Lost & Found

A pair of ladies glasses were left at the BBQ, and we think they are prescription.  Call me at 250-390-3443 if they may be yours.

Carol Halliwell

Ladies Lunch – September

The September luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13th at Kasiras which is across from the Super Store and specializes in delicious Thai food.

Because there was no sign up sheet this month, please email Barbara at bjsamarin@shaw.ca if you want to come . She will phone a reminder the week of the luncheon. A warm invitation is extended to every one in the club. We usually have 12 in attendance.

Cheers Barbara S.

President’s Message – August 2018

The lazy, dog days of summer continue as the sun declares its supremacy. Corn, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and our beloved island favourite blackberries raise our spirits and abound, in spite. The earth: thirsty, parched and ripe for fire define August’s catastrophic reality.

The Annual Summer BBQ today, Sunday August 19, at Costin Hall at 2:30pm promises fun, fellowship and a respite from August. Many thanks to Carol Halliwell who has organized this function and to all the volunteers who will help to make this a great afternoon. I look forward to seeing you there.

The Nominating Committee has informed us that the timeline for nominations for Vice President as well as the newly advertised position of Secretary, has been extended until Sept. 15. Joan Moody our current Secretary, has put her name forward to run for Treasurer. I am very happy that we have secured this extension.

It is imperative that we fill these positions. Our club’s future depends upon it. I have no doubt that our new VP and Secretary are out there in our Membership. Right now you are an unheard voice. I encourage you to raise that voice. The Nominating Committee along with myself are most eager and happy to speak with you about taking on one of these positions, about how we can support you and about options to ease the burden of the commitment. From the deepest recesses of my being, I ask you to think seriously about this. Let’s talk. (I even have jokes for you!)

Joan Honig

Photography Group Trip

Lantzville Probus photography group is planning an outing on Thursday October 18th
with Janie’s bus tours.

We will be visiting Stamp Falls in Port Alberni for the Fall Colours, lunch at Port Alberni  at the Clam Bucket ( not included with price of the trip) and onto Taylor River by Sproat Lake to see the Salmon Run.

You do not have to be a photographer but just come along for a day out.  The cost will be $48 per person which includes taxes, and you pay Janie directly on that day.

We will leave Cabella’s parking lot at 8:00 am. Please park your car on the Highway 19A side of the parking lot. If you are interested please call me at 250-751-1801 or e-mail me at lvw1944@gmail.com.

Lia Van Wassenaar,

Dining Out – September

Hello my friends,

The September Dining Out will be as follows:

Date :     Friday, September 28, 2018
Time :    6:00 pm
Place:    Simon Holt Restaurant, 6582 Applecross Road

Please confirm with me at (250) 758-0877 or at Suzanne@Brothers.ca

Simon Holt is featuring a lot of seafood, and international cuisine, so let’s hope we get a good turn out.

Suzanne Brothers

Elections for 2018/2019 Year

At our Management Committee meeting this week, we voted to extend the deadline for applications to run for office for our club to Sept 15th 2018.

Joan Moody has put her name forward for the position of Treasurer and therefore will not be filling the Secretary’s position for the 2018/2019 year.

We are therefore looking for a member to fill the positions of Secretary and Vice President (President Elect).

Members, we are getting down to the final days so we ask you to please give serious consideration to filling one of these very important positions.

Please contact Barry Chapman at rbchapman@telus.net or 250 758-6976,
Margaret Pierce at marmar8306@gmail.com, or 250-390-4893,
or Lia Van Wassenaar at lvw1944@gmail.com, or 250-751-1801.

Please click HERE to view and print the updated form to apply for the two positions.

Barry Chapman,
Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee

Summer BBQ
August 19th

For the attention of those who volunteered to help:

The BBQ starts officially at 2:30pm but to speed up the Bocce tournament, we will start as soon as we have 12 signed up (3 lanes for 2 teams of 2 each).

The list of volunteers and activities they are helping with may be seen by clicking HERE. The list shows the times that help is needed for each activity. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at halliwellfour@shaw.ca.

In the event the weather is not co-operative, we will still be able to have activities in the hall and lounge, even Bocce!

Thank you,

Carol Halliwell

Movie Outing – 31 July 2018

Movie Outing 31 July 2018

What: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
When: “Big Movie Deal” Tuesday, July 31 2018
Where: Galaxy Cinema at Nanaimo North Town Centre
Cost: $6.75 per person
Meet in the Lobby to collect your pre purchased ticket: 5:30pm
Movie Time: 6:00pm. (Length: 1hr.57 min.)
Particulars: I have purchased 20 tickets as this movie is new and drawing crowds. They will refund any tickets that we don’t use. If I reach 20 people, I will make a waiting list and try for more tickets. For a guaranteed spot, please contact me as soon as possible.
Please contact me at 250-758-9930 or at joan.honig@shaw.ca
by noon Monday, July 30 2018 if you plan to attend.

Joan Honig


New Refreshments Arrangements

Just a reminder that the changed arrangements for refreshments will start at tomorrow’s meeting.

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.

Lia Van Wassenaar