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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Oct-Nov
Active RetireesTM | 7 VIEW FROM THE CHAIR A numbers game News from the Board forecasts a solid financial future for PCSP. Included in your Active Retirees Issue 3 magazine shipment your club would have received a copy of Probus Centre – South Pacific Inc’s Annual Report for 2010-2011. Over the past two years, your Board of Management implemented a plan of financial consolidation to ensure that Probus is well placed financially. I am pleased to advise that this plan is achieving positive results: we have turned around a deficit of $247,243 in the year to 31 March 2010 to now have a surplus of $198,000 in the year to 31 March 2011. This success is attributed to a number of factors including the increased take-up of our PCSP Optional Travel Insurance by our members, reduction in overheads, cost cutting and an increase in our capitation fees. PCSP will continue our success, forecasting a sound financial position for the future. Rendezvous I trust those delegates registered for the Barossa Probus Rendezvous will have an amazing holiday and enjoy the warm hospitality of our hosts as Probus Rendezvous celebrates 21 years. At The Barossa Probus Rendezvous I will have the honour of announcing the winners of this year’s Paul Henningham (Australia) and Gordon Roatz (New Zealand) Literary Excellence Awards. Palmerston North, New Zealand, will be the host city for Probus Rendezvous 2012. Promotional brochures are included in this magazine shipment and we hope many members will make the trip across the Tasman to visit Manawatu, the gateway to New Zealand culture and the beautiful North Island, New Zealand. Strategic planning workshop Probus Directors and senior staff participated in a two-day strategic planning workshop in August and addressed many challenges of membership, retention, succession planning at club level, health and growth. The group also workshopped ideas for our new initiative, Probus Focus Groups, which we intend to conduct in each district. Members who choose to take part in the focus groups will develop ideas and strategies to assist in our future planning for the organisation. The Board recognises the wealth of knowledge and experience of our Probus members, and the focus groups will provide an opportunity for Probus members to have a voice and influence in our future. Ken Brand PCSP Chairman 2011-2012 Over the past two years, your Board of Management implemented a plan of financial consolidation to ensure that Probus is well placed financially.
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