Dining In

Dining In

Static Dining In


My name is Marian McDonald and it is my pleasure to champion “Dining In” groups for the PROBUS Club of Pelham.

What is Involved:

You do not have to be a gourmet cook.  All you need is enthusiasm and energy to prepare a portion of the meal that will be enjoyed at the home of one of the participants in the group.  For example, if you were coming to my home, I would provide the main course and would ask each of my guests to prepare either appetizers, a starter course (soup or salad) or dessert.  Sometimes I might give individual recipes to each  member and at other times the members (not hosting) can choose themselves.  Generally each participant brings wine to share at the table — yes, we love wine too.

Each group can meet as frequently as members decide to gather.  Each group can decide the time of day to have a meal be it brunch, lunch or dinner.

If a member has a food allergy or other dietary needs. everyone will be informed so that the needs of all are met.

As you can see, a Dining In group can be as flexible as its members want it to be.  Wearing a smile and having fun together are the only requirements.

Speak to me.  Contact me!  I look forward to helping you and new friends come together.


Dining In Activity

The Dining In Group is Expanding — and Active !

How lucky are we to have two dynamic Dining In Groups in our Pelham PROBUS Club!  The first group, “Out of the Rain,” met first outside on an evening when a cloudburst sent members scurrying inside.  The second group “RedNecks,” have members who drive RED cars!

may 2018 dining in event

Our Dining In Group got together on Thursday, May 31st at the home of Fay and Ed Landry. We celebrated the Landry’s tour of Ireland with “good old fashioned Irish stew” and all the trimmings. A fair bit of “blarney” was cast about!


And yet more activity – a celebration of Winter Solstice !

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the Dining-In groups of the Probus Club of Pelham celebrated Winter Solstice, at the home of Marian and Brian McDonald.

There members participated in the “Winter Solstice Spell.”  What’s that you might ask?    Members were encouraged to reflect on a positive personal attribute they see in themselves that they would like to build on in the New Year.

Members took time to do just that, and wrote that special quality on a small piece of paper, and placed the paper in a small fire pit outside as they envisioned their wish fulfilled.

A light snow began to fall almost immediately.

Another Get Together – Another Celebration ! 

The Red Necks gathered on April 11th to celebrate the new home of Pat and Ross Tennent.  We wish Pat and Ross many happy years in their new “digs”.


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