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Coordinators of Interest Groups Needed!

Interest Groups are regularly scheduled activities for members only.  They are coordinated by volunteer members of the Probus Club of Clarington.   Often the coordination and logistics of meetings is shared by all members of the interest group who take turns hosting the group in their home or booking other venues such as meeting rooms in the library, restaurants or theatres.  If you would like to coordinate an Interest Group or suggest a new activity e.g.  Bowling, Wine Tasting or, whatever is a passion or hobby that you wish to do with other like-minded people please contact John Muzik at john_nancy_m@rogers.com. 

View Calendar of all Social Events and Interest Groups

New Interest Groups

Wine Club

The first meeting of the Wine Club  will be held July 12, 2018.  The theme will be the wines of Portugal.  The group has decided to have themed wine tastings in the homes of the members.  Half the members will bring wines that go with the theme and the others will bring appetizers.  The group will meet every 6-8 weeks at a date convient to the host.

Contact:  Katheleen Brear   kathleenbrear@icloud.com
Ukelele Group

Sarting this fall.  All players welcome - just bring a Ukulele.  

Contact:  Susan Wood susan_d_wood@hotmail.com

Current Groups
  1. Lunch Meet
    First Wednesday of the month after the Probus meeting Contact: Paul Halliday at pehalliday@gmail.com
  2. Euchre
    Third Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Games will be hosted in each others home on a rotating basis. Contact: Joan Pumphrey at kpumphrey2016@bell.net
  3. Geneology
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Bring your laptops/ tablets to the Courtice library with free access to ancestry.com. Meet to share tips and help each other with their searches and socialize. Group does not meet in the summer. Next meeting October. Contact: Lorraine Verbona lverbona@sympatico.ca
  4. Bird Watching
    Meet monthly to visit bird hot spots to find migrating and resident birds. Monthly meeting second Monday of the month at 9:00 am or evening depending on location. Contact: John Muzik at john_nancy_m@rogers.com
  5. Garden Chat
    Fourth Thursday of the month. Meet over a cup of coffee and talk about gardening, tour local gardens and share ideas and experiences. Note: currently a waiting list. Contact: Judy Lavigne or Joy Vaneyk (lavigne_judy@hotmail.com, kjvaneyk@gmail.com)
  6. Hiking
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to hike approximately 2 hours or 5 km at a slow pace. Dogs on leash welcome. Contact: John Windatt: j.windatt@gmail.com
  7. What's For Dinner
    Gourmet Potluck Dinner Club to be held monthly at members homes. Contact: Dawn.Aitken@hotmail.ca
  8. Scrapbooking
    Meet monthly at members homes. Contact: Nelly VanVeldhuisen at nmvanveldhuisen@hotmail.com
  9. Breakfast Meet
    Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
    Third Wednesday of every month. Location: Bistro 238, 1413 King St. E., Courtice Contact Joan Pumphrey kpumphrey2016@bell.net
  10. Book Club I
    Meets second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM. Note: currently a waiting list. Contact: Edwina Johnston at gjejohnston@rogers.com to be added to the waiting list
  11. Fiber Arts
    If you are interested in needlework of any kind sign up for this new group. Meets the fourth Monday of the month. Time:1:30 - 3:30 PM. Contact Stella Dorsman at stelladorsman@hotmail.com
  12. Global Destinations
    Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Members share their experiences of travel destinations around the globe. Meets fourth Friday of the month. Members share hosting in their homes. This group does not meet in the summer months. Contact Kevin and Victoria Girling, v.girling@can-uk.ca
  13. Men's Book Club
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Meets second Thursday of the month. Location: Bowmanville Library Contact: Paul Halliday, pehalliday@gmail.com
  14. Golf
    Time: 9:30 AM
    This group will meet weekly every Tuesday, at 9:30 am, at Stonehenge Golf Club.The cost for 9 holes is $26.00 walking, or $34.50 riding. Lunch at the course afterwards is optional. Contact: George Aitken gdaitken@hotmail.com
  15. Canning
    This group will meet to share and choose recipes to can and share the results. Contact: Linda Bray
  16. Billiards
    Time: 2:00 PM
    Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM. Location: Shooters in Bowmanville. This group does not meet in the summer next meeting is October. Contact: Caroline Charman and Rick McKey ccrm@sympatico.ca
  17. Book Club III
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Book Club 3 - Meets at 10:30 am on the first Thursday of the month at the Bowmanville Library. Note currently a waiting list: contact Susan Wood or Susan Hollyman.
  18. Urban Walking Group
    10:00 AM
    This new Interest Group will alternate its meeting days between Monday and Friday. It will meet on the first Monday of the month and two weeks later on Friday at 10:00 AM. Members volunteer to lead walks in various locations around Clarington. Coordinator: Lynn Hooper lynnmhooper@gmail.com.Description
Proposed Interest Groups
The following Interest groups have been proposed from either members or from the surveys.  Members and Coordinators are needed. Sign up at the next montly meeting

Photography - Coordinator needed
Computers - Coordinator needed
Woodworking - Coordinator needed
Bowling - Coordinator needed
Art Appreciation - Coordinator needed