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Brighton - Joan Selwood

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Ganaraska Valley - Bob Wallace

Northshore - Peter Chrisomalis & Bryan Armstrong

Northumberland - John Draper

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Trent Hills - Laura McCullogh

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The Northumberland multi-club "Spring Fling" - now called Spring Time Celebration - will once again be held in 2017.  It will be held on 30th May 2017 Terry Fallisat the Keeler Centre in Colborne. There will be entertainment by the "Native Classical & Hoop Dancers" and a speaker.  We are pleased that the speaker will be Terry Fallis (photo at right), an award winning author of five national bestsellers including his debut novel, The Best Laid Plans which won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the "essential Canadian novel of the decade."

Cost is $40.00 p.p. and includes morning Coffee/Goodies and a full lunch.


The Cobourg Club has announced it is closing.  See the full announcement here.

Membership has been reducing and it is not financially or organizationally possible to continue.  Disbanding is effective September 30, 2016 with the last meeting July 21, 2016.

John Draper

On March 16 2016, Alan Appleby of Trent Hills Probus Club and Bob Gibson of Ganaraska Valley Probus Club made a presentation to Northumberland County Council about Probus.  The occasion was that March was declared to be Probus month across Canada.

Summary of the Presentation

Probus History
The Caterham Rotary club in England held a founding meeting in February 1966. Probus Clubs were started in New Zealand in 1974, Australia in 1976 and Canada in 1987. Probus originally was a club for retired professional and business people hence the name Probus. And now, Probus has grown to over 4,000 clubs in 23 countries from Argentina (1 club) to Zimbabwe (4 clubs) on 6 continents.