Probus Clubs of Omagh Business Meeting

Wednesday, 17 February 2016: Probus Clubs of Omagh Business Meeting

Ladies President Audrey Hodge with Men's President Paul Gallagher
Ladies President Audrey Hodge with Men’s President Paul Gallagher

On Wednesday 17th February members of Omagh and District Ladies Probus Club joined with members of the Men’s Club for the first joint meeting of the Probus Clubs of Omagh. The purpose of the meeting was to consider a proposition that the Probus Clubs of Omagh might host the next All-Ireland Probus Rally. In 2015 the All-Ireland Rally was hosted by the Probus Clubs of Ennis, Co Clare with the expectation that the 2017 Rally would be hosted by a club in the North of Ireland. The Omagh clubs were greatly encouraged by news that the Silverbirch Hotel was building a new Conference Centre with a seating capacity of 400, this being the number that usually attends these events In preparation for the meeting a delegation from the Omagh Clubs had travelled to Coleraine to meet with the organising committee of the 2014 All-Ireland Rally hosted by the Coleraine Club. The report back was positive and after discussion a committee was formed with members from both clubs to further explore the notion of bringing the All-Ireland Probus Rally to Omagh in May 2017.