HISTORY OF OUR BEGINNING

In July 1999 the Rotary Club of Cannington decided to sponsor a Probus Club in the Cannington area. To get things started calls were made to known retirees and a notice was published in the local newspaper, the Canning Times, and a preliminary meeting was held at the Lynwood Arms (now demolished). This meeting was attended by fifty to sixty interested people in the formation of a Probus club.

Eventually the club was formed and a Foundation Meeting was held on the 11th October 1999. The Club was named the Probus Club of Bannister Creek after a nearby creek that emptied in the Canning River.  Meetings were to take place on the second Monday of every month, with the exception of January.  The club thus formed met every month at the Lynwood Arms but in due course the venue was changed to the Leisureplex, in High Road, Riverton, and as from February 2019, at the Willetton Uniting Church at 16 Herald Avenue, Willetton, WA 6155 and due to proposed renovations, moved to RAAFA at Bullcreek Drive, Bullcreek.

Currently membership to the club has been limited to a maximum of 110 members.  The club has a regular membership exceeding ninety, but when membership is capped, a waiting list opens. Fees are kept to a minimum and the annual membership fee is now $70 per annum with an initial joining fee of $25. The annual fee also covers tea or coffee with biscuits during the morning break.