December 6, Christmas Luncheon

Probus Club of Collingwood

Where age doesn’t keep us from thinking young!


December 6, 2017

*Don’t forget to read Eric’s Newsletter for all the details.*


See you next month,  January 4, 09:45....have fun out there!!

Don’t forget...

Bring a book, take a book

Only the Collingwood Library has more!

50/50 Winners

Fred Holmes

Jim Milner



Thanh Campbell

Vietnamese boat person, Author, ‘Orphan 32


Thanh Campbell was the 32nd Vietnamese orphan loaded onto a Canadian Forces plane on April 12, 1975. Beside him, there were 56 other babies who would become possibly the last infants flown from the country as part of Operation Babylift, a frantic effort to save lives before Saigon fell. 


Thanh Campbell was born in Vietnam and came over to Canada as part of Operation Babylift, the last flight out of Saigon in 1975 along with 56 other war orphans.


In 2006, Thanh reunited with many of the orphans who had flewn with him in 1975. This milestone was captured numerous times in the media. Thanh has been invited to be a guest on such programs as CBC News, TVO, Canada AM, 100 Huntley Street. The 57 Orphans’ story has been covered by many newspapers including the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Saigon Newspaper, and included in the French Consulate Newsletter.


Thanh's memoir 'Orphan 32' recounts his experience growing up in Canada and struggling to find his identity. Thanh's book can be purchased at www.orphan32.com


Thanh is a graduate of Redeemer University College and currently works as a full-time professional speaker, sharing his story across Canada and throughout the world. Thanh has been invited to speak at numerous groups, churches and schools across Canada as a keynote speaker sharing his story of coming to Canada.


Thanh Campbell is a master motivational speaker. He has spoken to audiences across the country, and is repeatedly asked to speak at Fortune 500 Companies on topics critical to building the culture of their corporation. Inviting audiences everywhere to live a LIFE of Purpose!

Thanh Campbell  is a master story teller and very talented speaker. His recounting of this true story certainly captivated his audience. Thank youTanh for taking the time to share this part your life’s journey with us. A truly inspiring presentation!




No new members this month.


Special prizes were won by Dr. Scott Russell, and a lovely lady guest.