In This Issue
President's Message
Out & About
New Member Profile
Local Author Grilled
Apple Apps SIG
UPCOMING - Around the Area
Quick Links

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

Calendar of Events
Issue: #2
March 2014

Wasn't that a nice little bit of winter we had recently?  But how fortunate we were that those few days were the only touch of real Canadian winter we've had all season.  

Looking ahead - I've always loved Charles Dickens' take on March:


It seems appropriate for Vancouver Island just as much as London's hoping we have days full of sunshine and light.  


Don't forget to add more light on March 9th (the day that our clocks go forward) and do a little jig on March 17th for St. Patrick!


March 7th: 
Gorillas in Our Midst...our adventure to Rwanda 
Having travelled to almost 100 countries, Judy Miller and Randy Borger say that their favourite trip was to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. 
The seed was sown on a train trip through southern Africa in 2003 whena fellow traveller from California described the gorillas as a "once in a lifetime experience". 
President's Message

March means the end of winter and spring reigns eternal.


This month has also been declared National PROBUS month by PROBUS Centre-Canada. It's an opportunity for us to celebrate PROBUS and let our friends and community ...


Fri Mar 7


Randy Borger and Judy Miller

Thur Mar 20Ladies' Lunch
Riso, Lanzville
FYIMen's Pub Lunch Cancelled for March
Wed Mar 26Out & About to Coastal Carvings and Cuckoos in Coombs
Fri Apr 5
Fiona MacIness, RDN
Tue Apr 8

Men's Pub & Ladies' Lunch COMBINED 

location TBA

Out & About

This new group will consist of one-time events and each event will be organized by a member, usually the one that suggests the outing. 


Ideas currently range from kayaking to ballet performances to mystery teas. Each event will be open to all members and members are encouraged to make suggestions. The organizational work involved should be minimal.


The first event is scheduled for Wed. 26 March - a visit to Coastal Carvings, the Coombs gallery of Jeremy Humpherville with lunch beforehand at Cuckoo. Jeremy will demonstrate and discuss his design and carving techniques.  Further detail coming soon.


Contact Heather Popple with your ideas.  

New Member Profile - Norm Kilarski

"No traffic, no parking, great golf courses, lots to do outdoors" was what brought Norm Kilarski to Oceanside region.

and then give Norm a hearty welcome the next time you see him! 
Local Author Grilled by Second Chapter
Members of the Second Chapter book club had the opportunity recently to grill local author, Ulla Hkanson, on the process of writing, editing, and marketing her thriller The Price of Silence.   

Apple Apps  
Are you:
  • new to Apple devices?
  • interested in learning about new/different apps?
  • new to the club and want to meet other members with a shared interest in Apple devices?
Then the Apple Apps Special Interest Group is for you!  New members are now welcome and Doug Pearson would like to hear from you.  
UPCOMING - in the area
From the CALENDAR on our website (click for more information):

Mar 1 - Apr 21Brandt Wildlife Festival

Mar 1, 2, 8


Village Theatre "Be My Baby"

Mar 2

Sunday Afternoon Dance


Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Music on Sunday Concert Series
Mar 4Cabin Fever - Fairwinds
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25The Environment: Ours to Respect
Lecture Series
Mar 18Cabin Fever (Last of the Season)
Mar 21Coombs Country Opera

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