​Interest Groups 

An important message regarding the

Port Perry PROBUS Proof of Vaccination Policy

Hiking group
Hiking group

foodies
foodies

Trivia Night
Trivia Night

Hiking group
Hiking group

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NEW INTEREST GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to coordinate a new remote group or shared experience, please let us know at interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com.

 

Remote Group Get Togethers:

Our club has a corporate account should you wish to set up a virtual meeting, and it has no time restraints! Just contact Tim Casey at president.portperryprobus@gmail.com or 905-985-3991 to use it.

We are here to help should you want to try a meeting virtually!

CURRENT INTEREST GROUP UPDATES

NOTE NEW PROCEDURE in first contacting a coordinator regarding joining a group. Due to phishing concerns and having personal emails accessible to the public - if you wish to join or get more information on an Interest Group listed below, please email interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com and your contact information and questions will be forwarded to the applicable coordinator for that group and they will contact you.

GROUPS REQUIRING A COORDINATOR

 

Keeping our interest groups going can provide an outlet for sharing like interests. Please consider volunteering for one of these groups needing a coordinator:

 

Bridge - Beginner/Intermediate

Gardening-Bloomers

Golf - Golf being one of the only things we are allowed to do in the lockdown, it would be great if someone would take this group on for the season.  We would be happy to put any interested parties in touch with someone to help you get it going.

Jazz - coordinator required once Jazz nights resume at Jesters Court.

Model Boats - A great hobby where like minded people can share tips and advice.

Create & Chat - If you are interested in anything crafty, and having wonderful conversations while doing them, consider heading up this group.

Lunch Bunch

Cribbage - Thursday afternoons

Tuesday Breakfast Group

Euchre - the table talkers – afternoon

Garden Club - The Bloomers

ACTIVE GROUPS

ACTING FOR FUN - Evelyn McKenzie at interest.portperrryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-2587

The Acting For Fun Interest Group is continuing to practice our lines for a show we are looking forward to performing for the PROBUS group hopefully when we re-open.

ART - PROBUS OPEN STUDIO Margaret Adamson 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 905-773-2878

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In conclusion to our last month's ZOOM meeting, the members in attendance decided to take our usual summer break until September 13th.  With Covid vaccinations helping to loosen restrictions, it was felt that we may again be able to get back to in person sessions. Prior to our restart date, we will have to regroup and replan what this entails.

 

During our virtual meeting on May 31, we discussed how important it was to continue sharing the common interest of art. Being in our homes also facilitated easier, more personal "show-and-tell" times, such as home studio space and art work done at various times in our lives.  Bravo for ZOOM meetings!

 

Once again, we welcome new members when we are back to normal times. Check your calendars for the second and fourth Mondays, probably at the Prince Albert Church Hall. 

BOOK CLUB - THE BOOK WORMS Brenda Manns & Anges Shaw

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 905-982-1558

The Bookworms were finally able to meet outdoors in person at the end of June. It was wonderful to be together again and discuss "The Giver of Stars" by JoJo Moyes. We have decided to hold bimonthly meetings for the next while. We’re planning to meet outdoors again at the end of August. Our next book is by Allan Doyle of Great Big Sea fame. "All Together Now: A Newfoundlander’s Light Takes for Heavy Times" is described as a gathering in book form- a virtual Newfoundland pub. 

 

BOOK CLUB – THE PAGE TURNERS Kathy McLeod

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

In these times when we are missing travel, it has been wonderful to “visit” England, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ireland through our bookclub.  This month we were transported to Italy and Sicily.  In Sicily it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death.  In “From Scratch: A Memoir Of Love, Sicily and Finding Home”, American author and actress, Tembi Locke writes about both.  This is a moving memoir about love, loss and the healing power of food and family.  Authentic Sicilian family recipes are included in the book.  Hopefully one day soon our group will meet in person to sample some of these recipes!

CRIBBAGE COORDINATOR NEEDED! interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

“The Fifteen For Two Crew” meets bi-weekly on Thursday afternoons at alternating members’ homes. Cribbage can be played with 2, 3, or 4 players, so there is never a challenge of not enough players to enjoy the afternoon games. We currently have nine members.

Most of the group has an App where they play against a  computer opponent.

CURRENT EVENTS - Linda Schell interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 

905-242-8877

If you are not on our invite email list please feel free to send me your email so I can forward the link. New members very welcome.

EUCHRE – AFTERNOON Jayne Rees interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 

905-852-4997

We have twelve members of the Euchre group playing on-line on Friday afternoons. The program we are using is called Trickster Cards, and it has a video chat feature that allows us to “see” and speak to each other while we are playing. It is free, so if anyone would like to join us for some on-line games, just let me know!

FOODIES! – Melodie Scott interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 905-767-1505

 

Nothing new with the Foodies this month.  We hope to get together for some good food very soon.

GENEALOGY – Neil Kilmartin interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 289-388-8039

Anyone is welcome to contact me by any way you’re comfortable with, though email is my preferred method of communication. Hopefully, we’ll get this challenging time of our lives behind us soon enough, and I look forward to us getting together as a group.

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree with the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland)


https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/strathclydeonlinelearning/freeonlinecourses.

LAWN BOWLING Judy Anderson interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Judy Anderson will be taking over Dennis Baileys role in the Lawn Bowling Group.

'Please stay tuned. An opportunity to give Lawn Bowling a try will be announced as soon as we are able to arrange it.  For more information contact Judy L  Anderson

MOVIE GROUP – Denise Throp interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Kanopy movies every week from Ajax and Lindsay libraries.  New live streaming movies from Scugog library.

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP Jim Wakeford: 905-985-2030 interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Nothing is happening with the photography group, yet, but with controls slowly being loosened, we may get together before the year is out.

SINGLES GROUP - Denise Throp & Cathy Jeffrey 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

The purpose of the single group is to facilitate alliances between individual Port Perry PROBUS members who would like to participate in some activity with one or more other members.  You do not have to be single to join the singles group - it is a group of individuals as opposed to couples. 

 

Denise Throp and Cathy Jeffrey maintain the singles group member list which is shared amongst all members of the group, however any member of the group may post a suggested activity and invite other members of the group to join them in that activity.  The member posting the activity would also be responsible for coordinating the activity with the members who expressed an interest in joining them to do something.

 

Current Covid rules allow us to meet with up to nine unrelated persons out of doors, so if you have an activity that you would like to share that meets the current rules, let us know. 

TOWN HALL THEATRE - Judy L. Anderson interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-4257

Town Hall Theatre has nothing new to add this month. SCS Musical is still planning to perform The Little Mermaid in November at the Town Hall.

WINE TASTING I – Jim Adamson at interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-773-2878

Nothing new with the wine tasting group.  We are on a summer hiatus.

Acting for Fun Salt and the Hot Peppers
Christmas Show
book club
Table Talkers Euchre - with Ken, Pat, No
Foodies Peach Cobbler.jpg
Bid & Regular Euchre 2019 Holiday Pot Lu
Foodies
Wine Tasting Group - October pick Relax

The following interest groups have suspended operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

EUCHRE – EVENING

Margaret Adamson

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-773-2878

 

HIKING

Bill Morrison

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-2624

LAWN BOWLING

Dennis Bayley 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

289-989-0178

LUNCH MEETUP (after monthly meeting)

Melodie Scott interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jim Wakeford

Contact: interest.portperryprobus@gmail.zcom

905-985-2030

TRAVEL

Judy Spring

Contact: interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-447-4557

Please stay tuned because some of the groups might be looking at ways to start up as we move towards re-opening.

BOARD GAMES

Bill Morrison

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-2624

 

BOWLING FOR FUN

Pat McDougall

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

BREAKFAST CLUB

**** Update

The Thursday Breakfast Club will henceforth just be called "The Breakfast Club".

Mary-Anne Unwin

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

DARTS FOR FUN

John Leahy

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-982-2695

Ken Crossley

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

705-786-1707

DINNER – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (GWCTD)

Carole Matthews

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-982-2702

DINNER – THE MUNCHKINS

Marg Miller

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

226-229-9073

 

BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON

Ann Berube

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-7102

Port Perry PROBUS Has Talent! Click on the photo below

Art Group