. The club was incorporated at a meeting which took place on 04 February, 1982 in the home of Vernon Harwood-Tomkins, attended by 9 founding members, of whom Sydney Cook appeared to be the key organiser. It was agreed that 60% of Club Members would be residents of Ferring. Norman Lewis was the Club's first President and monthly lunches and coffee mornings were held in the Tudor Close in the early years. The Club was active socially from the start with some 74 people attending the first Christmas luncheon, held in 1984.
Ferring Probus Club was an all male club for some 39 years. In April 2021 the members voted overwhelmingly to invite ladies to join the club
PRESIDENT Beryl Short
VICE PRESIDENT David Botting
SECRETARY Roger Lovell
TREASURER Roger Lovell
WELFARE OFFICER Paul Simmonds
DINING OFFICE David Gibbs
SPEAKERS' SEC'Y Gordon Uphill
MEMBER Avril Peirce
LUNCHES: The Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for lunch.
VENUE: Worthing Indoor Bowls Club, Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1NP
TIME: 12.15. pm for 12.45.pm.
Lunch is usually followed by a short talk by a guest speaker.
COFFEE MORNINGS: These are held on the first Tuesday of each month.
VENUE: St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring.
Spouses, partners, widow/ers of former members and friends are invited to these meetings, which are used to update members about various activities and outings which either have or are in the process of being arranged. Invariably, guest speakers give a short talk or demonstration regarding local or topical subjects.
These are held once each month, usually, before each luncheon,