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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Aug-Sept 2012
Active RetireesTM | 7 VIEW FROM THE CHAIR The Rotary District Probus Chairmen (RDPC) are committed Rotarians from Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. They volunteer their time to form new Probus clubs and revitalise existing Probus clubs to ensure their future. They also form an essential communication channel for PSP. Communication is the biggest factor in the ongoing success of Probus in our region -- especially PSP's communication with members, individual clubs, the public and prospective members. As well as through RDPC, PSP communicates with Club Presidents and Secretaries via mail or email, through the Probus Club Handbook, via the Probus website, and our offcial publication, Active Retirees magazine. Responsibility lies with club offcers to pass communications on to members. Clubs are encouraged to communicate with the public about their activities in several simple ways, including: • Community announcements in the local paper, seniors' magazines and local radio. • Leaving brochures or Active Retirees magazine in waiting rooms at doctors and dentists, or at the local hairdresser or cafe. • Placing signage such as banners at your meeting place and decals on the entrance doors of clubs' meeting venues (with permission), as well as placing a Probus road sign at the entrance to the town. • Creating a club website or publicising club meetings on local noticeboards. PSP can suggest many more ways to communicate about Probus to the wider community, and is continually investigating new ways to communicate with people who are retiring or no longer working full time, such as at expos and Seniors' Week functions, or in seniors' publications. Contact PSP for more information. If members resign or prospective members decline to join one of their local clubs because it is not active enough for them or the existing membership is not in their age bracket, that club should communicate the information to the local RDPC. With this feedback from local members and clubs, RDPC will know when there are enough prospective members in an area for a new club to be formed or when they need to introduce measures to revitalise older clubs. Our RDPC will soon be organising focus groups in different areas and will be contacting members who have already indicated their willingness to be involved. The aim of the focus groups is to gain valuable information and ideas from Probus members to inform PSP's internal strategic planning, our goals and objectives. I encourage you to be united in fellowship and friendship and in the process of communicating the wonderful world of Probus to our communities. Margaret Robinson Chairman 2012-13 When the 2012-13 Rotary District Probus Chairmen gathered for the annual briefing weekend, we saw that the future of our organisation is dependent on communication. We need to talk about Probus Studio Commercial Clubs are encouraged to communicate with the public about activities.
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