Reminder – Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ will be held at Costin Hall on Sunday, August 19th, 2018,
starting with Bocce at 2pm.

The BBQ type menu will be provided by LiveWire Catering – Potato salad, Caesar salad, Bratwurst sausages, Hamburgers, Chicken burgers, Vegetarian burgers & squares.

Tickets will be available at the June and July meetings, as well as Bocce registration.

Members $12, Non-Members $17 (cash or cheque).

There will be sign-up sheets for volunteers to convene or help with games or the various other tasks.

Any questions, please contact me at 390-3443 or

Carol Halliwell

Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ this year will be held Sunday, August 19 at Costin Hall.

Many thanks to Carol Halliwell for putting together the well-loved annual summer BBQ.

Please be aware that the Management Committee does not, for legal reasons, sanction consumption of alcohol at Costin Hall; therefore there will be no bar.

I hope you will come out, participate, offer to lend a hand and enjoy the food, fun and games that have been organized.

Joan Honig

June meeting Speaker

At our meeting on June 28thDr Lynne Brookes will talk to us about the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association’s dynamic rehabilitation centre in Errington, BC.

Lynne will discuss the organization’s brief history and dual mission, and the “Discovery Campus” concept. She will also provide some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work of helping wildlife and an overview of the new Dan’s Nook Wildlife Garden. This consists of raised beds, a pond, a mini-marsh and over 500 native and common garden “wildlife-friendly” plants.

Lynne will happily answer questions following her presentation.

Annabel Rogers
Vice President

President’s Message June 2018

Did you know? Probus is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. It has a population of 1,827. It is famous for having the tallest church tower in Cornwall. The tower is 129 feet high, and richly decorated with carvings. I’m wondering if any member has ever been to Probus?

June is blooming all around us. Golfers, hikers, bikers, walkers and gardeners are active around this beautiful part of the island. Many of our members will be joining me on the upcoming Up Island Out & About Day Trip, June 25. We have two seats left. If anyone would like to join us, please email me at

Many of our walkers and other interested members will be hiking on Newcastle Island on Wednesday, June 27. A golf Nine & Dine has been arranged for June 23. Our Probus Club affords us so many wonderful opportunities to keep active and involved.

I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting on Thursday, June 28. Tickets for the annual August BBQ will be on sale @ $12 for members and $17 for non-members.

Joan Honig
President, Lantzville Probus

Newcastle Island Hike

The Wednesday Walking Group will be hiking on Newcastle Island
Wednesday June 27th. We will catch the 10:00am ferry and come home on
the 1:45pm ferry. The ferry costs $5.00 for everyone. Bring a lunch and we will eat
at Giovando Point on the island.

We will meet at the Maffeo Sutton Park ferry dock before 10:00am.


If you have not signed up already and wish to attend, please e-mail Doreen
at or leave a message at 250-729-8007 so I know the numbers
for the ferry.

Doreen Schaefer

Trip to Victoria – July 3rd

The Lantzville Probus photography group is going down to Victoria with Janies bus on July 3rd. The cost is $35 per person plus tax. The bus holds 20 persons but we need 10 to make it happen. Janie will leave Nanaimo at 8:30 am and be back at 5:30 and she can drop off anyone interested in joining us for a ride to Victoria anywhere in Victoria. You do not have to be involved with photography. This is an opportunity to go to Victoria for shopping or, perhaps, see the new Egyptian exhibition at the museum without having to drive the Malahat. If anyone is interested please call Lia at 250-751-1801 or e-mail

Probus Mixed Golf Group

Saturday JUNE  23rd

Qualicum Memorial has a competition on June 9th. We are busy July 16th

The course is open and reservations for 3.00P.M. on June 23rd are in place but the Dining Room  has a wedding party that day. However, weather permitting. they could accommodate us on the patio.

What do you think? Chance it for a good day or, if not, go somewhere else for dinner?
Change venues? Cottonwood Nine and Dine?

Please call:  Merv or Marlene Jones 250 751 1785

Walking Group – June

 All walks start at 10:00am unless otherwise stated.
June 6
Linley Valley – meet at the end of Linley Rd. off Hammond Bay Rd.
June 13
Nanaimo Waterfront – meet in the upper parking lot at Maffeo Sutton Park.
June 20
Morrell Sanctuary – off Nanaimo Lakes Rd.
June 27
Newcastle Island – details to follow.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007