Escarpment PROBUS Club Of Milton

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IN-PERSON EVENT ATTENDANCE RULES

As you are aware, our club has a policy regarding COVID. The following must be adhered to when attending an in-person PROBUS Meeting, Social Club, Social, or Activity event.

  • You must be fully vaccinated - you will need to have previously shown proof of identity and your QR code vaccination certificate or be prepared to show it at the event
  • You must have accepted our Waiver Form on your profile page and have sent a signed copy of the Waiver Form to our Membership Chair
  • On the day of the event, you have answered NO to all screening questions.

Let’s continue to practice social distancing and keep us safe and healthy!

MEETINGS

We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 at the Connect Centre, 121 Chisholm Drive, Milton, Ontario. We have a 30 minute meeting, followed by a 20 minute social break (Zoom members are invited to chat in breakout rooms), after which we have a speaker. Meetings usually finish by 11:30am. Members can invited to join the Lunch Bunch at a local restaurant.

Please note: We are  currently holding hybrid meetings where members have the choice to meet in the hall (no maximum) or on zoom.

CONNECT CENTRE
121 Chisholm Drive, Milton, ON  L9T 4A6

Upcoming Meetings

    • Wed, December 14, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    December General Meeting

    There will not be a General meeting in December - instead members are invited to register for the Christmas Luncheon.

    Christmas Luncheon

    When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:00AM EST
    Click here to register!

    UPDATE: Here is the info on our speaker.

    We're delighted to welcome Carole Bertuzzi-Luciani, our guest speaker and humorist. Carole will be on stage as of 11:30 AM until approximately 12:15 PM.

    Young, hip and edgy with lots to say … well, three out of four’s not bad. But Carole’s got the wisdom, life experience and infectious humour to make up for it.

    Carole has spoken to hundreds of thousands of North Americans during her 35 + year career as a professional speaker. Although her topic range is varied, her style remains consistent. She delivers important and usable life lessons in an entertaining manner through the creative use of props, sharing anecdotes and high energy. Regardless of the message, Carole sprinkles each with a taste of her humorous perspective.

    As a speaker, she has been described as motivational, inspirational, entertaining and fun thus describing herself as ‘Moodivational.’ You can’t help but ‘get the message’ while you are enjoying yourself … the learning is painless. Her goal is for you to leave her session feeling better than you did when you walked in … invigorated, enthused and excited to glean the upbeat and uplifting elements of life.

    • Wed, January 18, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom
    Register

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    Famous Femmes Fatale

    Using modern psychology, we’ll explore the real-life cases of some of history’s most notorious female serial killers – proving that criminality is not just a man’s world.


    • Wed, February 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom
    Register

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    In Sickness and in Health, How Society Impacts wellness

    Dr. Sarah Alexander

    Is it only about genetics and lifestyle? How would your health be different if you lived in a different country or were born in a different time in history? Join sociologist Dr. Sarah M. Alexander as she explores the topic of health as a product of social conditions.



    • Wed, March 15, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom
    Register

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    The Home Children

    John Jefkins is a first-generation descendant of a British Home Child. His father came to Canada through the Barnardo organization. In 2015, John through the assistance of the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association found his father's descendants in England. His journey contacting and visiting his family in England was covered by The Toronto Star as a feature article on Fathers Day in 2015. The article was titled: The century-long family secret . . . and a 30-minute unraveling.

    John has been a valuable and active member of Home Children Canada for many years and is an excellent speaker.

    John is a Marketing Executive and resides in Toronto with his wife Marisa and has two married children.


    • Wed, April 19, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom
    Register

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    The Billionaire Murders

    Kevin Donovan is the Toronto Star's Chief Investigative Reporter. His focus is on journalism that exposes wrongdoing and effects change. Over more than three decades he has reported on the activities of charities, government, police, business among other institutions. Donovan also reported from the battlefields in the Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan following 9/11. He has won three National Newspaper Awards, two Governor General's Michener Awards, the Canadian Journalism Foundation award and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. As the Star's editor of investigations for many years, Donovan led many award-winning projects for the paper. He is the author of several books, including "Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation" and the "Dead Times" (a fiction novel).


    • Wed, May 17, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Connect Centre/Zoom
    Register

    Lunch Bunch: TBD

    Milton and the Temperance Movement

    This colourful PowerPoint presentation will look at the impact of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement in Halton, especially Milton, the County Town. The conflict between officials and ordinary citizens during this tumultuous period will be discussed as well as how Ontario developed an exit strategy which has resulted in today’s liquor regulations.

    John McDonald was born in Milton, Ontario and is a lifelong resident of Halton.

    He graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute and served as a Member of Council on both Halton Hills and the Region of Halton for a 10 year period commencing in 1978.

    John has conducted extensive research throughout the Halton area since the early 1970’s. This work has resulted in the publication of three books and numerous presentations to churches, schools, service clubs, historical societies and historical walking tours. Halton Sketches was published in 1976 and Halton Sketches Revisited, which was first published in 1996, is currently in its third printing.

    After extensive research in England, Bermuda and Ontario a new book, Halton’s Heritage, introduced in October 2011, features the story of William Halton—the man our county (and region) was named for. This new book, which deals with the origin of place names, includes both written and pictorial essays for over 70 settlements in Halton.

    John is a founding member of the Esquesing Historical Society and was awarded the Ontario Heritage Community Recognition Program “Certificate of Achievement” in 2003 and ten years later he was recognized for his community efforts and historical research when presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.


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