About Us

Probus Clubs worldwide work to provide regular gatherings to those retired or semi-retired business or professional people who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and with similar interests. An explanatory leaflet is available if you click here.

The Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Lindfield Golf Club, (formerly Paxhill Park Golf Club), East Mascalls Lane, Lindfield, RH16 2QN, assembling at noon onwards for luncheon at 1 o’clock, unless announced otherwise. The luncheon charge is based on its cost, plus gratuity and budgeted cost of speakers and is fixed by the Executive Committee from time to time. Further details may be found on the Contact Us page.     

Robin Harrison, President 2013/2014

Welcome to Haywards Heath and District Probus Club web site.

We are a group of retired business and professional men who meet at least once a month for lunch, which facilitates friendship and amusement. Our aim is to enjoy our membership having fun and camaraderie in good company through the various activities that we organise for this purpose. We try to keep our “Rules and Regulations” to a minimum so that they do not get in the way of our principle aim.  I hope that members and ‘visitors’ alike will find this modest site informative and helpful.


Members will find the information they need about our current activities, lunch dates and other members here. Visitors will garner a taste of what an active Probus Club does and if required can download an application form for completion and forwarding to our Secretary, whose name and address is available on this site. I am always willing to talk to site ‘visitors’ about our aims and what we do, if this is thought to be helpful.

Should you be a member visiting this site then enjoy your membership of the Club and if you are a visitor I trust you have learned a little about us.

With every good wish,

Robin Harrison,

President -2013/2014.


Each Probus Club is autonomous. The club endeavours to be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs and involve members in a minimal cost. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and the opportunity for development of acquaintance.

Many Probus Clubs are restricted to men, but some clubs have since the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 in the UK started to become mixed and some are women only. It is normal for the spouses of club members and widows of former members to be encouraged to participate in the social activities

Probus clubs have no central governing body but in some countries Probus Centres have been established by country to disseminate information and assist clubs. Offices are staffed largely by volunteers and operating costs are met by member contributions. In the UK and Ireland, a full colour magazine entitled Probus is published quarterly, free of charge to members and distributed to clubs for the cost of delivery. Probus magazine launched a website for Probus members - www.probusonline.org - where every club can create its own page free of charge

Probus Clubs

The Executive Committee 2017 / 2018

President - Tony Ashby

Vice President - Otto Somodi

Treasurer - Eric Bassett

                 (including Speakers’ Programme)

Secretary - Chris Bennell

Lunch Secretary - Barry Ord

Membership Liaison Co-ordinator - Alan Carver

Immediate Past President - Graham Cloake

Members -    Gerry Larner

          Martin Pollins

                    Michael Harper (co-opted)