October 25, 2021
PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County stays active & vital
The PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County was officially established on August 23, 2018, the club has grown from 88 charter members to its current count of 174. While some PROBUS Clubs have a limit to the number of members that’s not something that has been implemented in Prince Edward County. “We’re not setting limits on the number of members” says President Rick Moynes “because with more members comes more interests and that will keep us active, vital and meeting the needs of our members.” The local PROBUS Club is still going strong throughout the pandemic with monthly meetings on Zoom™ since May 2020.
The pandemic has brought changes to the many activity groups organized and led by PROBUS members. Some groups, such as the current events group, the travel group and the book groups, have moved online to zoom meetings. During the summer of 2021 some groups met outdoors in the park to conduct their discussions. The hiking group, cycling group, walking group and snowshoeing group meet outdoors when government regulations allow. All COVID-19 protocols are carefully followed to keep everyone safe.
“We are always planning ahead to when we can resume in-person meetings” says immediate Past President Andy Janikowski. “Coming back together as a group is our goal and we’ll do so as soon as it’s safe. At this time, we are actively pursuing the concept of ‘hybrid’ meetings to allow for maximum participation” he continued.
There are over 4,000 PROBUS clubs worldwide, 255 being Canadian clubs made up of over 38,000 members. PROBUS is an amalgam made up of the words “professional” and “business”. It is a fellowship organization of people with like interests. It is not a service club, and does not fundraise. Members are retired and semi-retired people who like to socialize, participate in activities, and most of all have fun.
The PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County has a website at www.pecprobus.org and a Facebook page.
To request an application form or for more information contact CountyPROBUS@gmail.com
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