The Scrapbooking Club is currently suspended. If anyone would like to continue this activity please contact the Activities Chair June Booth

Northumberland Orchestra & Choir Christmas Dinner Concert

Hi everyone, I have exciting news about an outing you may be interested in. This fundraiser is an event by the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir Christmas performance on Saturday, December 11th in Cobourg. I have set aside 2 tables of 8. If you are interested, please call the Best Western directly and tell them you are with PROBUS Club of Durham West. We have until November 26th to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public and the balance of our tables/seats will be offered to others. You could still purchase tickets after this date but no guarantees you would be sitting with the group

Where: Best Western Hotel, Cobourg

When: Saturday December 11, 2021

Time: Arrival & Dinner 5:30 pm Show 7:30 pm

Cost: $60.00 includes dinner, show, services and taxes

Address: 930 Burnham Street, Cobourg ON K9A 2X9

Phone Number:1-905-372-2105

Dinner and more details: See documents below


Book a room at Best Western Plus hotel at a 30% discount. To get a discount state that you are with PROBUS Club of Durham West. A standard 1 Queen room is discounted at $131.00 plus taxes or a standard 2 Queen room is discounted at $135.00 plus taxes. A block of rooms has been set aside for our club at this rate until November 26th. Call    1-905-372-2105 or copy and paste link

Visit Port Hope Festival of Lights - Capitol Theatre 20 Queen St. Port Hope. Viewing times 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Purchase tickets at the theatre for a chance to win a decorated Christmas tree,

If you decide to attend this exciting outing, please contact Best Western and then send me an email letting me know you will be attending.

Lorna Smith, Social Chair                                                                                         


Date: Thursday January 20th, 2022

Cost: $25.00 plus tax, for admission to Little Canada

Transportation: GO Train and then a short walk to Dundas Square

Time: Leave Ajax at approximately 1pm.

Dinner: Old Spaghetti Factory

Little Canada is a new permanent attraction located in Dundas Square, Toronto. There are 5 regions from across Canada that have been recreated in miniature. We will have 1 – 2 hours for viewing. Check out the Little Canada website

For those who are interested we can have dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory before taking the GO train back home. Dinner and GO train costs will be dependent on what you order and the station where you travel from.

More details on how and when to book will be in the December newsletter. Little Canada and the restaurant require proof of vaccination.

Who Knew Trivia

TRIVIA - LAST CHANCE to sign up!!

This is your final chance to sign up for the fun and competitive trivia events scheduled for 

Wed, Nov 10 at 7:30 pm and Wed, Nov 24 at 7:30 pm.

We are looking for a few more players - as the saying goes, the more the merrier. If there are two of you at home, you can choose to play as individuals on the one computer or play as a team. The trivia will feature video as well as audio clips and was designed for people our age. Other PROBUS club members have raved about it! If you would like to join for either or both of the November trivia nights, send an email to Bernice at


There will be two more Trivia nights next year: Tuesday January 11th at 10:30 am

                                                                          Tuesday January 25th at 10:30 am

So put these dates in your calendar!

Check out this website to see what is being planned for the Pickering City Centre:

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 

" Have You Earned Your Tomorrow " - A life changing poem     by Edgar Albert Guest

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