My name is Bob Boone and I was elected President of PROBUS Canada for the year starting May 5, 2018. It is my pleasure to welcome you, both existing members of PROBUS Canada and those inquiring about PROBUS, to our newly designed website. PROBUS is an acronym of the words Professional (PRO) and Business (BUS). We are an organization that welcomes people from all walks of life. In one word PROBUS is Companionship. As members we enjoy the company of other retirees with similar interests and keep active in our retired years.

          I live in Mississauga, am a member of the Mississauga South club and a director of a PROBUS district. I have been a member of PROBUS for the past 16 years. My wife Dianne, and brother Tom, are both PROBUS members.

PROBUS Canada has 13 Directors located across the country who are elected by the clubs in each district.  These Directors help to disseminate information, advise and assist clubs, accredit new clubs and protect and promote the the PROBUS name and logo and spirit of the PROBUS organization.  

         PROBUS in Canada was started in 1987, has over 249 active clubs and 37,600 members. We are an organization that provides social, physical and mental stimulus to retirees. We provide the opportunity to meet men and women in similar situations as themselves and choose those interest activities and social events you wish to participate in. The majority of the clubs are combined for men and women while some are either men or women only. Our clubs meet monthly, invite an interesting guest speaker, allow time to socialize with members and get updates and sign up for the various activities the club is planning. Members throughout the year share companionship through the many activities that each club has to offer. PROBUS is a great way to meet and socialize with other members who are likely to become close friends as we grow older in our retired years. I have had many members tell me that they would be lost without being a member of PROBUS.

       I asked a friend what PROBUS means to her. Janice replied that it gives her an opportunity to meet people from different walks of life who share the same time of life.  She has started a new chapter of retirement yet looking forward for new activities and wanting to be active and meet new people.

I am pleased to be your President and on behalf of the PROBUS Board of Directors and with your feedback, we will continually seek ways to improve and grow PROBUS Canada for the benefit of all retirees, coast to coast.