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.

Urgent – Dining Out

Unfortunately, the Dining Out on May 25 has had to be cancelled due to a lack of response.  We will try again in June.

Suzanne Brothers

May President’s Message

It’s here. Warmth. What a relief to have a respite from the weather topic. I hope you are enjoying the outdoor activity this affords us. Would this be an appropriate time to complain about yard work?

I want to thank Lola Denesyk for organizing the Spring Luncheon that many of us recently attended. It was a great afternoon and the food was outstanding. We are thankful for members like Lola who are willing to give of their time to plan and make such activities a reality for us.

Carol Halliwell has volunteered to organize our annual August BBQ which will be held at Costin Hall on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Thank you very much Carol for taking on this task. I am sure the membership will make themselves available to assist you by volunteering to run the various games that we always enjoy.

Lia VanWassenaar our coffee coordinator (250- 751-1801) is looking for help in the kitchen for our monthly meetings. Helpers are needed to arrive at 08:30 assist with the preparation of coffee, tea and refreshments. Members are reminded to bring their own coffee mug.

I am looking forward to the upcoming Out and About Day Trip to the Campbell River, Salmon Point and Seal Bay area Monday, June 25, 2018. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with fellow Probus members on a relaxed and fun day trip. Please email or call me to ensure your spot on this outing.( , or
250-758-9930 ). A notice will be sent out prior to the upcoming monthly meeting confirming the final cost. Payment in full is due at the meeting Thursday, May 24, 2018.

We invite you to bring along a friend to hear this month’s speaker from the Victoria Association of M.A.I.D. (Medical Assistance in Dying). It’s a timely topic, one many of us want to educate ourselves about, and we think your friends may feel this way as well so please bring them along.

I look forward to seeing members at the upcoming monthly meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 09:30 a.m. at Costin Hall.

Joan Honig

Out and About Day Trip – Monday, June 25, 2018

Details of the Up Island Out and About Day Trip are as follows:

Itinerary: Click HERE to view the itinerary.

Cost: Approx. $ 62.50 per member. This price is based upon 48 participants. If we get less, the price will have to go up somewhat. As I am still in negotiation with the restaurant, this is still an approximate cost. I have estimated high so likely the cost will not go any higher. This price includes everything: the bus (tax and driver tip included), the $5.00 entrance fee for the Museum, the buffet lunch (tax and tip included) and the $5.00 tasting fee for the winery. There will be no charge for the distillery tasting tour.

Sign Up: Please email or call the organizer Joan Honig to register your place on this trip. I will confirm each email or phone call with you. Once you pay for your spot you are committed and No Refund will be given. You will need to find someone to take your place if you are unable to go and have to cancel.

Payment is due IN FULL at the May 24, 2018 Probus Club Meeting or by paying Joan beforehand. Please make payment by cheque (payable to The Probus Club of Lantzville) or by cash. I will send out a final notice BEFORE the meeting indicating the final trip cost.

All locations are wheelchair accessible, but the transportation is not wheelchair accessible. Members using a wheelchair will not be charged the bus portion of the trip.

As with every endeavour and initiative, this is my first attempt to organize a trip of this kind and complexity. I may be over zealous in what I think we can do. Participants are welcome to sit out any activity or gear it to their own wishes. At all stops there will be places to do just that, sit whether it is on the bus or outdoors or indoors and relax.

I look forward to a good response and a great day Out and About on our beautiful island.

Joan Honig

Next Meeting Speaker

Presentation for May 24th Meeting

Representatives of the Victoria Chapter of Dying With Dignity Canada will give a presentation entitled “Assisted Dying 101: The Basics”.

This will provide information on the various aspects of assisted dying on Vancouver Island including:

  • what Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) means;
  • who would qualify;
  • Patient Requests;
  • getting approved and what to do afterwards;
  • the peace one feels, and choosing a date;
  • what happens on the day, the necessary arrangements and other considerations.

We will also cover palliative care and sensitive topics like life fatigue, dementia, mental illness, life insurance and family.

Please feel free to bring any interested guests to this meeting as our presenters are traveling up from Victoria especially and would, I am sure, appreciate a full house.

Annabel Rogers
Vice President

Out and About Day Trip

An Out and About Day Trip is being planned for Monday, June 25. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a day of adventuring and fun Up Island. The itinerary will include 5 or 6 of the following locations.

  • a 1.8 km return walking self guided tour (no organized tours are available) at the new John Hart Generating Station at Campbell River,
  • the award winning, internationally renowned Museum at Campbell River
  • lunch and beach walk at Salmon Point Restaurant & Pub
  • a tasting tour at Shelter Point Distillery
  • a tasting at Coastal Black Winery
  • a tour at Seal Bay RV Park.

The approximate cost is in the $55 – $60 range. The tip for the bus driver will be included in this cost. Details, signing up info, the final cost as well as info on the payment will follow shortly. I just wanted you to mark your calendars now.

The locations are wheelchair accessible including the walking path at the generating station. As I have been unable to arrange for transportation for members in wheelchairs, members using their own transportation will be given a separate costing.

Joan Honig

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

Lantzville Probus Kayak club

We have now formed a Kayak club.  We will plan some paddles and may also do some last minute evening trips when the weather permits.  We’ll hopefully do some ocean day trips as well as paddle some of the lakes in our area.

We will operate it like the Hiking club, ie we’ll plan a paddle and then email interested parties to see if they want to join us.

We had a sign up sheet at  the April general meeting, but if anyone else is interested, please contact me with your email address and I’ll add you to the group for this activity.

I will send out an email to interested parties, and poll about days that work as well as areas the group would like to tackle.

Barry Chapman,
Cell 250-713-3594
Home 250-758-6976