President’s Message – July

Our Club has had two recent outings. 51 Probus members from Lantzville Probus Club and 8 Mid Island Clubs enjoyed a day of walking, sightseeing, eating, sipping and socializing on our June 25 Up-Island Out & About Day Trip. Thank you to our surprise tour guide, Ray. 20 of our members, some from the Photography Club and some from the membership at large, enjoyed a beautiful day toodling around some of Victoria’s scenic spots on a bus trip July 3. Thanks to Lia VanWassenaar for organizing this outing. Anyone with some photos they’d be willing to share of these outings, please send them to me. Someone at my house (more surprises, Ray) will put the best together for future club viewing.

The Annual Summer BBQ is coming up on Sunday, August 19 at Costin Hall. Tickets ($12. Members, $17. Guests) will be on sale for the last time at our upcoming meeting, July 26. Carol Halliwell our BBQ Convener, thankfully has help to set up and clean up but is concerned about the lack of volunteers for games. Please help us out and offer to run a game. Direction is available to help you get things going. Perhaps you can offer with a friend so you can spell each other off. If no offers come Carol’s way, games will simply be set up and people can play independently with no score keeping or prizes. We need your help to make our BBQ the fun occasion that it traditionally has been.

The positions of Vice President and Treasurer are open on the Management Committee. Here is a great opportunity for members to give back and help run our club. We depend upon volunteers to keep our club operational, current and vibrant. I encourage you to run for a position. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated, you will be challenged and personally enriched by the close relationships that develop working on the Management Committee. .

I hope members are enjoying this beautiful summer weather. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting this month on July 26, 2018.

Joan Honig