five days duration. These popular trips can be within Australia or overseas.

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Management & Committee

Life Members

Life Members David Dinning, Graeme McLean, Margaret Purcell


Position Name
President Jaan Enden
Immediate Past President David John
Secretary Tony Harding
Treasurer Phil Wicks
Membership Secretary Estelle McNamara
Almoner Margaret Purcell
Activity Coordinator Judy Heyward
Recruitment Officer Barry Smith
Grapevine Newsletter Editor Graeme McLean


Committee Marg Connolly, Jaan Enden, Tony Harding, Judy Heyward, David John, Estelle McNamara, Margaret Purcell, Phil Wicks, John Wilson
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Get In Touch

For any questions regarding the Probus Club of Bayside Inc., please get in touch with our Membership Team.

  • Address

    The Membership Secretary:
    Ms Estelle McNamara
    0419 229 340
  • Address

    The Secretary:
    Mr Tony Harding
    0434 604 784
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