PROBUS Club of Durham West

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Call for New Board Members

This past year has been a very challenging one for our club.  Since our last physical meeting almost a year ago, we have had to meet by teleconference, and many club activities have been suspended until it is safe to meet in person again.  

The Board of Directors of your club has been responsible for ensuring our club’s continued operation throughout this pandemic, and are planning for the club’s future.     

As is the case every year, a number of your board members are coming to the end of their three year terms, and replacements must be identified.  This year the club needs to fill the following board openings, each of which would be for three years.

* Treasurer 

This role is perfect for a person who likes to work with figures.  You’d be responsible for the club finances, including budgeting, banking, bill payments and preparing financial statements.  

* Membership

This role is great for those that want to get to know all club members. You’d be responsible for signing up new members, renewals of current members, receiving membership fees, and keeping track of the membership list.

* Webmaster

This role is good fit for the ‘techie’.  As webmaster you’d be responsible for the club website and its social media accounts.

* House 

Another good opportunity for the “people person”.  This role is vital for the success of our physical meetings, and includes management of the welcome desk, 50/50 draw, meeting room logistics and providing refreshments. 

The club also seeks a new Vice President, an all important position that will in its second year evolve into the Club President role, leading the club for a year, and acting as ‘emcee’ at its monthly meetings.

Our club’s ongoing success is only possible through the continued existence of a strong and active board.  But board membership is also rewarding:  in addition to supporting the club, board members have opportunities to learn, interact with club members, meet with members of other clubs, and most importantly, have fun.  And note that a couple or two unrelated individuals can share a board role.

Please let me know if you would like to serve.  Full position descriptions are available on our website under the PROBUS button, and I and other board members would be happy to speak to you to give you more information.   As a director you can rely upon the support of other members of the board, as well as those who were directors in the past, including a period of time where you would work with the outgoing director to fully understand your new role. 

Jim Hinnecke, Past President 

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Good Afternoon Byron, Club President. 

Hope you are well and staying safe during these challenging times.

Community Care Durham is currently recruiting new Board Members to join our Board of Directors.  Please find the attached recruitment Flyer for your consideration.

In promoting this volunteer opportunity and generating interest in the community, I am reaching out to The Probus Club of Durham West for your assistance in communicating our need for new Board Members.  I hope you can circulate this posting to your Probus Club members and encourage them to further spread the word to their own networks.  If you can promote this opportunity on your website or in an upcoming newsletter, that would be wonderful.  We would greatly appreciate your help.   

Thanking you in advance for your time and efforts.  If you have any questions, please call me at 905-718-0716, anytime during the week between 8:30am and 4:30pm.  Enjoy your weekend and take care.

Kindest Regards,

Marcy Marchuk

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Information and Entertainment


Our September picnic was a great success so we are going to have another social gathering for October.
When: Wednesday October 6th at 2:00 PM
Where: Rotary Park, Ajax located at 177 Lake Driveway W. Turn left into the parking lot and park in the west end of the lot. We will gather in groups of no more than 15 (park rules without a permit) on the south side across from the parking lot under the trees. Lorna Smith will assist with directing you to the right area.
Please see Bev Waite or Bernice Pyke once you arrive to sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Need to Know: As with all PROBUS social events, you must be fully vaccinated and bring a mask.
Bring your own chair, snack and beverage.
Lawn Games: Let's have some fun. If you have any lawn games such as lawn darts, croquet, bocce ball etc. please bring them along so we can have some safe outdoor fun with our PROBUS friends. Hand sanitizing wipes will be available.
Weather: Let’s hope for good weather. You don’t need to notify us that you are coming so you can decide if the weather suits you. 
Looking forward to seeing everyone for socializing and games.

Lorna Smith, Social Chair and the Social Committee

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