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News Letter August 2022

Next Meeting: August 18th

Collingwood Legion
Coffee: 9:30 a.m.
Meeting: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 at the Legion

Meeting Agenda

Speaker: Jory Pritchard
Topic: Status of the Collingwood Hospital
Profiler: Verne McKay

Management Committee

  • President: Ron Mitchell
  • Vice President: John Hillier
  • Treasurer: Gene Peycha
  • Membership: Dan Edwards
  • Past President: Doug Ellsworth
  • Secretary: George Powell
  • Newsletter: Jake Johnston
  • Support & Compassionate Care: Larry Gee
  • Ex-Officio: Doug Smith
  • Webmaster: Bill Booth

Club Leaders

Ski Legends: Monty Richardson
PROBus Travel:
Cycling: Carl Wintermeyer
Paddling: Carl Wintermeyer
Investment: Ed Long

Message from the President

I am so happy to be back at Probus after my knee operation. I sure missed the social interaction that the meetings offer. Lately I attended the Probus outing to King’s Wharf for the show I’m Canadian 2. Lots of laughs and a great turnout from the club. Things are slowly starting to turn around. We are looking forward to our August meeting with Speaker Jory Pritchard from the Collingwood Hospital who will update us on the current and future status of operations.

Regards, Doug Ellsworth, President

Bridge Club

It’s a relaxed bridge get together talk about local issues and play kitchen bridge don’t even keep score. Great way to get to know members.

First Thursday in the month at the Legion in the North Atlantic room at 1:00 p.m. Contact G. Powell if you are interested. 705 443 8443.

Investment Group

The Investment Group is alive and well. Our meetings -- three months off in the Summer. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 13th 2022, at the Collingwood Library.

Ed Long

Computer Group

Since Bill Booth is not “locally” available, we are going to call this group done! Of course, if any members need help with geeky things, click on the link to Bill's Blog at

Bill is only as far away as a phone call or email. Don’t hesitate!

Paddling Group

Cycling Group

Check this website for up-to-date schedules.

Carl Wintermeyer

Ski Legends

The trips for Sun Peaks and Snowmass (Aspen) are now open for booking by paid up Legends members. The trips are going fast. All information can be found on the Legends website. Legends Memberships available here:

Christmas Luncheon

  • Location: OslerBrook Golf and Country Club
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7/Noon to 3:30 p.m.
  • Menu: Full 3 course meal
  • Spouse/partner welcome
  • Registration: In Person at Club meetings on September 15 and October 20, or by e-transfer (details to follow)
  • Cost per person: Approx. $62.00. (to be confirmed prior to September 15.

Highlights of the July 21st Meeting

Guests: Tony Lupos and Paul Taylor with special guest Juanceta Hodgson.

Profiler: Don Brazier Profiler - Don Brazier

Don gave an interesting profile of his working days as a Chartered Accountant and his travels to Belgium and Northern Europe. Most recently he and his wife retired to Collingwood. They have 2 daughters both involved in Medicine.

Guest Speaker: Bruce R. Ross

Bruce R. Ross

Bruce shared his journey while dealing with depression by describing the content of his book ‘Breaking Free of Depressions’ Grip”.

50/50 Winners

50/50 Winners at the July 2022 meeting were from left to right: Joe Van Benthem, Verne McKay, Dunc Hawkins

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