20th Anniversary flip book

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Table of Contents

Preface .....................page 3

Preface to the first edition. ........page 5

The Origins of Probus ..........page 7

Probus comes to Perth ..........page 9

Officers through the Years ........page 11

Speakers and their Topics. .......page 15

Special Events, Tours,

Travel and Dinners...........page 23

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Preface

On February 7, 1996, approximately 70 men attended ameeting

at McMartin House to explore the idea of aProbus Club in Perth.

This meeting, which is described in detail in “Probus Comes to

Perth” (on page 9) resulted in the creation of the Probus Club of

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Perth as Club No. 64 in Canada. The Club celebrated its 10

Anniversary in 2006, and this year,2016, we are celebrating our

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20 Anniversary,along with the 200 Anniversary of the

founding of the Perth Military Settlement.

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In 2015, under President Jean Crowley,the club created a20

Anniversary Committee, consisting of Dan Murphy (Chair), Carol

Trischuk, Helen Black, Sheila Hurren, Jean Crowley and Bill

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Kennedy to find ways to celebrate the Club's 20 Anniversary,

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and to participate in the celebration of Perth's 200 Anniversary.

The Committee proposed two major projects: the installation of

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abench in Stewart Park, commemorating the Club's 20

Anniversary,and acelebratory luncheon. The bench project was

quickly financed by donations from the Club members and is

now installed on achoice site in Stewart Park, with agreat view

of the Tay River. The bench is not only acommemoration of our

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20 Anniversary. It is also acontribution to the community of

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Perth as it celebrates its 200 year,and away for the Club to

recognize the work of the town's pioneers, community leaders

and residents who did so much to create the welcoming

community that we enjoy today.

As amemento of this special year,we decided to re-issue the

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booklet printed for our 10 Anniversary,updated with

information about the Club's second decade. The work done by

Bob Black, Wilf Perry,Carol Trischuk, and the 2005/6

Management Team is gratefully acknowledged. This booklet

would not have been possible without their pioneering effort.

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From its beginning, Probus Perth has established areputation for

excellent special events, tours, travel and dinners, as well as our

monthly speakers programs, as illustrated in the following pages.

It serves an important role in the community by providing

opportunities for intellectual stimulation and fellowship, which

are so necessary for asuccessful retirement.

Twenty years has seen the Probus Club of Perth become firmly

established in the community. It has grown from the initial 70

participants to more than 150 members who have now retired

from careers in business, professions, the arts, academia and the

military. We also have several Life Members who are over 90

years of age.

Ten years ago, our fledgling website, probusperth.ca was a

somewhat exotic innovation, regarded with some trepidation by

members. Now,in the hands of our first and only technowhiz

Webmaster Colin Stephenson, it has become arobust repository

of all things probian, distributing our newsletters and archiving

information on all our activities, past and present. Never let it

be said that Probians don’t move with the times!

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With these 20 Anniversary initiatives we celebrate our success,

and pay tribute to all those who have served as Presidents, and

Management Team and Committee members.

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~20 Anniversary Committee

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Preface to the first edition

As amember of the Probus Club of Perth since 1996, Iam

particularly grateful to Wilf Parry and his small group for their

remarkable vision and hard work in bringing Probus to Perth. For

some time, Ihave thought some of the history of the Club

should be put on paper. The purpose would be to provide

information that would undoubtedly impress new members with

what we have done over the past years, while simultaneously

allowing “old” members to recall who they heard speak and

where they had travelled. So in 2002, as Past President and not

being required to do anything specific or important, Ithought I

should, with the blessing of the Management Committee, try to

pull together asemblance of aClub history. Now this history

has been updated for our tenth anniversary.

For the greater part, this task would not have been possible

without The Probian,our monthly newsletter,and its forerunner,

the imaginatively named Probus Club of Perth. (As an aside, the

name The Probian was suggested by Maurice Hallett, and first

appeared on the masthead of the January,1999 newsletter.) We

owe avery large vote of thanks to our editors who have

patiently captured our history in detail.

Igratefully wish to acknowledge the assistance of Wilf Parry,

President, 1996-1997, and the 2002-2003 Management Team

who provided information and assistance in preparing this

history of Probus, Perth. Carol Trischuk provided layout and

production assistance.

~ Bob Black

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The Origins of Probus

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 from their profession or business and want to maintain a

social network with others who have similar interests. Each Probus club

is originally sponsored by aRotary club. Once established, the Club

becomes an autonomous organization and its members take over

leadership. Potential Probus members are not required to be past

members of Rotary. Each Probus club meets at least once amonth for

fellowship and to hear guest speakers. Today,there are over 300,000

members in approximately 4,000 Probus clubs worldwide.

Clubs using the name Probus were first formed in the early 1920's in

Saskatchewan, Canada, and in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., the

latter devoted to helping people with mental retardation, physical

disabilities, and autism. Because they were not restricted to retired

Professional and Business leaders, (Probus), and had adifferent objective,

they are not associated with our present Probus clubs worldwide.

On 6th May 1965, Fred Carnill organised the first meeting of the Campus

Club in Welwyn Garden City,England. The Campus Club is affiliated to

the English Probus organisation and members can and do wear Probus tie

and badge and receive the newsletter,but it is otherwise an independent

organisation. In “ASimple Idea”, founder,Fred Carnill writes,

"I used to meet afew retired men for morning coffee -mostly excommuters

(to London) with professional or business backgrounds

and with awealth of experience behind them. Conversation was

always brisk and entertaining. One was an architect, responsible for

many public buildings over the country, another an ex-borough

treasurer, an ex-railway official, aheadmaster, an ex-journalist, an exnewspaper

editor and an ex-secretary to aPrime Minister. This gave

me an idea, really avery simple one ...Itelephoned 33 friends that

night and they said, 'Put me down, Fred.' Thus the Campus Club,

(because it faced the centre of town, called The Campus), was formed.”

The first non-sectarian Probus Club specifically for active retirees was

formed in 1966 by the Rotary Club of Caterham, England. In “The Birth

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of Probus”, founding member Harold Blanchard writes,

“...one of our more erudite members came up with the idea of

PROBUS, PROfessional and BUSiness, He assured us that Probus was

aLatin word from which “probity” was derived, and the name was

adopted with enthusiasm. Incidentally we found there was avillage

in Cornwall called Probus and also there was aRoman Emperor of

the same name who in his day was famous for his cultivation of the

vine.” (Editor’s note: Marcus Aurelius Probus reigned from 276-

282 B.C. and planted vineyards in Gaul, Spain, and Britain.)

Due to the success of these two clubs, which incidentally never merged,

Probus Clubs were promoted in adjacent towns. There are now

approximately 1,700 clubs in Great Britain.

In 1974, Probus expanded into New Zealand and by 1976 the idea had

spread to Australia. Although Probus membership has its greatest

concentrations in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, clubs today

exist in all parts of the world, including the U.S., Belgium, India, Cyprus,

Japan, and several countries in Africa and Asia.

The first Probus Club for seniors in North America was sponsored by the

Rotary Club of Galt in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada in 1987. Growth in

Canada (since 1987) has resulted in the successful development of over

148 clubs across Canada with over 18,000 members with an average club

membership of over 100.

Probus Clubs are in essence autonomous and as such have no central

governing body,but Probus Centers have been established internationally

by country to disseminate information and assist clubs. Probus Canada,

for example, provides anational insurance liability plan to cover

individual club meetings and activities. Offices are staffed largely by

volunteers, and operating costs are met by member contributions. The

Probus worldwide web page ( www.probus.org), contains information on

Probus, and includes contacts for many international Probus Clubs, the

Informal Probus Network of chat groups, and several segments dealing

with information about forming aProbus Club, Probus services, etc.

~ The information in this section is based on material found on the Probus

Canada website.

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Probus comes to Perth

The idea of creating aProbus Club in Perth came from Wilf Parry after he

had heard of asuccessful club operating in Collingwood, Ontario. In

1995, he formed agroup to explore the feasibility of organizing such a

club in Perth. This group consisted of George Callan, David Crowley,Ed

Danner,Ralph Fish, Frank Houghton, Grover Lightford, Gordon McKibbon,

Bob McMahon, Wilf Parry and David Rapkins.

Toobtain an understanding of the structure and operation of Probus,

Wilf and Ralph attended afew meetings of area clubs. It is to be noted

that at this time there were 49 Probus clubs in Canada. After several

exploratory meetings, the group agreed to form aPerth club. Aletter

soliciting interest was sent to anumber of Perth and district residents.

Our first action was to approach The Rotary Club of Perth to sponsor our

application and provide initial funding. With the support of Rotary,the

structure was agreed upon and various responsibilities were assigned to

founding members.

On February 7, 1996, an inaugural meeting was held at McMartin House

in Perth. Approximately 70 men attended and the reaction to having a

club in the Perth area was very positive. The group was addressed by the

Honourable Judge John Matheson who spoke on Canada/Quebec

Relations. On April 3, 1996, the Club was officially constituted with the

election of officers to the first Management Team. The Rotary Club of

Perth was requested to apply for official accreditation for our club. The

Probus Club of Perth was duly registered as Club Number 64 in Canada.

All persons who had joined the Club as of April became Charter

Members. The May meeting saw the debut of aregular segment of each

program known as Personal Profiles, during which members introduce

themselves by means of brief biographical sketches.

In January 1998, Probus meetings moved from McMartin House to the

Perth Public Library.

~ This page was prepared by Wilf Parry

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Officers through the Years

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Rotary Liaison

Membership

Programme

Facilities

Newsletter

President

Past President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Membership

Programme

Facilities

Newsletter

1996 -1997

1998 -1999

Wilf Parry

Grover Lightford

Frank Houghton

George Callan

Ralph Fish

Bob McMahon

David Crowley

David Rapkins

Grover Lightford

...and Gerry Cann

David Crowley

Grover Lightford

Bob McMahon

Denise Mullins

Frank Houghton

Bob Taylor

Wilf Parry

Keith Brown

Gerry Cann

1997 -1998

President Grover Lightford

Past President Wilf Parry

Vice President David Crowley

Secretary Bob McMahon

Treasurer Frank Houghton

Membership Bob Taylor

Programme David Crowley

Facilities David Rapkins

Newsletter Gerry Cann

1999 -2000

President Bob McMahon

Past President David Crowley

Vice President Denise Mullins

Secretary Denise Mullins

Treasurer Frank Houghton

Membership Bob Taylor

Programme Wilf Parry

Facilities Keith Brown

Newsletter Nancy Kenyon

2000 -2001

President Denise Mullins

Past President David Crowley

Vice President Bob Black

Secretary Ruth Anne Johnson

Treasurer Doug Gutierrez

Membership Ken Mott

Programme Henriette Laporte

Special Events Bob Taylor

Facilities Keith Brown

Newsletter Nancy Kenyon

2001 -2002

President Bob Black

Past President Denise Mullins

Vice President Jim Smith

Secretary Sheila Hurren

Treasurer Doug Gutierrez

Membership Ken Mott

Programme Wilf Parry

...and John Smith

Special Events Bruce Gourley

...and Glen Pettinger

Facilities Don Lindsay

...and Marion Smith

Newsletter Ruth Anne Johnson

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2002 -2003

President Fred Lepine

Past President Bob Black

Vice President Peter Code

Secretary Sheila Hurren

Treasurer Doug Gutierrez

Membership Rod Woolham

Programme John Gibb-Carsley

...and John Smith

Special Events Denise Mullins

...and Glen Pettinger

Facilities Keith Brown

Newsletter Carol Trischuk

2004 -2005

President Dale Nugent

Past President Peter Code

Vice President Ian Doig

Secretary Nancy Kenyon

Treasurer Ernie Trischuk

Membership Rod Woolham

Programme John Gibb-Carsley

Special Events Denise Mullins

...and Margie Brady

Facilities Ella Thompson

Newsletter Carol Trischuk

2003 -2004

President Peter Code

Past President Fred Lepine

Vice President Dale Nugent

Secretary Sheila Hurren

Treasurer Ernie Trischuk

Membership Rod Woolham

Programme John Gibb-Carsley

...and Ian Doig

Special Events Denise Mullins

...and Glen Pettinger

Facilities Ella Thompson

...and Marion Smith

Newsletter Carol Trischuk

2005 -2006

President Ian Doig

Past President Dale Nugent

Vice President Keith Brown

Secretary Chris McGuire

Treasurer Margie Brady

Membership Rod Woolham

Programme John Gibb-Carsley

...and Clark Theobold

Special Events Denise Mullins

Facilities Ella Thompson

Newsletter Carol Trischuk

Web Advisor Colin Stephenson

2006 -2007

2007 -2008

President Keith Brown

President Helen Black

Past President Ian Doig

Past President Keith Brown

Vice President Helen Black Vice President Jim Sands

Secretary Chris McGuire-Sherwin Secretary Chris McGuire-Sherwin

Treasurer Archie Hurge

Treasurer Don McNaughton

Membership Rod Woolham Membership Rod Woolham

Programme Ian Doig

Programme Ian Doig

Special Events Denise Mullins Special Events Denise Mullins

Facilities Sheila and Mike Hurren Facilities Sheila and Mike Hurren

Newsletter Carol Trischuk Newsletter Jean Nugent

Webmaster Colin Stephenson Webmaster Colin Stephenson

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2008 -2009

President Ernie Trischuk

Past President Helen Black

Vice President Bruce Gourley

Secretary Sheila Clark

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Membership Rod Woolham

Programme Ian Doig

and Glen Pettinger

Special Events Denise Mullins

Facilities Bill and Kathleen Lea

Newsletter Colin Stephenson

Webmaster Colin Stephenson

Member at Large Keith Brown

2009 -2010

President Bruce Gourley

Past President Ernie Trischuk

Vice President Mike Else

Secretary Sheila Clark

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Membership Jean Crowley

...and Rod Woolham

Programme Ian Doig

...and Glen Pettinger

Special Events Glen Pettinger

...and Mary Kilgour

Facilities Bill and Kathleen Lea

Newsletter Colin Stephenson

Webmaster Colin Stephenson

Member at Large Keith Brown

2010 -2011

2011 -2012

President Mike Else

President Dan Murphy

Past President Bruce Gourley Past President Mike Else

Vice President Dan Murphy Vice President Richard Thomson

Secretary Sheila Clark

Secretary Sharon Sheffield

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Membership Jean and Dave Crowley Membership Jean and Dave Crowley

Programme Ian Doig

Programme Peggy Moxon

Special Events Glen Pettinger

...and David Farquharson

and Mary Kilgour Special Events Glen Pettinger

Facilities Geoffrey Newman

...and Mary Kilgour

Newsletter Colin Stephenson Facilities Geoffrey Newman

Webmaster Colin Stephenson Newsletter Dennis Dwyer

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2012 -2013

President Richard Thomson

Past President Dan Murphy

Vice President Jim Gilmour

Secretary David Alcock

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Membership Jean and Dave Crowley

Programme David Farquharson,

Gardner Church,

Fran McNaughton

and Denis Dwyer

Special Events Mary Kilgour

Facilities Geoffrey Newman

Newsletter Dennis Dwyer

Webmaster Colin Stephenson

2013 -2014

President Jim Gilmour

Past President Richard Thomson

Vice President Jean Crowley

Secretary David Alcock

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Membership Don McDiarmid

Programme David Farquharson,

Gardner Church,

Fran McNaughton

and Denis Dwyer

Special Events Mary Kilgour

and Ted Glugosh

Facilities Geoffrey Newman

Newsletter Dennis Dwyer

and Colin Stephenson

Webmaster Colin Stephenson

2014 -2015

2015 -2016

President Jean Crowley

President Bill Kennedy

Past President Jim Gilmour

Past President Jean Crowley

Vice President Bill Kennedy

Vice President Mike Selig

Secretary David Alcock

and Richard Thomson

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Secretary David Alcock

Membership Don McDiarmid

Treasurer Don Sherwin

Programme David Farquharson, Membership Don McDiarmid

Gardner Church,

Brian O'Conner

and Derek Cooke

Programme David Farquharson,

Gardner Church,

Brian O'Conner,

Special Events Mary Kilgour

Derek Cooke and

and Ted Glugosh

Valerie Stephenson-Gray

Facilities Dave and Jean Crowley Special Events Mary Kilgour

and Gail Reed

Newsletter Max Wood

and Colin Stephenson Facilities Dave and Jean Crowley

Webmaster Colin Stephenson Newsletter Max Wood

and Colin Stephenson

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1996

February

Speakers and their Topics

Hon. Judge John Matheson

Canada as aNation with or

without Quebec

March John JStewart Restoration and Revitalization of Perth

April Betty and Matt Burpee Sailboat Building and Chartering in England

and the Caribbean

May William Nelson Wax Technology and the Containment of

Radon and Radiation in the Environment

June Susan Code History of Perth

July Frank Houghton CESO Canadian Executive Services

Organization

August No Speaker Tour of the Albany Plant in Perth

September No Speaker

Thousand Island Boat Cruise, Gananoque

October Robert Leitch Lanark Communications Network

November Bryce Bell

Amalgamation of Municipalities in Lanark

County

December Brad Marsh

His Experiences in the National Hockey

League

1997

January Neil Fennell Community Policing and Crime Prevention

February Donald McNaughton Challenges Faced By Canada's Armed Forces

March John Ruggles Arctic Thoughts from

Keewatin District, NWT

April Charles Long Living Beyond the Fast Lane and Enjoying It

May Dominic Gallerneault The 3M Company,Perth and Worldwide

June Ken &Elizabeth Murray Insights into Elder Hostel Worldwide

July No Formal Meeting Golf and Lunch at Links of Tay

August Bob Parks Perth and Smith's Falls District Hospital

September Greg Anderson Legal Problems Facing Seniors

October No Formal Meeting Wakefield Steam Train Excursion

November Gus Quattrocchi The Merchants, Professionals and

Tradespersons of Perth

December Wendy &Art Briggs-Jude Local Flora and Fauna and Related Stories

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1998

January Tom Graham Fitness the Key to aGood Life

February Graeme Crabb Artistic Slide and Sound Presentation

March Kurt Holl Leather -ADay in the Tannery

April Franziska Von Rosen Film -Living with Deer

May Walter Brown Genealogy and the Lanark County Society

June Beverly McCreight How to Deal with Ice Storm Damaged Trees

September Shaun Thompson Amphibians are Worthwhile

October Linda Chaplin Long Term Care, Past, Present and Future

November None

Trip to Parliament Hill

December Dave Darling

Regional V.P.Royal Bank of Canada

1999

January Lana March Perth, Present and Future

February Judith Knudsen Acoustics Systems for Marine Application

March Olivier Chatillon OMYACanada Plant and Products

April Ian Miller Ian's and Big Ben's Rise to Fame Stories

May Dave Trick Development of the Perth Soap Company

June Helga &Dave Zimmerly Sailing Half Way Around the World

September John Clement

The Perth Courier and Independent Papers

October Victoria Gibb-Carsley The Council of Canadians Issues-Water Export

November Jim Peden

The Geographic Information System Project

December Lloyd Morrison Author and Artist of Valley Churches

2000

January Gordon Cowie Perth's Millennium Activities

February Michel Germain Development of aPerfume Business

March Sharon Kraft /Stephen Taylor Organ Transplant-A Personal Story

April Tim Wynne-Jones The Value of Writing for the Writer

May Gus Quattrocchi Some Highlights of Perth History

June David Turner Anthropological Insights of an Australian

Aboriginal Community

September Barry Crampton Update on the Lanark Communication

Network

October Don McNaughton The Great War Memorial Foundation

November Joyce Firlotte

Powers of Attorney-Health and Property

December Laura MacCuaig Asset Allocation in an Investment Portfolio

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2001

January Jaime Waitman The Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino

February Ann and Gordon Munroe The 2003 International Plowing Match

March John Kruithof Handing Over Hong Kong to China in1997

April Alfred von Mirbach ARun Through the Himalayas Team NOMAD

May Peggy Neilson /Kate Bergin Home Care Services and Long Term

Placement -What We Need to Know

June Dawn Smith Knowledge is the Best Medicine-Senior Drugs

September Pam Tysick /Sheila Weeks Long Stay Vacations -Spain and Portugal

October Peter Code AVirtual Bus Tour of Perth

November John Stewart

Neighbourhood Rehabilitation Project-China

December Todd Stepanuik What's New at the Perth and Smith's Falls

District Hospital

2002

January Earl Johns Policing Issues-Perth and Carleton Place

February Edmund Patten Restoring the Nieuport 17 -Aviation Museum

March David Ballinger History and Issues -The Rideau Canal

April Robert Fonberg The Role of the Privy Council Office

May Jim Peden /Jeff Dean Development and Use of the Geographic

Information System in Lanark County

June Henry Hengeveldt Climate Change and Global Warming

September Nedege Adam

Concerns About Genetically Modified Foods

October Bill Hale The Story of Deregulated Hydro Power

November Dan Black

Generations of Remembrance

December Dan Taylor

Wine Making in Prince Edward County

2003

January Murray Quattrocchi Life in Perth During the 1920's and 30's

February David Poole The Canada Council Grants Programme

March Carol Dillon The Environmental Bill of Rights /Tay River

April Imam Gamal Solaiman The Islam Religion with aCanadian Context

May Alfred von Mirbach Climate Change and the Projects of ecoPerth

June Walter Prystawski The National Arts Centre Orchestra

September Joellen McHard The Volunteer Hospice Visiting Service

October Ron Miller Royal Canadian Legion Hall of Remembrance

November Mr.Justice Stephen March The Provincial Court System

December Carolee Mason and students The Long Tradition of Performing Arts in Perth

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2004

January Jackie Marshall Life in Arctic Bay,Nunavut

February Don MacKay The History of the Rideau Canal

March Capt. Patrick Toomey Taking Tourists to the North Pole

April R. Hicks and B. McInnes The ABCs of Fraud

May Tobi Kiesewalter The History and Ecology of Murphy's

Point Park

June Gordon Walton Canadian Forces Life in Afghanistan

September Hans Sinn

Peace Brigades International

October Judy Young Teaching ESL in China

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November Murray Quattrocchi Landing on Juno Beach (60 anniversary)

December Wynne White

Teaching English to language teachers in Laos

2005

January Dr.Herb Helmstaedt The Canadian Diamond Industry

February Joellen McHard The Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral

Service (VCARS) of Lanark County

March Capt. Patrick Toomey Comparing the Antarctic to the Arctic

April Jack Herd Musical Program with the PDCI Band

May John Wilson Powers of Attorney

-Property and Personal Care

June Graham Kelly New Zealand's Electoral System

September Mike Poulin

Services of Lanark County Mental Health Unit

October Dr.Allen Crawford Bank of Canada and Canada's Monetary Policy

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November Murray Quattrocchi VE Day 60 Anniversary Trip to Holland

and

David Zimmerley/Ally Ross Guatamala Stove Project

December Paul Egginton

Climate Change

2006

January Rt. Rev.Patrick Lee Six Years in Uganda

February Lisa Morgan Levine Recycling and Trash Disposal

March William Rowe Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

April Tugrul Biltekin Turkey -its History and Tourist Charms

May Darinka Morrelli YAK, the Youth Action Kommittee in Perth

June Ian Doig My Magical Years in the Czech Republic

September Catherine Shearon Reaching Fitness Goals for Healthier Lives

October Grover Lightford The development of our Probus Club

November Peter Black

Fair Vote Canada -“Does your vote count?”

December David Jacklin

Meet the Marks Brothers, Canadian Kings of

Repertoire

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2007

January Bob Sneyd The Real Miracle of the Rideau Canal

February Lynn Ball Life on aPress Pass

March Mike Nickerson Living on Earth as if we want to stay

April Peter Code AVirtual Walking Tour of Perth

May Nancy Wildgoose Volunteers in the Community

June Jim Sands The Hobbies of aMaster of Detail

September Brenda Hurle

The United Way in Lanark County

October John Kittle Uranium Exploration and Mining Issues

in Eastern Ontario

November Dan Black

Remembrance and Youth

December John Nikita

RCMP International Peace Operations

2008

January Roy MacSkimming MacDonald,Roy's novel about Sir John A.

February John Clement Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area

March ~Meeting snowed out! ~

April Helga and David Zimmerly Touring the Galapagos Islands

May James Bartleman From Port Carling to Perth:

June Ken Watson Exploring the Ancient Rideau

September Nancy Scarth

My Travels in Siberia

October Harry Needham ATale of Six Grandfathers

–the United Empire Loyalists

November General Lewis McKenzie Peacekeeping Missions

December The Men of the Tay Seasonal songs

“All aMatter of Luck!”

2009

January Susan Code Stories of the area

February John McKenty The life and times of the James Brothers

and John’s book Follow the Crowd

March Heather Perkins-McVey The legal issues associated with health care

April Rudi Lepp Nuclear energy and its possible role in our future

May Frank Roy Darts to Arrows: acelebration of the

100th anniversary of powered flight

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June Peter Craske D-Day experiences: marking the 65 anniversary

of D-Day and the allied invasion of Europe

September Doug Burt

Dignity House of Perth, apalliative care facility

October Dennis Dwyer “Will There be aChurch for Our Great

Grandchildren?”

November General Clive Addy Today's Soldier

December Elaine Turner

The Perth and District Community Foundation

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2010

January Carl Whitehouse Indigenous Mayans of Guatemala and the

mobile eye clinic project.

February Larry Cotton Author of Whiskey and Wickedness, the

story of the whiskey industry in Perth.

March Jorgan Hoeven The Wilson Street Redevelopment and

and Eric Cosens

other Perth infrastructure programs.

April Bob Pearson The Elderhostel travel programs.

May Keith and Graham Lindsey Heritage Re-enactment of the War of 1812.

June Jim Gilpin His experiences in World War II.

September David Batchelor

The Guatemalan Eye Clinic

and Carl Whitehouse ~apost-project report.

October Walter Baker From Lands End in Cornwall to John

o'Groats in North Eastern Scotland.

November Brigadier General Dabros Experiences in Afghanistan.

December Roy (Sandy) MacSkimming On his latest book, Laurier in Love.

2011

January Dennis Dwyer “Mediation and Dispute Resolution” and

“Small Home-Based Businesses for Seniors” .

February ~ Meeting cancelled due to adverse weather ~

March Simon Lunn Nature photography

April Todd Stepaniuk The Perth &Smiths Falls Hospital.

May Cliff Bennett Loons.

June John Chattoe Information technology’s effect on families.

September Wynne White

Living and teaching in Ethiopia.

October Elizabeth Goldman Amore community-minded and lively Library.

November Maj-Gen.(Ret'd) Clive Addy Afghanistan documentary: If IShould Fall.

December Gordon &Linda Craig Music series planned for Perth Manor Hotel.

2012

January Bennie Beattie Whales of the St. Lawrence River and Estuary.

February Diana Beresford-Kroeger Arboretum Borealis and climate change.

March Dr.David Turner Experiences with aboriginals in Australia.

April Nancy Wildgoose Renaissance of the Perth &District Food Bank.

May Ron Alquist Economic research and oil prices.

June Brian Perkin Lake 88,our very own popular FM station.

September Sandra Joyce

The UK Home Children.

October John McKenty All about the history of Christie Lake.

November Glenn Tunnock The War of 1812.

December Maj-Gen.(Ret'd) Clive Addy Security and Our Continued Safety.

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2013

January Chris McGuire Sherwin, Lanark County Community Home Support.

with Bonnie Waugh, Terrey Roach and Susan Samila

February Amanda Groshinski Plasko Energy and their innovative technology.

March Cheri Barton The Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Foundation.

April Don Drummond The intricacies of government finance.

May James Bissett Canada's new immigration agency.

June Willa Dwyer Awoman in the "man's world" of

long haul trucking.

September David O'Blenis

An unforgettable safari in Africa.

October George Addy Foreign investment in Canada.

November F/O (Ret'd) Jim Sands How radar helped to win World War II.

December Craig Greenwood The Fantastic White Bears of the Ice.

2014

January Derek Cooke Eleven years in Saudi Arabia.

February Alexis Troubetskoy His passion for Canada’s arctic and

his book Arctic Obsession.

March Ted Dyke Photo studies of wild life in its natural habitat.

April George Laidlaw “For the Love of History.”

May Gail Read &Ian McDonald Travels in Chile, Argentina, Peru and the Falklands.

June Geoff Hart, Al Mcgregor Ticks on dogs and Lyme disease in our area.

and Lisa Saunders

September James Bissett

The effectiveness of NATO.

October Paola de Rose The Canadian approach to remote sensing.

November General Paul Manson The New Face of War.

December Alfred Von Mirbach Hiking the El Camino Trail.

2015

January Dennis Staples Smiths Falls' employment woes and rebirth.

February Terrance Dickinson “ATour of the Universe” from the editor

of SkyNews.

March ~ Meeting cancelled due to apower outage ~

April Kate Johnson “Empathy and Hope” in Canadian prisons.

May Cheryl Coooper Seasons of War, novels of the War of 1812.

June Toni Pickard, James Leake The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) concept.

and Bill Cooper

September Dwayne Price and Greg Holbrooke “From Hand Signals to Satellites.”

October Helga and David Zimmerly “Risk-taking during the Voyage of the Erasmus.”

November Barry Crampton

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The historical mapping project for the 200

anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement.

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December Jennifer Dickson The Perth 200 Anniversary Project.

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2016

January Kevin Gray The French and Indian Wars and

the Battle of the Plains of Abraham

February Sturia Sigurjonsson Mutual Interests in the North: Canada

March Nine speakers from...

st

and Iceland in the 21 Century

‘The CARR’ — the Community Alliance

for Refuge Resettlement

April Gary Dickson Electronic Health Records

May Fred Hitchens Canada in Space: AHistory

June Dr.Sandra Taylor Medical Ethics

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Special Events, Tours, Travel and Dinners

1996

August

September

1997

July

October

December

1998

May

July

August

November

December

1999

Spring

July

August

December

2000

June

November

December

2001

May

June

October

December

Tour of the Albany Plant in Perth

Thousand Island Boat Cruise -Gananoque

Golf and Lunch at Links of Tay

Wakefield Steam Train Excursion and Dinner at Kristy's

Pre-Christmas Dinner at Patterson's Restaurant

Eastern Ontario Probus Club Gathering at Camp Merrywood

Golf and Lunch at Links of Tay

Tour of Blue Bird Acres

Visit to Parliament Hill

Pre-Christmas Dinner at Patterson's Restaurant

Visit to the War Museum and the Museum of Civilization

Golf and Lunch at Links of Tay

Visit to the Hull Casino

Pre-Christmas Dinner at Patterson's Restaurant

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Pre-Christmas Dinner at Parkside Loft, Code's Mill

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Trip on the Wakefield Steam Train (a repeat event)

Pre-Christmas Dinner At The Links of Tay Golf Club

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2002

February

May

June

October

December

2003

February

May

June

October

December

2004

January

March

April

May

June

October

December

2005

January

April

May

June

October

November

December

Visit to the Aviation Museum and the National Gallery

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Two-day Trip to Sunshine Festival -Orillia

Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Links of Tay Golf Club

Three Day Trip to the Carnaval de Québec

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Two-day Trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Links of Tay Golf Club

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Day trip to Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec

Trip to the OMYA quarry at Tatlock

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Two-day Trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Links of Tay Golf Club

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Trip to the Diefenbunker

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Two-day Trip to Niagara Falls and Shaw Festival

Day trip to the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Links of Tay Golf Club

2006

May Wine Tour of Prince Edward County

June Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

June Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

October

th

Probus Perth 10 Anniversary Gala Luncheon

December Pre-Christmas Dinner at the Links of Tay Golf Club

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2007

January

May

June

October

December

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Oktoberfest Dinner at Links of Tay

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at Links o'Tay

2008

January

May

June

October

December

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Oktoberfest Dinner at Links of Tay

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at Links o'Tay

2009

March

April

May

June

October

October

December

Visit to Fortune Farms Sugar Bush

Trip to the RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Fall Foliage Excursion on the Wakefield Steam Train

Mississippi Mudds Mystery Theatre in Carleton Place

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at Links o'Tay

2010

January

January

March

May

June

October

December

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Golf and Dinner at Links of Tay

Fall Colours Rideau Canal Cruise

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at Links o'Tay

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2011

January

March

May

June

October

December

2012

January

March

May

May

June

October

December

2013

January

February

March

April

May

June

September

December

2014

January

January

February

May

June

September

October

December

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Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Luncheon meeting at Timber Run Golf Club in Lanark

Fall Colours Bus Tour of the Pontiac and Ottawa Valley

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Lion's Club Hall

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Probus Perth hosts Spring Fling 2012 at Code’s Mill for

Eastern Ontario Probus Clubs

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Luncheon meeting at the Legion

ADay at Chateau Montebello

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Lion's Club Hall

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Senators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Place

Dinner and theatre at Michael's Table and Full Circle Theatre

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Luncheon meeting at the Legion

Peterborough Lift Lock Cruise

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Lion's Club Hall

Senators vs. New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Place

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque, plus Boat Tour

Luncheon meeting at the Legion

Bus tour to Rideau Hall and an Ottawa River cruise

Dinner and theatre at Maximillian's and Studio Theatre

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Lion's Club Hall


2015

January

April

May

June

September

November

December

Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

Luncheon meeting at the Legion

Fall Colours bus trip to several Pontiac-area small businesses

Dinner and theatre at the Stone Cellar and Studio Theatre

Pre-Christmas Dinner and Dance at the Lion's Club Hall

2016

January Robbie Burns Day Dinner at the Legion

March Dinner and theatre at Maximillian’s and Studio Theatre

April Tour of the Perth Campus of Algonquin College

May Visit to the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque

June

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Probus Perth 20 Anniversary Gala Luncheon

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