About Us



1. Purpose of the Club

To provide a regular meeting point for retired business and professional men who, in their retirement, would appreciate
and value increased social contacts and the opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances. The Club is non-political
and non-sectarian.

2. Membership

Membership is open to all business and professional men who are fully or partially retired from their main occupation.  
Applications for membership should be made on the relevant Club form addressed to the Committee and supported by
two existing Club members.

Membership is restricted to seventy. Club rules provide for a waiting list not exceeding seven (i.e. 10% of the agreed limit). 
  Election to membership is at the discretion of the Committee.

3. Monthly Luncheons

Members meet for lunch at Purley Sports Club, The Ridge, Purley, CR8, on the second Thursday of each month from twelve
noon in the large bar room bar with ample seating, for lunch at twelve forty-five in a separate dining room.  Currently, the
cost is a modest £16.00 for a wholesome, well-balanced three-course meal and includes staff gratuities.  There is always a
speaker on an interesting topic, usually with a stimulating question time afterwards.  The Club aims to keep these occasions
as relaxed and informal as possible.

It is assumed that all members will be present at the lunches and so it is essential that non-attendance is notified in advance
to the Luncheon Secretary no later than the Monday preceding the day of the luncheon.  His address and telephone number
(with answer phone) are shown in the Club Handbook given to all members.  As the meals are ordered in advance, failure to
notify non-attendance will result in the cost of that member’s lunch being borne by the other members.  For that reason, any
member absent without notice will be asked to pay for the unconsumed meal.


4. Joining Fee and Subscriptions

The cost of the joining fee for new members and the other subscriptions entailed by membership are agreed annually at the
AGM.  A joining fee for new members is due upon election and is currently £20.  The annual subscription is currently £30
(pro rata for new members).  It includes room hire payable annually in advance to Purley Sports Club, a contribution to the
“Maurice Baker” Fellowship Fund (see below) and the cost of a handbook listing members, a lapel pin, name badge and club tie. 

5. The Maurice Baker Fellowship Fund

The Club maintains a Fellowship Fund to enable the Committee to take appropriate action in the event of the death or illness
of members, their wives/partners and other members of their families.  The level of members’ annual contribution to the Fund
is agreed at the AGM and members will be called upon to pay the levy as need arises and at the discretion of the Committee. 
At present the levy is £1 and is included in the £30 annual subscription.

6. Management Of The Club

The affairs of the Club are conducted under the authority of a Committee consisting of nine  members elected at the Annual
General Meeting to fill the following offices:

Chairman: Peter Holmes                         Treasurer: Tony Farrell
Luncheon Secretary and Vice Chairman:     
Speakers’ Secretary:   Paul Allard
Social Secretary:                             
General Secretary: Alan Smith                  Welfare Secretary: John Crumplin      
Membership Secretary: Owen Kelly

The Committee may co-opt other members at its discretion.

7.  Club Handbook and Rules

A Club Handbook containing a list of all current members together with the Rules of the Club is published annually, following
the AGM.  Each member receives a copy; new members receive a copy upon election.

8. Social Events

Social events are organised throughout the year by the Committee for the entertainment of members, their families and guests.




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If you are interested in joining the Club, please copy/paste, print off and complete the below form as
far is as possible, sponsorship details can be dealt with later, and send it by email (to the address shown on this website) or to
the postal address shown on the form.  Or simply send an email message or call the telephone number shown and we will send you a form.


The Probus Club of Purley

Application for Membership

 

 

I wish to become a Member of The Probus Club of Purley. I accept the Nomination and
Sponsorship detailed below and I have read the ‘Notes for the Information of
Prospective Applicants‘.

 

Full Name……………………………….....................................................................................

(In Capital Letters please)

Address……………………………….........................................................................................

 

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Post Code…………………… Telephone No………………………………...

 

Email Address (if available)………………………………..................................................

Year of Birth………………………………

 

Wife’s/Partner’s First Name……………………………….........................

 

Business or Professional Background and Hobbies ………………………….....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Please continue overleaf or on a fresh sheet of paper

 

Signed………………………………................................ Date………………………..

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We, the undersigned Members, nominate the above named for Membership
of The Probus Club of Purley

 

First Sponsor……………………………….....................................

(Name in Capitals please)

 

Signature………………………………....................................... Date………………….

 

 

Second Sponsor……………………………….................................

(Name in Capitals please)

 

Signature………………………………....................................... Date………………….

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Please forward the completed application form to the General Secretary,
Mr Alan Smith of 13 Lexington Court, Purley, CR8 1JA (tel. 020 8763 4113)

 

Date Application Received………………… …………..

 

Date Elected to Membership…………………………..


 

   
   
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