In This Issue
President's Message
October Meeting
Whisky Club
Out & About
Last Meeting Report
Wine Club
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: #9
October  2015
President's Message

Hello Everyone: 


It's almost October and we are  all wondering what happened to our hot, dry's seems to have ended abruptly without fanfare.  Dreams of the predicted  Indian summer are fleeting. October is Nominations month and the November AGM  is fast approaching. In his message, Robert reminds us that we have several openings on the Management Committee.  Please read his important October message carefully. 

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October 2 Meeting- Medical Marijuana

Did you know that Nanaimo has one of the largest medical marijuana growing and research facilities in Canada?  Opened in April 2014, near the Duke Point Ferry terminal, the company serves 4,000 patients across Canada and by the end of the year, Tilray estimates it will serve 12,000 patients. Join our October speaker, Phillipe Lucas, Vice President, Patient Research and Services at Tilray, Nanaimo's medical marijuana growing company .  Remember that you are always welcome to bring friends and family to enjoy our interesting speaker series and to enjoy the benefits of our friendly club.  ... Read More   

Member Information- Updated                              
Membership Chair, Diane deVisser, has updated our growing membership contact list and information. The password remains the is 2013. If you need to contact someone In the club, 
 A Taste of Peat                      

Here's an inside look at the September meeting of the For Pete's Sake Whisky Club, held at Sharon and Diet Siebt's lovely home in Fairwinds.  To read more and to find out about  two of their recent tastings...Click Here





 Out & About- Shelter Point Distillery                      

Hosted by the PROBUS For Peat's Sake Whisky Club, tour the Shelter Point Distillery in Courtenay on Sunday, October 4.  Distillery tour is at 12 noon followed by lunch at a local restaurant.  For more information and to sign up for this Out & About...Click Here or sign up at the October 2 meeting.





Last Meeting Report- Pancake Breakfast
What a great way to start a morning! What is even better than a Friday PROBUS meeting?......a meeting that  involves food!  A delicious pancake breakfast was served to all at our September 4 meeting. To find out more about this great event and to view a slide show....Click Here.
   Cellar Dwellers Tour               

Members of the Wine Club spent the Labour Day weekend on an idyllic gourmet and wine tasting tour of the Okanagan. ....Read More 


Ladies' Lunch                                                       



This month's Ladies' lunch is at Riso  in Lantzville, Thursday, October 8,2015 @ 1PM.

 To  preview  the menu and to sign up for this month's lunch ....Click Here and fill out the form or sign up at the October 2 meeting.


Men's Pub Lunch                                           




Please note that  new coordinators are needed to get the Men's Pub Lunch up and running this fall. Minimal time commitment is needed. Just choose a place for each month and inform the Communications Chair to put it on the website and the ENews. 


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  - Our Club  

Fri October 2

General Meeting

Medical Marijuana

(9:15 am start)

Tuesday Oct. 6


Thurs Oct. 8

Whisky Club


Ladies Lunch-Riso 

Wed Oct. 14

Management Meeting


Thurs Oct. 15

Book Club

Wine Club

Wed Oct 21 

2nd Chapter 

Click HereUPCOMING - 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 Farmers' Market 5-8pm

              Craig Heritage Park



Tickets available at Fairwinds Centre starting Thurs. Oct. 1 Click Here


Fall Art Workshop @ The Mac

Starting October 6 with Norma Emerson. Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00. Watercolours or Acrylics- $120.00 for eight classes


Click on each event in the calendar for more information.