Minutes for 15th October 2019

Minutes of the meeting of Coleraine Probus Club
30 members were in attendance.

Apologies (13) Jim Archer, Robin Blackford, John Christy, Noel Finlay, John Graham, Billy Holmes, Danny Kennedy, John McKegney, John O'Neill, Ken Parkes, John Tan, Jim Torrens and Gordon Ward.

New Member: The President welcomed Stanley Forsythe as a new member and presented him with his membership pack. Stanley expressed his thanks.

The President, John McGlade, then gave a warm welcome to members and introduced this mornings speaker, Alison McCaughan the topic of her talk being “What did you see in the Diamond today?"

A summary of this talk is available in the speaker's record book and here on the club website.

A question and answer session followed the talk. A vote of thanks proposed by Graham Kane was passed to Alison by the President.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of the 7th October 2019 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the President.

Matters arising: None.

Correspondence: None.

Joe Alcorn confirmed that, on 29th October, the Club Quiz and Refreshments will be held in the Golf Club. After the quiz a Club Lunch will take place in The Conservatory of the Lodge Hotel at 12:45 pm for a carvery lunch at 1:00 pm. An attendance sheet listing both functions will be available at the next meeting on Tue.22nd October. Wives and guests are most welcome at both events.

Cecil Spotten has nothing further to report.

Treasurer. Nigel Semple has nothing to report.

Any Other Business.
Cecil Leitch has indicated that for health reasons he wishes to resign from Probus. Cecil Spotten proposed that since Cecil Leitch is a founding member, a past president and secretary of the Probus Club he be elected as an honorary member. The proposal was seconded by Eric Fulton and approved by the members.
2. It was proposed that a voluntary collection be taken at the Club Quiz for the N.I. Ambulance Service. Des Johnston owes so much to this service.

Next Meeting: The next speaker's meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 when Philip Tweedy will give a talk on “The 148th Open Golf"

Closing Remarks.

The President thanked members for attending and hoped to see everyone at the next meeting.
The meeting closed at 12:03 pm.

Signed: John McGlade
Date: 22nd October 2019