In This Issue
President's Message
Nude Book Club
Whisky Club Goes South
UPCOMING - Around the Area
Quick Links

(pssst.. the password is easy! It's:  2013)
(Probus style!)

Calendar of Events
Issue: #1
January 2014

Happy Year of the Horse!  The new year starts with a sense of excitement.  According to Business Week, "the year of the horse is generally considered an auspicious time", and heralds "vigorous growth".  
As we move into our second decade, we look forward to this being the case for our NW Bay Probus Club.   


Your Communications Committee
February 7th: Nanaimo Economic Update
A new 240 room hotel attached to the Conference Centre....potential revival  of the fast ferry service from Nanaimo to Vancouver.... 
Come next Friday to hear Sasha Angus, CEO of Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation tell us what's happening in the big city to the south.

President's Message opportunity to build upon our 10th Anniversary success.


A new year means many things. One is to take time out to reflect on the year ahead and what resolutions you might make. While we are usually optimistic about the future we also realize that some time we need to make changes. 



If yes - many thanks!  

If not - bring your completed
membership form and cheque to the February meeting, send it by snail-mail to Diane deVisser (her details are on the form) or place it in the special box at her front door.  
Fri Feb 7

Nanaimo Economic Update 

Sasha Angus, NEDC

Tues Feb 11Men's Pub Lunch (11:30 @ Nanoose Place)
Lantzville Pub
Thur Feb 13Ladies' Lunch (1pm)
Riso, Lantzville
Fri March 7

Emergency Preparedness 

Fiona MacIness, RDN

What NOT to Wear to a Nude Book Club Luncheon

Well, first you invite the author who would name his book about growing up in a family with a cabin in Desolation Sound:  Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a nude potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound. Then, you serve a yummy lunch.

Whisky Club Goes South
The Whisky Club moved to the U.S. for their January tasting and sampled two fine Kentucky Bourbons. 

Joe Straka explained the difference in the composition of whisky's and bourbons and then club members found themselves quite surprised at the difference in two different samplings.   

UPCOMING - in the area
From the CALENDAR on our website:

Feb 1-2, 4-23

Oceanside Village Artists Gallery

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Milner Gardens & Woodland open

Feb 15

OPENED MAIL - Qualicum Bay Theatre Group

All of these events are listed on our website Calendar (click link). Once you are on the calendar - click on the event you are interested in to get more detailed information.  

More information is also available in the new Nanoose Community website calendar and, for the greater Nanaimo/Oceanside community - check out