The first Probus club for seniors in North America was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Galt in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Mar 17th in 1987
Each Probus Club is autonomous. The club endeavours to be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs and involve members in a minimal cost. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and the opportunity for development of acquaintance.
Unlike the men's club, the women's club only meets from September until June. The two summer months are void of any meetings. These meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each attending month
1996-97 Sally Pilgrim, 1997-98 Nancy Gray,
1998-99 Ruth Butt, 1999-00 Donna Hart,
2000-01 Truus Van Wees 2001-02 Norma Latter,
2002-03 Carol Turner, 2003-04 Mary Gaskin,
2004-05 Mary Gaskin, 2005-06 Donna Treleaven
2006-07 Irene Priest, 2007-08 Donna Lazenby,
2008-09 Karen Seguin, 2009-10 Diane McGee,
2010-11 Gwen Pooley 2011-12 Elaine Draper,
2012-13 Judy Sokalski, 2013-14 Gail Puddicombe,
2014-15 Pam Orth, Diane Palmer
2015-16 Connie Lauder & Mary Anne Silverthorn,
2016-17 Christine Uchacz & Jan Perrin,
2017-18 Karen Carley & Liz Jones
2018-19 Jill Lavin & Mary Donlevy
REVISED BYLAWS FOR WOODSTOCK-OXFORD
PROBUS WOMEN’S CLUB (CANADA)
Bylaw No.2 – Membership
An application for membership shall be accompanied by an Initiation Fee of $25.00 and an annual Membership Fee of $50.00. The Membership Fee is valid for the Club’s fiscal year, September 1st to August 31st.
When a new member is accepted after January 31st the fee shall be the Initiation Fee of $25.00 and an annual Membership Fee of $25.00. The Membership Fee is valid to August 31st.
When a new member is accepted after March 31st, the fee shall be the Initiation Fee of $25.00 and an annual Membership Fee of $50.00.The annual Membership Fee will cover the period to August 31st of the following year.
Upon acceptance by the Club, a new member shall be given a Probus Lapel Pin, a name badge by the Membership Committee, as well as a Probus Canada Pamphlet and a copy of the Club Bylaws.
25 Ways to Add More Vitamin H To Your Lives
Smile more often.
Fake it until you make it.
Play with a kitten or puppy.
Play with a baby.
Smile when you answer the phone.
Change habits...eat with the opposite hand.etc.
Go "out of character".
Look into a mirror and ask. ."How serious is this?"
Tell someone what you laughed about.
Decide to delay suffering until tomorrow.
Visualize or draw that one person who is driving you nuts as a clown.
Seek out and spend time with "Laughers".
Dance naked in front of your pets!
Waste some time..type A Behaviour do not know how to do nothing.
Lookout for number 1.. And don't step in number 2.
It is okay to be silly...sometimes nonsense makes the most sense.
Tell a child not to laugh.
Pop popcorn with the lid off or build a marshmallow house.
Do some positive stroking by appreciating someone.
Take your job seriously and yourself lightly.
Be willing to laugh at yourself.
Encourage a sense of humour in children.
Remember that "The heaviest moments require the lightest touch".
Practice the art of "Inverse paranoia".
Remember as William Makepeace Thackeray said..." The world is good natured to people who are good natured."
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