Minutes for 16th April 2019

Minutes of the meeting of Coleraine Probus Club
35members were in attendance.

Apologies: (11) Joe Alcorn, Robin Blackford, John Christy, John Graham, Danny Kennedy, John McHenry, John McKegney, Billy Platt, Jerry Sayers, Tony Smith and Stanley White.

The President, John McGlade, gave a warm welcome to the members on this sunny morning. He then introduced this mornings speaker, Paul Snelling, the topic of his talk being “The Zomba Action Project (ZAP)”.

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 Des Moore was passed to Paul by The President.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of the 9th April 2019 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the President. These can be viewed on the Club website.

Matters arising: None.

Correspondence: None.

On behalf of Joe Alcorn, Maurice Platt reminded members that on Tuesday 30th April the Club has an Away Day to David Laughlin’s Organic Farm and on 7th May we have the end of term Quiz and Club Lunch in The Lodge Hotel.

Welfare. Cecil Spotten confirmed that he has nothing further to report. However if anyone knows of a member who is ill or in a Nursing Home, please pass this information to Cecil. . .

Treasurer. Nigel Semple has nothing to report.

Any Other Business.
. Derek Woods gave some additional information on the Away Day. On 30th April we travel to Kilrea to visit David Laughiin’s Organic Farm. Members going on this visit will assemble in the B&Q car park at . 9:50:00 am. to arrange for car share. We have been asked to arrive at the . farm at 10:30 am which is located one mile from Kilrea. Sturdy footwear should be worn. Refreshments will be provided at a cost of £5:00 per head. This includes a donation to David’s charity.

2. NW200 Road Race. On 14th May the triangle circuit roads will be closed between 9:15 am and 3:00 pm. The Probus meeting on that date is now cancelled.

3. EASTER TUESDAY. There will not be a Probus meeting on Tue. 23rd April.

Next Meeting: The next speakers meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in Portstewart Golf Club. The Speaker and the Topic will be announced at a later date.
Please note a retiring collection for the South Africa Malawi Flooding.Emergency will be taken after today’s meeting. See the basket on the signing in table.

Closing Remarks. The President, thanked members for attending. The final meeting of the Club this term will be the Club Quiz and Lunch on Tuesday 7th May. After the Summer break we will resume in The Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd September 2019. The President tendered his apologies; he will be unable to attend the Club Away Day to Kilrea and the Quiz and Club Lunch on Tuesday the 7th May.

The meeting closed at 12:05 pm.

Signed: John McGlade
Date: 3rd September 2019