Fonds A2009.062 - Probus Club of Saugeen Shores fonds

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Probus Club of Saugeen Shores fonds

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CA ON00031 A2009.062

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  • 1989-2010 (Creation)

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62 cm of textual records 2.16 MB of textual records ca. 340 photographs

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PROBUS, a club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people, originated in England in 1965 and was first established in Canada in 1987. The word PROBUS is an abbreviation of the words Professional and Business, but membership is not restricted to these two groups. The PROBUS Club of Port Elgin and District was founded by Thomas Owen 'Ace'; Bailey in February 1989. The name changed on May 5, 1989 to 'Port Elgin and District Probus Club'. In July 1999, the name again changed to 'Probus Club of Saugeen shores' to reflect the newly amalgamated town of Saugeen Shores. As of 2010, the Club continues to operate. The purpose of the Club is to provide regular gatherings for retired and semi-retired professional and business men, and others with like backgrounds, who, in their retirement, appreciate and value the increased opportunities for social contacts, meeting others, hearing addresses on, and discussing topical subjects, or arranging visits by members to places and organizations. An Associated Membership dedicated to the widows of deceased Probians is an integral part of the club policy. The Club is non-political, non-sectarian and not a fundraising or service organization. Probus clubs are autonomous, although Probus Centre-Canada, Inc. was formed to provide service, disseminate information and promote new clubs. Regular meetings, fellowship, sports and special events are a continuing part of club activities. Guest speakers at regular meetings provide presentations on a vareity of topics such as travel, medicine, geology, local services development, genealogy and police and fire services. Events have covered a well-balanced variety of programs, including theatre, museum visits, fall colour tours, industrial plant visits, local historic site tours, sporting events. Golf tournaments, lawn bowling, curling, pool tournaments and bridge are on-going events. A Management Committee is responsible for the operations of the Club. Presidents of the Probus Club of Saugeen Shores have included: T.O. 'Ace' Bailey, Bill Edwards, Bob Appell, Vern Johnson, Pete Boisvert, Alf Johnson, Malte Stalhbrand, Gill Pether, Bill Colborne, Art Field, Ed Flowers, Gord Hutton, Bruce Wallace, Fred Catherwood, Tony Porter, Paul Bentley, Paul Schult, Ken Ives, Ron MacKay, Peter Weale and Gord Boyd.

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This fonds consists of administrative and other records reflecting the organization and activities of the club, including constitution and by-laws, correspondence, documents supporting the founding of the club, records related to attempts to establish Probus Clubs in other communities, general and management meeting minutes, newsletters from this and other Probus clubs, records created by Probus Centre-Canada, Inc. and Probus Clubs of Ontario, documents related to anniversary celebrations and other events and activities, newspaper clippings regarding members and the club, and photographs. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Governance records Administrative records Club founding documents Management Committee records General meeting minutes Newsletters Correspondence Probus Centre-Canada Inc. and Probus Clubs of Ontario Club History Events, activities, newspaper clippings and photographs

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