Our strength is fellowship.
Our success is participation
Welcome to the Duncan PROBUS Club
The Duncan PROBUS Club is for men and women, who are retired and semi-retired professional and business persons, former executives and, in fact, anyone who has had some measure of responsibility in any field of endeavor.
The purpose of the Club is to provide regular gatherings for those who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest, stimulate thought, and participation in a variety of activities.
The club strives to fulfill the varied interests of its members with separate book discussion groups, a Brekkie club, a car rally, dine-in and dine-out groups, bridge, singing, hiking, wine tasting, investment, a group that discusses topical issues, and from time to time trips to local places of interest. Some of these continued during the pandemic using Zoom. We also celebrate special times such a Christmas and summer with catered dinners and picnics.
We meet every third Tuesday of the month, at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, gathering from 9:30 for coffee and conversation before 10am at which time the meeting starts and runs to 12 noon, comprising some time for business, socializing and about 60 minutes to hear a guest speaker and discussion.
We are affiliated with PROBUS Canada.
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Probus Club of Duncan
Duncan, BC V9L 3X5
History of The Probus Club of Duncan
The founding meeting of the Probus Club of Duncan was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club with 77 members. By June 27, 2000 there were 101 members. The new club was sponsored by the Cowichan Valley Probus Club which was filled to capacity. The purpose of the club is to provide regular meetings for retired or semi-retired professional or business men and women who appreciate and value increased opportunities for social contacts and discussion of topical issues, to visit places and organizations of interest and to arrange activities for members. It is non-political and non-sectarian. It is not a fund raising or service club. An application for membership should be sponsored by one other member and approved by the Management Committee. The club meets for a business meeting and a speaker on the third Tuesday of each month. The Management committee meets the week before the monthly meeting.
The first president was Scott McIvor and the first dues were set at $40 annually. Membership was capped at 140 persons. By 2002 the meetings were being held at the Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn, Duncan. In 2004 there was a waiting list for membership which had now expanded to 179 persons. In about 2014 the club moved its monthly meetings to the Cowichan Golf and Country Club. Meetings in person were suspended during the Covid 19 pandemic but were continued each month using Zoom. Dues were suspended during the year 2020/2021 but were reinstated in August of 2021.