99-year-old Doubleview resident becomes first life member of Probus club

Les Wearne (centre) with REIWA life members Bryan Mickle and Paul Druitt
Les Wearne (centre) with REIWA life members Bryan Mickle and Paul Druitt

AT 99 years old, Les Wearne has become the Combined Probus Club of Scarborough Beach’s inaugural life member.

The Doubleview resident has been part of the club since its formation in 2009, taking on the role of treasurer when he was 90 years old and serving on the committee for three years.

Mr Wearne also helped establish Scarborough Rotary Club and was a long serving member and former president of the Real Estate Institute of WA and deputy president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia.

He ran real estate agencies in Subiaco, Bayswater, Scarborough, Doubleview, North Beach and Tuart Hill, wrote three books, played first grade cricket for Subiaco and treasures a personal letter he received from Donald Bradman, and is a long-term member of Subiaco Football Club.

Probus club member Judi Bell said they wanted to recognise Mr Wearne for his contributions.

“He was nominated as the first life member in recognition of this commitment to the club but also because of his past involvement in the Scarborough Rotary Club, the Real Estate Institutes of WA and Australia and many other community activities and causes,” she said.