Dance at Costin Hall

Next Saturday, May 5, Seaside Community Society is sponsoring a dance at
Costin Hall.

There are a limited number of tickets for sale so call right away to reserve

The Femme Fatales are a local all girls band.  Join us for a ripping good
time. Click HERE for details.

Joan Moody

Nanaimo Waterfront Walkway

Following on from the talk by Bill Corsan at last Thursday’s General Meeting, Bill has provided the following links to the project’s website:

This link contains all the background documents:

The Story Map, which provides an interactive experience, is here:

Annabel Rogers
Vice President

President’s Message April, 2018

“Do not open your hives and peek at your bees until the dandelions bloom.” “Do not prune the roses until the forsythia blooms.” There are so many rules for spring. The dandelions and forsythia are blooming but the incessant rains have dampened springtime activity. The golfers, hikers, walkers and bikers among us are longing for dry, warmer days. I am confident our returning snowbirds are bringing warmer, drier weather with them. Welcome home.

March was National Probus Month and our club celebrated with an Annual Pancake Breakfast at our March meeting. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizer Barry Chapman for a very enjoyable and tasty pancake breakfast. The Canadiana Quiz taxed our water-weary brains but made for lots of camaraderie.

April may be tax month but at the Probus Club of Lantzville we know how to turn April into a fun month. The Spring Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018  at Fairwinds Golf Course. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30. Our regular monthly meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018. I am looking forward to both events.

Donna Armstrong

We sadly announce long time Probus member Hap Armstrong’s beloved wife Donna passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Hospital on Saturday, April 7 with family at her side.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Hap and his family.


Ray Hudson

It is with deep sadness that we have to report that RAY HUDSON passed away peacefully Monday night (April 2nd). Ray and Gwen were founding members of Lanzville Probus although due to ill health they had not renewed their membership for this year.
At their request there will be no remembrance service

Lost Item

A cherished bookmark of sentimental value has been lost. It is a small
engraved silver one which may have been inadvertently left inside a Probus
paperback. If anyone finds it, please email the Webmaster at

Thank you.

Spring Luncheon 2018 Update

We have limited tickets left for the Spring Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th at the Fairwinds Golf Club. The doors open at 11:30 am and lunch will be served at 12:30 pm.   Cost for members is $27.00 and guests $32.00 per person.

Contact Barry Chapman to purchase these tickets and make arrangements to pick them up.    Phone: 250-758-6976  or   Email:

General Meeting – 22 March – Pancake Breakfast

At our meeting this Thursday, 22 March, we will celebrate National Probus Month with our annual Pancake Breakfast. The menu includes sausages, pancakes, scrambled egg with strawberries and blueberries.  We will start the breakfast service at 9:00 am.

Our usual tables will be out for the book exchange and sign up sheets for our regular monthly events. When we have completed our breakfast we’ll have a short meeting and then we’ll enjoy a Canadian trivia quiz activity with each table being a team.

Please remember to bring your coffee mugs as usual.

President’s Message – March 2018

March has many redeeming factors. Winter is in the rear view window. Spring has returned and brought along the song, nesting and Snow birds, the much loved spring bulbs and Daylight Saving Time. Having just returned from the southern hemisphere with its cooling days, changing and falling leaves, it is particularly welcoming.

Whether you have been a stalwart Westcoaster or an escapee to warmer, drier climes, I hope your winter has been a good one. Perhaps it was one to catch up on some reading, pursue a new hobby or just get on with life in this pleasant corner of our country. Perhaps it was one that afforded you an opportunity to renew a friendship, make a new one, get to a task that’s been on the back burner or broaden your horizons. However it was spent, I hope it was engaging and fulfilling.

This month’s meeting is not a regular meeting but our annual Pancake Breakfast. It is a free activity that our club puts on for us all. All members are invited to join in Thursday morning, March 22 at  9:00 a.m. NOT the usual 9:30 a.m. Following the breakfast, we will be up for the fun that has been organized for us. Thanks to Barry Chapman and his team of helpers for putting on this much loved activity. It’s our club’s way to celebrate National Probus Month.

Please consider helping to plan our upcoming August BBQ. The club needs it’s members enthusiasm, assistance and ideas.

Joan Honig