There are now 256 PROBUS Clubs in Canada with over 40,000 members. PROBUS is non-political and non-sectarian. They are non-profit and non-fundraising clubs for semi-retired and retired persons.
Past membership in Rotary, or any service Club is not a requirement for potential members of PROBUS, and it is not mandatory to attend meetings.
Membership fees in the PROBUS Club of Port Perry are $30 annually with a one-time registration fee of $20. All refreshments at the meetings are covered by the proceeds of a Share the Wealth draw. PROBUS name badges for meetings and functions are supplied by the Club. A small annual contribution per member, included in the membership fee, helps to fund the operations of PROBUS Canada. Members’ spouses and guests may attend social events depending on the event. Group interest activities are restricted to members only.
Our Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Hope Church at 14480 Old Simcoe Road in Port Perry. Regular monthly meetings aim to provide informative and stimulating speakers, a social time with refreshments, club activity and club business updates. Attendance is not compulsory, therefore, people who travel or go away for summer or winter months are not excluded. The business portion of the monthly meeting is usually very brief. Information about upcoming activities and social events is reported to the membership so that members can sign up during the break time. The only business in which the entire membership is involved are items in the Bylaws that require local club amendments and importantly the annual nomination and approval of the Management Team.