Sat 19 Oct 2019
WHERE WE ARE
Cupar is located in Fife Region near the east coast of Scotland, about 44mls from Edinburgh. It has a population of just over 9,000 and was for many years the county town of Fife.
CUPAR PROBUS CLUB
Where and when we meet
The Club was founded in 1970 and meets throughout the year in the Cupar Age Concern Centre. This building is off Provost Wynd and adjacent to the Bonnygate Car Park. See map.
Meetings are held at 9.45am on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
Our members are drawn from retired and semi-retired members of the professional and business communities who appreciate a focus to allow them to meet new people and old friends.
The Probus Club meetings provide a rendezvous for morning coffee or tea, followed by a talk by an invited speaker on a selected topic.
On this website
The 2019 Club Officers are listed at the top left of this page.The list of 2019 talks is given in the right hand column of this page.
These talks are presented by external speakers and by club members and cover a wide range of topics.
The website also provides a TALKS ARCHIVE with summaries of all talks given to the Club since 2011. The PHOTO ALBUM page shows some photographs of Club occasions.
New members and visitors
The Club welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining, contact the Secretary and he can arrange for you to attend a meeting as a guest. Visitors from other clubs are always welcome but do let us know that you are coming.
To access the MEMBERS page enter your password in the left hand box below
Not know or not remember your password? Click HERE to email Maurice Shepherd for information.
October 9 2019
Cupar Probus Club met in in Age Concern on Wednesday 9th October when Chairman Peter Speirs welcomed 32 members. Forms for the Annual Lunch on Wednesday 4th December were circulated and members were reminded to return these with their menu choice and payment by 13th November. A reminder was given to those going on the bus trip to Rosslyn Chapel to be in the Fluthers car park, ready to depart at 9am on Thursday 17th October.
Our scheduled speaker for today had called off but Club Member Ron Campbell stepped into the gap with a quiz to entertain the members.
One of Ron’s favourite subjects is aircraft, and he had devised a series of 25 questions in which the answers contained a place name which had also been used as a type of aircraft. Some of the questions were fairly easy such as England white rose town (York), and England red rose town (Lancaster). Things became more challenging however when asked about an Earl who was a king maker (Warwick), or putting your money in to a bank or society (Halifax), and a Lincolnshire tea party held here (Boston). The one that caused the most head scratching, and some amusement was, a fishy duck, not many managed to answer that one, (Bombay)! The winning team scored a very creditable 20 points from 25 questions, well done gents! The chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Ron for coming in at very short notice to give us an interesting morning in good company. The members responded with the usual hearty applause.
Report by Peter Speirs
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