At a recent meeting of the Pukekohe Probus Club, the oldest Probus in Franklin, Paul Radley was elected as president with Neil Grant as Vice President.
Paul came originally from Kerikeri, where he was president of the Kerikeri Rotary Club, and has for many years served as an airline pilot on international flights with Air New Zealand.
The committee is both experienced and dedicated to the principles of Probus. The group is predominately for retired persons, whose aim is to develop friendship, fellowship and to have fun during meetings and other activities.
The club was originally formed by the Pukekohe Rotary Club in 1987, and while most Probus clubs are combined with both men and women, the Pukekohe club is rather unique in that it is for male membership only.
This year will see the club celebrate their 30th anniversary in June.
CAPTION: The Pukekohe Probus Committee. Back Row: Tom Jones, Arthur Houston, Bob McCarthy, Noel White. Front row: Barry Haybittle, Bulletin Editor, Paul Burt, Secretary, Neil Grant, Vice President, Paul Radley, President, Allan Blackler, Treasurer, Brien Golding, Welfare.