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The Probus Club of Evesham was formed 50 years ago on the 16th November 1973

As promised we will try to give you advanced notice of the events leading up to the 50th anniversary and into the next 50 years.

The committee have put their “planning caps” on and have the following events arranged:-

Just the 14 December 2023 Christmas Event - to go

22 June 2023 - Golden Anniversary Summer Lunch - Salford Hall

24th August 2023 - Play Your Cards Right - A card game for members as shown on TV for many years

7th September 2023 - 50th Anniversary Probus Challenge Quiz 1st round - A University style quiz, centred around events in each decade between 1973 and 2023

21st September 2023 - 50th Anniversary Probus Challenge Quiz 2nd & Final round

5th October 2023 - 50th Anniversary Club Visit to RAF Cosford

19th October 2023 - “Past Presidents' around the table”

FOUNDATION DAY 16th November 2023 “Foundation Lunch” - John/Christian -

The principal guest is expected to be Bob Cotton OBE the brother of our President John Cotton.

Bob Cotton OBE

After taking a degree in hotel and catering administration at Surrey University, Bob Cotton went on to hold several operational catering management positions with British Leyland, Chrysler and Inchcape. He then joined Gardner Merchant in 1975 as a District Manager. Following a period in operational management, he moved to look after public relations and communications for the company through its management buyout from Forte and subsequent sale to Sodexo. He was then appointed Tourism Adviser at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in 1998. Following 18 months at DCMS, he was appointed Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association (now Hospitality UK) in January 2000. He retired from the BHA in 2010 and since then he has acted as an independent consultant to the hospitality industry and is well known on the speaker circuit

14 December 2023 Christmas Event - A Party with entertainment


50th Anniversary

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