Retirement can come too early for many people who want and are able to remain active. Probus clubs are organizations for men and women who have retired or semi-retired from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests. Each Probus club is sponsored by a Rotary club or another Probus Club and meets at least once a month for fellowship and to hear guest speakers. Today, there are over 300,000 members in approximately 4,000 Probus clubs worldwide.
Probus clubs were first formed, as an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness), in England in the mid 1960s and started in Canada in 1987. Probus Clubs worldwide are not service organizations and are non-sectarian and non-political, although members are largely active volunteers in many community organizations. Clubs are formed to provide social events and schedule speakers to keep members up to date with community issues and happenings. Many members have formed smaller interest groups for hobbies and activities such as sports, entertainment, bridge playing, fishing, travel, computers, etc.
You can find out more about Probus Canada by visiting their national website here.
4Seasons Probus Club Collingwood
Our Club just launched last fall, sponsored by Probus Mountain View. Our initial development meeting was held at the library in Collingwood last Oct. 17th. We are a 'combined' Probus club, welcoming men & women.
Our inaugural general meeting was held at the Collingwood Leisure Time Club, in Collingwood on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, with over 100 founding members attending. We have increased our membership limit from 200 to 250 at our general meeting Feb. 28th, 2018, and again from 250 to 300 at our February, 2019 meeting.
Our monthly general meetings are held on the fourth Wed. of every month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm (doors open at 12:30) at the Royal Canadian Legion, 490 Ontario Street, Collingwood, and are for members only.
The annual fee is $55.00 per person. There is also a one-time fee of $10 per person to cover the cost of your official membership badge. If you are interested in joining 4Seasons Probus Club and to get on the wait list, please send your application & waiver forms, indicating your interest to 4Seasons Probus Club, P.O. Box 114, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3Z4.
Below are blank application and waiver forms. Please download and complete the forms and return them to our membership chair at the address above.
For membership information please contact our membership chair Sue Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on any of our activities and/or events please contact one of our social conveners, Ann or Joanne at email@example.com. For a current schedule of activities check out the activities/event calendar page.