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50/50 Draw:

First Prize: Frank Millerd (guest)

Second Prize: Joe Elliott

April Attendance & Membership:

Members: 72 Guests: 3

New Members:

Please welcome our newest members, John Hatashita and Jay Howard, shown below with their sponsors Don Grant and Morris Fraser and also President Eric.

Sept. Duty Roster:

Introduction: Alan Chalmers

Thanker: Jim Cavill

Wellness Report:

Ron Hustwitt advises, no sickness this month. Contact Ron at 519-746-1282 to report any sickness you are aware of.

Special Interest Groups:

Book Club
The September meeting will be at the home of John Panabaker on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at which time we will enjoy a discussion of the book "At Home" by Bill Bryson. Feel free to join us.

Outdoors Group
The Outdoors Group hikes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. You can also find out about our times and locations for hikes by looking at the Event Calendar on the club website.

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Financial Group

The Financial Group will be meeting at Alan Watson's home on Sept. 28th, 2012 from 9:30am to 11:00am. Our prime discussion topic will be the “Impact of the European financial crisis “ on Canada.  Our member count stands at nine. If you would like to join our group please contact Karl Kaufman.

COMSIG (Computer) Group

The next meeting will be Sept. 20th at 9:30 AM at Forewst Hill United Church, 121 Westmount Rd. WiFi is available so bring you laptops or tablets. Topics of common interest to the group are discussed. New members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please let Don Grant 519-570-3249 know so they know how many need to be accommodated in the room.

Supper Club (New)
The purpose of the group would be socializing of members and guests during an evening meal. Groups of people (Probus member and spouse/guest) would arrange to dine out once a month on a specified weekday of the month (e.g. First Wednesday). 

If you would like to join this group, please contact Jim Bowman at 519-747-2401 or

This group is sponsored by Jim Bowman, Gordon Coyne and John Rule.

Bridge Club (New)

Are you interested in joining a Bridge group through our Probus club?  If so, please speak to Don O'Bright at the September meeting.

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 4 – Fall Tour (Six nations and War of 1812)
5 seats remain for this tour.  The cost is $55 per person including lunch.  If you are integrested in participating, contact Don Blain, 519-664-0220, immediately.

Oct. 23 – Annual Probus Car Rally
The Car Rally is being organized by Fred Beattie and Peter Naus. It will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  It will start from the  ‘Sportsworld Crossing Twin Pad’,  located at Sportsworld Crossing Road at 1:00 PM. There will be a refreshment break about halfway and a dinner at the end.  The fee will be $40.00 per person and covers the costs of the break and dinner. Tickets will be sold at the September Probus meeting  If you are unable to attend this meeting, you may order tickets by phoning Peter Naus at 894-2796.  Deadline: October 10.  We look forward to many Probians participating as the rally is always an enjoyable  experience.

December 12 – Christmas Luncheon.

This popular event will once again be held at St. George's Banquet Hall. If you have ideas for entertainment please let Don Blain (539-664-0220) or Bruce Hannah (519-741-7377) know.

Message from the Nominating Committee:

Please note, as announced at the August meeting, Paul Kett is replacing John Gertridge as Health & Visitation Committee Chair in the nominating committee report published in the August Newsletter.

Thanks to Ken Macpherson for the photos this month.

Special thanks to Jim Bowman and Dorian Hausman who helped me get last months Probuzz out after I dropped my computer!!

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