We meet on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at 10:00 am in the Milton Sports Centre. The December meeting is our traditional Christmas lunch and party held at a Milton local golf club.
The club is managed by a Management Committee elected by our members. Management terms are normally 2 years, except the President and Vice President who serve for one year each.
The monthly Newsletter reports on all Club activities - reports from Special Interest Groups; current and future Special Events and Travel; general meetings and speakers; reports from the Management Committee, etc.
Towards the end of a working career and the move into retirement, we are still full of life and in good health. The structures that we had while working and the many contacts developed over many years disappear rather more quickly than one had imagined.
Whether some planning has been done or not, we need to find a smooth transition into a different routine, find new activities to meet and interact with people, and as important as all that, a place to still use our skills and talents.
The Probus Club of Canada is represented by well over 200 Probus clubs throughout the country. We have one such club right here in Milton, The Probus Club of Milton. Through our members we offer a wide range of activities, opportunities for things to do, people to meet, new ideas and more.
There are monthly meetings open to the entire membership at which there is a guest speaker, followed by a time for mingling, chatting and then a few more items of business or pleasure.
Throughout the year, groups meet to play card games, Jokers and the like, go on outings (Special Events), engage in group activities like mini-golf or bowling, join the book club or expand into a new group, participate in a weekly walking group, travel tours like boat and river cruises.
As you browse through this website, you will get a good idea of what is going on and of what may interest you. We are limited only by what we have not yet thought of doing!
Come give us a try!
President Henry Popp
Vice President Susan Popp
Past President Bill Scarrow
Secretary Anne Eadie
Treasurer Alice Carey
Membership Director Nancy Lynn
Program Directors Brian Budworth & Larry Meehan
Fellowship Directors Pat McIntyre
Communications Directors David Hunt & Brian Murphy
Special Events Directors Darlene Scarrow & Heddy Wright
Property Director Heather Ley
ROLE OF MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Administer Club Affairs on behalf of members
The 2022 Management Team
Left to right: Henry Popp, David Hunt, Susan Popp, Carol Streeter, Bill Scarrow, Nancy Lynn, Alice Carey, Robert Streeter, Patricia McIntyre, Carol Budworth, Heddy Wright, Brian Budworth, Brian Murphy. Missing Darlene Scarrow, David Wentzell
The first thought of a Probus Club in Milton took place on a warm 2005 summer's day in the parking lot of Food Port, a local grocery store on the Northeast corner of Derry Road and Ontario Street.
Rotary was having one of their fund raisers (selling hot dogs and pop) when Myra Faichnie, a current member and her late husband Bill were about to go shopping. The Faichnies had first joined Probus in Brampton and Bill made inquiries at the Rotary fund raising booth.
Keith and Norma Copeland (current members) appeared and Bill Faichnie shanghaied them to talk with Tom Dusmet the then Rotary President. Next, Rotary agreed to sponsor the first Probus Club in Milton and assist in finding a meeting venue at St. Paul's United Church.
The above organizers together with Dan and Linda Reid, Gus and Heather McCorquodale, John and Diane Mitchell (the latter persons current members save the late John) canvassed the town for interest and draft a Constitution and Bylaws, Guidelines and plan for an information meeting.
(picture above left-organizers who are current club members left to right, Dan & Linda Reid, Keith and Norma Copeland, Myra Faichnie, Heather & Gus McCorquodale, and Diane Mitchell ,taken at December 2019 Christmas luncheon, courtesy of member George Morita)
The committee hoped for a turnout of 40-50 persons at the information meeting but 80 members signed up at this first meeting..
The Charter Meeting was held on Wednesday December 7, 2005. At the first General meeting January 4, 2006, the turnout was 113 registered members.