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
April 2019


A great welcome to all as we usher in the month of April.  The name April derives from the Latin word aperit, which means to open.  April is also the month of the growing season when trees and flowers begin to “open”.  Wishing happy birthday to all our members whose birthday is in April.  May you enjoy your special day with a bouquet of your birth flowers of a daisy – signifying innocence, loyal love, and purity and sweet pea – signifying blissful pleasure, but is also used to say good-bye.

  • April is a very special month to honour mother earth through Earth Day which is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd worldwide.  As you may be aware, Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, Senator Nelson wanted to improve environmental awareness especially relating to air and water pollution.  Earth Day Canada was founded in 1990 and two million Canadians celebrated the 20th anniversary.  Today, celebratory events are held in more than 193 countries every year, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.  


    The words associated with Earth Day are reduce, reuse, recycle, replenish and restore.  I encourage everyone to look at their household, and at each of the words above, to see what each one of us can do to help support Earth Day, not just on April 22nd, but each and every day of the year.


    Please consider these WAYS TO HONOR EARTH DAY EVERY DAY

    • Follow the 5 Rs by looking for ways you can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish and Restore throughout your home
    • Conserve energy at home
    • Reduce paper waste and junk mail
    • Recycle your electronics
    • Leave your car at home
    • Turn off the tap
    • Replace your incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient LEDs
    • Bring your own bags to the store

    In the words of Margaret Mead, let’s all try to make a difference to the planet: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.


    Happy Easter to all.


    SPECIAL NOTE: A new Probus club in North York will be launched on Wednesday, April 24, 10 am to 12 noon at the North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge Street, Concourse Level. Contact: probus.northyork@gmail.com


    Angela Loconte

    Speaker Series

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room
    Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:30 AM • Weston Golf & Country Club, Fairway Room

    Upcoming club events

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM • 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 (UofT, Edward Johnson Bldg)
    Monday, May 06, 2019 6:30 PM • 1035 Eglinton Ave. East (west of Dixie just before Tomken), Mississauga
    Thursday, May 09, 2019 9:30 AM • GTAA Building-3111 Convair Drive Mississauga L4W 2P7
    Friday, June 21, 2019 12:00 PM • Woodbine Club (4th Floor), Woodbine Race Track, 555 Rexdale Blvd Toronto, Ontario
    Wednesday, October 09, 2019 9:30 AM • St. James United Church - 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke
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