In This Issue
March Meeting
President's Message
Last Meeting Report
Games Afternoon
Ladies Lunch
Men's Pub Lunch
Mark Your Calendars
UPCOMING - In the area
Quick Links
Don Dempson


Loretta/Heinz Dahn




Phil Howell
Grant Foster
Norm Kilarski
Issue: #2
March 2015



"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer."

 Geoffrey B. Charlesworth


Late last week I received a beautiful photograph of some daffodils blooming in a PROBUS member's garden in Craig Bay. Although, like many snowbirds and PROBUS club members, I am enjoying the warmth of the California desert, it made me long for the beauty of  spring on the island. March can be an interesting month of varied weather but in the spirit of National PROBUS month get out and enjoy the wonderful mild weather, smell the earth and take joy in the beauties of all the new growth. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Savings on Sunday March 8th and celebrate with friends and hoist a glass of green beer on St. Patrick's Day. The spring equinox occurs on March 20th, but spring has already arrived!  All the best, Pam


March Meeting- New Commander of CFMETR to Speak

                                        Many of us drive by the Canadian Forces Military Experimental Test Range facility (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay on a daily basis, but we don't really know what goes on there. 


Join the new Commander of the facility,Commander Darren Rich,  Friday March 6th to learn about his interesting life, career and the activities of this important facility....Read More 


President's Message


March is National PROBUS Month and Robert provides an interesting history of our local club and the many chapters and members across Canada. He reminds us of the underlying driving force of PROBUS  to "Get connected; stay connected. We will be honouring our charter members at our March Meeting.....Read More  


Last Meeting Report


On February 6, RCMP Staff Sgt Scott Warren enthralled the meeting, as he  provided a fascinating inside look at the important training he and his team provided in dangerous conditions in Afghanistan.....Read More  


Social Report     Winter Games Afternoon 


There are card sharks and pool sharks among us! The February Winter Games afternoon, serendipiditously held on the fifth year anniversary of the Canada Winter Games, was a great success. The Rocking Horse Pub was the venue and participants tested their skills at darts, pool, and cards.   To find out the final winner and to view some great photos ... Click Here 

Ladies Lunch


        To sign up for this month's lunch  ....Click Here         


Behind the Lens                                           

      Last month, I erroneously attributed the fabulous photos of the Christmas dinner to Phil Howell rather than to Robert Hartley.  I just wanted to correct that mistake and to congratulate and thank both Robert and Phil on the wonderful job they do in capturing all the fun we have in our meetings and social activities. Their slide shows on the club website provide wonderful memories for us all.  If anyone would like "raw digital copies"of Robert's or Phil's photographs, they will gladly email them to you.  To contact Robert ...Click Here 

To contact Phil...Click Here



Men's Pub Lunch                                           




UPCOMING March - Our Club
Fri Mar 6

CFMETR Commander to speak

Wed Mar 11

Management Meeting 

Wed Mar 182nd Chapter
Thurs Mar 19Book Club
Thurs Mar 19Wine Club
MARCH IS NATIONAL PROBUS MONTH                                                           


Mark Your Calendars                                                          

  Go to the website to see a list of our upcoming speakers. Mark your       calendars now...Click here 


UPCOMING - In the Area

Check out our calendar on the website to find activities that are going on around our beautiful area as well as our own PROBUS events. A special thank-you to Laurie Chow for all her efforts to make sure the calendar provides a wealth of information on what is happening each month.  Here are just a few examples: 


At the Fairwinds Golf Club

Tuesday March 3:  Cabin Fever

Tuesday March 17: Cabin Fever

Tuesday March 31: Cabin Fever


Friday February 27-March 8: Nanaimo Theatre Group

    "Absurd Person Singular"

Bailey Studio Rosstown Rd, Nanaimo


February 28-April 26th: 2015 Brant Wildlife Festival

Various locations and activities throughout the two months


Click on each event in the calendar for more information.