Upcoming Speakers


Scheduled 2014

Guest Speakers


2014-May 21 Shilo Boucher and Dale Knox President and CEO; Capital Campaign Chair Saint John YMCA
2014-Apr.16 John Bujold With law firm Gorman Nason Responsibilities of an Estate Executer
2014-Mar.19 Chief Kevin Clifford and Deputy Chief Joe Armstrong Saint John Fire Dept. Emergency Response capabilities and structure serving the City, Industry, and beyond.
2014-Feb.14 Jeff McAloon & Victoria Clarke Jeff is Pres. & CEO Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, and Victoria is Director of Development Update on Foundation
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The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation

At the Feb. 19, 2014 monthly PROBUS meeting, the speakers were Victoria Clarke and Jeff McAloon of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation.

Mayor Norton Speaks to Club

On Jan. 15, 2014, Mayor Mel Norton updated the Clubon the City's progress and intimated some interesting developments for the future. At the meeting a new club constitution and by-laws were adopted as well.

Nov. 20, 2013 Meeting

Gordon Dempsey(left), Past District Governor of Rotary, was pinned during the Oct. 2013 meeting. In Nov., Gordon congratulates Kendall Higgins who was pinned in Nov. and was sponsored by him. Welcome to Probus gentlemen ...way to go Gordon at this rate we'll be looking for a larger meeting place soon.

Jim Quinn (left), CEO of the Port of Saint John, was our Nov. speaker.He was enthusiastically welcomed. Question period had to be curtailed as lunch was getting cold. Thanks Jim for an excellent update on our port. Members (right) paying rapt attention to our November Speaker Jim Quinn.

Oct. 21, 2009

Vaughn McIntyre, guest speaker for Oct. 21, 2009 meeting.

Mar. 18, 2008

Mr. Roger Haineault, a tax consultant, was the guest speaker for the meeting on Mar. 18, 2009 and was introduced by Don Thomkins.

Mr. Haineault then proceeded to outline various new measures in recent Federal and Provincial budgets that could be advantageous to us as senior citizens. There was also some explanation of the circumstances that have led to the current recession and measures that have been introduced to ameliorate them. A lively and informative question and answer session followed the presentation. Mr. Haineault (left) was thanked by Clarence Blois(right) seen shaking hands and the meeting adjourned for lunch at 12 noon.

In the back ground to the left is 2nd Vice President Bob Capson, and Phoghorn editor Ralph Wood.

UNBSJ Guest Speaker

The Club's guest speaker was Dr. Robert MacKinnon, (left photo), Vice President of UNB Saint John, who gave the Club an update and overview of the University with particular emphasis to the new School of Medicine. In the photo to the right is new club member Dr. Barry Beckett thanking Dr. MacKinnon for his informative talk.

Christmas Meeting 2008

At the Dec. 17, 2008 Christmas meeting, the PROBUS members were entertained by the Saint John String Quartet (top photo) comprized of David and Sonia Adams, Chris Buckley, and Christine Gail-Harrison whose seasonal presentation was a delightful combination of carols and seasonal music with interesting comments on the origins of each piece. The members were then served a fine Christmas lunch by the Boys and Girls Club staff and the members adjourned full of Christmas cheer.

Pictured in two bottom photos are PROBUS members listening (left), and enjoying a sing song.

During the meeting, President Richard Burpee presented Debbie Cooper, the Executive Director of the Boys' and Girls' Club, with PROBUS' annual Christmas cheque.

Clarence Blois (left), the Club's Entertainment & Singing Chairman, shares a laugh- maybe at the quality of the singing that day! Don Tompkins (right), isn't quite sure what just happened. He has just taken over from long time historian Lou Duffley as the Club Historian and Photogragher, and will be prime for forwarding material to Club Webmaster Robert Lockhart for the web site.



Debbie Cooper B&G Club

Alex Penman

& Ray Willis

Bishop Faber MacDonald

Alex Penman, Ray

Willis & Allison Inch

Dr. James Parrot Cardiologist Jan 2000

LtGen. Lou Cuppens May 1999

Xmas Carrollers

Xmas Carrollers Geo. Teed

Xmas Carrollers & RayWillis

Bank of NS Crime Theft 03_03_19

Pres. Carl Thomkins & Debbie Cooper of B&G Club

ProbusWeb Presentation Team 03_05_21

Probus Web Presentation Team 03-05-21

ProbusMembership 03_11_19

Probus New Member Gordon Graham 03_11_19

SJ Xmas String Quartet 2003

Xmas 2003 BG Donation

Dave Lester- VP

Derek Oland 04-02-18

Mayor McFarlane 05-04-19.jpg

Alyson Maxwell 05-05-17

Ray Butler- Saint John Artist

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