History of the Glenroy Club

The inaugural meeting of the Probus Club of Glenroy (Mens) was held on 29th September 1988 at the Broadmeadows Rotary Clubrooms.  A committee of 10 was elected with Rotarian George Hunichen as the first President.  The first regular meeting was held on Tuesday 11th October 1988 at the Uniting Church Hall, Wheatsheaf Road, Glenroy
, with 16 Foundation Members present.

Since its formation the Club has met at the Uniting Church Hall every second Tuesday of the month, except that since 1999, the March general meeting and AGM have been held at the Masonic Centre at Oak Park.  The monthly meetings are followed by a guest speaker , with a break for tea, coffee and good fellowship.

Regular monthly or bi-monthly social outings and tours have played an important part in the Club's activities and have included tours as far away as Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ranges, Newcastle and Gosford, Norfolk Island, Cape York and New Zealand.  Club members may invite wives, husbands and friends to participate in outings and tours subject to limits on group numbers.

Particular interest groups of the Club include a Strolling Group, Golfing,  Bowls and a Computer Group.  Since 1990 the Club has entered teams in the State Annual Probus Open Bowls Fours Event.  There is potential in the Club for additional interest groups.  For example, the Club includes several avid cyclists, photographers and coin collectors.
We also hold a monthly Coffee and friendship morning, Sip'N'Chat.

The membership of the Club is presently around 80, ages ranging from 59 and up. The Club has an upper limit of 105 members and is currently encouraging new member applications. Members should be aged 55 years and over and be retired or semi-retired. See further details under ‘Membership’ heading.

During 2016 the club changed from a Probus Mens Club to become open to membership by men and women.


Geoff Woods
Don O'Meara  (dec)
John Darling
John O'Hara
George Hunishen (dec.)
Thom Hobson (dec.)

2018-19 Ken Pryer
2017-18 John Vandenberg
2014-17 Wal Jarvis
2013-14 Les Hooke
2012-13 Bob Brown
2011-12 Peter Dimsey

2010-11 Dudley Twigg
2009-10 Ray Jackson
2008-09 Gordon Plueckhahn
2007-08 Geoff Woods
2006-07 Don O'Meara
2005-06 Athol Hillier
2004-05 Len Sherwood
2003-04 Duncan Forbes
2002-03 Reese Deller
Don Parfett
2000-01 Ken Fogarty
1999-00 Selwyn Pearson
1998-99 John Darling
1997-98 John Cheney
1996-97 Doug Birchall
1995-96 Bruce Thomsen
1994-95 John O'Hara
1993-94 Phil Devereux
1992-93 Norm Hartmann
1991-92 Thom Hobson
1990-91 Norm Murdoch
1989-90 George Hunichen
1988-89 George Hunichen

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