http://www.lakecountryprobus.com/Probus has a vital Purpose
To stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.
Probus Clubs worldwide
In order to provide regular gatherings to those who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest, Rotary Clubs sponsor Probus Clubs.
Retired or semi-retired professional, business or like responsible persons, become a Probus Club.
Each Probus Club is autonomous. A system is organized through Probus Centre so that the clubs themselves, through regional representatives on a national board, agree to minimal measure of conformity through e.g. a standard constitution and recommended by-laws, to preserve the integrity and reputation of these clubs. This has proved a successful basis for serving the needs of retirees in the many countries in which Probus Clubs are now flourishing.
The Probus Club
The emphasis is that the club be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs, involve members in a minimal cost. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and the opportunity for development of acquaintance. Clubs can be all men, all women, or combined men and women, decided usually at the first interest meeting by those attending. (The spouses of club members are often included in the club social activities).
Activities usually fall into two categories:
- A MEETING on a set day of each month, usually from 10 am to 12 noon comprising about 30 minutes business, 30 minutes coffee break and 60 minutes to hear a guest speaker as well as have discussion
- VISITS (between meetings) to organizations or places, sports and social activities of every conceivable nature. Arising out of their membership activities there is a self-generating goodwill, a sense of belonging, a diverse background of interests, ensuring for Probus a highly successful future as a firmly established part of the community. Indeed the general public often recognize that although the club itself is not involved in service work or fundraising, the persons in the Probus clubs, are perceived to be collectively but separately involved in a wide range of volunteer pursuits, even greater than most service clubs
Probus Clubs are to:
- be non-political and non-sectarian
- be non-profit making and non-fundraising
- be initially sponsored by a Rotary club, using a HOW TO manual
- not only for retired service club members
- use a distinctive lapel pin, and name badges to assist in friendship
- keep membership fees low about $30.00 Cdn., an initiation fee of about $20.00 Cdn. for initial costs
Probus Clubs are not to:
- impose a restriction on the number of members from one former vocation
- require compulsory attendance at meetings
- place any restrictions on members belonging to other clubs or organizations
PROBUS CENTRE - CANADA, INC. ALLOWS ALL ACCREDITED PROBUS CLUBS FOLLOWING THE CLUB STANDARD CONSTITUTION, PERMISSION TO USE THE "P" LOGO ON PRINTED STATIONERY WITHOUT REFERENCE TO PROBUS - CENTRE, AND IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL CLUB. THIS PERMISSION IS IN NO WAY GRANTED TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS, OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
THE MARIPOSA PROBUS CLUB (Orillia), ON (Combined) #241
Suite 341, 3 - 200 Memorial Avenue, Orillia ON L3V 5X6
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Fax - None
94 members (Sponsor Probus Club of Twin Lakes)
Charter Members 94 - 10/10/14
President - Brian Pounder (705) 325-5756
Secretary - Catherine Hermans (705) 242-9624
MEET Royal Canadian Legion (Br.#34), 2nd Mon., 10:00 AM
THE PROBUS CLUB OF ORILLIA, ON (Combined) #159
P.O. Box 411, Orillia, ON, L3V 6J8
Email - email@example.com Fax - None
200 Members (Sponsor Rotary Orillia, District 7010)
Charter Members 155 - 11/12/03
President - Patricia Bromley (705) 330-0014
Secretary - Dorothy MacDonald (705) 327-0735
MEET Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, Orillia 4th Wed. 10:00 A.M.
THE PROBUS CLUB OF TWIN LAKES (Orillia) ON Combined #165
P.O. Box 611, Orillia, ON L3V 6K5
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Fax - None
230 members (Sponsor Probus Club of Orillia)
Charter Members 150 - 19/11/04
President - Bob Duff (705) 323-9131
Secretary - Eva-Maria Stosch (705) 484-1428
MEET Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 34, Orillia, 3rd Thurs. 10:00 AM
THE PROBUS CLUB OF LAKE COUNTRY (Orillia), ON (Combined) #167
c/o The President, 18 Park Lane, Box A Comp 8 RR#1, Sebright, ON L0K1W0
Email - email@example.com Fax - None
240 members (Sponsor Probus Club of Orillia)
Charter Members 199 - 8/11/10
President - Lynn Boht (705) 833-2268
Secretary - Lorraine Kindy & Cathy Meunier (705) 426-9053 & (705) 484-1375
MEET Royal Canadian Legion, 3rd Mon., 10:00 AM