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News Letter February 2022

Next Meeting: February 17th

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

Meeting Agenda

Speaker: Tim Burrows
Topic: Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Our Future

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

Double Vaccination & Masks are required!

Message from the President Well gentlemen, I am writing this on Groundhog Day. We are reopening once again for live meetings. Our next meeting is February 17 at the Legion.

The speaker is Tim Burrows, a board member of the Electric Vehicle Society who is well known for his Tim Talks Tesla Presentations. His topic is "Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Our Future". It should be an interesting Q & A session!

The special interest groups like Investment, Computer, Bridge, etc. will resume gradually so that everybody will feel comfortable getting back to normal.

See you on the 17th.

Regards, Doug Ellsworth, President

Investment Group

The Investment Group is alive and well. Our meetings are usually the second Tuesday of the month with three months off in the Summer. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 12, 2022, hopefully at the Collingwood Library.

Bob Sanelli took responsibility for the group over the last several years but now has stepped down. It is a large and time-consuming task. Many thanks Bob.

Since Quarter 1, 2020 markets have recovered nicely and reached new highs in November 2021 and January 2022.

Come and share your ideas and questions with fellow club members.

Ed Long

Kitchen Bridge

This group is putting sessions in abeyance until monthly meetings at the Legion are established again before asking members to restart.

George Powell

Cycling and Paddling

There are no updates for cycling and paddling at this time. Organizers for these groups will be meeting in April to finalize the ride and trip schedules which will begin in May. Stay tuned for messages to come!

Carl Wintermeyer

Vice President Position

Dear Probus Club Members,

Your Management Team is reaching out to you to recruit potential candidates for the position of Incoming Vice President.

This is an important position in the line of succession to secure the peaceful transition of power in our democratic institution.

If you are interested in helping the Management Team secure our Club's future and would like to understand more about this key position please contact Ron Mitchell @ (416) 574-9943 or

Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity.

Ron Mitchell

Group Leaders

Our Club runs successfully because we have members volunteer to organize our activity groups such as Investment, Cycling, etc.

We are always wanting to refresh the leadership to create engaging activities. The time commitment can be flexible and in many cases shared.

So please if you are at all interested in finding out more contact David Dicks or contact any member of the Management Team.

Thank you for thinking about our Club's well being.

Members Photo Gallery

At our February meeting, renowned photographer Eddie Sokoloff will be setting up a photo shoot so you can get your picture taken for our Website Gallery. Eddie will be there before the meeting and at break.

So come on! No need to dress up, just come as you are and get a quality picture to go in our Member's Gallery on the Website.

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