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It was great to see so many familiar and new faces at our May meeting.  

We had over 70 members attend in person and 10 attend via Zoom.  This really reinforces the purpose of PROBUS to bring retired or semi-retired people together by providing opportunities to meet with others with similar interests and develop a social network.  With this in mind, we will return to in-person only meetings in June.  It will give us the opportunity to see even more of each other, reconnect, hear about, and sign up for social events, and move forward with our retirements. I am looking forward to seeing you all in June!  

We are now able to welcome guests to our meetings if they are vaccinated and wearing a mask as they move about the room, and as always, we are looking for new members to grow our group.  If you have friends who want to join us, click here where they can find and complete an application on our About Us page

At the May meeting we did discover that some of the parking at the Ajax Community Centre on the south side of the building has been designated for Contractors.  These rows are marked A, B, C.  Please do not park in these areas as you will be ticketed.  

I introduced the volunteer management committee at May meeting.  It was the first time our members saw the team live rather than on Zoom. 

Nothing happens in any volunteer organization like ours, without members stepping up to help, share their expertise, and learn something new. Whether you are a relatively new member or have been involved for some years, we encourage you to seriously consider volunteering for one of the vacancies that presently exist (or will exist soon) within our group.  (House duties, Vice President, and Newsletter editor).  It is a great opportunity to meet other members of PROBUS you have not met yet.    

Please let me know how you can help and have fun while supporting our Club. Job descriptions are available for all our Management Team positions on our website, plus current or former Team Members are available to help you get started. For more information, please contact me at rbridge@rogers.com.

 Did you know that the 2021 census showed that the number of Canadians 65 years old and older rose from 16.9 in 2016 to 18.3% in 2021.This means we will have a stronger voice when advocating to governments and local authorities to look after this growing crowd!  

The Town of Ajax is in constant communication with us by forwarding information and organizing activities. Mark your calendar for the Senior’s BBQ at Rotary Park on June 9 from 11:30am-1:30pm. The June general meeting will wrap up a little early to allow you to head over to the park for delicious food and music.  Limited picnic table seating is available, and residents are encouraged to bring a chair.

To be responsive to your interests and ideas the management team has created a survey which will allow you to share your ideas and interests. It will be available shortly.  The results will be shared at a future general meeting.  

Finally, Happy Fathers Day to all you Fathers, Step-Fathers, Grandfathers out there and I hope this will be an opportunity for you all to get together with family again.

 

Ruth Bridge

President's Message

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