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Local Probus club soon to celebrate first anniversary

TRURO - It's been almost a year of operation for the Probus Club of Colchester and its members are celebrating, as March is National Probus Month.

The Probus Club of Colchester visited the Joggins Fossil Cliffs recently and members Natalie and Allan Wellwood, from left, Geline, Dave and Carol Byers, and Rita Phillips, listened intently to their guide for the day.

It has been an active few months for the growing social club, which received its accreditation in June, as new programs have been developed to round out monthly meetings. Each monthly get-together, which occurs on the third Thursday of each month at the Truro fire hall at 9 a.m., involves a social, followed by a short business meeting and guest speaker.

Past talks have come from variety of experts, such as Mi'kmaq leader Gerald Gloade, Dr. Melissa Grey and Jenna Boon from the Joggins Fossil Institute, forester Bob Bancroft and Atlantic Economics chief executive officer Diane Kelderman, all of whom provided stimulating information and ideas.

Probus also offers the opportunity to form small interest groups, as well. So far, hiking, book, dinner/social and ski clubs have been established.

There is a one-time fee of $20 to join Probus and then an annual fee of $35.

The local Probus Club is still growing and members encourage anyone who is interested in joining to attend one or more meetings to discover the benefits of the organization in enhancing seniors' social opportunities in Colchester County.

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