Executive,  2018 / 2019

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.

Chair, Membership Committee: 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!

Past President & Chair, Speakers Committee: 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 16 years, and so far has avoided any lawsuits.

Executive &


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: Mike Martyniuk

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.

 Club Committees


Chair: John Megarry

Ken Adolphe

Gerry Deleskie

Gordon Mckay


Co-Chair: Doug Brown

Co-Chair: Terry Billo                           

Al Fraser

Greg Geen

Steve Hawker

Gary Holzendorff

Richard Isaacson

Brian Lucas

Bob MacNair


Chair: Ruben Rosen

Wayne Caswill

Hal Keiser

Bob MacNair

Jack Marley

Paul Natale

Paul Tranquada

Fred Young


Steve Hawker

Richard Rood

Member Support

Brian Lucas

Al Wright

Web Site

Wayne Caswill

Executive &


Power Point

Terry Fitzgerald

Vice President: Gary Holzendorff

Co-Chair, Events Committee: Doug Brown

Co-Chair, Events Committee: Terry Billo

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.

Gary was born in Munich Germany. He and his wife Caroline have two children, and Collingwood has been home since 1979. Gary has an extensive background in corporate management, along with operating his own company, Georgian Bay Sign Works for twenty years!  Gary is a dedicated volunteer in service to his community, with organizations such as the Big Brothers, the United Way,and Mully Children’s Family. He is an avid reader and enthusiastic traveller!


Jack Marley

John Megarry

Gordon Mackay

Ruben Rosen

Doug Smith

Pierre Tousignant

Jim Worts

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!