Our club was founded in 1976, and now has over 70 members.  We hold lunch meetings at the Cranleigh Restaurant, Hornchurch, on the last Wednesday of every month, except December, when the meeting is on the third Wednesday.  We meet at about 11.30 a.m. for a 12.00 start, when routine club business is conducted prior to 12.30 p.m. lunch.  An excellent three-course lunch is served, at a cost of £17.00 (including gratuities) after which there is usually a speaker.  Our talks cover a wide variety of interesting topics and the meetings close about 3 p.m.  A full list of meetings, speakers and topics is given in the above link “Meetings” and is also included in our Annual Club Handbook.

The annual subscription is £10 and the joining fee is £10 (which includes a Probus badge and name badge).  Probus ties and other supplies can be ordered from Probus Magazine, or through the secretary.

During each year we have several organised functions, which often include lunch.  These days out are very popular with members and their families/friends and are competitively priced.  Details are shown in the above link “Outings” and are also included in the regular newsletters issued by our travel organiser.

In March each year we have a Ladies' Lunch.  This year it was going to be held on Tuesday 9th March at The Top Meadow Golf Club.  Under the current situation we are looking at holding it in September.  This is an excellent opportunity for members to entertain their wives/partners/friends for a social event with a three-course meal.

Although we have over 70 members at present, there is no waiting list and new members would be most welcome.  The first step to obtain membership is to contact our secretary, Barry Walsh, by telephone at 01708 703783 and leave a message or by email, to secretary@upminsterprobus.com.