​Interest Groups 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CLUB MEMBERS

MONTHLY CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS WILL BE VIRTUAL AS OF SEPTEMBER 2020 UNTIL WE CAN MEET AGAIN IN PERSON.

CLUB ACTIVITIES INVOLVING IN-PERSON INTERACTIONS CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED UNTIL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ALLOWED UNDER PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS.


TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES ARE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY.

ACTING FOR FUN - Evelyn McKenzie at evsurfing@gmail.com or 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.

BOOKWORMS BOOK CLUB Brenda Manns at mannsx2@sympatico.ca and Agnes Shaw at theshaw@sympatico.ca or 905-982-1558

The Bookworms are meeting via later in February to discuss two autobiographies: Becoming by Michele Obama and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Both are well written memoirs from their childhoods to current day and provide interesting reading.

BOOK CLUB – THE PAGE TURNERS Kathy McLeod kbmcleod24@gmail.com

We will meet again this month via to discuss, “Love Lives Here - A Story of Thriving In A Transgender Family” by Amanda Jette Knox. This is an inspirational memoir of love, acceptance, courage and advocacy. Love Lives Here was chosen as one of CBC’s 21 Books By Canadian Women To Read Right Now. This family shows us what is possible when you “lead with love”. CR

CRIBBAGE Barb Rootham at brb.rootham@gmail.com or 905-985-9066

“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, and new members are always welcome when we can meet in person again. Most of the group has an App where they play against a computer opponent. Barb reports that the computer has NO interesting stories to tell! Contact Barb for more information

CURRENT EVENTS - Linda Schell at lindaschellconsulting@gmail.com or 905-242-8877

We have a new format for our Current Events Interest group on . Are you interested in delving into the news of the day or other information of interest? We would like to share topics of a variety of subject matters that can be explored and discussed on line. We have all heard the political picture coverage, but are there important items (i.e. changes in society as a result of COVID-19) to be extrapolated that would be of interest for us to discuss? Or perhaps you have a passion for something that you would like to share with the group. Each member would take turns to bring a topic to the group that we could discover and discuss each month. Please join us on line for our first single topic meeting on the Electronic Vehicle, (EV), as Club member Ginny Colling refers to her own experience with a 4-wheeled friend. Thursday February 18th, 1:30 p.m. Please let me know if you are interested in attending so I can forward the link. Linda.schellconsulting@gmail.com

EUCHRE – AFTERNOON Jayne Rees rees.jayne@gmail.com  or 905-852-4997

 

We have nine 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 at bmgscott101@gmail.com or 905-767-1505

The Foodies participated in an Airbnb online cooking experience with Aura’s Online Cooking Experience on Saturday January 16th. We had a great time with our chef Lorena from Mexico City. She took us on a wonderful cooking experience making Mexican Street Tacos. We are currently planning another virtual get together for sometime the end of February or beginning of March.

GENEALOGY – Heather Hill-Gibson at hhillgibson17@gmail.com or 905-985-9108

Hello Genealogists! Sorry we have not been able to meet up. If anyone would like to make a time appointment you can email to do so! I’m willing to give you some time and help, talk by phone or Skype! I would be glad to make suggestions or referrals for help with archives and websites for each of you individually on your projects. Neil Kilmartin is willing to assist others remotely regarding their genealogy efforts. Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree with the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland)


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

MODEL BOATS - COORDINATOR NEEDED!!!

If you are interested in models boats, you can find designs and ‘how to’ by using Google searches. Note that we have several members interested in building model boats. We just need a coordinator to get the group going. If you’re interested in Model Boats and possibly to join the interest group, please sign up at the next in-person member’s meeting or contact Melodie Scott at interestgroups.portperryprobus@gmail.com

MOVIE GROUP – Denise Throp at deniset1954@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

The photography interest group has been inactive since the COVID rules were enacted. We’ve shared some pictures and touched bases with the occasional e-mail, but that’s all. One of our stalwarts, Jenny Yorgason, is leaving us. She’s moving to Alberta to be closer to family. She will be missed. We were planning to “take our cameras for a walk” and capture the sights nature brings our way. The social distancing rules make this quite difficult so nothing has taken place. Looking forward to having all this in the rear view mirror. Be safe.​

SINGLETONS - Denise Throp at deniset1954@gmail.com and Cathy Jeffrey at cjef@bell.net

 

Have been attending virtual tea and books at the Scugog library; and virtual Kanopy movies at the Ajax library

TOWN HALL THEATRE -  marketing.townhall1873@gmail.com

The Town Hall remains dark. At this time, I am not aware of future plans for The Borelian Community Theatre group or Town Hall 1873 professional productions such as those presented by Bill Culp. All entertainers are anxious to get back on stage so watch for concerts and shows as soon as the COVID-19 situation allows

WINE TASTING I – Jim Adamson at jim.adamson07@aol.com or 905-773-2878

Last month the wine tasting group had an extremely interesting experience that stretched over two consecutive days. On the first day, we all participated in a group session with an Italian archaeologist. We received a bit of history lesson outlining for us just how the ancient Romans went about making wines. As we learned, ancient wines were virtually all spiced - evidently this was primarily done to improve the taste of what would have otherwise been quite awful. With this somewhat colorful background, we were then all taken through a step by step lesson in actually making ancient Roman spiced wines.

 

We started with an inexpensive white and inexpensive red wine, from which we made spiced whites from the first and second centuries B.C. followed by two reds one each from the fifth century B.C. and from the fifteenth century A.D. This concluded our session with the Italian archaeologist and the four individual wines were left to “brew” over night.

 

On the second day, the group reconvened on and spent a delightful couple of hours sampling and evaluating our four creations. Truly a novel and most interesting experiences.

 

These wines were delightful and the entire group will readily attest to that.. Next up is something spicy – we are all going to get to brew and then sample spiced wines. Expect a full report in next month’s newsletter.

 

In the meantime stay safe and enjoy your wines in moderation, but do enjoy nonetheless.

The following interest groups have suspended operations during the COVID-19 crisis. However please stay tuned because some of these groups might find other methods to re-start in the coming months.

DINNER – THE MUNCHKINS

Marg Miller

margandrodmiller@gmail.com

226-229-9073

Marilyn Hanna

jf.hanna@powergate.ca

905-985-6322

BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON

Jayne Rees

rees.jayne@gmail.com 905-852-4997

EUCHRE - THE TABLE TALKERS – AFTERNOON

Barb Rootham

brb.rootham@gmail.com

905-985-9066

Susan Merriman

susan.j.merriman@gmail.com

416-892-2127

EUCHRE – EVENING

Margaret Adamson

madamson905@gmail.com

905-773-2878

GARDENING – BLOOMERS!
COORDINATOR NEEDED!

Heather Hill Gibson
hhillgibson17@gmail.com
905-985-9108

GOLF

Co-Ordinator Needed

Contact: Melodie Scott

interestgroups.portperry probus@gmail.com

HIKING

Bill Morrison

billandmaryare@gmail.com

905-985-2624

INVESTMENT – PORT INVESTMENT GROUP

Ann Skinner
skinntj@gmail.com

JAZZ

Co-Ordinator Needed

Art - PROBUS OPEN STUDIO

Margaret Adamson
madamson905@gmail.com

905-773-2878

BOARD GAMES

Bill Morrison

billandmaryare@gmail.com

905-985-2624

BOWLING FOR FUN

Ann Skinner

skinntj@gmail.com

Pat McDougall

patmcdougall@yahoo.com

BREAKFAST CLUBS
Mary-Anne Unwin
interestgroups.portperryprobus@gmail.com

BRIDGE – BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE
Judy Anderson
judykins999@yahoo.ca

CREATE & CHAT

Lou Ellen Clement-Hobbs
chichi@persona.ca
705-432-3229

DARTS FOR FUN

John Leahy

jleahy6@gmail.com

905-982-2695 2695

Ken Crossley

magentis@checkmail.ca

705-786-1707

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

Carole Matthews

dandcm43@yahoo.ca

905-982-2702

LAWN BOWLING

Dennis Bayley

dennis.bayley@icloud.com

289-989-0178

Our Art Group - Click on the photo to see some of their work

Art Group

Friendship and Fun - Retired and Loving It!

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