Probus has its AGM

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Club members congratulated themselves on a good 2012 at their annual general meeting.

At the event, held at the Duke William Hotel, in Church Street, Starkholmes, the retiring chairman of Matlock Probus Club, Bill Lennox, gave way for Peter Shaw to take up the role for this year.

Over the past year members have raised £80 for Bakewell–based charity Village Aid.

Members reelected officers and a committee, which the exception of Arthur Vaines, who retired from the committee.

Following the AGM Nigel Carabine talked about his volunteer work at Peak Rail and Jim Bingley told a humorous story.

The club meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Duke William Hotel at noon. Anyone interested in joining can call secretary Graham Bowmer on 01629 534592 or Alan Carne on 01629 735376 for more information.

The next meeting is February 7.