Welcome to the Kiama Probus Club Website

Kiama is a beautiful municipality on the South Coast of New South Wales, about 100km south of Sydney.

Kiama Probus Club Inc. is a men’s Club for Retired or semi retired men ranging in age from the 60s to much older. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Kiama Bowling Club at 9am. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Probus is an association for active members of the community, and for those no longer working full time, to join together in clubs for a new lease of life.

Its basic purpose is to advance intellectual and cultural interests amongst adult persons; to provide regular opportunities to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities, expand interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
Age is not a number but how you feel inside.
Probus offers many member benefits to keep you young, including international and domestic travel, daytrip excursions, luncheons and opportunities to meet new friends.
Probus is a community service activity of Rotary clubs.

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  1. Fellowship of Australian Writers – Kiama Branch.
    I shall be most grateful if you will bring to the attention of your members the establishment of a local branch off the Fellowship of Australian Writers. I am sure that several of them could be interested in joining. Thank you. Ken Methold

    It is proposed to establish a branch of the FAW, based in Kiama.

    The FAW is Australia’s largest organisation for writers and supporters of Australian writing with branches throughout the country, at least 20 in NSW.

    The FAW constitution states that the objectives are:
    • To foster and endorse the growth of Australian writing;
    • To promote excellence in writing;
    • To encourage writers, and those interested in writing, to join The Fellowship and enjoy the support, help and knowledge of members;
    • To expand The Fellowship across the State;
    • To provide an organisation to assist writers unable to attend Branch meetings;
    • To take The Fellowship into the 21st century and take advantage of technology and its new role in writing and publishing.

    The proposed Illawarra Branch, based in Kiama, will meet once a month. Membership will be open to everyone over 18 years of age, who is interested in writers and writing.

    At each meeting some of the following activities will be included:

    A short talk by a member or visitor on some aspect of writing.
    Reading and discussion of member’s works in progress
    (Many members find this especially helpful)
    Creativity and Writing Games and Activities
    (These are often highly entertaining and enjoyable)
    News about competitions and opportunities for publication/

    A number of branches also have sub-groups for members with special interests: e.g., poetry, script writing for stage, screen and radio, group novel writing, memoir writing, local and family history writing, and so on.

    Each meeting usually last for at least two hours with a short break for tea or coffee.

    There are opportunities for members to attend State and National Conferences, to contribute to the FAW’s quarterly publication (included in the subscription) The Writer’s Voice and to benefit from the organisation’s manuscript assessment service. A copy of The Writer’s Voice this is attached on a pdf. Do look at this. It contains a wealth of information about the FAW’s services and activities.

    If you would be interested in becoming a member of this new branch of the FAW, please email to the following faw.illawarra@gmail.com your name and phone number. You will then be kept fully informed of developments.

    Best wishes.
    Ken Methold

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