In This Issue
President's Message
General Meeting July 7th
Men's Pub Lunch
Ladies Who Lunch
Friday on the Green
Summer Picnic
J. Hart GS & Dam Tour
Appetizer Extravaganza
Chemainus in September
Seniors Summer Camp
Report: June speaker
Report: Tofino Weekend
Report: Paint Spatter Party!
Report: Island Timberlands
Report: Grand Crew Report
What's Up?
Grapevine?
UPCOMING - In your PROBUS
Quick Links
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Contacts
PRESIDENT
 
VICE PRESIDENT
Marnie Swanson
 
TREASURER

SECRETARY
Gail Sherson

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

SOCIAL CHAIR
 
SPEAKER CHAIR

HOSPITALITY CHAIR

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIRS
 
MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Bea Kolodziej - Web
Phil Howell - Technology 
Grant Foster - Operations 
Norm Kilarski - 50/50

Issue: #7
July 2017
President's Message                    Next Meeting is Friday July 7th 9:15 AM
Sorry I'm going to miss this meeting, but playing cowboy at the Calgary Stampede is something I've done for so long - it's just part of my life.

On the other hand, the thought that giant Sequoia trees are growing just fine in our local forests and that Picasso might have started his career throwing paint sounds a little far- fetched, but last month more than 60 members discovered...

To read more from Cowboy Don, click here... 
 
 
  General Meeting Speaker - July 7th
 Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate: "We are not inclined to simply accept what others tell us!" 


  - Will old age for boomers be a little more comfortable than it is now for seniors?
- Do you feel the wait times for residential care is too long?
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What does ageism feel like?




Our upcoming (and much sought-after) speaker pulls no punches
  in letting government know the state of seniors issues in BC.
  Now is your chance to learn what are major seniors issues and
 to ask your questions.


     To learn more, click here... 
 
        
July 11th: Men's Pub Lunch    

Good conversation and good food at the recently renovated and very popular Black Goose: What a great way to spend some time with fellow PROBUS members.  Hopefully it will be warm enough to eat 
outside in their beautiful garden.

This month's organizer is David White and you can contact him to sign up by clicking here... 
 
Friday, July 14th  12:30  Ladies Who Lunch!      

If you haven't been to The Nest Bistro lately (or even if you have!), it's time to sign up and join the Ladies for lunch at one of Nanaimo's best restaurants. 
FRIDAY ON THE GREEN - Good Weather Golfing continues... 
Next round is on Friday, July 14

"Friday on the Green" sure is popular.  The May 26 and June 23 rounds attracted many of your fellow members.  Robert Grose and his duffers buddies have arranged for us to get out on the course once a month for a "Nine & Dine".  The next round will be at at Eaglecrest.  This social golf is open to players of all levels, and if you're not a golfer you can just come for dinner.  Don't miss out! 

Get the details here... 

   

 

CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY AT THE ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC
Wednesday, July 26

Wear Red & White to celebrate!
Got some Canadian flags, T-shirts, hats???
Come to the picnic!   Spice of Life is catering so we know it will be great! 

   

 

PROBUS OUT & ABOUT - A Tour of the John Hart Generating Station and Dam
A once-a-year opportunity:  July 9th

Here's a chance to view a massive and impressive construction project near Campbell River.
On Sunday, July 9th (not July 12 as originally planned), BC Hydro will host the third annual John Hart Generating Station and Dam community event.  All construction activity will shut down for the day while the public tours the Replacement Project site with guides.  You and your fellow PROBUS members will see the existing powerhouse, the tunnel water outlet area and the work area around the John Hart Dam
, as well as some of the unique construction equipment used on this project.

To learn more and join the carpool, click here.   

APPETIZER EXTRAVAGANZA - Wednesday, August 23rd

This is always a welcome summer event.  Spend an evening with your friends and enjoy your favourite beverages and appetizers in a lovely setting by the sea.  PERFECT!      


OUT & ABOUT - CHEMAINUS THEATRE IN SEPTEMBER

It's not too early to sign up for our next theatre outing on September 13th.  It will be a matinee performance of Jeeves Takes a Bow, a clever British comedy.  Buffet Lunch too.

OUT & ABOUT - Summer Camp for Seniors ?


Don't fall for this one of you're feeling tipsy!

Here you go...
 

REPORT ON JUNE SPEAKER: Teri Du Temple

As those who heard Warden Teri DuTemple at the June meeting
 discovered,  Nanaimo Correctional Center's programs are not
 what one generally perceives prison life to be...
To learn more, click here...

REPORT ON OUR WEEKEND IN TOFINO - CLAYOQUOT DAYS
Twenty-three Northwest Bay Probus members had a great adventure on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island over the Victoria Day weekend.  Clayoquot Island Preserve on Stubbs Island is open to the public only once a year. 

Take a look at the wonderful collection of photos and read about the experience here...

clayoquotsound

OUT & ABOUT REPORT - PAINT SPATTER PARTY!!! 
WOW!  June 3rd was a great day at the paint studio.  Our members got almost as much paint on themselves as on their canvasses. 
Read more and see some photos here. 
OUT & ABOUT REPORT - ISLAND TIMBERLAND BUS TOUR  
Forty-eight of our members hopped on the bus to Island Timberlands for a fascinating tour of their forestry, logging and Dry Sort areaS.  It was a never-to-be-forgotten adventure.  We even had our photo taken by the drone!

We took some great photographs of our own too.  Click here...

GRAND CREW (Special Interest Wine-tasting Group)  Goes to the Okanagan

If you were to ask each of the ten Grand Crew members who met
in the Okanagan for four happy days in May:  "What was the highlight
 of the trip for you?"  you might get ten different answers:  It could be
 the amazing 3-course chef's lunch at Backyard Farms, it might be relaxing
 in the beautiful Villas at Hester Creek...

Read more...

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Let's See What Else is in the Works...

You can see what Club events are coming up by going to our website ( nwbprobus.org) and then to the OUT & ABOUT menu.  Click on the COMING UP tab.  Just one example is the Nanaimo Harbour Full Moon Kayak Tour on Wednesday, September 6th.  Sign up information will be forthcoming in your eNews. 

Robert Grose continues to work his connections to bring us some top-notch speakers. In July we will hear from Isobel MacKenzie who is the BC Seniors' Advocate.  There is NO MEETING IN AUGUST but in September we are very fortunate that Robert has snagged a very sought-after speaker, Terri Mac of Strong Nations Publishing, who will speak on Native Issues.

Grapevine

Wondering what to watch after a long lazy day in Paradise?  Here are some more NETFLIX recommendations from a member:
 
Decanted - a wine story about Napa Valley
W1A - English spoof of the BBC (with Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey)
American Crime - dark, riveting
Nobel - European drama
Merlin - incredible special effects
To the Ends of the Earth - historical drama

If you have any recommendations for restaurants, new business enterprises, movies,TV, etc. please pass them along to marycrist@shaw.ca


UPCOMING - In your PROBUS

 Mark Your Calendar: 

 

July 7 - General Meeting - 9:15 St. Mary's Church Hall

July 9 - John Hart GS & Dam Tour in Campbell River

July 11 - Men's Pub Lunch (Black Goose) 

July 14 - Ladies Who Lunch (The Nest) 

July 14 - Friday on the Green    

July 26 - Summer Picnic at Qualicum Rotary Park - 5:00 p.m.

August - NO GENERAL MEETING 

August 23 - Appetizer Extravaganza

September 6 - Nanaimo Harbour Full Moon Kayak Tour

September 13 - Chemainus Theatre - Jeeves Takes a Bow    

December 6 - Christmas Party at Fairwinds 

 

For most events more than one month away, details will follow.

Click on each event in the calendar for more information.