The Hobart Probus Club (Men’s) Club was the third Probus club to be formed in Tasmania with Moonah (Mens) in December 1981 and Launceston (Mens) in August 1982 preceding Hobart which came into being on Tuesday 5th.October 1982.
At a meeting held at the Naval and Military Club in Hobart on the 5th October 1982 chaired by Les Thirgood,and sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Hobart, Sandy Bay, Hobart Town and North Hobart, Fred Peacock of the Rotary Club of Hobart moved “that this meeting determine a Club be formed and called the Probus Club of Hobart”. The motion was seconded by Mark Ashton and carried and the Probus Club was formed. An interim committee was elected with Les Thirgood the first President and Max Lyall his deputy, John Lennox, secretary and Sam Webb, treasurer.
The election of further committee members was deferred until the next meeting. lt had obviously been a well attended meeting as 53 members were signed up on the spot. As decided at the inaugural meeting, the November general meeting appointed the following members to complete the committee; Fred Peacock (Membership), Jim Barker (Bulletin), Errol Lane (Programs), Max Windsor (Visits and Entertainment), John Wardrop (Probus Extension), Alan Rowell (Community Service), Arnold Jenner and Dougal McDougall (Auditors).
OUR PAST PRESIDENTS
|Les Thirgood *||1982||Sam Webb*||1983||Ray Wilson*||1984|
|Max Lyall*||1985||Bill Edwards *||1986||Bill Oates OBE *||1987|
|Max Windsor *||1988||Lionel Lewis *||1989||Ted Pool *||1990|
|Bert Washusen *|
Bert Morgan *
|1991||Terry White *||1992||Jim Lawler *||1993|
|Rob Irvine||1994||Owen Carrick *||1995||Norm Potter *||1996|
|Alan Mckenzie *||1997||Alan Austin *||1998||Colin Burrows *||1999|
|Jim Wishart OAM *||2000||Ian Lewis AO||2001||David Gill *||2002|
|Bill Carrick *||2003||Bob Brewster||2004||David Brammall||2005|
|Terry Bowes||2006||Ron Martin||2007||Athol Wilkes||2008|
|Bruce Price||2009||Bill Rodd||2010||Geoff Medhurst||2011|
|Darrell Talbot *||2012||Ted Best||2013||Robin Holmes||2014|
|Bernard Knight||2015||Brian Butler||2016||Carl Lawton||2017|
|Hamish Kyle||2018||Neil Blaikie||2019||Mike Walpole||2020|
|Les Thirgood *||Max Lyall *||Bert Morgan *||ill Oates OAM *||Max Windsor *|
|Frank Williams *||Owen Carrick *||David Gill *||Norm Potter *||Rob Irvine|
|Jim Wishart OAM *||ionel Lewis *||Ian Lewis AO||Athol Wilkes||David Brammall|