May Meeting

May 9th at the Elks. Please wear your Probus badge

FEATURED SPEAKER – Colonel Mark Goulden

classic bookgroup

Our Classic Bookgroup will be affected by the government’s 50% cut to Ontario libraries.

The library service bookgroups rely on is the Interlibrary Loan service.

The arbitrary cancellation of this service requires another approach to keep our bookgroup functioning.

  1.  We can choose from 40 sets of books set aside for ‘book club sets’;
  2.  We can use digital means to share the content of a book.

May 13 at 1:00 pm we will meet at the Picton branch (lower floor) to discuss They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson.

June 10 will be a test of our new system of choosing books for bookgroups or for individuals wanting material not available within our PEC library system (since couriers have been cancelled and even the IT website allowing books and library material to be shared has been taken down).

Please consider the choices below for our classic bookgroup for June:

  1.  Away, or The Stone Carvers by J. Urquhart
  2. Jane Eyre by C. Bronte
  3. The Year of the Flood by M. Atwood
  4. A Good Man by G. Vanderhaeghe


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Chair of the Social and Entertainment Committee

The Probus cycling group starts Monday, May 6th, 9:30 am.  Our first outing will be at Sandbanks near the Outlet entry. Closer to the date, I’ll advise those attending where to meet up.

If you would like to join the group, contact me at .

Please wear your badge.

April Meeting

April 11th at the Elks. Please wear your Probus badge.

FEATURED SPEAKER –Peter Lockyer. Topic ‘History Lives Here’

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.

February Meeting

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

FEATURED SPEAKER – Eric Pierce talks about Amateur (Ham) Radio

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

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.