A Service for Probus

Updated 6 June 2012

CANADA 

 
Brian Kirkwood

WEBMASTER - CANADA

Brian Kirkwood of the Probus Club of Wasaga Beach, serves as PUBLISHER  (WEBMASTER) for the Canada WEB PAGES. www.probus.org.

Brian was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1942 and served an apprenticeship in Naval Architecture in the Ship Design Offices of Harland & Wolff's Shipyard in Belfast. He moved to Canada in 1964 and worked for 12 years on the ship design staff at the Collingwood Shipyards in Collingwood, Ontario.  He met and married his wife Florence in Collingwood in 1968.  Brian joined the Canadian government service as a Naval Architect and Ship Surveyor in Marystown, Newfoundland and managed the Transport Canada Ship Inspection Office in Marystown for 4 years before transferring to the New Ship Construction Branch of the Department of Public Works & Government Services Canada in 1980 where he worked as a Naval Architect and Senior Ship Construction Overseer on a wide variety of Federal Government new ship construction projects until his retirement in 1999. 

On retirement, Brian and Florence relocated from Ottawa to Wasaga Beach, Ontario in December 1999.

Brian is a Life Member of the Probus Club of Wasaga Beach, Ontario.   

Brian can be contacted by e-mail at probus@probus.org or  brian.kirkwood@sympatico.ca , by telephone at (705) 429-2406 or by fax at (705) 429-5499


INTERNATIONAL


Shirley Roberts

WEBMASTER

Shirley Roberts of the Sudbury Ladies Probus club, Suffolk, UK, was born in Yorkshire  and moved to the south of England in the sixty’s.

Grammar school educated she pursued a career in nursing and specialized in abnormal Midwifery. before having her own two daughters.

Preschool play group work was undertaken whilst the children were young but as often is the case in families she was asked to help her husband out for a fortnight doing research & development work in an Adhesives company and remained for over 21 years.

Probus came to light on retirement and she was in at the formation of the Glebe Ladies Probus Club in Basildon, Essex and held all the offices in this club. However when deciding to live closer to her eldest daughter and watch the three grandchildren grow up in Sudbury she found that although there were two mens Probus clubs, a ladies club had not been formed. Having all the knowledge, expertise and documentation required to form a club she held a formation meeting in late 2006. With a start of just over twenty ladies they are now nearing fifty . As the secretary, newsletter editor and webmaster for the club she has had many years of practice in the publishing & computing world.

Joining the Informal Probus network in 2002 she was soon asked to be a coordinator for the UK and is now one of the managers for the Topical Probe Group and manager of the Photographic Group.

Naturally she is not tied to her Apple Mac computer all day as gardening and growing fuchsias provides the therapeutic requirements especially in the summer months plus her photographic pursuits.

A member of  the Ipswich Lions Club and also President of The British Isles & Ireland Lions Pin Club she designs many of the friendship pins the UK Lions take to International Conventions of which she has been to over twenty herself so is well experienced in international concepts

Shirley can be contacted by email at strebors2@gmail.com

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THE FOLLOWING VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT THE EDITORS:

INTERNATIONAL EMAIL QUESTIONS - PUBLISHER probus@probus.org
OFFICIAL UPDATES CANADIAN CLUBS - PUBLISHER probus@probus.org
MONTHLY CANADIAN CLUB NEWSLETTERS FOR WEB PAGE PUBLICATION - BRIAN KIRKWOOD probus@probus.org
CANADA ROTARY EMAIL PROMO AND RESPONSE - REG WHYNOTT, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CANADA 

SEND YOUR CLUB NEWS TO CANADA NEWS - REG WHYNOTT rwhynott@shaw.ca
INTERNATIONAL PROBUS NETWORK MEMBERSHIP - KEVIN BUNCE kevinbunce@bigpond.com

Please contact the Publishers with any CLUB DATA, Probus corrections, or messages to Probus Center. They will be redirected if needed for a reply. 

EMAIL - probus@probus.org
Telephone - (705) 429-2406
Fax - (705) 429-5499

  MAILING ADDRESS
Brian Kirkwood, Publisher
37 Fatima Court, Wasaga Beach, On.,
CANADA, L9Z 1K9