~ October 2008 Edition
Probus meets the first Wednesday of each month, September to June.
and Glen Pettinger
Member at Large
Our speaker for the meeting on November 5th will be Canadian Forces Major-General (Retired) Lewis McKenzie.
Vignettes from the October Meeting
Our October Speaker “The Tale of Six Grandfathers” or “How a bunch of Vets started up a place called Ontario” was the subject of an absorbing talk by Harry Needham at our October meeting. A United Empire Loyalist, and direct descendant of one of the six settlers, Mr. Needham was able to remind us of our 19th Century history and give fascinating insights into the events surrounding the origins of Perth and Lanark County as well as other Loyalist areas of Eastern Canada.
Treasurer’s Report We are still solvent - according to the latest figures from Don Sherwin, our Treasurer, we have $3984 in the bank as of the end of September.
Self-Introduction As part of our ongoing series of learning more about our fellow members, John Kittle related the story of his career, mirroring the ups and downs of a computer software specialist during the roller-coaster years of the 80’s and 90’s.
Up coming activities planned and organized by Denise Mullins, (613-267-3479) who is looking for assistance in organizing one or more of the different functions. Volunteers anyone?
Management Team Notes
New members Dorothy Fournier, Audrey Cole,
Irene Peterkin. welcomed by Ernie Trischuk
The Final Word
This edition of the “Probian” was written by Peter Craske. If you would like to contribute a short vignette for the newsletter, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or the postal address on page 1.