March Meeting

March 14th at the Elks. Please wear your Probus badge.

FEATURED SPEAKER – Guest Speaker: Shannon Coull, Executive Director, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Fndn.

Do you know someone who is interested in joining?

Retired and semi-retired people who like to socialize, participate in activities and most of all have fun might wish to consider joining the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County.  Our club meets monthly to hear guest speakers and discuss club activities. Social events and group interest activities are ongoing throughout the month.  There are over 5,000 PROBUS Clubs worldwide, 249 clubs in Canada with 37,600 members. PROBUS is a fellowship organization of people with like interests.  PROBUS is not a service club, and does not fund raise.   New members require the signature of a current member on the application form as “sponsor”.  If you know someone who is interested in joining the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County suggest that they send an email to CountyPROBUS@gmail.com

Guest Speaker for January

Brian Beiles, President of The County Foundation will speak about Vital Signs

For over 30 years, Brian has focused his business, consulting and training efforts on helping organizations become more effective in serving their customers, employees and shareholders. His experience has been in a wide variety of industries, where he has also held a number of senior financial and general management positions. Brian is a C.A., holds an M.B.A., and is on faculty with Loyalist College, where he conducts both consulting engagements and in-house management training programs. Brian moved to the County with his wife Sandra Goranson in 2005. Since then, he has served as Vice Chair on the Board of the Arts Council and as a member and Chair of the Jazz Festival Committee. He is very pleased to now be contributing to addressing key areas of need in the County as President of The County Foundation.

Photo Contest Update

Thanks to Beth Ernst and Dave Sutherland, we now have enough images for ‘Winter’. In early March, a selection of images for ‘Spring’ will be used in rotation for the site header.

Social Updates

Darlene Griffith is the new leader for Apps & Bevvies.

David Sutherland is the new leader for Pub Night. Pub Night will now be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Travel and Bus Tours are now one activity and Beth Ernst (new committee member) is the new leader.

November Probus Meeting

Some of the new PECProbus members are introduced

Andy Janikowski presents …

Members were treated to a fascinating talk about The Franklin Expedition, and travels in the High Arctic, as well as considerable insights into how and why it failed.