Executive,  2017 / 2018

Past President, Director, Probus Canada: Bob MacNair


 Bob moved with his wife, Diane, to Collingwood during the summer of 2009. He retired from the Peel Board of Education after 37 years as an Elementary School teacher, teaching all grades from 1 to 8. Bob enjoys, biking, hiking , snowshoeing and spin classes at the YMCA. He volunteers at the Collingwood Museum during the Fall and Winter months and is a Trail Captain for Collingwood  Trails. He and Diane look forward to visits from their four sons and grandchildren to enjoy all the activities our area has to offer.

Secretary: Al Wallace


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.

Membership Chair:  John Megarry


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.

Probus Club of Collingwood

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!

President and Speakers Committee Co-Chair: Ruben Rosen


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 who are frequent visitors to their home in Collingwood.

Newsletter: Eric Skeoch


Before his  retirement in 1999 and the subsequent move out of Toronto, Eric served as Principal of North Toronto Collegiate, his final career stop as a teacher and administrator in the Toronto District School Board. He and his wife Judy, and their dog Gilbert live up atop the Blue Mountain, half way between Banks and Ravenna, on a farm property which has just about everything one could want in the way of flora, fauna and the fine things of life. He has been churning out the Probus Newsletter for the past 12 years, and so far has avoided any lawsuits.

Vice-President: Greg Geen


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.

Treasurer: Michael Martynuik


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.

 Audio Visual: Hal Keiser


Hal moved with his wife, Chris to Collingwood in the spring of 2012. Before moving to Collingwood, Hal was listed on Price Waterhouse Coopers Canadian Top 60 Software CEO’s. Hal enjoys cycling, snowshoeing, and spending time with his first grandchild. Since coming to Collingwood, Hal has rekindled his desire to play the guitar and enjoys jamming throughout the week and occasionally is found out and about with the band members.

Social Committee Chair: Sandy White



 Speakers Committee Co-Chair: Paul Tranquada


Sandy owned and operated a general insurance brokerage in south Niagara for 43 years before retiring to Blue Mountain, 3 years ago. Sandy and wife Mary have two sons: Laird , Director of Instruction at the National Golf Club in Toronto and Chris, Director of EF Vancouver Island Language School in Victoria. Retiring to Blue Mountain was the best decision we ever made.

Sandy has served on numerous boards and councils and The Probus Club of Collingwood is pleased to have him on the Executive.