The Probus Club of Etobicoke

Welcome to the Probus Club of Etobicoke 

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30am till noon at the
Weston Golf & Country Club 50 St. Phillips Rd Etobicoke, ON M9P 2N6

Message from the President - Angela Loconte
February 2019

Greetings to all.

I would like to begin with this inspirational thought:

“Cherish Yesterday,
Dream Tomorrow,
Embrace Today!”

The month of February ushers in the Chinese New Year as well as Valentine’s Day.   Two great celebrations.  

Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.  The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.

In 2019, the Chinese New Year falls on February 5 and the festival will last till February 19, about 15 days in total.  2019 is the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac.  People who are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, belong to the Pig zodiac sign.  According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is a year of fortune and luck as well as a great year to make money and invest.

Valentine’s Day on February 14, the most popular romantic holiday, is a day to express our appreciation, feelings and love to our spouse or significant other.  It is also a day to let our friends and family know how much they mean to us.  Some fun facts about Valentine’s Day are that it was named after a Christian martyr named Valentine and established in 496 AD.  It did not become associated with romance until the Middle Ages.

Did you know that some celebrate February 13 or 15 as Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) - also known as Singles Appreciation Day - in order to get away from the commercialization of Valentine's Day?   This sure brings a new meaning for S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).  

Wishing the Club’s members who will be celebrating their birthday during the month of February, a very happy birthday. May you give yourselves a gift of flowers with your birth flowers of the month being Violet which symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom and hope and Primrose which symbolizes modesty, distinction and virtue.

A special shout out goes to the Audio-Visual Support volunteer team comprised of Bill Glenn, Paul Dickey and Peter Hildyard. Bill Glenn had the additional task of scheduling the monthly AV support team.  Bill has relinquished his responsibilities due to other time commitments but will stay involved along with Paul Dickey and Peter Hildyard with the mentoring of four new volunteers who have stepped up to join Peter and Paul. Welcome to Jim Darling, John Lambert, George Menzel, and Paul Wiltshire as new AV Support Team members.

Angela Loconte

Speaker Series

Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room

Upcoming club events

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 6:30 PM • 1970 Dundas Street East, Mississauga
Friday, March 15, 2019 9:00 AM • Pickup at: St James Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 4:30 PM • Weston Golf and Country Club
Thursday, April 04, 2019 1:00 PM • 150 Symes Road, Toronto, M6N 0B1
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM • 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 (UofT, Edward Johnson Bldg)
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