~ March 2008 Edition
Management Team 07/08
and Glenn Pettinger
Snow and More Snow
Last Wednesday, March 5th, for the first time ever, the Probus Club of Perth had to cancel their monthly meeting due to weather. With the snow falling heavily to the ground, President Helen thought really hard about whether to cancel or not. After many phone calls and advisories that people would not be able to come to the meeting, the decision was made. She immediately phoned our local radio station,"Lake 88.1", and had them announce the cancellation. The radio station promptly put the Probus news on the air waves. Helen contacted our scheduled speaker, Ken Watson, who would have had to come in from near Elgin. He happily agreed to be re-booked for June 4th.
After digging out, Helen and Bob went to the Legion to meet members who might have missed the announcement. There were a number of hardy souls, about 12, who made it to the Legion and waited around until nearly 10 a.m. With no coffee brewed and the aroma from the nearby Tim Horton's calling to them they decided to adjourn to Tim's for a very pleasant mini-meeting.
Word was left at the Legion about the change in plans. The Probus Executive apologizes to anyone who arrived late and did not get the message . Should there ever be need for future last minute cancellations members would be advised to listen to Lake 88.1 on the day, for these community broadcasts.
Our next Probus meeting is Wednesday, April 2nd. See you there.
Report From The Nominating Committee
HELP STILL WANTED
Response to the nominating committee has been very good. We still need volunteers to let their names stand for the position of Newsletter Editor. The newsletter is an important communication vehicle with our Probus members and we are hoping that someone will step forward for this vital role who is interested in writing and editing articles on a monthly basis. Our webmaster, Colin Stephenson, who works closely with the Newsletter Editor, will help with formatting the Newsletter for printing and posting on the website.
If you feel you can contribute a little time to help keep our vibrant social organization healthy, please speak to one of our nominating committee members: Helen Black (613-264-8507), Keith Brown (613-264-0206), or Ian Doig (613-264-27040.
Membership Report: Rod reports that we have a total membership of 134. There is still room for some new members. If you have friends who would enjoy participating in our group, please talk to Rod about nominating them.
From the Monday Management Team Meeting
Our program Coordinators, Ian Doig, (613-264-2707) and Glen Pettinger (613-264-9747) welcome your suggestions for future topics and speakers.
Biography: David Zimmerly
As an anthropologist and world traveler, David has long used his camera to record cultures from the Arctic to Africa, from India to Peru. He is especially interested in photographing people. David was Arctic Anthropologist for the National Museum of Man (now the Canadian Museum of Civilization) for 11 years. In 1986, David and his wife, Helga, left Ottawa to roam the world in their cruising sailboat. Since settling in Perth in 1996, David has been actively pursuing digital photography and weaving. His work with the Guatemala Stove Project allows him to explore weaving traditions in Guatemala with his camera. www.davidzimmerly.com
McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, he started to leave.
Sean was fishing and it started to rain,
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.
About The Play: GLORIOUS by Peter Quilter
"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing." A hilarious comedy that has played in 20 countries - based on the real life story of "the worst singer in the world," the irrepressible American socialite diva Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence's eccentric theatrical entourage includes her accompanist Cosme McMoon, her transplanted British husband and a very cranky Spanish maid. For more information see www.1000islandsplayhouse.com
St. Patrick's Day Blessing
Like the warmth of the sun
May your pockets be heavy-