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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.

John Draper
Probus Northumberland webmaster


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". Alan ButlerAlan Butler 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.


Four hundred members of the Clubs of Ontario District 1, West, were at the 2019 Spring Escape on April 30th at the Trenton Air Force Ted BarrisMuseum. What a great venue! In between everything else, you could go on a tour of the Museum conducted by Harry Nash or just stroll around and view all the very interesting exhibits.

Afer a three course meal served to our tables, we were then treated to a talk by Ted Barris (picture at right) about the Canadian participation in the morale boostng Dam Busters raid into the heart of Nazi Germany. Ted was certainly an excellent speaker - and very animated. He did not use a dais but instead used a wireless lapel microphone and walked around the room.