Coleraine Probus bids you welcome from the 2017/18 committee…
(Seated L to R) Des Johnston - Second Vice President; Jim Archer - Past President; Liam Hickey - Rotary Liaison Officer; Mike Turner - President; Des Moore - Vice President; Joe Alcorn - Social/Events Officer;
We are saddened to record that the death has occurred of John Dobson
John was a long time member of the club and for many years looked after the press coverage and photos for our local newspapers. He was a very popular club member and noted for his special sense of humour and fun (over the last few years of the website, he supplied many of the ‘Raise a smile’ items on the ‘Gallery Plus’ page - WebEd).
John was the dearly loved husband of Isobel, loving father of Simon, Emma, Matthew and Sarah, father-in-law of Nicola, Nigel and Rory, a much loved grandfather of Jack, Joseph, Benjamin, Lucy, Daniel and Emily, as well as a dear brother of Avril and the late Rosemary.
The Funeral Service was held in St Patricks Parish Church, Coleraine on Friday 15th and followed by the interment in Portstewart Cemetery.
The Club is now drawing to the end of our 2017/18 Probus Year
The first of the 2018 Speakers Meetings at the Golf Club is:
Tuesday 9th January
Des Johnston tells us about 'AFRICA'
Tuesday 16th January
Patrick Barton with the "Wildlife on Rathlin"
Tuesday 23rd January
Anthony from 'The Simon Community'
tells us about the work of that charity
(which will be the President's Retiring Collection -
dig deep for this excellent locally working charity!)
And then on
Tuesday 30th January
The 2018 Club AGM
(this is YOUR chance to help
in the running of the club)
All our Speaker's meetings are at the Portstewart Golf Club,
10.30 for coffee and chat before the start at 11.00.
Members Lunches are also held in the Golf Club
12.00 noon for a 12.30 meal
Catch up with the news, what's been added to the website recently?
1. Way back on the 7th November we took to the sky with the Ulster Gliding Club. 2. On the 14th November Graham Kane told us about Driving Alec Guinness. 3. We meet the first Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens Council on the 21st November. 4. On the 28th November we found a local connection to the hymn 'Abide With Me'. 5. On the 5th December, Ian Murray told us about his lifelong photographic journey. And finally 6. On the 12th December, it was the annual Christmas Entertainment and Lunch.
Just ‘Click’ on the pics below to find out more.