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Ashbourne and District Probus Club

Founded in 1985 the club's first president was John Gadsby, a local county councillor and magistrate. We are a club for retired professional and business men. We meet monthly for a talk, conversation and usually lunch.There are also social events and trips. Please scroll down for more information, our programme and photographs.

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We meet at 10am on the second Tuesday of every month, usually at Ashbourne Golf Club. After coffee and a few minutes of housekeeping we sit back and listen to an entertaining speaker. Then many of us  have a light lunch chosen from the Golf Club's menu. We are a men only club. and believe our wives appreciate not having us under their feet for that one morning a month.


Notes of Probus Meeting on Tuesday 9 July with 26 members attending.


The talk this months given by Pauline Hands, MD of DHU Healthcare.
Pauline explained why DHU Healthcare was set up and that it has 3500 employees across the Midlands, where it operates.
DHU Healthcare is contracted to the NHS and is a non profit organisation.
It provides out of hours care and operates 365 days per year.
It was set up in1989 and has been rated as outstanding.
The 111 service is just one of the services that it provides and it handled 112,861 calls last year.
The head office is in Pride Park, Derby and covers 29% of the population, 16 million people.
It covers mental health as well as regular health issues.
Pauline explained the set up of the organisation.
It is going through modernisation with a new telephone system and 2 new advice centres.
Pauline answered many questions at the end of her talk and was thanked in the normal way.

Next Meeting Tuesday 13 August Mark Williamson  "The Birdman of Ashbourne"


Our Programme


Tuesday 13 August Mark Williamson  The birdman of Ashbourme
Thursday 22 August Summer BBQ at the Golf Club
Tuesday 10 September  TBC
Tuesday 8 October Rob Donnoly   "Geology"
Thursday 7 November  Autumn Luncheon  Biggin Hall
Tuesday 12 November Tony Walker / Ian Marsh  "Ashbourne Levelling Up"
Tuesday 10 December   Chris Duncan  Annual Quiz. 


President Tony presents Gerald with his Honarary membership badge on his 100th Birthday
President Peter presents Arthur Williams with his Honarary Membership badge.
Some Previous Talks

Outer Space in 2024
Wildlife Photography
Men's Health
Derby Mountain Rescue
The Battle of Hopton Heath
A net zero energy system