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Maney Probus Club celebrated its 12th anniversary in April 2017 and is aimed at retired professional businessmen in the Sutton Coldfield area.

The club holds monthly midday meetings at Maney Church Hall on the third Wednesday of each month.

Its main objective is to promote good fellowship amongst its members and it is a non-political and non-sectarian club. There is a small joining fee and an annual subscription to cover administration costs.

We encourage all members to attend as many functions as possible as it is at these events that fellowship and friendships really develop.

The two main events each year, which members are encouraged to attend, are the Presidents Dinner, which is held in the second week in September and the Annual Dinner, which takes place early March.

Forthcoming Events

  • May 25th (Fri) – Rhododendron Walk - Alan Vickery More details to follow.
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 02:52 by Phil Williams
  • May 8th (Tues) – Bowls - John Langley More details to follow.
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 02:51 by Phil Williams
  • Apr 20th (Fri) – Avoncroft Museum - Bob Johnson A visit to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove with a guided tour. Easy access, no steps and good paths. Two course lunch at Ye Olde Horseshoe Inn, Belbroughton. In ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2018, 01:18 by Phil Williams
  • Apr 14th (Sat) – Wasps Rugby - Trevor Smith/John Rootham More details to follow.
    Posted 17 Jan 2018, 01:17 by Phil Williams
  • Apr 6th (Fri) – Southwell Minster - Terry Jones This is England's smallest cathedral, and it's in a Nottinghamshire town. However it is said to contain some of the best stone carvings in the country. A guided ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 02:49 by Phil Williams
  • Mar 28th (Wed) – Needle Museum - Roy Foster An opportunity to see two distinct areas of our country’s rich historical heritage from the medieval Monastic life to the hardships of working in a Victorian needles mill in ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 01:38 by Phil Williams
  • Mar 2nd (Fri) – Presidents Dinner - Peter Knights The President’s Dinner will be held at Aston Wood Golf club this year. An excellent menu and an entertainer, all for the price of £26 each. This is a ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 01:37 by Phil Williams
  • Feb 24th (Sat) – Quiz Night - John Turner Will be held at Sutton Arts Theatre and will commence with the meal at 7:00pm followed by the quiz. The teams of four will be self organised and the ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 01:36 by Phil Williams
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MMMMM Club

  • MMMMM – Birmingham Council House Tour Another MMMMM away day on Monday 5th February and another memorable one attended by 24 members. The day included a guided tour of the Council House in Victoria Square and lunch a short walk away in the Old Joint Stock pub. Having walked past the Council House for 20 years on my way to work, I was intrigued to actually visit inside for the first time and was not disappointed. Most of us arrived at New Street Station and made our way to the Council House avoiding the obstacles as the tram line is being extended up Pinfold Street. Our tour around the Council House lasted for over an hour and we were led by an enthusiastic and very ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 03:18 by Phil Williams
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Recent Events

  • Winter Walk Having received an e-mail from Ivan on the Tuesday prior to the Friday walk as follows: - “I have walked round the intended route and to my horror there is ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 03:30 by Phil Williams
  • Magical Fine Dining Experience On Monday 22nd January 2018, the first event of the year at Walmley Golf Club was well attended by around 70 Probus Members, together with their wives and partners ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2018, 03:01 by Phil Williams
  • Lichfield Visit We arrived early with our President Pete and his wife Sue and after finding some Car Parks full, I managed to find the most expensive Car Park in Lichfield only ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2018, 01:35 by Phil Williams
  • Christmas Yuletide Dinner Grounds Country Sports Club coped well, as on Wednesday 6th December, the red tide of Maney Probus descended in force on their warm & welcoming hostelry, for our Christmas Yuletide ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 01:49 by Phil Williams
  • Skittles Night Despite 54 members and guests getting a drink before dinner it was all very civilised. On Friday 10th November, it was not a survival of the fittest or those ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2017, 02:17 by Phil Williams
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News Items

  • Maney Probus Bridge Club Our bridge club held an impromptu Christmas party at the Harvester, in Boldmere, our Wednesday venue. We enjoyed buttered toast & marmalade, coffee & tea with a generous drop of 'red eye ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 02:03 by Phil Williams
  • New Member Welcome to Bob Phillips who joined Maney Probus at our November meeting, who is 66 years of age, lives in Lichfield and is married to Brenda. He ran a small ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 02:02 by Phil Williams
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Probus Bridge Group

The bridge group continues to meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 12:30 at All Saints Church,  Belwell Lane and every Wednesday morning (except the 3rd Wednesday of the month) thanks to the generosity of Roy Shield's at his home at Walmley Road and whenever he has no other commitments. Play commences at 9:30 and finishes at 12:30. Sessions attract a regular group of members.
 
Additional equipment has been recently purchased to allow for further new members. Attendance is 9-11 members Tuesday and 5-8 members on Wednesday. The £18 room hire fee is divided amongst the attendees on each day.
 
The invitation is open to any member whatever the level from complete beginner to…………, to come along and join us. All are very welcome and assured of an entertaining morning. The guiding doctrines are firstly enjoyment and secondly learning and improvement.
 
Each hand is treated as a learning experience. Bid revisions, comments, explanations are all permitted, and the dreaded shout of “director” is never heard. Behaviour such as BLAME STORMING (the post game analysis of why your brilliant bid failed and who was responsible) is forbidden.
 
Bridge requires the use of maths, strategy, and concentration, and for the more volatile, on a bad day, self control. The adage “use it or lose it” is well answered by a couple of hours of bridge every week. Additionally the immune system, (level of T cells in the blood), is boosted by cerebral activity .
Ken Larden