Minutes for 5th November 2019

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

Apologies (13) Joe Alcorn, Leo Dolan, Jim Foote, Noel Finlay, Stanley Forsythe, John Graham, Jim Hillis, Graham Kane, John McGlade, James Nesbit, John O'Neill, Robin Semple and John Tan.

Vice President, Derick Woods, welcomed members to the meeting on this sunny morning. Unfortunately John McGlade is unwell and we all hope that he makes a speedy recovery. Derick then introduced this mornings Speakers, Liz Duffey, Norman Creaney and Joanne Lenoard the topic of their presentation being “The Simon Community”

This is the President's nominated charity and a retiring collection will taken at this meeting and at the meeting on Tuesday 12th November.

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

An extensive question and answer session followed the presentation. A vote of thanks proposed by Des Moore was passed to the Simon Community Representatives by The Vice President.

Weekly Business:
Minutes:
The minutes of the 22nd October 2019 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the Vice President.

Matters arising: None.

Correspondence: None.

Reports.
Social.
Joe Alcorn has submitted an apology. This years Christmas Lunch and Festivities will be held on Tue. 10th December in Royal Portrush Golf Club. The President has discussed this with Royal Portrush and further details will be given at the next meeting.

Welfare. Cecil Spotten has nothing to report.

Treasurer. Nigel Semple has nothing to report.

Any Other Business.
1.
The Counterpoint Christmas Concert will be held in St. Patrick's Church Coleraine on Friday 6th December at 7:30 pm. For full details see the . Counterpoint leaflet on the signing in table.
2. Ken Parkes, having seen the problems with the under 25's in Birmingham, commended the work of The Simon Community in Northern Ireland.
3. Finally, a menu from Ken P. Brexit Christmas Dinner; Turkey, Ham and Vegetables without Brussels.

Next Meeting: The next speaker's meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th November 2019 when Christine Turner will give a talk on “After the Conflict - Serbia and Croatia.”

Closing Remarks. The Vice President thanked members for attending and hoped to see everyone, including the President, at the next meeting.

The meeting closed at 11:47 am.

Signed: John McGlade
President
Date: 12th November 2019