In This Issue
President's Message
July Meeting
Digital Scavenger Hunt
June Out and About
Summer Social Events
Last Meeting Report
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: #6
July  2015
President's Message

Hello Everyone: 


This month the President's message focuses on our exciting summer activities and the September excursion to the Boeing Plant.  Robert likes to plan ahead and he is already thinking about the November AGM. Because some of the Management team are completing their two year terms in the next few months, it is time to consider stepping in to fill a few of the vacancies. Find out about the next few months and the two new exciting additions to the Grose family.....Read More    



July 3 Meeting- Balkan Journey- Martin Wood


Our speaker on July 3rd will be Martin Wood, a professional engineer who spent eleven years in Bosnia and Kosovo between 1998 and 2010,working on programs financed by the UN Agency for International Development.  He resides in California but spends several months of the year in Nanoose.  We are very fortunate to have him speak to us this month!

....Learn More


June Social Event- Digital Scavenger Hunt                                                          


What a lot of fun and educational too! As a fairly new resident to this area, I learned a lot about downtown Nanaimo during our two hour digital scavenger hunt.  We also met some very friendly Nanaimoites, who were anxious and ready to help us find all sorts of "photo sites".  We ventured into the Palace Hotel, down into Muffeo Park, found the statue of the white dog on a leash and even discovered a kangaroo (in various forms). For more information about this great Out and About event organized by Bonnie and Phil Howell...Just Click Here 


Out And About-Golf at Arrowsmith

Sunny skies and great enthusiasm set the stage for our "Golf for Fun" Out and About at Arrowsmith Golf Course on June 19th.  Six groups of four met the challenges of tree lined fairways, lost balls, and the occasional deer or two.  Scores were not revealed but many shared "golf stories" with a beverage at Micky J's after the event. For more information and to find out about the next Out and About fun golf event

...Just Click Here 


   Upcoming Social Events- Summer Fun!                       

ANNUAL PROBUS PICNIC- It is time to buy your tickets, if you haven't already, for this annual event held on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 5pm,in the deVisser's back garden, catered by Smokin George's BBcue. Tickets will be sold  at the  July 3 meeting.

For more information and to easily sign up...Click Here 


FUN GOLF DAY- Thursday August 6, 2015 Brigadoon Golf Course.  Don't miss out on this fabulous fun Texas Scramble Tournament and Barbecue,organized by Tom and Laurie Chow. Tickets may be purchased at the July 3 meeting.

For more information and to sign up...Click Here  


APPETIZER Night- Save the date: Wednesday August 26, 2015 For more information

...Click Here .  



Last Meeting Report- Love, Law and Tragedy in Early BC- Ian Robertson


"How do we learn about history? Burrow into it and learn about the lives of the people."  This was the key focus of author Ian Bruce Robertson's presentation at our June 5th meeting.  His approach to history, was inspired by his grade 5 teacher who told exciting stories about people in the historical times studied.  Robertson discussed the interesting life of his relative, The Honourable Alexander Robertson, the first Provincial Secretary of BC and the process of researching and writing his creative non-fiction book about "The Honourable Aleck", which took six years.

....Read More 


Ladies Lunch                                                       



This month's lunch is at the Bistro at Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, Thursday July 16, 2015 @ 1PM.

2367 Arbot Rd, Nanaimo BC  V9R 6S9


To sign up for this month's lunch organized by Loretta Dahn....Click Here and fill out the form or sign up at the July 3rd meeting.



Men's Pub Lunch                                           


                     Black Bear Pub Tuesday July 7

                     6201 Doumont Road, Nanaimo 


Men's Pub Lunch meets the Tuesday after the General Meeting at the Nanoose Community Centre at 11:30am to carpool to a different pub each month.         

UPCOMING July - Our Club

Fri July 3

General Meeting


Balkan Journey- Martin Wood

Tues July 7

Men's Pub Lunch 


Wed July 15

2nd Chapter

Thurs July 16




Wed July 22

Ladies Lunch

Book Club

Wine Club


Annual PROBUS Picnic


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. 

Fridays: Parksville Museum Farmer's Market 5-8pm

              Craig Heritage Park


Wednesday July 8: Ladies Nine and Wine 4:30-9pm

                               Fairwinds Golf Course

Friday July 10:       Parksville Beachfest begins 


Sat-Sun July 18-19   Art in the Park

Sunday July 19         Parksville Lions International Kite Festival


Click on each event in the calendar for more information.