Some Frequently Asked Questions about our Probus club
Who can join Probus?
Anyone who is semi retired, or retired from their job or business, who have an interest in and appreciation for interacting with like-minded retires.
Do I have to be, or have been a Rotarian or a Mason etc. to join?
No. There is no requirement to have belonged to any other organization to qualify for membership of our club. Although some of our members are also Rotarian's or Masons, we have no formal connection with either.
What is the age range?
Our current membership ranges from 55 and up
Does my spouse/partner need to join too?
No, while our club is mixed it is not necessary for your spouse or partner to join. You can join or remain as an individual or with a friend.
Do I have to live in Burlington to join?
No, while most of our members live in the greater Burlington area, some live in the nearby towns and villages.
How many members do you have?
Our Membership in 2020 was 199. Our current upper limit is 250, but this is flexible.
How often are meetings and where are they held?
We hold our Regular Meetings on the Fourth Wednesday of each month except for July August and December Typically our November meeting is our Christmas Party. We meet at the Burlington Art Centre,on The Lakeshore. During COVID meetings have taken place virtually via ZOOM.The program at our monthly meetings are typically one and a half hours with thirty minutes taken up by club business and sixty minutes is devoted to a guest speaker. Members often arrive early or stay after the meeting for some social time with other members and to find out about upcoming activities and events.
How much are the annual dues?
The cost is $35 per year per person and there is a onetime initiation fee of $20 payable upon joining the club. The fee for the 2021-2022 season has been reduced to $15.00 per person as we have saved money due to operating online by Zoom rather than renting the Burlington Art gallery.
Do you have any other activities?
Besides our monthly meetings, our Mixed PROBUS Club is known for its active and engaged membership in a wide variety of activities such as golfing, dining out groups, cycling, Armchair Travel and Nibbles & Wine. There are also special events that take place from time to time. See our website under Activities for full details.
Is it compulsory to participate in all activities?
No, nor is attendance at meetings compulsory. You make the choice. However it is hoped that once you become a member that you will participate in meetings and/or activities whenever you are able.
Does the Club do fundraising activities?
No. Our PROBUS Club is non profit, non fund raising.
Is the Club part of a wider organization?
Mixed PROBUS Club of Burlington is autonomous but is coordinated through PROBUS CANADA.
Are all PROBUS clubs the same?
Many are very similar. There are men only clubs as well as women only clubs, we are the only MIXED gender PROBUS Club in the greater Burlington are
How would I remember member’s names?
Everyone has a name badge and is encouraged to wear it, also by engaging in activities and forming a social network with members of similar interests.
Would I have to join immediately?
No, you are welcome to come along to our meetings as a guest until you make your decision. The club rules do limit the number of times a guest or visitor may attend to three times a year. Non-members cannot join or participate in any of the activity groups or attend any of the Club’s special functions, like the Christmas party, unless you are an out-of-town guest of a member.
How do I apply for Membership
Select “About Us” on the top line of our website, then JOIN US in the drop-down box, complete the form and someone will be in touch with you.
I have a question not answered here is there a way to contact you?
There sure is. Please complete the form found on this page or here and our membership director will get back to you.