THE PROBUS CLUB
Probus Club Welcomes New Members
Media Release ~ October 15, 2009
The Probus Club of Perth is back in high gear after a summer break and is now welcoming new members. There is normally a waiting list of applicants for membership in the club, which is capped at 150 members. Since there are now opportunities for new members, the Management Committee of the Club felt that this would be an excellent time to shed some light on what can only be described as one of the best-kept secrets of this community.
The quality and diversity of the guest speakers over the last 12 months have been particularly impressive. Participants will never forget the moving personal account of D-Day given by Peter Craske. The address on Canada’s peace-keeping initiatives by General Lewis McKenzie was remarkable in terms of profile and personal insight. The presentations by authors McKenty and Needham on their respective recent books were both highly entertaining, as was the demonstration of powered flight by Frank Roy. The talk earlier this month on the future of the Christian church by Dennis Dwyer was particularly thought provoking. Next month, General Clive Addy will be talking about “Today’s Soldier” and in December, Elaine Turner, the Community Outreach Coordinator of the Perth and District Community Foundation will describe how the Foundation aims to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of this area.
Recent Special Activities have included a unique golf Tournament / book exchange combo, "Forever Plaid" at the Gananoque Playhouse, visits to the RCAF Museum and Fortune Farms Sugar Bush, and a Fall Foliage Excursion on the Wakefield Steam Train. In the offing are an excursion to see the Mississippi Mudds Dinner Theatre in Carleton Place and the annual Christmas Dinner at the Perth Links O’Tay Golf Club.