Activities & Conveners

Interest Groups and Conveners 2017/18

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BOWLING – Conveners, Gary Forbes or Elizabeth Clark at
The North Nanaimo Probus Club has invited the Lantzville Club to bowl with them the Last Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm at BRECHIN LANES. This is two games of mixed bowling and everyone is welcome.

CHAIR SET UP – Al Whitcomb (250 729 0378)  and Wayne Schaefer (250 729 8007)  Helpers welcome. Contact Al or Wayne

CHAIR YOGA – paired with Seaside Community Society at Costin Hall.

COFFEE SET UP – Lia Van Wassenaar 250751-1801, Helpers wanted, contact Lia.

CRAFTS –  Group 1, Convener Pauline Brigden 250-390-3670, at capacity. A further group may be re-established if sufficient interest – contact Joan Honig, 250-758-9930

DINING OUT – Convener, Helen Lemmon  250-753-6681 Meets the 4th Friday of every month at 6:00pm at a restaurant to be selected.

DRINKS and APPIES – Convener, Barry Chapman, 250-758-6976 or Backup conveners – Jim & Mary Holland, 250-390-7669 or
If you are new to Drinks & Appies and would like to join: Functions are held the third weekend of each month with two homes participating. It is a reciprocal agreement where, if you join, you are expected to “Host” a function. Small or large homes, it’s always fun. Call or email Barry for details. Info for where and when will be on a sign-up sheet at each General Meeting,

EXCURSIONS – Ad hoc organization by interested parties

GOLF, MIXED – Convener, Mervyn Jones 250-751-1785 or

HIKING GROUP – Convener George Norris 250-585-3601, Backup Convener Barry Chapman 250-758-6976.

iPad ‘APPY GROUP – Convener Trevor Cradduck
Owners and users of Apple iPads share tips and techniques to make better use of their iPads. This group does not normally meet, but shares info by email. Contact Trevor to be added to the mailing list.

KAYAK CLUB – Convener Barry Chapman

LADIES BOOK CLUB – Group 1 Convener Adele Klatt,, 250-758-0906; Group 2 Convener Janet McGregor, 250-758-6384. This group has space for some new members and meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at members’ homes.

LADIES BRIDGE – Convener, Barb Myden,, phone 250-756-0804. Ladies Monday Afternoon Bridge Group, Dates -: alternate Monday afternoons. Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

LADIES COFFEE ‘N CHAT – Convener Barb Norris @ 250-585-3601 or e-mail at  2:00PM, 2nd Tuesday at Quality Foods, Northridge Centre, 101-5800 Turner Rd.

LADIES LUNCH GROUP – Convener is Barb Samarin at 250-390-2805. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

MEMOIR WRITING – Convener is Margaret Pierce. Mixed group, now at capacity. Let Joan Honig know if interested.

MEN’S BRIDGE – No longer meets. Contact Joan Honig 250-758-9930 to express interest.

MENS COFFEE – Convener, Bill Joss 250-756-1811. The group meets at the Windward Pub, Hospital Commons, Boundary Crescent (across from the hospital).

MOVIES  – Convener, Joan Honig 250-758-9930. All welcome. Look out for emails with venue details as films change at short notice. Usually Tuesdays when admission is cheap.

PUB NIGHT – Conveners, Frank and Anne Marie Rosar 250-585-5955. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

PHOTO CLUB – Convener Lia Van ,  250-751-1801. Back up Margaret Pierce,, 250-390-4893. Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10:00am – 12:30pm including on location shoot and ‘show and tell’ with lunch to follow. Meeting location to be determined monthly.

SOUND MAN – Gary Brothers at 250-758-0877,  250-816-4668 Back-up, Keith Trail at 250-751-1055 or Don Carmichael at 250-758-4729.

SUNSHINE – If anyone has a special event in their life, such as a significant birthday, anniversary, new grand/great grandchild you would like to share with us, or if you know of any member who is unwell or in need of a little “sunshine” in their life, please contact Dianne Tucker, 250-758-8042. Please notify Dianne if you know of anyone who would appreciate a card.

WALKING GROUP –Convenors, Doreen Schaefer, 250‑729‑8007, and Phil Wilson, 250‑468-9418. Walks take place each Wednesday. Unless otherwise stated all walks start at 10:00 am and last for about an hour and a half on well-established trails, usually finishing at a coffee shop to discuss current events and set the world to rights. (Dogs welcome)

WEBMASTER – Brendan Rogers 250-585-6684.