New president for Probus Club

THE NEW president of the Kirriemuir Probus Club, Duncan Brown, welcomed speaker Mairi Buchanan from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau to the first meeting of the season.

Mairi explained that the Bureau was founded in 1939 and that it now has two aims which are to give individual advice ensuring there is no lack of knowledge about the services available to members of the public and to advise on social policy such as benefits, debt and employment.

Members were given information on how funding for the Bureau is obtained and how it operates on a drop-in basis. The services are free of charge.

Bill Wells proposed the vote of thanks.

The Probus Club movement was formed in the United Kingdom in 1965 and was sponsored by Rotary International, Probus Clubs cater for the interests of retired or semi-retired professional and business people. The name Probus is the result of the words Professional and Businessman being combined.

Probus Club meetings often have an invited speaker who will talk about a topic of interest to it’s members.