Minutes for 28th November 2017

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

Apologies: Jim Donaghy, Eric Fulton, Graham Kane, Danny Kennedy,Ian Murray and Mike Turner. (6)

The Vice President, Des Moore, welcomed members to the meeting together with guest David Jones from the Limavady Probus Club. He then introduced this morning’s speaker, William Mulligan, also from the Limavady Probus Club, the topic of his talk being “Henry Francis Lyte.”

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.

A vote of thanks, proposed by Reggie Patterson was passed to William by the Vice President. The members showed their appreciation of an informative talk.

Weekly Business:
Minutes: The minutes of the 21st November 2017 were read, approved by the members and signed by the Vice President.

Matters arising: None not covered by the agenda.

Correspondence: A letter was read from Tralee 97 Probus Club. This gave preliminary details of the All Ireland Probus Rally to be held in Tralee from Tue. to Thurs, 15th to17th May 2018. Fuller details will be given early in 2018. There are copies of this letter at the signing in table.

Social: Joe Alcorn reported that he has 54 bookings for the Christmas lunch on Tue. 12th Dec. Reservations will remain open for another week.

Welfare: Cecil Spotten said that Jim Hillis will have his operation on Mon.4th Dec. John Dobson is at present in the Royal Victoria Hospital. Leslie Brennan remains in Ratheane Nursing Home and shows no sign of improvement.

Treasurer: Nothing new to report.

1. Ken Parkes reported that the Winter edition of the Probus Magazine (25 copies) are now available. This edition contains a report from Coleraine Probus Club.
Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on Tue. 5th Dec.2017 when the speaker will be club member Ian Murray on the subject of “Photography”.
Closing Remarks: The Vice President thanked members for attending and looked forward to seeing them at the next meeting.

The meeting closed at 11:50 am.

Signed: Mike Turner
Date: 5th December 2017