Minutes for 4th February 2020

Minutes of the meeting of Coleraine Probus Club
: 39 members were in attendance in The Spike Bar.

Apologies (9) Leo Dolan, Noel Finlay, Stanley Forsythe, Billy Holmes, Danny Kennedy, James Nesbitt, John O'Neill, Maurice Platt, and John Tan.

Our new President, Derick Woods, welcomed members to this the first meeting of the new Probus year. He was also delighted to welcome guests Irene Johnston and Ken Wood.

This mornings Speaker is Tony Macaulay, who will give readings from his books based on 50 years of the Troubles and the Peace Walls in Belfast.

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

A question and answer session followed his talk and readings. A vote of thanks, proposed by Ken Parkes, was passed to Tony by the President.

Weekly Business:
The minutes of the 21st January 2020 were, with the approval of the members, taken as read and signed by the President. .

Matters arising: None.

Correspondence: None.

The post of Social Chairman being vacant The President reminded members that the Probus Lunch will be held in The Lodge Hotel on Tuesday 25th February 12:00 noon for 12:30 pm.

Welfare. The President welcomed Norman Gallagher to the Post of Welfare Officer. Members were informed that Leo Dolan is suffering with Shingles. We all hope that Leo makes a speedy recovery.

Treasurer. Nigel Semple thanked members who have paid the annual £25:00 subscription for the new Probus Year.

Any Other Business: None.

Next Meeting: The next speaker's meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th Feb. 2020.when John Logan will give a talk on “Aspects of Brazil

Closing Remarks. The President thanked members for attending and hoped to see everyone at the next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12:05 pm.

Signed: Derick Woods
Date: 11th February 2020