Probus ’83 is a monthly lunch club for retired, semi-retired and soon to be retired men from many walks of professional, business and executive life.

Probus clubs are entirely autonomous but are part of a worldwide movement originating from the Rotary Clubs, with about 1,500 clubs and 100,000 members in the UK alone. Probus ’83 is one such club located in central Guildford. If this interests you then please see the About Us page.

Recent meeting and activity reports and notices for members are on our Latest News page.


Luncheon clubs and pandemics don’t mix. Restrictions on numbers and venue closures apart, there’s social distancing (at least 2m please – not good if anyone’s a bit deaf). But, from the March 2020 lockdown, we kept in business, carrying over 2019/20 subscriptions and committee to 2020/21 and keeping in touch via email and monthly Zoom sessions.

But, thanks to widespread double vaccination, a relaxation of official restrictions and further specific mitigation measures, we cautiously restarted our monthly luncheon meetings in July 2021 for those willing and feeling able to attend. Vaccination and various safety measures can only aim for low risk, never no risk. Much about this virus is a mystery and its future progress – infection levels, virulence, new variants, etc – is inevitably unknown. Lunch meeting attendance must be a matter of personal judgement, driven by personal circumstances and risk factors. The committee intends to monitor the ongoing situation and respond appropriately to significant developments.