IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CLUB MEMBERS
CLUB ACTIVITIES INVOLVING IN-PERSON INTERACTIONS CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED UNTIL MID-JULY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ALLOWED UNDER PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS. IN ADDITION, MONTHLY IN-PERSON CLUB MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER 2020. CLUB TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES ARE
Social Events between meetings can range from sporting events, live theatre, travel, visits to places of interest, to any other activity that the Social Committee wishes to organize. These are usually one time events, one per month generally, but you can participate in as many events as you wish!
A description of events is shown below. If you are interested in participating in a Social Event, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that event costs will need to be pre-paid by cheque, payable to PROBUS Club of Port Perry and either:
handed in to our Social Committee Co-Chairs, Margaret Miller or Judy Spring at monthly membership meetings or
mailed to Social, c/o Judith Spring, 22 Crescent Moon Lane, Seagrave, ON L0C 1G0.
Only payment in full by the deadline confirms registration for the event, and events with limited attendance will be filled by members in order of when the payment is received.
If you are unable to sign up in person, please use email or phone to let us know you’re interested and to arrange payment. Refunds are only issued under exceptional circumstances, so if it turns out you are unable to attend an event, please offer your ticket to other members or guests.
If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you need directions or car-pooling, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Margaret Miller at 226-229-9073 or Judy Spring at 905-447-4557.
Your Social Committee will provide as much advance notice of events as possible. Last minute sign ups may be accommodated depending on availability and the venue. Your understanding is appreciated.
Virtual Social Activities as of June 2020
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As noted previously, the websites covered below are also shown on the Learning & Entertainment page along with a number of other interesting websites. Please let us know at email@example.com if you have other websites, podcasts, webinars or videos to recommend to our members.
MEDITATION & RELAXATION
These are stressful times. Even something as simple as going for groceries can often feel like a risky venture. So taking time for peace, solitude and relaxation may be the best prescription.Through the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center, you can find a variety of scheduled virtual seminars and practices that are free and open to the public. These cover areas such as meditation, T’ai Chi, mindfulness, Qi Gong, and a wide
variety of types of yoga (including ones targeted at specific body ailments). Past webinars can also be viewed on the website, and the schedule for the ones coming up goes up through August 7th.
STAY-AT-HOME CINEMA WITH TIFF
Do you love the magic of film? You can experience some of that magic through the Toronto International Film Festival(TIFF) while at home. With this in mind, TIFF has curated a series from Crave’s extensive selection of titles, accompanied by conversations with special guests via Instagram. Stay up to date with the latest Stay-at-Home Cinema screenings by signing up for “The Weekly” newsletter on the TIFF site. If you don’t get Crave streaming service and don’t want to subscribe through your TV service provider, then take a look at the free 20-40 minute videos (titled Past Events) on the TIFF webpage (see website address below) for conversations with filmmakers and performers about making some of the great movies in which they were involved. https://www.tiff.net/stayathome
BRITAIN’S NATIONAL THEATRE
Britain’s National Theatre is streaming at no cost one of its full-length productions of past live performances each Thursday! Watch “The Madness of George III” which will stream from June 11th to June 18th (remember to check the time zone for the performance time). To find future offerings subscribe to the National Theatre website. https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre/playlists
THE RED GREEN SHOW
Hey there fans of Red Green (Steve Smith) and the Possum Lodge. Good news! Red Green is coming back. Yes, Possum Lodge Podcast is
creating a Possum Lodge Radio Show! Red and his son Dave are in the process of creating all-new half hour episodes of the Red Green Show, except in a podcast/radio style format. The podcasts will be scripted and will have many of the voices fans know from the TV show plus many new
ones as well. This is the only place to find new content coming from the “Possum Lake” area. The plan is to have the first show available June 28th, at 9:00p.m. To sign up for the monthly podcast go to the following website. There are various levels of membership available starting at $1.00 per month.
And remember, “Keep Your Stick on the Ice.” http://www.possumlodgeonline.com/
You are challenged to consider fellow PROBUS members who live alone or may be having trouble throughout this lengthy period of social distancing. This may be coping with day to day living or isolation. They may not wish to reach out for help. Give two a friendly call to brighten their
day. If you don’t have their contact information, email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org and the information will be provided.
Remotely on computer & phone by appointment - Join Tim and Janet Casey for a lesson just for you in order to learn how to use Zoom. Zoom is an easy virtual meeting tool that allows you to meet with groups of people, large and small. You may connect with one friend, or meet a group who
bring their own beverages to the table and chat while seeing each other – a distanced get together. Interested? Please email Janet at email@example.com
Need to convene a Zoom meeting for a PROBUS club event that will exceed 40 minutes?
We now have an account with Zoom that allows us to hold meetings of up to 100 people for up to 24 hours. So if you’re scheduling a Zoom meeting for club members that may go over the 40 minutes allowed for meetings on the free Zoom accounts, please email Tim Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the Zoom meeting.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS
Due to the Covid-19 Virus Pandemic all travel opportunities have been suspended until the Pandemic is resolved.
April 16, 2020