What is Probus?
Probus is an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness) reflecting the organization’s initial objectives. There are currently over 4,000 Probus clubs worldwide with over 250 active clubs in Canada and over 37,600 members. Each Probus club is autonomous but is coordinated through Probus Canada.
Clubs in Canada are social in nature. Our goal at Probus Etobicoke is to provide fellowship, friendship and enjoyment for people in their retirement and semi-retirement years. We want our members to be active, connected and engaged.
We thrive through the participation of our members. We welcome new ideas and encourage members to start new Interest Groups and/or get involved in our Management Committee.
Participation is voluntary. Members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, a social time and a Management Committee update on club events, they can join a wide range of group activities and can attend special events.
The organization is non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit making and non-fundraising. Speakers and operating costs are covered by our annual membership dues.
The origin of our club goes back to March 2003 when members of the Probus Club of Mississauga Centre, met with two other members of that club to discuss starting a club in Etobicoke. At that start-up meeting thirty-eight people signed up as charter members and an executive was chosen. In short order, we grew to our current club complement of 250 members.