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News Letter July 2022

Next Meeting: July 21st

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

Meeting Agenda

Speaker: Bruce Ross
Topic: Breaking free of Depression
Profiler: Don Brazier

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

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


Message from the President

President Doug is on the mend and plans to attend the July Meeting. Many thanks to VP Ron Mitchell for filling in.

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 http://billbooth.com

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

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Management Committee

Incoming Vice President: This position will be presented to the membership at our next Annual General Meeting for election as Vice President of the Club.

Contact: Ron Mitchell (705) 915-1684 duntroonmitch@gmail.com

Other Opportunities

AV Setup Person

Responsible for setting up the Club projector at Legion meetings and assisting the speaker to connect to his/her devices. Contact; Bill Booth (705) 446-2508 bill@billbooth.ca

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King's Wharf Theatre - Penetanguishene

Wednesday, July 6th, our Probus Club had tickets for King's Wharf.

Before the performance most everyone attending shared a picnic lunch accompanied by appropriate adult beverages.

Picnic Picnic Picnic Picnic

As you can see, a great time was had by all and the show was a wonderful celebration of CANADA.

Let's try to organize more of these social events!!!!


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 http://probusskilegends.ca/


Golf Tournament

On June 28 several Probus members and a few guests enjoyed a fun day of golf at the Duntroon Golf Club.

Thank to David Thomson for heading up the Organizing Committee. David was assisted by Bill Patrick, Bill Mulock and Bob Little. Special thanks to Bob Halpenny and Larry Hogarth for taking many photographs of the golfers. Great weather, great golf, great friendship. Who could ask for more?

Winners

The Wining Team with a total score of 34 consisted of Don Avery, Jim Mills, David Hambley and Dick Fraser.

Runners-Up The Runner up Team included Terry Thompson, Rob Johnston, Carl Wintermeyer and Dave Conning.

Closest to Pin

Closest to the pin winners were David Thomson and Bill Patrick.

Longest Drive: Dave Thomson and Terry Billo (Collingwood Probus) Longest Drive


Lawn Bowling Signup at the July Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, August 31

Location: Collingwood Lawn Bowling Club (behind the Curling Club)

Time: 9:30am

  • Spouses/Partners invited
  • Instruction and lunch (optional) provided
  • Options and costs: Instruction, Bowling and Lunch: $35.00
  • Bowling only: $10:00
  • Lunch only: $25.00

NOTE: FOR PROBUS AND THE LAWN BOWLING CLUB TO PLAN AND ORGANIZE THIS EVENT, PAYMENT WILL BE REQUESTED AT OUR NEXT MEETING ON JULY 21st.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD, OR DEBIT CARD. OR BY E-TRANSFER TO:probusblue@gmail.com NO LATER THAN JULY 21. PLEASE ADD: LAWN BOWLING AND YOUR NAME(S) IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.


Highlights of the June Meeting

Profiler: Stephen McKee

Stephen McKee

Stephen McKee gave a humorous tale about his work history following Murphy’s Law. He started in the muffler business then moved to the farming business, followed by the starch company field and finally sold trucks and fork lifts! Funny stories I hear.

Along the way he and his wife raised 3 boys and 1 girl.


Guest Speaker: Michael Coward

Michael Coward

Our Guest Speaker was Club member Michael Coward. He told the tale of The Secrets of Trout Hollow. A simple start with a hike by Meaford led to Michael developing the research to show a connection to “America’s First Environmentalist”, John Muir.


50/50 Winners

50/50 Winners at the June 2022 meeting were from left to right: Stephen McKee, Michael Coward, Robert Johnston.



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