Minutes for 1st October 2019

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

Apologies (8) Robin Blackford, Sam Boyd, Norman Gallagher, Jack Henderson, Des Johnston, Danny Kennedy, John McGlade and Jim Torrens.

The Vice President, Derick Woods, gave a warm welcome to members and guests Stanley Forsythe and Liam Hickey, the Rotary Liaison Officer. He then introduced this mornings speaker, Matt Scrimgeour, the topic of his talk being “The National Trust North Coast Impact Study.”

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

A extensive question and answer session followed the talk. A vote of thanks proposed by Jim Archer was passed to Matt by The Vice President.

Weekly Business:
Minutes:
The minutes of the 17th September 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 confirmed that details of the Club Quiz and Lunch / Refreshments on 29th October will be given at a later date.

Welfare. Cecil Spotten has nothing further to report.

Treasurer. Nigel Semple has nothing to report.

Any Other Business. .
1.
Counterpoint Concert in St. Patricks Church on Saturday 5th October at 7:30 pm. Admission £10:00 payable at the door.
2. Alzheimer's Society. For details of The Dementia Information Programme at The Sandle Centre and the Dementia Church Service in St. Patrick's Church, Coleraine see the relevant leaflets at the signing in table.
3. Coleraine Rotary 80th Anniversary. Liam Hickey invited Probus members to the Rotary 80th Anniversary President's Dinner in The Lodge Hotel on Saturday 12th October 2019 at 7:00 pm. for a Drinks Reception followed by Dinner. Cost per head £40:00. Those wishing to book should contact Liam or Sue McLaughlin of the Rotary Club as soon as possible.
4. New Member. Graham Kane gave notice that at the next meeting he will propose that Stanley Forsythe be accepted for membership of Coleraine Probus Club. The notice was seconded by Nigel Semple.

Next Meeting: The next speaker's meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019 when John Richardson will give a talk on “Banking Travel - Early Days".

Closing Remarks. The Vice President thanked members for attending and hoped to see everyone at the next meeting.
The meeting closed at 12:07 pm.

Signed: John McGlade
President
Date: 8th October 2019