New Coffee Arrangements for Meetings

We are tweaking the process flow for coffee/goodies to ensure the helpers can watch the presentations from the beginning:

  1. All 3 urns (2 coffee, 1 hot water for tea) and the trays of goodies will be available in the hall by 9:15.
  2. Please bring an insulated mug and get coffee from the medium urn at the back of the hall, or tea from the small one at the front, as you arrive. A label will indicate when they are ready.
  3. At the break around 9:50, the large urn at the front (which takes longer to heat) can also be used for coffee and refills; and please help yourselves to the remaining goodies.
  4. At 10:00 “last coffee” will be called and the urns taken away to be cleaned.
  5. Helpers can then be out of the kitchen and seated by 10:15, when the presenter begins.
  6. Goodies will remain in situ until the end of meeting, then cleared away.

General Meeting – July 26th – Speaker

On June 19th, 2013, High River Alberta, experienced catastrophic flooding – the worst in Alberta’s history (5 people died) and one of Canada’s largest natural disasters.  Rob Royston was appointed Deputy CAO in charge of municipal recovery.  He played a key role in transitioning the community from near-total devastation, to being well on the way to recovery.

Rob’s talk will illustrate the practical aspects – the economic impacts, rebuilding broken neighbourhoods, and the toll on the residents staff and volunteers e.g. PTSD, when an entire community is afflicted by such devastation.  He will share insights gained when working with external groups, agencies, various levels of government, people who have been evacuated and want to return to their homes, managing lost pets, telling people their home and job are gone forever etc.  Other topics include how to build and allocate temporary housing and a Business Community, and what happens when you lose your core services such as Libraries, Pools, Schools, Stores etc.

Rob will be pleased to respond to questions at the end of the discussion.

Annabel Rogers
Vice President

Golf

For those of you that may have missed the Probus Meeting.

July Probus Golf will be at Fairwinds Golf Club
Saturday July 14th, tee-time starting at 3:12pm

Cost $30 for Nine Holes;   carts $13.50 per person.
Dinner off the Menu.

If interested, please contact me at mandmjones@shaw.ca or 250-751-1785.

Mervyn Jones
Co-ordinator

John Hart Generating Station Tour

Attendees on the June 25, 2018 Up Island Day Trip and other Probus members may be interested in the following Informational Notice.

On September 16, BC Hydro and InPower BC will conduct an Underground Tour of the powerhouse at the John Hart Generating Station in Campbell River.

1,240 tickets will be available July 11 through the Tidemark Theatre via their web site, phone or walk-in box office. The ticket cost is $5 and all proceeds will go to North Island College’s apprenticeship scholarship program.

Tickets must be presented to board one of the 31 bus trips. The buses will leave Shoppers Row, directly in front of Spirit Square and across from the Tidemark Theatre, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running every 10 minutes until 2:30 p.m. Your ticket will indicate what time your bus will depart.

Joan Honig
President

Walking Group – July

 All walks start at 10:00am sharp. Try coming a little earlier, as we leave right at 10:00.
July 4
Bowen Park – meet at the parking lot in Bowen Park by the tennis courts.
July 11
Linley Valley – meet at the end of Linley Rd. off Hammond Bay Rd.
July 18
Morrell Sanctuary – off the Parkway take the 5th Street exit to Wakesiah, turn right at Wakesiah and then right again at Nanaimo Lakes Road. Meet in the parking lot at Morrell Sanctuary.
July 25
Cable Bay/Dodds Narrows – follow Cedar Road to McMillan Road. Right onto Holden Corso and watch for the small red Cable Bay sign on the left side of road. Meet at the parking lot at Cable Bay. Bring a lunch to eat at the Narrows.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007

Notice of Call for Nominations 2018

As your Past-President it is my duty to chair the Nominating Committee for 2018 and to issue a call to the general membership for nominations to the Management Committee. The other members of the Nominating Committee are Lia Van Wassenaar and Margaret Pierce.

In accordance with the Club Policies and Procedures the positions of Vice-President, and Treasurer are open for nomination effective immediately (Joan Moody has agreed to stay on as Secretary for the 2018/2019 year).

Nominations must be made on the Nominations Form which you will find by clicking HERE; you will need to print a copy, and submit it to the Nominating Committee before August 20th, 2018.  It must include the nominee’s signature confirming their willingness to serve in the capacity for which they are nominated. Those elected will take office effective September 27, 2018, following the General Meeting on that date.

Please note that nominations will NOT be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.

Barry Chapman
Past-President, Chair – Nominating Committee

Reminder – Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ will be held at Costin Hall on Sunday, August 19th, 2018,
starting with Bocce at 2pm.

The BBQ type menu will be provided by LiveWire Catering – Potato salad, Caesar salad, Bratwurst sausages, Hamburgers, Chicken burgers, Vegetarian burgers & squares.

Tickets will be available at the June and July meetings, as well as Bocce registration.

Members $12, Non-Members $17 (cash or cheque).

There will be sign-up sheets for volunteers to convene or help with games or the various other tasks.

Any questions, please contact me at 390-3443 or halliwellfour@shaw.ca

Carol Halliwell
Co-ordinator

Summer BBQ

The Summer BBQ this year will be held Sunday, August 19 at Costin Hall.

Many thanks to Carol Halliwell for putting together the well-loved annual summer BBQ.

Please be aware that the Management Committee does not, for legal reasons, sanction consumption of alcohol at Costin Hall; therefore there will be no bar.

I hope you will come out, participate, offer to lend a hand and enjoy the food, fun and games that have been organized.

Joan Honig
President