Men’s Probus Club holds meeting

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Men’s Probus Club and guests at their annual Christmas lunch held at the Fraserburgh Golf Club.

Club member James Main compiled a short history of the club:

Up until the mid-1980s there was a Fraserburgh Business Men’s Club when it was taken over by five members of the Fraserburgh Rotary Club. Mr William Crawford: Mr David Gerard: Dr William McLeman: Mr Joseph Taylor and Mr James Lindsay and a non-Rotarian, Mr Ian Sangster, who took the position of Treasurer.

These 6 people formed the Fraserburgh and District Probus Club which was sponsored by the Rotary Club and started in the late 1980s.

Meetings were held at the Alexandra Hotel at 10.30am on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and attracted a considerable number of retired businessmen. Prior to demolition of the Alexandra Hotel the Club moved to the South Church Hall, Fraserburgh, maintaining the same days and times.

The President, assisted by Committee Members, compiled a list of speakers together with members on duty at the reception.

The Club starts the year in September and carries on until May when their AGM is held. It is normal to have an outing before the AGM and a Christmas Meal at a local hotel where wives/partners and friends are invited.

The current President is Mr Ian Stephen and there are 30 members but they look forward to increasing that number.