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JAMIE DOOLITTLE, PRESIDENT
1302 - 120 University Ave. East, Cobourg, Ontario K9A OA9
Tel: (905) 372-6465 Email:
August 28, 2020
Dear PROBUS CANADA Club Presidents,
I hope this note finds you well and coping as best you can during our certainly difficult times.
Your Board of Directors has met three times via Zoom since the beginning of May. These meetings have been to discuss the challenges, issues, and procedures arising from many questions the Members of the Board have received from our Club Members.
The following points are provided for your planning and edification while we operate during the Pandemic:
This document was sent to all Presidents of Probus clubs in Canada
Guiding Principles used: Keep abreast of changes to Guidelines/Club's autonomy vs. Guidelines/Keep brief/general
Suggested Guidelines for Re-Opening PROBUS Clubs: Note: These are Guidelines only and do not in any way minimize the important responsibility of Mgm't Teams and individual members to do all that is necessary to reduce risk to themselves and to their fellow members.
With the restrictions in place prohibiting groups larger than 5 from gathering, all Probus clubs in Northumberland have temporarily ceased operating, That is, there are no meetings or events. Some clubs are continuing with their newsletters to keep continuity and community.
This is of course impacting clubs across Canada and recognising this, the President of Probus Canada, Marlene Pearce, has issued a memo addressed to presidents with her thoughts. Download here.
One of the things that the shutdown affected was the celebration of National Probus Month. Ineke Knight and Jamie Doolittle have also written to Presidents on this subject. Download their letter here.
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The last event of the Port Hope Probus club will be their Christmas lunch on December 16, 2019 - members are saying that "it is time".In a message from President Alan Butler in the October newsletter, Alan said:
"…Most of all I treasure the friendships made over the years, and I encourage you all to keep in touch, for example by arranging lunch groups or similar get togethers where you can socialize. I should mention that a welcome awaits any of you who would like to join the Ganaraska Probus Club that meets at the Town Park Recreation Centre on the second and fourth Thursdays each month.
Don't forget that Erik is setting out the Club's collection of photographs at each of the next three meetings so feel free to take the ones you want."
The club was founded in June 1998.