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Summer BBQ
August 19th

For the attention of those who volunteered to help:

The BBQ starts officially at 2:30pm but to speed up the Bocce tournament, we will start as soon as we have 12 signed up (3 lanes for 2 teams of 2 each).

The list of volunteers and activities they are helping with may be seen by clicking HERE. The list shows the times that help is needed for each activity. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at halliwellfour@shaw.ca.

In the event the weather is not co-operative, we will still be able to have activities in the hall and lounge, even Bocce!

Thank you,

Carol Halliwell
Co-ordinator

Movie Outing – 31 July 2018

Movie Outing 31 July 2018

What: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
When: “Big Movie Deal” Tuesday, July 31 2018
Where: Galaxy Cinema at Nanaimo North Town Centre
Cost: $6.75 per person
Meet in the Lobby to collect your pre purchased ticket: 5:30pm
Movie Time: 6:00pm. (Length: 1hr.57 min.)
Particulars: I have purchased 20 tickets as this movie is new and drawing crowds. They will refund any tickets that we don’t use. If I reach 20 people, I will make a waiting list and try for more tickets. For a guaranteed spot, please contact me as soon as possible.
Please contact me at 250-758-9930 or at joan.honig@shaw.ca
by noon Monday, July 30 2018 if you plan to attend.

Joan Honig
Co-ordinator

Walking Group – August
Update

Please note that the walk on August 29 will be to Hemer Park, as the conditions at Englishman River are not suitable.

 

All walks start at 10:00am sharp. 
August 1
Harbour Front – meet in the parking lot at Maffeo Sutton Park.
August 8
Rathtrevor Park, Parksville – meet in the public parking lot at Rathtrevor.
August 15
Neck Point – meet in the parking lot at Neck Point.
August 22
Westwood Lake – turn right off the Parkway at the second Jingle Pot Road. Turn left and follow the signs to Westwood Lake.
August 29
Hemer Park – Make your way to Cedar. Proceed along Cedar Road through the town, and turn left onto Hemer Road, just beyond the Mahle House Restaurant. Continue on to the end of the road until you reach the parking lot.

If you have any questions or need further directions contact:

Phil Wilson, 250-468-9418
Doreen Schaefer, 250-729-8007

Reminder

New Refreshments Arrangements

Just a reminder that the changed arrangements for refreshments will start at tomorrow’s meeting.

We are tweaking the process flow for coffee/goodies to ensure the helpers can watch the presentations from the beginning:

  1. All 3 urns (2 coffee, 1 hot water for tea) and the trays of goodies will be available in the hall by 9:15.
  2. Please bring an insulated mug and get coffee from the medium urn at the back of the hall, or tea from the small one at the front, as you arrive. A label will indicate when they are ready.
  3. At the break around 9:50, the large urn at the front (which takes longer to heat) can also be used for coffee and refills; and please help yourselves to the remaining goodies.
  4. At 10:00 “last coffee” will be called and the urns taken away to be cleaned.
  5. Helpers can then be out of the kitchen and seated by 10:15, when the presenter begins.
  6. Goodies will remain in situ until the end of meeting, then cleared away.

Lia Van Wassenaar
Co-ordinator

REMINDER – General Meeting

Thursday July 26th

The July General Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 26th at 9:30am.

  • Our speaker will be Rob Royston, who will share his experience of the practical aspects of recovery from natural disasters.
  • Please remember to bring your cheque books or cash to buy tickets for the Summer Barbeque, if you haven’t already got them – Members $12, Non-Members $17. Also it’s not too late to volunteer to help out with the games – there will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.
  • As usual, please remember to bring your own coffee cups to the meeting.

President’s Message – July

Our Club has had two recent outings. 51 Probus members from Lantzville Probus Club and 8 Mid Island Clubs enjoyed a day of walking, sightseeing, eating, sipping and socializing on our June 25 Up-Island Out & About Day Trip. Thank you to our surprise tour guide, Ray. 20 of our members, some from the Photography Club and some from the membership at large, enjoyed a beautiful day toodling around some of Victoria’s scenic spots on a bus trip July 3. Thanks to Lia VanWassenaar for organizing this outing. Anyone with some photos they’d be willing to share of these outings, please send them to me. Someone at my house (more surprises, Ray) will put the best together for future club viewing.

The Annual Summer BBQ is coming up on Sunday, August 19 at Costin Hall. Tickets ($12. Members, $17. Guests) will be on sale for the last time at our upcoming meeting, July 26. Carol Halliwell our BBQ Convener, thankfully has help to set up and clean up but is concerned about the lack of volunteers for games. Please help us out and offer to run a game. Direction is available to help you get things going. Perhaps you can offer with a friend so you can spell each other off. If no offers come Carol’s way, games will simply be set up and people can play independently with no score keeping or prizes. We need your help to make our BBQ the fun occasion that it traditionally has been.

The positions of Vice President and Treasurer are open on the Management Committee. Here is a great opportunity for members to give back and help run our club. We depend upon volunteers to keep our club operational, current and vibrant. I encourage you to run for a position. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated, you will be challenged and personally enriched by the close relationships that develop working on the Management Committee. .

I hope members are enjoying this beautiful summer weather. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting this month on July 26, 2018.

Joan Honig
President

New Coffee Arrangements for Meetings

We are tweaking the process flow for coffee/goodies to ensure the helpers can watch the presentations from the beginning:

  1. All 3 urns (2 coffee, 1 hot water for tea) and the trays of goodies will be available in the hall by 9:15.
  2. Please bring an insulated mug and get coffee from the medium urn at the back of the hall, or tea from the small one at the front, as you arrive. A label will indicate when they are ready.
  3. At the break around 9:50, the large urn at the front (which takes longer to heat) can also be used for coffee and refills; and please help yourselves to the remaining goodies.
  4. At 10:00 “last coffee” will be called and the urns taken away to be cleaned.
  5. Helpers can then be out of the kitchen and seated by 10:15, when the presenter begins.
  6. Goodies will remain in situ until the end of meeting, then cleared away.

General Meeting – July 26th – Speaker

On June 19th, 2013, High River Alberta, experienced catastrophic flooding – the worst in Alberta’s history (5 people died) and one of Canada’s largest natural disasters.  Rob Royston was appointed Deputy CAO in charge of municipal recovery.  He played a key role in transitioning the community from near-total devastation, to being well on the way to recovery.

Rob’s talk will illustrate the practical aspects – the economic impacts, rebuilding broken neighbourhoods, and the toll on the residents staff and volunteers e.g. PTSD, when an entire community is afflicted by such devastation.  He will share insights gained when working with external groups, agencies, various levels of government, people who have been evacuated and want to return to their homes, managing lost pets, telling people their home and job are gone forever etc.  Other topics include how to build and allocate temporary housing and a Business Community, and what happens when you lose your core services such as Libraries, Pools, Schools, Stores etc.

Rob will be pleased to respond to questions at the end of the discussion.

Annabel Rogers
Vice President