Gary Allan: Who Speaks for the Wolf?

Our January PROBUS meeting should be a “Howl”! It isn’t often we get to have a wolf (or 90% wolf) as one of our guest speakers (so to speak). Our next speaker on Friday, January 4th will be Gary Allan and his companion, Tundra. Gary’s hope is to help all of us “see the wolf…

December meeting – Camaraderie, Delicious Food and Good Cheer!

Once again our December meeting was a lively party with music, photographs of the year’s events, and lots of yummy food from our fabulous Hospitality Committee.  Thanks to Linda, Leslie and Al, for the wonderful selection of Christmas treats – and the Baileys touch was especially appreciated!  The wearing of Christmas sweaters (from the ugly…

Want to Help with Speakers?

So you want to help with getting speakers for our club…. Many people ask me “where do you get the speakers for our meetings?” I am going to let you in on a secret.  I just activate my sense of curiosity, and put the word out that our club is always on the lookout for…

Carol Wells: Some Interesting Facts about Genealogy

When Carol Wells retired, she asked herself “What do I do now?”  It wasn’t long before she became involved in ElderCollege and in researching her family tree.  What propelled this research was something she referred to as “The Box.”    “The Box” as so many of us know is something one is handed down from…

Renée Caulder: Volunteer Coordinator, SOS

Report of October Guest Speaker: Renée Caulder Whether you are a lonely senior, a teen who needs affordable graduation wear or a child who needs tutoring in math , SOS is there for residents of District 69.  On October 5th, guest speaker, Renée Caulder, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, took us through the history of SOS…

David Maas: Vancouver Island History Comes to Life

Our September speaker, David Maas, originally from Ontario, moved to Vancouver Island over 20 years ago.  With a natural curiosity and interest in everything, his readings and research have resulted in a deep understanding and love of Vancouver Island history which he shared with us. Who knew, for example, that geology shows Vancouver Island came…