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50/50 Draw:

First Prize: Al Coughlin

Second Prize: Chuck Thompson

June Attendance & Membership:

Members: 82 Guests: 2

Introducer: Tom Jeary

Thanker: Barry Noice

New Member:

Bernie Freese and Harley Clark have been proposed for membership. Please make your comments to John Williams at 519-579-6571

Bell Ringer:

Congratulations to Elsie and Gino Campagnola on their 65th Wedding Anniversary

Wellness Report:

We extend our best wishes to Doug Bean and Paul Martin, who are 
convalescing.  We hope to see them back at our meetings in the near future. If you know of a member who is ill, please let Paul Kett (Health and Wellness Chair) know so that he can follow up appropriately.  You can contact him at 519-725-4994 or

Special Interest Groups:

Information about each of the Special Interest Groups can be found on the club Website. The following is a a list of the contacts for each group.

Book Club: Paul Van de Kamer 519-744-8329

Bridge Club: Don O'Bright 519-764826.

COMSIG (Computer) Group: Don Grant 519-570-3249

Financial Group: Karl Kaufman 519-888-6918

Outdoors Group: Dorian Hausman 519-578-0172

Supper Club: Jim Bowman  519-747-2401


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Book Club Announcement:

The book club will resume on Sept. 18 at 2:00pm as usual on the third Wednesday of the month. Discussion of the book "View from Castle Rock" by Alice Monroe, will be at the home of Dick Bryden. It's a series of short stories wonderfully  woven together as only a literary artist can do.

Supper Club Announcement:

We are approaching the first anniversary of the Supper Club. The club now has two groups, consisting of 13 Probus members and their guests/spouses. One group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month while the other group meets on the 3rd Monday.  In addition, there are 6 members on our guest list.

If there is sufficient interest, we will organize another group starting in the fall.  If you are interested, please contact Jim Bowman at or John Rule at

We would need to know what nights of the week you would be available, and whether you would be bringing a spouse/guest with you. 

Over the past year, we have had the pleasure of dining at the following restaurants:  Ennios, Golf's, Three Kretans, Del Dente, Borealis, Green Gables Guest House, Janet Lynn's, Jake & Humphreys,  Thai Sun, @271West, Sole, the Old Marina, and the Nith River Chop House.

Upcoming Events:

2013and a dinner at the end Car Rally

Oct. 8, starting at 1:30 PM from McLennan Park, 901 Ottawa St. S., Kitchener.  There will be a refreshment stop about half way though the journey and a dinner at the end.  Dinner includes a choice of Prime Rib of Beef or Fire-Roasted Chicken (participants will be asked their choice when they purchase tickets), salad, a dessert station, coffee and tea. Vegetarian and Allergy Free meals can be arranged.  There will be a cash bar. Cost is $40.00 per person payable by cheque or cash at the August and September meetings.  The price includes the refreshment break and dinner.

Car Rally instructions will be handed out at the Start Location just prior to each car start time. For additional information please contact Don Nightingale (519-884-9895) or Ken Macpherson (519-744-5599).

Huron Road Fall Colour Tour

This tour will be Wed. Oct. 16th departng from the Waterloo Rec. Centre at 8:30 AM, returning at 5:00 PM. Lunch will be at the Legion in Goderich.  Warren Stauch will be the tour guide and promises to have new jokes this year.  Tickets will be $55 per person (same as last year) and will be available at the August and September meetings.  For addition information contact Bruce Hannah (519-741-7377).

2013 Christmas Luncheon

Mark the date for this popular event on your calendars.  It will be held at the St. George's Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Nominating Committee Report 


The following slate of Probus members will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in Sept.


Past-President: Brian Hendley

President:  Don Blain

1st VP:  Bruce  Hannah

2nd VP: Ray Millard

Director-at-Large: Alan Coughlin

Secretary: Gordon Coyne

Treasurer: Andrew Beamish

Sergeant-at-Arms: Ray Cloutier

Committee Chairmen:

Health & Visitation: Paul Kett

Historian: Doug Woodley

Membership: Bob Schmidt

Program: Chuck Thompson

PROBUZZ Editor: Vern Hall

Thanks to Dolf Bogad for this months pictures of our June meeting.

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