The Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Ringwood RSL. The Club is one of Maroondah’s newer Probus Clubs and this afternoon I joined members in celebrating its third birthday.
The Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club has a strong emphasis on social activities and has an active photography group, which had several of their photographs on display. One of the exhibitions provided a comparison of Melbourne through photographs taken fifty years ago and today, reflecting on the changes that have taken place over this time.
As part of the proceedings I spoke to the members where I congratulated them on the formation of the Club and for having such a strong and active membership. I also discussed Council’s vision for the future, including the redevelopment of Ringwood Aquatic Centre, into a modern facility that includes water and wellbeing components. The redeveloped facility will better cater to the needs of the Maroondah community through providing a facility that will offer a range of recreational activities.
Probus Clubs provide a range of activities for their members and it is encouraging to see the Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club flourishing after three years. Importantly many of its members are also active in a number of other community organisations demonstrating the volunteering spirit that exists within Probus.