Minutes for 21st February 2017

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

Apologies: Joe Alcorn, John Graham, Jack Henderson, Jim Hillis, Norman Maxwell, John McKegney, Robin Semple, John Tan and Joe Wishart. (9)

The President, Mike Turner, welcomed members to the meeting. He then introduced this morning’s speaker, Club Member Norman Gallagher, the topic of his talk being “ New Zealand Journey."

Norman’s presentation not only entertained the members but would certainly have impressed the New Zealand Tourist Board - (see our 'Speakers' page for more detail).

A question and answer session followed the presentation. A summary of this talk is available in the speaker’s record book and hear on the club website.
A vote of thanks proposed by Des Johnston was passed to Norman by the President. The members showed their appreciation of a most informative talk.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of 14th February 2017 were read, approved by the members and signed by the President.
Matters arising: None not covered by the agenda.

Correspondence: A letter was received from the Alzheimer’s Society publicising training sessions for Informal Caregivers to be conducted at local venues. Copies of this letter can be inspected at the signing in table by interested members.

Social: Des Johnston confirmed that 35 members have signed up for the Club lunch on Tuesday 28th February. Today is the final deadline for lunch bookings.

Welfare: Cecil Spotten reported that the good news is that Leslie Brennan has shown a marked improvement since his last visit.

Treasurer: Nigel Semple was pleased with the response with regard to the payment of the annual subscriptions. He will be away for three weeks and any outstanding payments should be given to Derick Woods, the Assistant Treasurer.

A.O.B. No other business.

Next meeting: Will be held on Tuesday 7th March 2017 when the speaker will be Club Member Derick Woods on the subject of “Banking Stories.”

The President, commenting on the good attendance, thanked members and looked forward to seeing them at the next meeting.
The meeting closed at 11:58 am.

Signed: Mike Turner
Date: 7th March 2017.