Sale Combined Probus’ first few months

Member for Gippsland South, Danny O'Brien and Sale Combined Probus Club President, Catherine Walsh. Photo: Contributed

THE past few months of 2023 were full of firsts for the newly-formed Sale Combined Probus Club.

The club held its first meeting, their first guest speaker, their first coffee catch-up and their first Christmas with a delicious lunch at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club.

Sale-based MP, Danny O’Brien, joined members at the festive lunch to celebrate Christmas and the start of the holiday season.

Sale Combined Probus Club’s first guest speaker (and a member), Don Ripper spoke about Probus’ history, how it started in England in 1966 specifically to provide an opportunity for semi-retired or retired people. Mr Ripper said the Sale Probus doesn’t raise money, have competition or work on projects.

Sale Combined Probus Club secretary, Dianne Honey said Probus was purely for meeting people, having fun, and enjoying activities.

“The club will resume this month (January) with a couple of catch ups, prior to our general meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at the Sale Greyhound Racing Club,” she said.

“Our club has both female and male members and the general public is welcome to come along to find out what Probus is all about.”

If you have any questions about Sale Combined Probus Club, phone membership officer Helen Silva on 0421 063 692 or email