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Brighton - Joan Selwood

Colborne - Louise McNutt

Ganaraska Valley - Bob Wallace

Northshore - Peter Chrisomalis & Bryan Armstrong

Northumberland - John Draper

Presqu'ile - Peter Ramsden

Trent Hills - Laura McCullogh

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On March 16 2016, Alan Appleby of Trent Hills Probus Club and Bob Gibson of Ganaraska Valley Probus Club made a presentation to Northumberland County Council about Probus.  The occasion was that March was declared to be Probus month across Canada.

Summary of the Presentation

Probus History
The Caterham Rotary club in England held a founding meeting in February 1966. Probus Clubs were started in New Zealand in 1974, Australia in 1976 and Canada in 1987. Probus originally was a club for retired professional and business people hence the name Probus. And now, Probus has grown to over 4,000 clubs in 23 countries from Argentina (1 club) to Zimbabwe (4 clubs) on 6 continents.

Probus in Canada
The Probus Club of Cambridge Ontario was founded March 17, 1987 and there are now 237 active Probus Clubs in nine Provinces across Canada with 32,432 members with an average membership of 137.

Our Goals Are Fun, Friendship and Education
Probus Clubs meet once or twice a month and most meetings have a guest speaker, such as

  • Authors of topical books
  • Local history stories
  • Motivational speakers
  • Environment and nature topics
  • Seniors information: scams/ health
  • Travelogues and destinations
  • Local Community groups (i.e. Habitat for Humanity as an example)

Most speakers are from Northumberland County

Probus is Fun!
Probus arranges many activities

  • Events: (Golf, Bowling, Car Rallies, Cards, Scotch tasting)
  • Attractions: (Peterborough Lift Locks, Ripley Aquarium)
  • Nature (Ganaraska Valley nature centre, Stoney Lake Boat Cruise)
  • History (Local history talks on each of our locations)
  • Museums (Firefighters, Canoe, RCAF Trenton)
  • Arts (Capitol and Herongate Theatres, Northumberland Players)
  • Tours (Trinity College and local wineries, fish hatchery)
  • Lunches and Dinners (All local)

We are proud to represent our Community – there are members from all over Northumberland County

You can download the full presentation in pdf format here.