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News Letter July 2021

Management Committee

  • President: Eddie Sokoloff
  • Vice Pres: Doug Ellsworth
  • Past Pres: Monty Richardson
  • Vice Pres Elect: Ron Mitchell
  • Treasurer: Douglas Smith
  • Secretary: George Powell
  • Membership: David Eaman
  • Events Co-ordinator: Dave Dicks
  • Support: Larry Gee
  • Newsletter: Jake Johnston
  • Webmaster: Bill Booth

Club Leaders

Cycling: Carl Wintermeyer Paddling: Carl Wintermeyer
Computer: Bill Booth
Investment: Bob Sanelli
Legends: Monty Richardson

Meeting Agenda

10:00 – Sign in

10:30 – Business meeting

Membership – Dave Eaman

Budget – Doug Smith

11:00 – Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker -- Linda Beck Topic -- History of Cole Porter


Message from the President

Fellow Probus Members, Greetings!!!! I hope this finds you all well and staying safe, and, getting around to your second dose of Covid protection. Your Management team is getting ready for regular meetings at the Legion, and, you'll be hearing about some of the other accomplishments at a later date. I'm looking forward to a beer and a sandwich after our meetings at the Legion, and, getting to see you all in person. Please take care and stay safe until we meet again at the Legion!!!

Eddie Sokoloff, President PROBUS Blue Mountain


COVID-19 Information

Here are links to Simcoe and Grey Bruce Health Unit Sites for Vaccination Information

Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit

Grey Bruce Health Unit


Christmas Luncheon Update December 9th at Alpine Ski Club XMAS Luncheon committee confirmed Alpine will host at same cost as given to Probus last year. Christmas Luncheon date is confirmed for December 9th, 2021. There will be no entertainment. The aim is to increase socialization, before and after the meal. Menu and timing issues still need to be set. David Hore and Jim Higgins are Chairpersons

David Hore and Jim Higgins are Chairpersons


Project Selfie

We are hardly making progress. Only 13 members have sent in photos for the database. Please get your selfies into: webmaster@probusblue.ca


Paddling Club

PROBUS Club of Blue Mountain is starting a Paddling Club. Now that COVID rules are less restrictive, we are starting up a new interest group at Probus Blue Mountains. Carl Wintermeyer has initiated a group of members that are interested in Paddling. We are setting up our first trip on the Nottawasaga river. A canoe float trip from Edendale to Wasaga, a 4 hour canoe and kayak trip for members on July 15th . Carl has consulted with Bob McNair and he is supportive of this initiative. We have crafted a Probus waiver that is satisfactory to him. We would be covered by Probus Liability insurance. paddling club Hopefully, this will lead to more trips on local rivers that will get people out to enjoy nature again. Contact Carl for more information.


No Golf Tournament

Due to the delays of COVID, we are not holding golf day this year.


Mixed Lawn Bowling event.

Dates proposed August 26th with September 2nd as a rain date. Can accommodate up to 48 people, includes spouses. Proposed as a morning event with lunch. Cost for the event $25 with Hamburger lunch must BYOB. More details will be confirmed this summer.


Cycling Group

Your committee met in June to determine the best way forward for the rest of this season. To that end we have decided on A (more difficult) and B (less difficult) rides for the next 2 weeks (June 29th, July 6th) leaving and returning to Collingwood. Details will be sent out in the next couple of days for next week's rides. We believe (hope) that the province will open up patio group sizes and indoor dining by that time, so we will be reaching out to our list of ride leaders to have them decide on the rides they would like to lead, which hopefully can include rides which are a little further afield. In the meantime I have openly copied the folks on our cycling list so that you can contact individuals for ad-hoc rides at your convenience. Check website for updates and Ride details. Monty


Club Treasurer

We are in need of a member to take over The Club Treasurer position from Doug Smith - enough is enough! Doug has taken on these duties for many years and would like to pass the baton. Don’t be shy ... Step up.



PROBUS Club of Blue Mountain
P.O. Box 568
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4B2

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