PROBUS Club of Durham West

About Us


Retirement can come too early for many people who want and can remain active. PROBUS clubs are organizations for retirees who want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests. Today, there are over 400,000 members in approximately 4,000 PROBUS clubs worldwide.

PROBUS clubs provide opportunities to meet with others with similar interests. Meeting new people, making new friends, and discovering new interests are just some of the advantages of being a PROBUS member.

To see what other clubs in Canada are doing,  Click here to read the most recent PROBUS Canada newsletter.

More information about the PROBUS Clubs can be found at:

PROBUS Club of Durham West

Most members are retired business and professional persons residing in Durham Region including Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, and the surrounding area.

Member Benefits

Members in good standing are entitled to full club benefits such as:

- attending meetings;

- receiving a monthly newsletter;

- joining one of our 21interest clubs (See Activity Groups);

- participating in all club activities. (See Social Events).


Monthly Meetings

We meet on the second Thursday of every month (except December) at 10:00 a.m. at the Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax.

Meetings usually consist of a business portion of about half an hour, thirty minutes of socializing, and coffee followed by a stimulating 45-minute presentation by a guest speaker. Meetings end at noon.


How to Join

Applications are considered by a Management Committee.   You can apply on our Join Us Page by Clicking Here.

Once completed our Membership Chairs Dave & Bev Bicknell will contact you and send you a short survey.  If you have questions about membership, email us at

Membership inquiries may also be made at the Membership table at any general meeting.                                                        

Visitors are welcome to come to a meeting as a guest of a club member on one or two occasions. If you do not know a club member to sponsor you, we will ask you for Government ID for the safety of our members. 

All guests will be asked to sign in at the Welcome Desk and proceed to the Membership Desk if required to show identification.

Returning members who missed the renewal date will be considered New Members and will need to complete the registration process. 

New members will be billed an additional $25 which covers administration costs. 

If you wish to know more about the PROBUS Club of Durham West, please contact the Club President Walter Matias at

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