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   club no. 101 chartered with probus canada

   Probus Club of Ottawa Alta Vista

   sponsored by the rotary club of ottawa


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February 26th - John Foster
Canada, Oil & World Politics

John will give us an insight into the role of petroleum in recent conflicts. The key players are oil-producing countries and pipeline transit countries (in Canada's case - Provinces). Looking at major powers and allies he will explore military interventions, tensions around sea routes, and economic sanctions. He will outline the jockeying for control of the world’s oil and gas, the ongoing rivalry among global and regional countries, each pursuing its own interests.

Drawing on his book, Oil and World Politics, he will turn the spotlight on petroleum-related actions that are rarely discussed publicly.


March 18th - Dinner/Theatre Evening

Details - Click Dinner/Theatre


March 25th - John Grow
What to do with Our Stuff

Not sure what to do with Grandad's pocket watch or Grandma's engagement ring? John Grow is a partner in the full service appraisal firm, Prestige Evaluation Inc. The firm specializes in appraising jewelry, antiquities, watches, clocks, antiques and vintage toys in general. They work with clients worldwide and have been featured on radio, television shows, in addition to charity appraisal fairs.

John will talk about the appraisal process, how to get an appraisal of a (possibly) valuable heirloom and warn of some of the pitfalls.

Johnson Insurance

We have added a link to the Johnson Insurance web site (see "Links" page).
Johnson provides competitive rates for Probus members for all kinds of insurance, particularly travel insurance.

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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