Our Strength is Fellowship; Our Success is Participation.

Executive & Committees

Greg Geen
Greg Geen

President

Born in North Bay, Greg spent the majority of his studying and working years in the Southern climes of Ontario – mostly in Toronto. A 45 year career running a family company in the Medical / Surgical Supply business was very rewarding. The company was national and afforded lots of travel to many Canadian destinations over the years as well as the opportunity to meet many interesting characters. Eventually immigrating back north again to Collingwood in the late 2000’s, Greg counts skiing in the winter and biking – both pedal and motor – in the summer as his current interests.

Mike Martyniuk
Mike Martyniuk

Vice-President/Treasurer

Born in Toronto, and grew up on family farm in Brampton area. After Sheridan College and Carleton University worked 35 years at Kodak Canada in Finance and Logistics. My wife Andja and I retired to Wasaga Beach, and have both children living near. Our eldest son a teacher, is the Business Dept head at CCI, and the younger son a successful Dr of Chiropractic with offices in Collingwood at TNC. Enjoy travel, our cottage, and several outdoor activities like downhill skiing.

Ruben Rosen
Ruben Rosen

Past President & Chair, Speakers Committee

Ruben was born, raised and educated in Montreal. He and his wife, Judith,moved to Toronto in 1977 and have been living in Collingwood since 1997, after an eleven year ‘career’ as a weekend farmer in the Stayner area.In the real world, Ruben is a Chartered Accountant and spent virtually his entire professional career at Deloitte & Touche, working his way up from summer student to Senior Partner. His local community activities include Founding Chair of the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network( the Ontario Government funding agency for health care), Treasurer of the Collingwood hospital and Treasurer of Theatre Collingwood. Ruben enjoys cycling, cross country skiing,snow-shoeing, and spending time with their nine grandchildren.

John Megarry
John Megarry

Chair, Membership Committee

John & Sharron moved to Collingwood upon John’s retirement in the Fall of 2009 after 20+ years in Aurora, ON, and an earlier sojourn in Beaconsfield, Que.

John had a career in sales and marketing, mainly in the electronic security systems industry. They settled in Collingwood because John is interested in skiing, both downhill and Nordic, and had an old family connection in Collingwood. (He had a summer job in the Collingwood Shipyard in 1963!)

In summer he rows with the Collingwood Rowing Club, and year round tries to counterbalance an otherwise dissolute lifestyle by working out regularly at the YMCA.

Al Wallace
Al Wallace

Secretary

Al retired from the general practice of dentistry in 2000, immediately joined Probus, and after 40 years of lugging skis from Oakville to the ski club every weekend finally saw the light and moved to Collingwood in 2008. Al is a member of Alpine Ski Club, Secretary of the Collingwood Cinema Club, and a member of the Thornbury Yacht Club. He also plays tennis and with Barbara babysits three grandchildren who live nearby.

Gord Hall
Gord Hall

Newsletter

Doug Brown
Doug Brown

Co-Chair, Events Committee

Doug was born in Fort William, and after graduating from Lakehead University eventually found his way to Kitchener. He provided psychological services to the Waterloo County School Board, was actively involved in coaching, community boards and management of the Traumatic Events Team. After a life of leisure in Kincardine, the Presidency of the local Probus Club,and traveling the world with his daughter’s sports teams, he has made Collingwood home. Doug loves traveling and is a sports enthusiast!

Terry Billo
Terry Billo

Co-Chair, Events Committee

Terry Billo retired after practising law in the Kitchener Waterloo area for over 32 years. Terry and his wife Pat have owned a home in Blue Mountains for the past ten years, and upon retirement, moved here in December 2015. Prior to his move to Blue Mountains, Terry was a member of The Probus Club of Kitchener Conestoga for approximately three years, and actively participated in their activities. He is excited to continue the Probus experience in his new home, making new friendships and participating in new activities in this beautiful area.

Club Committees

Membership

 

  • Chair: John Megarry
  • Ken Adolphe
  • Gerry Deleskie
  • Gordon Mckay

Speakers

 

  • Chair: Ruben Rosen
  • Wayne Caswill
  • Hal Keiser
  • Bob MacNair
  • Jack Marley
  • Paul Natale
  • Paul Tranquada
  • Fred Young

Events

 

  • Co-Chair: Doug Brown
  • Co-Chair: Terry Billo
  • Al Fraser
  • Greg Geen
  • Steve Hawker
  • Richard Isaacson
  • Brian Lucas
  • Bob MacNair
  • Jack Marley
  • John Megarry
  • Gordon Mackay
  • Ruben Rosen
  • Doug Smith
  • Pierre Tousignant
  • Jim Worts

Member Support

 

  • Brian Lucas

Power Point

 

  • Terry Fitzgerald

Website

 

  • Wayne Caswill

Audio/Visual

 

  • Steve Hawker
  • Richard Rood

Upcoming Events

May
23
Thu
Cocktails and Conversation
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Chez Sandy White

A gathering of friends.

Thursday, May 23, 4-6 p.m.

Please BYOB and Snacks

To be held at Sandy White’s home

May
27
Mon
Our Probus Club Goes Cycling
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Our Club’s cycling season has begun.

May 27, @ 10:30 behind Tim’s on First Street.

Local tours will be conducted by George Christie.

Contact: Steve Hawker

Jun
11
Tue
Cocktails and Conversation
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Another great get together planned!

Tuesday, June 11, 4-6 p.m.

At the home of Richard Orviss

Please BYOB and snacks.

Contact Us

Probus Club of Collingwood
Membership: John Megarry, 705-445-1261
Email: collingwoodprobus@gmail.com