Probus Club of Charlbury


We currently have 40 members who enjoy meeting together for lunch on the 1st Wednesday of each month, except January. We hold our meetings at the Witney Lakes Resort. Each meeting lasts about 3 hours and includes time to socialise at the bar before sitting down to a two course lunch, followed by a short presentation from an invited speaker.

Previous Speakers: Last year we have had presentations on subjects such as the discovery of Penicillin, James Sadler, an Oxford pastry chef who became our first English Aeronaut, and Sex, Drink and Death in the 17th Century. For our August lunch our speaker was ex-soldier Bruce Duncan who spent time during his career as a 'loan soldier'. Bruce captured his audience with stories and anecdotes of his time spent with the Sultan of Brunei, life in Nigeria, Oman and his experience in Kuwait where he was serving at the time of the Iraqi invasion. At our most recent lunch on October 3rd, when our speaker was Jenny Modina, who spoke to us about inheritance tax and the issues surrounding this complex subject.
annual partners invitation lunch.

Next Lunch: is on Wednesday 5th of December, being our final lunch of the year it is also our Christmas Lunch. Our speaker will be Simon Walker who will speaking about 'gold and the gold rushes'.

We have outings to which partners and friends are invited. This year we have visited the Black Country living Museum in Dudley and the Watermill Theatre near Newbury to see a matinee performance of the musical 'Sweet Charity'. Later this year, during November, we have an outing to Birmingham to visit the Symphony Hall for an afternoon classical music concert, details below. To start the year off, or to see out the old one, we hold our annual dinner around the third week in January each year.

We will be making our annual coach trip to the the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Tuesday the 27th of November where Mirga Grazinte-Tyla will again entertain us conducting the orchestra playing some Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

Applying for Membership
The cost of membership is currently £15 per annum, with a charge of £17.50 for each lunch attended. The lunches are two courses, a main and a dessert, followed by tea/coffee and chocolate mints. The speaker presentation follows the lunch. The Christmas lunch will feature festive cuisine and costs a little more.

We always welcome new members, if you are interested in joining or simply want to find out more about us please contact the Secretary at this address or email:
Mike White, Ashmead Cottage, The Slade, Charlbury, OX7 3SJ or ''.

Last updated: Sat 10 Nov

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