President’s Message June 2018

Did you know? Probus is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. It has a population of 1,827. It is famous for having the tallest church tower in Cornwall. The tower is 129 feet high, and richly decorated with carvings. I’m wondering if any member has ever been to Probus?

June is blooming all around us. Golfers, hikers, bikers, walkers and gardeners are active around this beautiful part of the island. Many of our members will be joining me on the upcoming Up Island Out & About Day Trip, June 25. We have two seats left. If anyone would like to join us, please email me at joan.honig@shaw.ca.

Many of our walkers and other interested members will be hiking on Newcastle Island on Wednesday, June 27. A golf Nine & Dine has been arranged for June 23. Our Probus Club affords us so many wonderful opportunities to keep active and involved.

I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting on Thursday, June 28. Tickets for the annual August BBQ will be on sale @ $12 for members and $17 for non-members.

Joan Honig
President, Lantzville Probus

Newcastle Island Hike

The Wednesday Walking Group will be hiking on Newcastle Island
Wednesday June 27th. We will catch the 10:00am ferry and come home on
the 1:45pm ferry. The ferry costs $5.00 for everyone. Bring a lunch and we will eat
at Giovando Point on the island.

We will meet at the Maffeo Sutton Park ferry dock before 10:00am.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

If you have not signed up already and wish to attend, please e-mail Doreen
at dwschaefer@shaw.ca or leave a message at 250-729-8007 so I know the numbers
for the ferry.

Doreen Schaefer
Co-ordinator

Trip to Victoria – July 3rd

The Lantzville Probus photography group is going down to Victoria with Janies bus on July 3rd. The cost is $35 per person plus tax. The bus holds 20 persons but we need 10 to make it happen. Janie will leave Nanaimo at 8:30 am and be back at 5:30 and she can drop off anyone interested in joining us for a ride to Victoria anywhere in Victoria. You do not have to be involved with photography. This is an opportunity to go to Victoria for shopping or, perhaps, see the new Egyptian exhibition at the museum without having to drive the Malahat. If anyone is interested please call Lia at 250-751-1801 or e-mail lvw1944@gmail.com

Probus Mixed Golf Group

Saturday JUNE  23rd

Qualicum Memorial has a competition on June 9th. We are busy July 16th

The course is open and reservations for 3.00P.M. on June 23rd are in place but the Dining Room  has a wedding party that day. However, weather permitting. they could accommodate us on the patio.

What do you think? Chance it for a good day or, if not, go somewhere else for dinner?
Change venues? Cottonwood Nine and Dine?

Please call:  Merv or Marlene Jones 250 751 1785
Or   mandmjones@shaw.ca

Walking Group – June

 All walks start at 10:00am unless otherwise stated.
June 6
Linley Valley – meet at the end of Linley Rd. off Hammond Bay Rd.
June 13
Nanaimo Waterfront – meet in the upper parking lot at Maffeo Sutton Park.
June 20
Morrell Sanctuary – off Nanaimo Lakes Rd.
June 27
Newcastle Island – details to follow.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007

MAiD Presentation

In conjunction with the MAiD presentation at our meeting this morning, there is a resource sheet with various phone contacts and websites. It contains information for those who wish to know more, and may be viewed by clicking HERE.

Out and About Trip – Update

We have 26 folks who have indicated to me that they would like to attend the June 25 Day Trip and 24 of these will be bus passengers. I am expecting that there will be others who intend to join us. We can also open it up to guests and other Probus Clubs if needs be. I am hoping that we will be able to fill the 48 passenger bus. We do have the option of taking a 29 passenger bus with no bathroom for $10.00 per person more.

The prices I’ve been quoted have now been finalized at $66.40 per person based on 48 bus passengers. The buffet came in at $26.40 not the $22.00 that I’d expected. I had understood that the $22.00 per person included tax and gratuity and it didn’t.

The final non refundable cost is $66.40 per person. If you need to cancel it will be your responsibility to find someone to take your place and pay you for your ticket. This payment is due by cash or cheque (payable to The Probus Club of Lantzville) at the meeting this Thursday, May 24, 2018 or to me directly now.

Please note: In the event that we cannot fill the 48 passenger bus we would have to revisit the cost as it would go up by $10.00 per person if we have to rent the 29 passenger bus or by some other figure if we are short a few seats on the 48 passenger bus.

Joan Honig
250-758-9930
joan.honig@shaw.ca

 

REMINDER – General Meeting

Thursday May 24th

Our May General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24th at 9:30am.

Representatives of the Victoria Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada will give a presentation entitled “Assisted Dying 101: The Basics”, covering many aspects of the subject and related areas. Please feel free to bring any interested guests to this meeting as our presenters are traveling up from Victoria especially.

Also, final details of the Out and About trip up-island on June 25th will be available. See the itinerary HERE. As this will be the last meeting before the trip, payment will be due IN FULL at the meeting. Please therefore remember to bring your cheque books (preferably) or cash @ $62.50 approx. per person.

As usual, please remember to bring your own coffee cups to the meeting.