~ January 2010 Edition
~ Contributing Editor Helen Black ~
If you have an idea for an activity you think other Probus members might enjoy, please talk to Mary Kilgour or Glen Pettinger.
Management Team Notes
Self-introduction ~ Helen Gamble
Helen Gamble, a new member to our Probus Club, was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia where her Dad was manager of the Brookfield Creamery. Helen has three siblings. She moved to Southern Ontario as a teen and later to Ottawa where she worked for Revenue Canada ( Customs and Excise) for 25yrs. in various corporate management roles and projects . Helen married young and has one married son who lives in Kanata with his family and her grandchildren. She took an optional early buyout in 1996 and retired to pursue other interests in many volunteer capacities. In Ottawa, she volunteered with the Big Sister‘s, she walked “big dogs” for the Humane Society and became active with fund raising for the “Friends of Ronald McDonald House”.
She decided to move to Perth about 9 ½ years ago because of the active Arts community and lower prices for real estate. She purchased a comfortable house on Beckwith Street and again became active with the “Big sister” organization mentoring an 11 yr old girl who is now away at university in North Bay. Helen has continued her many volunteer activities such as remedial reading at Stewart School, Lanark County Mental Health Advisory Board, The Kiwanis Board, and Food Bank Fundraising. She took a creative writing course and has written articles which were published in several local newspapers. We look forward to Helen’s active participation in our club.
Our club is fortunate to have some wonderful new members this year. The following picture shows Bruce and David welcoming some of them at the January meeting.