Probus club turns 21

L - R: Lancefield/Romsey Probus Club members Marjory Davis, Jean Buist OAM and Lyn VanArkel cutting the cake at the celebration earlier this year. (Supplied)

The Romsey/Lancefield Probus Club is keeping its members connected through lockdown.

As the organisation’s newsletter editor, Vicki Wilkinson has been curating monthly bulletins to keep the group’s 52 members connected.

“It’s a fun and friendly group without cliques, where everyone helps one another and talks to one another,” she said.

“To keep in contact I still send out information about what people are up to, or maybe just some jokes and pictures of past outings.

“We try to go on a couple of trips every twelve months, but of course recently that has been postponed.

“We’ve been to Uluru, Kangaroo Island and Warrnambool. Our motto is ‘fun friendship’.”

In May, the retiree club celebrated its 20th anniversary, albeit a year late.

Ms Wilkinson said although the club was formed in 2000, the strict lockdown restriction in place in May 2020 made celebrating with a group impossible at that time.

Despite not being able to host the larger social event they had planned, the group still managed to get through its regular formal presentations and cake-cutting at reduced capacity.