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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Feb-March 2013
VIEW FROM THE CHAIR A new Probus year With the Probus year beginning again in April, Chairman Margaret Robinson shares her new year's resolutions. Best wishes for the 2013 Probus year. My new year's resolutions include promoting Probus in the community, helping to bring new members into clubs, encouraging and supporting a member to take an active role on the club management committee, getting to know as many members as possible, and seeing every club increase its magazine subscription and use the magazine as a development tool. The new Probus website launched at the end of November, to wonderful and positive receptions from many members. If you haven’t already, please visit and encourage your club members to do so. I am so excited that we will see so many of your club photographs included on the site. Probus Travel Insurance is proving popular with our members, particularly for private travel. Feedback from our members as to how this insurance has allowed them to travel and changed their lives, particularly because of the pre-existing conditions waiver, is special to us. Visit the new Probus website to download an application and associated documents. Our new Probus jingle has been sent to radio stations and has been a resounding success. We now have regular interview segments on some radio stations in Australia and New Zealand. If you don't have a copy of the jingle please contact The Secretariat office – I challenge you to find an outlet in your town where it may be played, such as the Council office or a shopping centre. A very special celebratory dinner will be held on 16 February to announce the finalists and winner of the National Photographic Competition. 6 | www.probussouthpacific.org Congratulations to the winner, who will be announced in the next issue, and sincere thanks to all members who entered. I am pleased to advise the fee structure for 2013-2014 remains unchanged and the annual subscription for Active Retirees magazine will be $8. Correspondence with fee structure and forms was sent in December. These fees and completed annual forms should be returned following your AGM and by 30 April. March is club AGM time and I hope that members have raised their hands to nominate for positions on management committees. I suggest you consider one of the following persons as your returning officer for your AGM: • The President of your Sponsoring Rotary Club as this will provide an opportunity to renew your relationship with Rotary. • Your Rotary District Probus Chair. • Your local PSPL Director. Following our external audit, the PSPL Constitutional Review will be reviewed by PSPL Board of Management and a report will be sent to all Probus clubs detailing the results and the actions to be taken. I am delighted with the success of the Probus Retreat to Cambodia and Vietnam at the end of 2012. This year we have Probus Getaways to Mauritius, Cambodia and Vietnam, and Norfolk Island, where we will have Christmas in July and two exclusive concerts by Helen Reddy. Now is the time for your club to organise and encourage your members to have a club trip for the Rendezvous. Visit the PSPL website to find out more. Margaret Robinson Chairman 2012-13 Studio Commercial
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