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Monthly Lunches

Held at the Random House Hotel, Slinfold, we meet on the second Wednesday of every month to enjoy each other's company, lunch, and, often, listen to a guest speaker.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Our guest speaker this month will be Ian Worley. Ian is an experienced and distinguished yachtsman, who will be speaking on “Racing to Victory in the Southern Ocean". The talk will cover how the 78 foot racing yacht, Great Britain II, on which Ian was First Mate, overcame many odds to win line hours in the 1977/78 Whitbread Around the World Race.

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Our speaker will be our very own John Bradley who will present to us about "Garston House and Help For Heroes"

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Wednesday 14 August 2024

Wednesday 11 September 2024

Wednesday 9 October 2024

Wednesday 13 November 2024

Guest speaker will be Tim Fookes on "The Work of the High Sherriff"

Wednesday 11 December 2024

Our Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings and festive fun

Special Occasions in 2024

Tuesday 23 July

Ladies Lunch at the West Sussex Golf Club.

Friday 6 December

President's Ladies' Christmas  Dinner at the West Sussex Golf Club with entertainer Paul Stanworth.

Recent Events

Monthly Lunch - Wednesday 10 April 2024

Frances Farrer-Brown gave us a fascinating talk about the town of Rye. In her very own style and assisted with pictures of the town's landmarks, she covered much of the interesting history and stories of the people and places that can be seen and appreciated today.

Monthly Lunch Wednesday 13 March 2024

In addition to Jonathan Beardmore talking about "Filming at the Bluebell Railway", we were pleased to welcome as a new member Henryk Kaskow from West Chiltington.



President Rob (right) welcoming Henryk to the club


Monthly Lunch - Wednesday 14 February 2024

A most interesting, well-researched and informative presentation by David Bickerton about the pursuit of the German battleship Bismark and its sinking on 26-27 May 1941.

Monthly Lunch - Wednesday 10 January 2024

This was the first lunch of 2024 when we recevied a most interesting and informative presentation from guest speakers Chris Connors and Sharon Perry from CoCo's Foundation.

President's Ladies' Christmas Dinner
Held on 8 December 2023, the Club’s highlight social event of the year was a glittering and festive dinner/dance at West Sussex Golf Club.  Members, their partners, Friends and guests thoroughly enjoyed the superb food and service laid on by the Golf Club and the lively entertainment provided by solo entertainer, Paul Stanworth, all in the beautifully decorated surroundings. In his address Club President, Rob Neal-Smith, praised the wide range and frequency of social activities undertaken by the Club during the past year and looked forward to a another active year in 2024 while highlighting Members' collective responsibility to ensure our continuing success by actively seeking to recruit new members.
        President Rob welcoming everyone ....              getting serious!
Brian's in the Minstrals' Gallery again, recording the evening
...and after dinner, what's there to do but dance the night away!
Our president for 2023-24


At its recent annual general meeting, members of the Storrington and District PROBUS Club welcomed Rob Neal-Smith as their president for the 2023-24 year. Outgoing president, Tony Girard, wished Rob success in the coming year and presented him with his president’s regalia. In turn, Rob thanked Tony for all he had achieved in the last year and said he was “… looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”











Incoming president Rob Neal-Smith (left) being congratulated by Tony Girard


Rob was a pilot and captain for British Airways for 33 years and moved to West Chiltington 11 years ago.  He joined PROBUS a year later. Moving through the various roles that keep the club active, Rob spent a rewarding eight years on the social events committee prior to becoming club vice-president last year.

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