Even though Federal and Provincial Health authorities have lifted Proof of Vaccination, your Management Committee has decided to keep required proof of vaccination for indoor in-person gatherings. The developed 'In-person Venue Guidelines and Protocols' are to reduce the risks involved in socializing. Click here to view them
Please note, due to the COVID experience, we are not able to accommodate non-members at this time for events and activities. Exceptions will be made allowing Vaccinated Non-members to attend our General meetings as guests.
If you are unwell, please do not attend any PROBUS functions!
The PROBUS Club of Pickering is a local community association of active retired and semi retired seniors who join together with others of similar interests. The purpose of PROBUS is to provide regular gatherings offering varied social and learning opportunities. Members participate, engage, develop friendships and have fun!
PROBUS encompasses a diverse background of interests, generates cordiality, friendship, goodwill, and a sense of community.
Monthly general meetings offered by the PROBUS Executive provide Club updates. Informative speakers provoke interest and discussion on a wide range of topics. Regular Activities are offered allowing PROBUS members to meet in smaller groups to pursue common interests.
If you are retired, searching for new experiences and enjoy meeting people, PROBUS meets your needs. To satisfy your interest in trips, excursions, or hearing exciting speakers, this club provides it. Whether making new friends, learning new skills, or developing new interests, the PROBUS Club of Pickering is an excellent fit for you.
If you are a Pickering resident, please JOIN US!
President’s Message - June 2023
Hello PROBUS Members:
There is a Maori saying: “What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people!” As you know, our “Twin” Club is in Raumati, New Zealand. You can check the website for their newsletters and updates. The saying, “It is people” rings true for our Pickering PROBUS Club. Without you, our members, and our dedicated volunteers, we would not be the vibrant organization that we are.
Members attending the May meeting would have experienced the round table setting which was first used successfully at Don Beer. Please let us know what you think!
Social Convenor, Shirlie van Putten, continues to plan exciting events and trips for us. Mark your calendars for the Royal Botanical Garden Tour on June 12, the West Ben Theatre production of “Les Mis” on July 25. Check the Newsletter and the web for additional outings.
Activities Co-ordinator, Kathy Borisko, has some new, exciting activities in the works for us: darts, a music group, lawn bowling, an improv group and Bingo. There is truly something for everyone.
On Tuesday, May 30, a ZOOM meeting was held for all Durham District Club Presidents which I attended on your behalf. Membership issues were discussed.
Thanks to our Speaker Co-ordinator, Nancy Grant, for procuring wonderful speakers. This month come out and hear Steven Dengler who circumnavigated the globe by helicopter with his father during Canada’s sesquicentennial.
The upcoming June meeting will be held at the Chestnut Hill Recreation Centre, Wednesday, June 28th, 10:00 a.m.
Please note that the July and August meetings will be held at Don Beer.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
What's Coming Up You Ask?
Below are the next few events. For a full listing, visit the Calendar section. We frequently add new events, so make sure you check by here often.
You are reminded that we have strict COVID protocols in place for all in-person events. Click here to review them.
June Speaker - Bob Dengler
We will be celebrating Canada Day just three days after our June monthly meeting. Do you have plans? Did you celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial six years ago in a special way? Our speaker this month definitely celebrated the sesquicentennial in a spectacular way. Steven Dengler and his father, Bob Dengler, became the first Canadians and only father – son team to circumnavigate the globe in their helicopter. Their journey of over 39,000 km made 100 stops and took them to every provincial and territorial capital in Canada and 14 countries. You might say that Bob Dengler was the ultimate helicopter parent. Come and join us and listen to this engaging presentation from these extraordinary Canadians.
“THANK YOU, GREETERS!”
THANKS to our new Greeters -
Sue Melynk, Chuck Simmons, Jacqueline Mollaret
Important - Email registrations
Please do not forward event emails with registration button to anyone!
If this button is used by anyone else, they will be registered for the event and you will be invoiced. The registration button (link) is active for 7 days.
Please be considerate of our Volunteers!
Volunteers are not only behind the scenes in this Club, they're the ones that create a memorable activity or event. Our volunteers take their position seriously and we couldn't be more proud. They go to so much effort to make this Club outstanding! When people cancel or don't show up, it can be very deflating. Similar to inviting people to your home and planning for that number with food and beverage and then some don't show up. We appreciate your consideration of the work our volunteers do as our Club would be nowhere without them. Please cancel your participation if you know you are unable to attend by following the Change of Plan steps below, or click here. Thank you for your support!
Change of Plans? Click here to learn how to cancel your event registration through the website process. To download a copy for print, click here.
Which PROBUS Clubs are in District #9?
Click here for the details!
Age Friendly Steering Committee
The City of Pickering is currently seeking community minded individuals to fill vacancies on its Board. Click here for more information.
Mugs Mugs Mugs
In order to contribute to reducing our carbon footprint, members are invited to bring reusable mugs for coffee or tea at the General Meeting. Disposable cups will be available for those who require them.
Your May Newsletter is now available!
The April edition from our twin club, Raumati NZ is now available.
PROBUS Canada's latest newsletter edition is also available.
Website Training Our website training session is recorded and available for our members only by clicking here.
Where activities allow one guest, they must be an active PROBUS Club of Pickering Member. Thank you for your understanding.
Pickering PROBUS provides many exciting activities for its members. Activities are initiated by our member volunteers who tailor these to suit a wide variety of interests. Some activities run year round while others, such as golf, may be seasonal in nature.
Members may connect with some activities on Zoom and with others in person. Activities provide a regular scheduled opportunity to make new friends and socialize with fellow members. Come out to learn something new, practice a skill, or just have fun!
Pickering PROBUS is a social organization and members enjoy meeting together to share group experiences. Outings to local events may include venues such as theatres, restaurants or nearby attractions. Learn about our province by taking a PROBUS bus trip to historic sites, museums, wineries, or areas of interest. Gathering together for Pickering PROBUS celebrations is always fun! As a member enjoy the annual wine & cheese, the barbecue and the Christmas luncheon. Advance registration and payment is required.
Monthly Member Meetings
Our monthly member meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month and are a great opportunity to meet other members. Each month we provide a guest presenter, information about upcoming events and website support. Goodies included! We look forward to seeing you there.