Woodstock-Oxford Ontario Canada Men's & Women's Clubs

Men's Club - Woodstock Quality Inn. 2nd tues. of every month 9:45 am.

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Women's Club - Southgate Seniors Centre. 3rd Wed. of every month Sept-June 9:45 am

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Our Presidents

President 2018-19


President - Dave King


  • We Moved to Woodstock in 2015 to be near family, along with wife Norma, who is a member of Ladies Probus. Between us we have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. We previously belonged to the Orillia mixed Probus club. We are enjoying the small town atmosphere of Woodstock.
  • Probus Clubs are Non Political, Non Profit, Non Fundraising Groups dedicated to providing Monthly Fellowship with like minded retired Professional and Business Personnel. Our meetings include a Speaker and member section called ‘Who AM I,’ an introduction of new members to the club. In addition to the monthly meetings, there are Special events such as Plant Tours, Theatre and Museum tours, and lunches or dinner trips. Also associated events and special interest groups Science club, Workout group and coffee clubs.
  • Monthly meetings are held @the Quality Inn 580 Bruin ave. @9:45 am , 2nd Tues of each month. Each meeting begins with Choir leading a rousing rendition of O’ Canada and We love our Probus club song. The meeting serve as a social setting for our members and a chance to hear Quality speakers about events and interests both local and national .Birthdays and 50/50 draws add to the coffee club atmosphere. Some members not all venture to the Southgate centre for lunch and time to continue building friendships 

  • The Probus Song
  •  We love our Probus Club
  • For it means so much to us
  • We greet each other monthly
  • With a smile and coffee mug
  • We joke and tell good stories
  • And fun is had by all
  • When we hear them saying
  • "Who am I?
  • We know we are in friendship hall.

  •       By Jack Lester

Co-Presidents 2018-19



Jill Lavin & Mary Donlevy

  •  Once a month we spend two hours together with our friends. This is our time to meet and catch up on what is happening in our lives. We learn about each other during our Getting to Know You’. We have planned outings, guest speakers, newsletters, a web page and a management team to pull it all together.
  •  As in any group this is done by volunteers. Many of our members have spent some time on one committee or another. Some have had their positions for too long and we need to give them a break. There are committees that work together which makes it more fun and interesting, especially for people new to Woodstock. What a good way to meet new people! There is also training, help and guidance in everything we do.
  •  In the first year you attend management meetings once a month and learn how everything is done by our different committees. The second year, you and your partner take turns leading the monthly meetings. The third year you help the new presidents.
  •  In September and October you are busy, but the rest of the year you can expect to spend 20 minutes a month. 
  • We all love to travel, help our families and enjoy our other hobbies. Commitment to the Probus team will only enhance your life.
    Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at the South Gate Centre from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
    Special events may be planned between meetings – example –tours, lunches or theatre.
  • Our monthly meetings include  “Getting to Know You” where new members are encouraged to introduce themselves to the group, announcements from the Social Committee about upcoming events, our 50/50 draw and a guest speaker.

Sponsor Rotary Woodstock-Oxford, District 7080


  •  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 club is sponsored by a Rotary club and meet at least once a month for fellowship and to hear guest speakers * there are over 300,000 members in approximately 4,000 Probus clubs worldwide .

  • Women's Club
  • Probus Clubs are non-political, non-profit and non-fund raising. We are an active group of about 150 women who as the word  Pro (fessional) Bus (iness).  indicates, are a combination of retired business and professional women. Membership is not restricted to these groups but embraces former executives of government or organizations in which anyone has had a measure of responsibility. 
  • Fees are set by the local club. We encourage women to attend as a guest for the first time and then hopefully will be excited about becoming a member following your visit.   
  • Woodstock-Oxford Women’s Probus Club began in 1995 and as we enter another decade we ask you to consider joining with us to share in the rewards of being a member of Probus. We look forward to meeting you. 

Welcome Judy Hollinger - Ladies President


Starting Sept 2019 -20

  Probus is a great way to stay involved in your community without fundraising! We all probably did that in our careers and now we can just meet once a month for a couple of hours and learn from our Guest Speakers and from our Getting To Know You talks by our members.

Each meeting starts with a half hour of social time and coffee and you have the opportunity to purchase a 50/50 ticket. All new members prepare a 10 minute talk on their background or interests. Don’t worry you are generally in our club for almost 2 years before you need to do this and you will see how relaxed and easy it is. We all love hearing about our members! Next we move on in our meeting to our excellent Guest Speakers who generally prepare a 20-30 minute presentation. These speakers have varied backgrounds and you can always take something useful away from their talks.

We enjoy some planned outings and usually at least two lunch socials per year.

As in any volunteer organization, there are lots of committees in the background running different aspects of the club so there are lots of opportunities to get involved with seasoned veterans ready to assist.

Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday at the Southgate Centre from 9:45 to 12:00 noon. Come out and see if you like it. We think that you will!


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