​Interest Groups 

Interest Groups - November 2020

 

 

 

 

New Interest Group Opportunities 

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

Remote Group Get Togethers: 

Our club has a corporate zoom 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!

 

NOTE - In the case of all Interest Groups, If you have questions or wish to join, please contact the Coordinator

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.

Click here to see some of the work of our Open Studio Artists.

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 905-982-1558The

Bookworms will be meeting later in November via Zoom. The book we will be discussing is “My Year of Living Spiritually: from Woo Woo to Wonderful” by Anne Bokma, a Canadian author from the Hamilton area. This is a nonfiction book based in her experiences with a couple of mentions of Port Perry in it. If all goes well with this meeting, we plan to continue on Zoom in 2021 until we can meet again in person.

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

 

Our book club has decided to meet via Zoom this month. We will be discussing “My Year of Living Spiritually” by Anne Bokma. This book is described as, “what begins as a light hearted quest becomes a tenderly beautiful and insightful search for connection in a fractured world.” Many of Bokma’s experiences take place locally and throughout Ontario. Who knew you could rent an overnight stay in a treehouse in Port Perry!

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 are working at fostering remote meetings – either with FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or with Zoom, depending upon the group members. Join
us if you are interested in delving into the news of the day. We explore global, national, and community topics at each meeting. Please contact Linda if you are interested in joining our discussions about news and views.

FOODIES! – Melodie Scott at bmgscott101@gmail.com or 905-767-1505

There is nothing new with the Foodies Group this month. The zoom virtual cooking get together worked very well. As we have other recipes to explore, we hope to have something organized for sometime later in November.

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

Genealogists hello - 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 web sites for each of you individually on your projects. Neil Kilmartin is willing to assist others remotely regarding their genealogy efforts. Course on genealogy starting October 19th (free) 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 Tim Casey at interestgroups.portperryprobus@gmail.com

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MOVIE GROUP – Denise Throp at deniset1954@gmail.com

Denise tried the Lindsay cinema, where people were asked to sit at least 3 seats and one row apart. Only about 10 people were in the show I saw, so social distancing was easy, and there were no known cases of covid in Lindsay when I  checked a week ago.

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

 

The Scugog library now has several virtual events: Tea and books,travelogues and book clubs, plus things to do with grandkids.

TOWN HALL THEATRE -  marketing.townhall1873@gmail.com

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

Sometimes when life hands us lemons, we are best served by turning them into lemonade and enjoying them as we can. After several months of isolation without the benefits of getting together. a few members of the wine tasting group suggested that we try a “virtual wine tasting”. After working out a few simple logistical details, a meeting date was set. Zoom invitations sent out, and we were back together once again (albeit only on screens). The enthusiastic and repetitive samplings that ensued led to a unanimous resolution to do it all again the following month.


Our second “virtual wine tasting” in July was a most interesting comparison between oaked and non-oaked Chardonnet from Angels Gate Winery in Beamsville. Everyone certainly enjoyed getting together again and there is one unanticipated added benefit – no one had to drive home after it concluded.

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.

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

 

FUN DARTS

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

DINNER – THE MUNCHKINS

Marg Miller

margandrodmiller@gmail.com

226-229-9073

Marilyn Hanna

jf.hanna@powergate.ca

905-985-6322

EUCHRE – AFTERNOON

Jayne Rees
rees.jayne@gmail.com

905-852-4997

BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON

Jayne Rees

rees.jayne@gmail.com

905-852-4997

EUCHRE - THE TABLE TALKERS – AFTERNOON

Barb rootm

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

LAWN BOWLING

 

Dennis Bayley

dennis.bayley@icloud.com

289-989-0178

Friendship and Fun - Retired and Loving It!

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