East Kilbride Probus Club is encouraging new members to join as it opens its doors for business again.

The dark days of winter are approaching, so to help ease things through the winter season, the club is restarting its programme on Wednesday, October 6, all the way through to April.

Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired professional and business people who join together to provide regular gatherings of persons who, in retirement or semi-retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest.

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The EK club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month in the new hall of the Old Parish Church, East Kilbride at 2.30pm.

Each meeting there will be a speaker talking on an interesting topic.

The opening meeting on October 6 will see the long awaited AGM take place, enabling the club to catch up on the pandemic hiatus.

All are welcome.

However, the next meeting on October 20, entitled, 'Origins of Jazz,' will really see the club get underway.

Then in November, members will have a chance to hear about the Gutenberg and invention of the printing press, after which there will also be talks about African farming,

Starting next year in January 2022 the club will hear about Rabbie Burns and the times that he lived in.

Further on, a talk about Glasgow East End boy, Benny Lynch, will be followed by one entitled 'Telling Lies in wartime,' which takes a look at propaganda.

Prior to the AGM in April the club will be given a talk on 'London’s Burning,' around the problems of high rise accommodation.

And in addition to these talks, the club has social events such as the Member’s Christmas Lunch, and the Ladies’ Day Valentine Lunch.

To find out more, contact the Secretary, Mr Eddie Holmes at: 01355 234 942

For further information please visit the EK Probus’s web site which can be found online.