CALENDER OF EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday August 24th. Probus Annual Picnic, Camp Courant, 96 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington. Workers start around 8:00. Guests start arriving around 10:30 to 11:00. We need a lot of volunteers for this event. We are expecting around 300 guests from area group homes or members of the IDD community and their caregivers. In addition to the dogs and burgers there are games and a DJ playing music that will get you up and dancing, even in your wheelchair. The event is Free to all. Simply call or email and let us know how many are coming. If you would like to volunteer we would welcome you. Please call or email Richard Egner: (860) 970-3079 remand90765@aol.com.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

2024

May 27th: Memorial Day Parade and Balloon Sale. Probus members, friends, relatives, children all gather at the West Hartford Town Hall (Parking is free right next to the building) We gather in the court Room. 8:00 A.M. and we start blowing up balloons to sell during the Parade. Super fun event for the entire family. Adults and children go out together as teams and start selling Balloons and bubble blowing sticks and pinwheels. The crowd is expecting us because we have done this event for so many years we have driven the competition away. Your children will want to come back year after year.

April 13th: Cornhole Event from 9:00 A.M. until 12 noon. Area Group homes are invited to participate in a Fun filled morning of various game stations. Call in advance to let us know how many are attending. Contact Richard Egner (860) 970-3079 remand90765@aol.com. The location is the Gymnasium at the American School for the Deaf. 139 North Main St., West Hartford. Cornhole bean bag toss; Ax throwing. (super safe light weight plastic Ax and board with plastic prongs to hold the ax against the board when tossed.) Basketball hoop. (only 5 ft high); Ring toss. And Miniature Golf.

2023

November 18: Cornhole (Beanbag) Event at the American School for the Deaf Gym, 139 North Main Street, West Hartford, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

August 27: Group Home Picnic at Camp Courant, 96 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 15: Probus Information Table: joining other area non-profits at a Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January 10: Probus Dinner Meeting: “Meet & Greet” with prospective members and open Board of Directors meeting at Gateway Financial, 500 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury

2022

November 19: Drum Circle (hand drums clinic with facilitator), small venue (The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT) “by invitation only” for the IDD community

November 16: Probus Board of Directors Meeting (all Probians welcome to attend), TBD whether via Zoom or In-Person

November 13: Church Mission Fair – Probus Non-Profit Information Table (for outreach & brochure distribution), 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon @ The Congregational Church of South Glastonbury, 949 Main St., South Glastonbury, CT

October 16: Magic Show with professional magician Gene Thompson @ 1:00 p.m. @ The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT.  Small venue, “by invitation only” for select IDD group homes & Gilead Community Services.

September 21: Kick-Off Potluck Dinner Meeting, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Open to all Probians and their significant others at The American School for The Deaf in West Hartford (Cogswell Building at the back of the campus).

September 18: PROBUS BRIDGEPORT CHAPTER’S Annual “Bike the Beach” Fundraiser. Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT. Bike through 5 CT coastline communities! Rides of 10, 20, 45, or 62 miles or a 5K fitness walk. Signature fundraiser instrumental in funding programs & residential facilities for our neighbors with disabilities. Probus Greater Hartford will be sending volunteers to assist our Bridgeport chapter at this wonderful event. www.bikethebeach.com

September 10: PROBUS Annual Picnic and Barbecue 10:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Hartford’s CAMP COURANT, 96 Batterson Park Road, Farmington. Hosting residents of Group Homes and Respite – Care facilities as well as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

July 17: Hartford Yardgoats Minor League Baseball Game. Probus hosting residents & caregivers from CCARC! 1:05pm @ Dunkin Donuts Park.

June 9: Gala Recognition, 6:00pm @ The Hartford Club, Keynote Speaker: Jay Williams, President of The Hartford Foundation For Public Giving

May 25: Probus Greater Hartford Annual Meeting, Meeting @ the home of board member Dr. Robert Dobrow, Bloomfield, CT, 6:00pm, Potluck Dinner, All Probians welcome / Election of Officers & Board

May 23: Meeting via Zoom @ 7:00pm Gala Planning Committee

May 19: Meeting via Zoom @ 7:00pm Board Members Only

*C.C.S.U. Varsity Basketball Sat Jan 8th and Sun Jan. 23rd 1:00 pm *Cancellation by university, due to Covid concerns, No spectators will be admitted from the general public. Probus unable to host either game.

January 9: GALA planning Committee.12 noon. ZOOM meeting. GALA Pitch-book subcommittee, followed by GALA Full Committee meeting #3, at 1:30 pm by ZOOM.

January 12: Combined PROBUS Board and Chapter Meeting via ZOOM, 7:00 pm

January 20: Governance Committee Meeting via ZOOM 7:30 pm

January 23: GALA planning Committee Meeting #4, via ZOOM 1:30 pm

February 11: Probus Governance Committee 5:30 pm by ZOOM

February 12: Probus Volunteers Social Event: CCSU Men’s Basketball  “Public Re-opening Event” vs St. Francis of Brooklyn, at Detrick Gym

February 19: Probus hosts Area Group Homes CCSU Varsity Basketball Women vs. Wagner. 1:00 pm at Detrick Gym. Kaiser Rd, New Britain.

February 20: 12:30 pm Probus GALA  Committee meeting by ZOOM (Time to be confirmed)

February 26th: Probus hosts Area Group Homes CCSU Varsity Basketball Men vs. Mt. St. Mary’s 1:00 pm at Detrick Gym Kaiser Rd, New Britain.

2021

August 15: In-Person Probus Strategic Planning Session and Brainstorming efficiencies in Meetings and Infrastructure. 15 Cherry Hills Circle 11:00 am.

August 29: Probus Annual Picnic: at Camp Courant, 90 Batterson Park Rd. Farmington, CT.

September 22: Probus Fall Kick-off Dinner Meeting: at The Hartford Club Entire membership invited 6:00 pm

October 27: Combined Board and Chapter meeting, by ZOOM 7:00 pm

November 20: Brunch social all PROBUS membership invited. 10:00 am, BEANZ and Co. Avon, CT.

December 5: Initial Full GALA Committee meeting. Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Old Wethersfield 2:30 pm

December 12: Full GALA Comm. Meeting #2.15 Cherry Hill Circle, Bloomfield 1:30 pm