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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


April 25th - Brock Godfrey
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

As promised, Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre will return for the second of his, “How to protect yourself” talks. Last year his subject was email and telephone scams - how to recognize them and how to avoid them. This time it will be “Passwords and Beyond”.

Brock took early retirement in 1993 from the Ontario Ministry of Education, after 30 years in education. He joined Phone Busters in 1997 as a Volunteer Senior Buster. Brock has been instrumental in educating the public and raising awareness of illegal mass marketing fraud and ID theft. He will call victims to assist them, but mainly gives presentations to Service Clubs, Seniors and Professional Groups including several Ontario Probus Clubs


May 23rd Nicholas McCarthy
Beechwood Cemetery

In 2009, Beechwood was recognized by an Act of Parliament as the National Cemetery of Canada. It is the final resting place for 75,000 people including many members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans, War Dead, RCMP and Ottawa Police, plus Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Canadian Victoria Cross recipients.
Beechwood operates on a not-for-profit basis and is not publicly funded. All funds are dedicated to its maintenance, preservation and enhancement. This care has added a botanical garden dimension including an exceptional collection of hostas.
Nicolas (Nick) McCarthy, the Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Outreach, will guide us through both the history and botany. Nick began his career in various federal government departments and agencies and then moved to the Not-For-Profit sector. An Ottawa native, Nick studied at the University of Ottawa, receiving his Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and French Literature.

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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