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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Aug-Sept
Active RetireesTM | 3 view From the Chair Meeting challenges The PCSP Board has been hard at work behind the scenes to improve the Probus experience for existing members and find ways to attract new members. The first edition of the new Probus magazine Active Retirees has received many favourable comments from throughout the readership. States and territories alike are encouraged to continue to provide local articles and photographs to be promoted and published in future issues. The magazine masthead promotes ‘The Vision of Probus’ and was created as part of PCSP’s internal strategic plan for the future of the organisation. The magazine focuses on our core values: • friendship, fellowship and fun • supporting active retirees • adaptable growth • diversity Never before has the magazine been used so progressively to maintain the support of existing Probus members and to be a useful membership tool to attract new members. As well as lifestyle content tailored to over -55s, we now include a regular section detailing the top five reasons to join Probus, stories about Probus members, stories about clubs and their activities, details on how to join, and more. Our magazine has been transformed into one of the top lifestyle magazines for over -55s. Spreading the word Sound knowledge and understanding has been shared by club executives who attended the various Probus information days across Australia. Congratulations to hosts, leaders and delegates. The class of 2011-12 Rotary Probus District Chairmen excelled in their enthusiasm and commitment to Probus at the recent briefing weekend hosted by Probus Centre – South Pacific in Parramatta. These RDPCs, all committed Rotarians from Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, are our ground troops to form new Probus clubs, as well as to communicate with and revitalise existing Probus clubs to ensure their future. Our thoughts continue to be with our friends in Christchurch and surrounding areas as they strive to rebuild and recover. Closer to home, our friends in NSW and QLD have been hard hit with flooding. Our best wishes to all those affected. Challenges The race is on to see which clubs will be able to boast that their members have won this year’s National Photographic Competition and Paul Henningham Literary Award. Turn to pages 44 and 74 to find out how to enter, and do your club proud! I hope you will join me in wishing my son Shane Brand well in his preparations for the 2012 London Paralympics in his chosen sport, wheelchair rugby. Active Retirees recently caught up with Shane to find out how representative sport has changed since PCSP Board member Gary Blackler’s days playing for NZ. Turn to page 52 to read all about it in a new section of the magazine, Our times. We are embracing the challenges for the future – come and join us! Ken Brand PCSP Chairman 2011-2012 We are embracing the challenges of the future – come and join us! StudioCommercial
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