The Probus Club of Huntingdon and St Ives





The Club shall be called ‘The Probus Club of Huntingdon & St. Ives’.



Membership shall be open to all business and professional men aged fifty-five and over who have fully or partially retired, or are twelve months from retirement from their normal business or profession. The restriction regarding age may be waived at the discretion of the Committee. An applicant for membership shall be proposed and seconded by existing members and an official application form shall be completed for consideration by the Committee and members. Any objection from an existing member or members shall be notified to the president within three weeks of the publication of the applicant’s intended election.



There shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Lunch Secretary and Welfare Officer, all of which are honorary. In addition there shall be Secretaries for Speakers' Programme, Members' Handbook, Outings and Raffles, which again are all honorary. The affairs of the Club shall be managed by a Committee consisting of all the above officers and three others, all to be elected by and from the members at the Annual General Meeting and to serve in such office for one year, commencing on 1st April each year. Five members of the Committee shall have the power to co-opt and to appoint one or more sub-committees. The retiring President shall automatically become an ex-officio member of the Committee for the following year.



An Annual General Meeting shall be held in March of each year at such time and in such place as may be determined by the Committee and at least three weeks notice shall be given to members. The Hon Secretary shall call a Special General Meeting on the request of not less than 25% of the membership and shall give at latest three weeks notice of such meeting. Voting at all meetings shall be by a show of hands or by ballot if so determined. In the event of an equal division of votes the chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote.

If unable to attend, members must advise the Lunch Secretary, preferably on or before the Friday before the Tuesday Luncheon - and certainly no later than the Sunday evening before the lunch.



The subscription shall be £20.00 per annum, unless otherwise determined at the Annual General Meeting, payable on 1st April annually.



An Income and Expenditure Account for the period to the end of January each year shall be prepared and presented for approval at the Annual General Meeting, after audit by a member appointed at the previous Annual General Meeting.