In This Issue
May Meeting
President's Message
Upcoming Social
Summer Social Events
Last Meeting Report
Special Note
Ladies Lunch
Men's Pub Lunch
Upcoming Our Club
UPCOMING - In our Area
Quick Links
Don Dempson


Loretta/Heinz Dahn




Phil Howell
Grant Foster
Norm Kilarski
Issue: #4
May  2015



Hello Everyone:


Well, I have been home from the heat of the desert for just over a week and the weather here has been beautiful until today (Thursday) ....I just got in from walking the dog this morning and it was raining hard and very cold.  What an abrupt change! I guess Mark Twain said it best:


"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours".


Spring is a time of rebirth, change and new growth and we have some exciting months ahead in our club, beginning with our speaker on May 1st. Come out to our May meeting and plan for our summer events. I hope to see you there!  Pam

May 1st Meeting- Sex, Wrinkles, Muscle:How to Live a Better Life through Chemistry


Removing Wrinkles...Adding Hair and Muscles...Improving Your Sex Life....Sound interesting?  Join  Dr. Reg Mitchell, Professor Emeritus from the University of Victoria, at our May 1st meeting, as he provides a fascinating, and informative look at how to make our lives better through chemistry. Better known by his TV personality name, the green haired Dr. Zonk...... 


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President's Message


In his message this month, Robert reminds us that we have a new meeting format of a 9:15 start for the monthly business meeting followed by the speaker. This new format has been well received by the membership.

Our club is growing and with the temperatures warming up, we are able to get out to take part in many of the upcoming social events.  The April 30th "Out and About" dinner and lecture was so well received that it  sold out in less than two days.  Forty of our members will be attending this event next week.....Read More  


June Social Event- Digital Scavenger Hunt                                                          


Remember the scavenger hunts of our youth, where we had to go out as a team and bring back weird, unusual and difficult to find items on a list.  Well, the 2015 version is quite different and lots of fun. It is digital.You only need to take a photo with your phone, IPad or digital camera! Join Event Coordinator, Bonnie Howell,in Nanaimo on June 24th for a fun digital scavenger hunt, followed by a delicious lunch in a restaurant nearby.  To find out more and to sign up for this event

...Click Here 


   Upcoming Social Events- Summer Fun!                       

We have lots of great social events planned for this summer.  Read more about them. Sign up early and don't miss out on the chance for great times with fellow PROBUS members. 


ANNUAL PROBUS PICNIC- Wednesday July 22, 2015

For more information ...Click Here 


FUN GOLF DAY- Thursday August 6, 2015

For more information ...Click Here  


APPETIZER Night- Wednesday August 26, 2015 (Note correct date)

For more information

...Click Here .  



Last Meeting Report-Not Just a Poke in the Arm


At the April 10th meeting, PROBUS club members enjoyed hearing Dr. Ed Ishiguro and learning more about our immune system and the vaccines designed to protect us.  Dr.Ishiguro made what could be baffling topics, fascinating and easy to understand. He provided information on the ZMapp vaccine, which was developed in Canada to fight the Ebola virus.....Read More 


Special Note: Western Canada Rendezvous


The PROBUS clubs of the Shuswap area will be hosting a Western Canada Rendezvous this September 15-17 with many activities, great food, wine and opportunities to make new friends. Take a road trip  to explore this beautiful area of BC and attend this special event. To find out more and to download the registration package  ..Click Here


Ladies Lunch                                                       


        To sign up for this month's lunch  ....Click Here or sign up at the May 1st  meeting.


Men's Pub Lunch                                           



UPCOMING May - Our Club

Fri May 1

Gen Meeting


Wed May 13

Dr. Reg Mitchell- A Better Life through Chemistry


Management Meeting

Thurs May 14

Men's Pub Lunch

Thurs May 14

Ladies Lunch

Thurs May 21Management Meeting

Thurs May 21


Wed May 27

Book Club

Wine Club

2nd Chapter

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. Here are just a few examples: 


Fri May 1- PROUD AS PUNCH- Raintree Gallery                              Season Opening


Sat May 2: Parksville Royals vs White Rock Tritons              

                   BC Premier Baseball Game


                   Errington Coffee House- good music and food


Saturdays:  Qualicum Beach Market

                   Qualicum Beach Legion Pancake Breakfast


Sat-Sun May 9-10:Sing It Up Vancouver Island


                              MARS Mothers' DayWeekend Garden Tour 


 Fri-Sun May 8-10: Parksville Spring Home Show

                                OceansidePlace, Wembley Mall


Fri-Sun May 29-31: Celebrating Generations

                                  Parksville Quilt Show- Oceanside Place


Click on each event in the calendar for more information.