Probus Clubs originated in England from two primary sources:-
1. The Campus Club formed in 1965 by the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden near London.
2. The Probus Club incorporated by the Rotary Club of Caterham in 1966.
The movement has since spread quickly throughtout the World, enriching the lives of so many members.
The first Club in the South Pacific Region (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands) was the Probus Club of Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, gaining it's charter in 1974.
The first Club in Australia was the Probus Club of Hunters Hill, sponsored by the local Rotary Club and assisted by the Rotary Club of Dumbarton, Scotland in 1976.
The first Club in our District 9670 was formed at Port Stephens in 1979 being the 12th in Australia.
District 9670 takes in the local Government areas of Scone, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Dungog, Gloucester, Maitland, Cessnock, Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.