PROBUS Club of Durham West
Byron Simmons

Important Message Regarding Membership Renewal Fees

Dear Members of the PROBUS Club of Durham West,

Even though we have not had any in-person monthly meetings since last March there are still costs to incur in operating a social club. Your membership fees cover membership payments to PROBUS Canada, liability insurance premiums, our website, Zoom and speaker fees, administrative costs associated with the newsletter and treasurer reports and contracted meeting room rentals.  

Your management committee has decided to take a conservative approach due to the many uncertainties that we face. Though membership fees have already been extended from an August renewal to the new January renewal, at no 
additional cost to our members, our club still has expenses.

The membership renewal fee for the year 2021 is $30 per person and is due on January 1, 2021.

Please make your cheque payable to: The PROBUS Club of Durham West

Date your cheque: January 1, 2021 

Cheques must be received no later than February 28, 2021 or you risk losing your membership and being placed on a waiting list in order to rejoin. 

Mail or hand-deliver (leave in our mailbox) your cheque with a note indicating the full name and address of each person paying a membership fee to:

Mr. and Mrs. G. Cutten (Membership Chairs)
1532 Huntsmill Drive
Pickering, ONT L1V 5J5

If you do not wish to renew your membership please let us know.

If you have any questions please contact us at:  or  905-831-7489.

All being well we will meet in person very soon.

Stay Safe & Healthy,

Geoff & Bonnie Cutten

A regular visitor in my backyard this winter
November 2020 - Blue Mountain Village, Collingwood, Ontario.

Keeping the club vital and enjoyable requires dedicated members who volunteer to be involved. This is your club, managed by volunteers like you who dedicate a small amount of their time for the benefit of our 340 members.
The club needs members who will take on the following role effective September 2020.
House (coffee arrangement) 
For detailed job descriptions of these roles go to is plenty of support from members and previous job holders for people taking on these roles. Consider volunteering for one of these positions. The club cannot exist without members stepping up to assume these roles. 
Please get involved.

Jim Hinnecke: Past President

The next Zoom meeting of the club will be on Thursday, January 14th at 9:45 am. If you would like to join us, please email us at:


The speaker for this meeting will be professional photographer and storm chaser David Chapman. He will be talking to us about

" Wild, Weird and Whacky Weather".

A Message from your Webmaster

A website should be a place where members come to connect with other members of our community. A place where they can share their jokes, poetry, travel photos and common interests. A place where open discussions can begin.

A website is never finished. If you see opportunities to do things better or discover problems affecting your use of the site, please let me know. I need to hear from you to make it better. You can contact me at: 

Presidents MessageAs we enter the holiday season the case counts are continuing to break records and we are being advised to be more cautious. We will all need to continue creating new ways to celebrate Christmas.
We think ours will involve Christmas dinner on Zoom.
Some towns are having “drive by” Christmas parades and others advertise virtual Christmas lights tours.
I know it may seem early for all the seasonal lights and decorations that people have put up, but I think we all need the brightness they provide this year.
Your club is continuing to operate and in lieu of a traditional lunch we will be having a Christmas sing along on December 10th. 
The 60 of us who attended our November meeting were delighted with Liannes’ presentation on the “Roaring Twenties”. I know I was relieved to learn she was talking about the 1920’s and not my own roaring twenties. 
On behalf of the PROBUS of Durham West management team I wish you “Happy Holidays” and, personally, Janet and I wish you “Happy Holidays” as well.
Now remember, wash your hands, practise social distance, and wear your mask but above all,
Stay Well and Stay Safe.


Due to the Corona Virus, ALL Club Social activities are currently suspended until further notice

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