~ January 2009 Edition
~ This edition written by John Gibb-Carsley ~
and Glen Pettinger
Member at Large
Vignettes from the January Meeting
President Ernie Trischuk opened the meeting with a well told “Knick knack” joke. Many were treated to mostly flattering pictures of themselves taken at the Probus Xmas party. Guests Gail, Irene and Win were introduced. Membership currently stands @ 127—room for 23 more! Don Sherwin reported on our finances and there is an updated mid-year financial report attached to this edition.
Special events coordinator, Denise Mullins reported on possible arrangements for a summer Gananoque Theatre/Boat Tour outing--”Forever Plaid” musical—Bus would cost about $24 and the Boat about $20. She will provide more details later.
Keith Brown wanted to get an idea of who would be interest in going to the RCAF warplane museum at Trenton. The admission is free, but visiting times are restricted. April 8th or 15th are the tentative dates. He is taking names and would like to know as soon as possible who plan to attend and whether or not to order a bus. Call Keith @ 613 264-2026.
Many of our members are heavily involved in other community activities. No exception is John Gittens who contributes his talents to local theatre. John reported that the January 31st “Perth Has Talent” show at the “Studio Theatre" will showcase local singers, actors and dancers. The “Studio Theatre” will also be presenting “Buddy Holly Lives”, music many Probians will recall with fond nostalgia from their youth. John has created a website that gives you all the entertainment events in our town at www.perthentertainmentnow.net
Similarly, Ian Doig, another stalwart and longtime contributor to the community, announced that the Perth Museum's annual fundraising dinner (choice of chicken, salmon or vegetarian) would be held at Code's Mill on Feb. 21st with an Irish theme and entertainment. Tickets are $55 with $25 considered as a charitable donation. Probians can obtain tickets from Ian (613) 264-2707.
Colin Stephenson's pitch for newsletter volunteers resulted in Helen Black volunteering for the Feb. issue of the Probian, Orion Clark for March, Glen Pettinger for April, Don Sherwin for May and Audrey Cole for the Summer edition. Both Colin and the Club are thankful for your participation. Colin kindly offered his assistance in the computer generation of the publication.
Members of other Probus Clubs are welcome to join our special events. If you have ideas for new events or trips, please talk to Denise Mullins (613-267-3479). Note: For all trips, the bus leaves from the Legion.
Orion Clark has passed along the following link to the 100 Hours of Astronomy website for your possible interest: www.100hoursofastronomy.org/
Self Introduction ~ Carl Whitehouse
Illinois born, this engaging Probian give us a humourous and interesting account of his life as a foreign exchange student, a US Navy enlistee, an optometrist in St. Albans, VT for 35 years, a licenced pilot and then a boater who, with his Canadian-born wife, Barbara, deduced that a cottage (with an interesting history) on the Rideau Lakes would make an ideal place to 'dock' themselves. After retiring, Carl moved to Ogdensburg to cut the commuting time. Carl, an active Rotarian, has also been a choir director, organist, school board member and scoutmaster in the past. We welcome this civic-minded, talented and energetic individual to the Probian community.
Management Team Notes
The Final Word