THE AJAX PROBUS NEWLETTER

THE AJAX PROBUS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
PROBUS Club of Ajax, Club # 82 Ajax, Ontario
February 4th 2015
Vol.18 Issue 2.
NEXT MEETING
WEDNESDAY 4th February – 10:00
HMS AJAX ROOM – SOUTH ENTRANCE AJAX COMMUNITY CENTRE
MEETING FEE $2.00 PER PERSON
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CUP FOR YOUR FREE REFRESHMENTS
President: Peggy Vokins 905-683-7503
Email: pvokins@sympatico.ca
Presidents Message
As you read this, the official first day of spring will be seven weeks away and we will be
anxiously hoping for Wiarton Willie to predict an even earlier start to the season.Perhaps it
will make you feel better to realize that while those of us north of the border are dealing
with fluctuating temperatures, our snowbird members are facing a fluctuating looney!
Whatever the weather, our activity conveners have organized lots of activities to keep you
busy. Go to lunch, take a walk or play a game of euchre. PARTICIPATE. Spring will be
here before you know it.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Carol Breen for taking over the January meeting on
short notice - I understand that she did a stellar job
See you on the 4th.
Peggy Vokins
PROBUS SPEAKERS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING SPEAKERS!
Wednesday, February 4th Jeremy Bertrand from the Ministry of Finance will help us prepare for income tax
filing with Get Your Money!-Understanding Ontario’s Tax Credits and Benefits for Individuals and Families
Wednesday, March 4th – Theresa Boyle from the Toronto Star Speakers Bureau will help us navigate the
healthcare system.
Wednesday, April 1st Alan Mallory will speak on The Family that Conquered Everest…and the Secrets to
Their Success.
Wednesday, May 6th – Andrew Felker from the law firm Walker-Head will help us with estate planning.
Laurie Ball 905-243-0281 laurie.ball@rogers.com & Ian Coats 905-686-2416 ian.coats@rogers.com
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MEMBERSHIP
Please report any changes of address, phone number or email to Edna.
Sincerely
Edna Martiniello Membership Chair 905-239-5644 martinielloedna@gmail.com
SOCIAL REPORT
POT LUCK DINNER
Pot Luck Dinner at Breakers, Cumberland Lane, Ajax, on Sunday 15th February at 5:00 pm.
There is room for another 6 members to attend, please sign up and bring your cheque or $5.00 cash at our
February, General Meeting or call Gloria as soon as possible.
You will also need to inform us as to what meal item you are planning to bring for the Pot Luck dinner.
You must also inform us if you plan to play Court Whist. Sylvia Clark needs to know who is participating in
the card game. Thanks to Sylvia for agreeing to organize this.
Thank you.
Gloria Ellies 905-839-2834
MARCH AZORES TRIP
Would all those members going on the March Azores Trip, please meet me at the north end of the meeting
room at the coffee break.
Thank you.
Sylvia Clark
AJAX PROBUS INTEREST GROUPS
Contacts for Special Interest Groups as follows:
Bridge
Harvey Brodhecker
905-683-5778
Euchre
Isobel Taylor
905-683-5583
Rodeo
Willi Fry
Ladies Eating Out
905-683-2442
Romeo
George Newans
Men Eating Out
905-550-2499
Cribbage
Bill Girling
905-839-6769
Book Club
Dawn Thornton
905-683-6975
Travel Club
Sylvia Clark
905-683-6219
Family History Group
Michael and Ann Reed 905-239-2908
Golf
Allan Marshall
Seasonal
905-683-4588
Walking Club
Marjorie Middleton
Table Tennis
Meryll Powell
905-683-1187
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LUNCH BUNCH
Join the Lunch Bunch – Guys and Gals invited – for lunch after the meeting at the Portly Piper Pub, 235
Bayly St. W. Ajax. 905-426-9535. Event is to be confirmed at the General meeting.
PROBUS RODEO GROUP
Lunch meeting is on Wednesday, 18th February, 12:00 midday. Venue is to be determined.
All ladies are welcome. Hope some new gals will join us.
Willi Fry
905-683-2442
PROBUS ROMEO GROUP
The Romeo group continue to meet at the Pickering Mandarin (Brock & Kingston roads) on the 3rd Monday
of the month (20th February) at 11:30 am. All men are welcome.
George Newans
905-550-2499
PROBUS TABLE TENNIS
Have fun and keep fit by joining our group on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 am to 11:30 am at
the Seniors Building on Exeter Road.
For more information, call Meryll Powell
905-683-1187
FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
Next meeting is from 10:00 am to noon on Wednesday 18th February, at the Ajax Main Library.
New members are very welcome whether you are just starting or are already searching your family
histories.
What you always wanted to know about your old Aunt Florry but were afraid to ask!!!!!
Michael or Anne Reed 905 239 2908 mandareed@rogers.com
PROBUS EUCHRE
Unfortunately there will no Euchre until further notice, since we can no longer use the facilities at Pickering
Lawn Bowling club.
A new place to play is being looked into.
There will be no Euchre on 9th or 23rd February.
Isobel Taylor 905-683-5583
LOCAL EVENTS
LOCAL EVENTS FOR February 2015 AT THE AJAX LIBRARY
SOCIAL BRIDGE: Join the group in the Rotary Room, Main Branch on Harwood Av for social bridge.
Everyone welcome – tables, cards, score sheets provided.
Refreshments available – donation requested to pay for supplies and lessons.
Thursdays 5th & 19th February from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
(Please arrive after 2:15 pm so that the room can be set up.
Bridge Lessons led by Dave and Irveen Powley will resume in the Fall.
SOCIAL EUCHRE: Rotary Room, Main Branch – Fridays 6th & 20th February from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Led by the illustrious Brian Sheppard the games are always fun. Cards and score sheets are provided.
Refreshments available – donation requested to pay for supplies.
HEADLINE HUNTERS – AJAX LIBRARY – Tuesday 24th February at 1:30 pm.
Enjoy a lively discussion of current local, national and international events in a friendly atmosphere.
Refreshments will be provided.
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MOVIES AT THE MAIN – Enjoy great movies at the Ajax Library Main Branch Rotary Room.
Free of charge – but please register in advance – 905-683-4000 Ext 8813 or at AJAXLIBRARY.CA
Tuesday 3rd February – “TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM” at 1:30 pm
Winner of the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Backup singers live in a world beyond the
spotlight bringing harmony to the biggest bands in popular music. A great movie!
Sunday 8th February – “GET ON UP” 1:30 pm Special Black History Month Screening.
A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty, to becoming one of the most influential musicians.
Sunday 22nd February – “BOYHOOD” (rated 14A) at 1:30 pm
On the day of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony enjoy one of the Best Picture frontrunners.
Above are pictures of mountaineer Alan Malory, the Speaker for the April 1st PROBUS meeting.
Comments and items appreciated. Please send to:
David MacCutchan Newsletter Editor dwmaccut@gmail.com
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