Probus Club of Old Oakville

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ABOUT OUR CLUB


What is Probus

Probus® is an association of retired and semi-retired persons who join together in autonomous Clubs throughout the world. The word PROBUS is an acronym for the words PROfessional and BUSiness, but is not restricted to these two groups.  Clubs embrace anyone who has had some measure of responsibility in any field of endeavour.  There are 206 Probus Clubs in Canada (as of December 31, 2009) and some 4000 Probus Clubs in 23 countries with over 300,000 members (2005 data).

The basic purpose of a Probus Club is to provide regular gatherings to those who, in semi­-retirement and retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances with a wide range of interests.  The aim primary aim of Probus is to provide fellowship and encourage the development of new friends and acquaintances.It is hoped that arising out of membership and activities there is a self-generating goodwill, cordiality, a sense of belonging, and the sharing of diverse backgrounds and interests. This ensures that Probus is a well established part of the community.For more detailed information of Probus in Canada go to http://www.probus.org/canada.htm

The Origins of Probus

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Probus Club of Old Oakville - History


This Probus Club for Men was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oakville and held its inaugural meeting on November 5th, 1996 at St. Jude's Church. Gordon Mylet, the first President, was instrumental in its launch.  It is the 70th Probus Club in Canada and was formed when the original Probus Club of Oakville that preceded it had capped its membership at 100 and then attracted a long waiting list!  Within a few months membership at the Probus Club of Old Oakville grew from 42 Charter members attending the first meeting to almost 100 in 1997.  Membership has averaged about 185 over the last five years.