The Probus Club of
President:  John Regan



Fred Dronsfield

It is with much sadness that we have to report the death of Fred Dronsfield, who passed away on Monday 18th November. He has been a member since 2005 and his wry sense of humour will be sadly missed. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family.
His funeral will be held on Friday 29 November at St Joseph's Church Ansdell (opposite The Blossoms) at 11.30 followed by a service at Lytham Crematorium at 12.30.  All are welcome to the Station Pub afterwards.

A very warm welcome to the  St Annes-on-the-Sea Probus Club!  We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February 2011, as we were formed in 1971.  We are a member of the National Group of Probus Clubs and have over a hundred members.  Our main aim is to foster friendship between our members and to entertain and even educate, with a weekly presentation of about 45 minutes in length.

We meet every Thursday morning from early October until the end of March at the Memorial Hall Community Centre, next to the YMCA, at 92 St Albans Road, St Annes on Sea (otherwise known as Lytham St Annes).  The door is open from 10:00am for refreshments and general chat and the meeting takes place from 10:30 until about 11:30am.  Freshly made tea, coffee and drinking chocolate is sold in aid of club funds for 50p a cup (including biscuits).

Every third Thursday, after the meeting, we invite members to the adjacent YMCA cafe to have lunch; we continue this get-together on third Thursdays during the summer recess to keep in touch.

The Club organises a number of social events throughout the year, the most popular one of which is the annual Christmas Lunch.

Our members almost all live in the St Annes area and come from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from science and engineering to sales, education, law and government as well as many others.  Many of their interests include working for the community and supporting local activities.

The annual subscription is just 15 and the Christmas Lunch is usually around 25 per person.  Members may bring their Ladies or other guests with them to the Lunch.