Minutes for 5th December 2017

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

Apologies: John Dobson, Jim Donaghy, Eric Fulton, Norman Gallagher, Danny Kennedy, John McKegney and Ernest Preece. (7)

The President, Mike Turner, welcomed members to the meeting together with guests Ken Wood and Robin Blackwood. He hoped that both guests will join the Probus Club. He then introduced this morning’s speaker, Club Member Ian Murray, the topic of his talk being “My Photographic Journey.”

A question and answer session followed the talk. A summary of the talk is available in the speaker’s record book and here on the club website.

The President, on behalf of the members, thanked Ian for his outstanding presentation. The members showed their appreciation of an interesting and informative talk.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of the 28th November 2017 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the President.

Matters arising: None not covered by the agenda.

Correspondence: None.

Social: Joe Alcorn reported that he has 65 bookings for the Christmas lunch on Tue. 12th Dec. 2017. It was encouraging to have so many bookings.

Welfare: Cecil Spotten said that Jim Hillis had a successful operation on Mon. 4th Dec. and John Dobson is now out of intensive care at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Treasurer: Nothing new to report.

. Ken Parkes reported that the Winter edition of the Probus Magazine is now available. This edition contains a report from Coleraine Probus Club.

2. Christmas Entertainment. The President said that some changes have been made this year. There will be storey telling sessions interspersed with wassail songs and Christmas carols. The President said he was most grateful to the entertainment's Musical Director, Reggie Patterson for all his help.

3. Reference was made to the Community Carol Service and the Counterpoint Christmas Concert, both being held this week in St Patrick’s Church, Coleraine.
Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on Tue. 9th Jan. 2018 when the speaker will be Des Johnston on the subject of “ Africa ”.
Closing Remarks: The President thanked members for attending and looked forward to seeing them at the Christmas Entertainment and Lunch on 12th Dec. 2017.

The meeting closed at 11:56 am.

Signed Mike Turner
Date 9th January 2018.