In This Issue
President's Message
August Meeting
July Social Event
August Out & About
Appetizer Night
Last Meeting
Last Meeting Speaker 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: #7
August  2015
President's Message

Hello Everyone: 


We are in the heat of the summer and this month in the President's message, Robert reminds us that summer is almost half over but there are still many fun filled activities on the horizon. Thank-you to all those members, who willingly give of their time and creativity to make our club so vibrant and energizing.  He invites everyone to bring along friends and neighbors to our social events

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August 7 Meeting- Our Food and GMOS

                            Dr. Alan McHughen


With so many acronyms in our vocabulary these days, we may not fully understand the meaning of the term GMO.


Our speaker, on August 7, Dr. Alan McHughen, author of the award winning book, Pandora's Picnic Basket: the potential and hazards of genetically modified foods, will focus on helping us understand the societal implications of genetically modified organisms, GMOs.....Learn More


July Social Event- PROBUS Picnic



Kudos to Social Event Coordinator,Bonnie Howell, for another well organized summer picnic, held at the home of Diane and Hans deVisser! Good food, good friends and some hilarious activities made the day extremely memorable.  .....Click Here to find out more about this terrific event and view the slide show prepared by Don Dempson and Phil Howell.


Out And About-Fun Golf at Memorial Golf Course


If you missed signing up for the PROBUS golf tournament on August 6th, or just want to play some more golf with no pressure and  lots of fun, sign up for the Fun Golf Social at Memorial Golf Course on Friday,August 28th. Robert has organized six tee times with the opportunity to dine afterward. You can sign up at the August 7th meeting or online and secure your spot...Just Click Here 


Upcoming August Social Event- Summer Fun!                       

APPETIZER EXTRAVAGANZA- Enjoy an evening of socializing with friends while eating delicious appetizers at the home of Joan Howard on Wednesday August 19, 2015. Bring an appetizer to share. For more information and to sign up ...Click Here .  


Note: The PROBUS Fun Golf Tournament, organized by Tom and Laurie Chow, on August 6th at Brigadoon is full. 



   Last Meeting- The Rainmaker                       

Amidst the unusual heat wave and drought conditions which have prevailed this summer in Oceanside, Joan Mcully began our July meeting with the welcome sounds of gently falling rain... 


 ...Click Here .   



Last Meeting Report- Balkan Journey- Martin Wood


It was July 3, the day before the celebration of Independence Day in the US, and guest speaker, Martin Wood, focused on the years he spent in the Balkans as part of a USAID project, working on infrastructure reconstruction. As a high school student, I remember studying the causes of WWI and the assassination of ArchDuke Ferdinand in history class, but the situation today is very different. Wood provided not only a clear picture of the geography of present day Bosnia and Kosovo but also clarified the complicated history of the area before describing his fascinating experiences....Read More 


Ladies Lunch                                                       



This month's lunch is at the Bayside Bistro  in Parksville Thursday August 13, 2015 @ 1PM.

240 Dogwood St. Parksville BC V9P 1E1

To sign up for this month's lunch organized by Marnie Swanson....Click Here and fill out the form or sign up at the August 7th meeting.



Men's Pub Lunch                                           


                    There is no Men's Pub Lunch this month


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.         


Fri August 7

General Meeting

Our food and GMOS- Dr. Alan McHughen

(9:15 am start)

Thurs August 13

Ladies Lunch-Bayside Bistro

Wed August 19

2nd Chapter

Appetizer Extravaganza

Thurs Aug 20

Book Club

Wine Club

Fri August 28




Fun Golf Memorial Golf Course 

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.


Oceanside Classical Concert 2015/16 Series

                       @ Mcmillan Arts Centre 

  • The Borealis String Quartet- September 26
  • Pianist Jane Coop O.C.- October 28
  • Couloir-February 9,2016
  • The Elmer Iseler Singers- April 23,2016

Tickets only available by subscription. They can be purchased at the McMillan Arts Centre, Knox United Church, Beach Club Resort or online. 


Fridays: Parksville Museum Farmers' Market 5-8pm

              Craig Heritage Park


 Fundraiser for Oceanside Grandmothers Aug 29

  • Bring your empties to the Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot, 611 Alberni Highway between 8:30 and 4pm on August 29. All refunds will be directed to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers' Campaign. For more info: Contact


Click on each event in the calendar for more information.