Probus Club of Chennai is a senior citizens Association of retired Professional. Businessmen, Government officials and others. This was initiated by Rotary Club of Madras as one of the activities as per Rotary International. This club was formed in 1992.Probus Club of Chennai has celebrated Silver jubilee in June 2017.
The club is an autonomous body, registered under Tami Nadu societies Act. The club operates within the provisions of the Bye-Law of the club, approved by the General Body and Registrar, Government of Tamil Nadu Registration Department. (Registration No. 148/2004)
Every year Probus Club of chennai will bring out our annual book and release it on the “International Day of The Elderly”. Our 27th annual book will be released on 1/10/2018. Every year we print 2000 books. Many senior citizens wait for this book every year as it contains articles of importance and information on old age homes (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Maharashtra), blood banks, Hospitals, Pharmacy, etc.
The present strength of Probus Club of Chennai is 356 nos .of age group 50+. At present, a few members are of age 90+.
Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kasturi Rangan, Road, Alwarpet, Chennai support us in providing hall/auditorium to have club’s monthly breakfast meetings and joint celebrations of “International day of the Elderly”,” International Women’s day” and “Children’s day”.
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Probus Club of Chennai helped Thakkar Baba School, T.Nagar, for purchase of machinery damaged during the floods in 2015. Vice-President of India, Mr.Venkaiya Naidu, honoured Probus Club for their benevolent act.
Time to time, many Probians get recognition from various cultural and social organizations (including Government of India) for their contribution in their respective fields.
Probus Club always considers to reduce the gap between senior citizen and school-going children by conducting 4 different functions, namely, Scholarship Disbursement, Children’s Day, Pongal Day and Distribution of SCAW (Courtesy Sleeping Children Around the World, Canada and Rotary Club of Ambattur ) Kits.
Celebration of functions take place in two ways, first being done jointly with Russian Centre for Science & Culture and the second being done exclusively by Probus Club of Chennai alone.
International Day of Elderly is held in the first week of October every year
Children’s Day function is celebrated around 14th of November every year
International Women’s Day is celebrated around 7th of March every year
Scholarship Disbursement function is always held during the last week of August every year.
Madras week is celebrated in the 4th week of August every year
Probus Cultural event is held in the 4th week of December every year
Pongal Day is celebrated in the 3rd week of January every year
Annual General Body Meeting is held in May/June of every year
This is a fellowship meeting held 4th Saturday of every month at Russian Centre of Science & Culture. Breakfast starts from 8.30 am and main meeting is from 10 am to 12 pm. Breakfast is normally sponsored by one or multiple members. Agenda for breakfast meeting is as follows,
Probus has 3 different kinds of endowments, namely, Scholarship Endowments, Silver Jubilee Medical Benefit Fund Endowments and other Specific Endowments.
One unit of endowment is Rs.15000/- at present. The Interest, accrued after one year, from this endowment is given as scholarship to the needy school students
Members can initiate specific endowments of minimum value of Rs.50000/- for specific use, such as, giving awards to students, senior citizen, differently abled etc.
All the contributions for the above endowments are eligible for 80G concession as per IT Act.