President Alan Brown opened the monthly meeting, welcoming those present on a lovely sunny day, held as usual in the Hall at Comox United Church, telling a golf joke about being chastised for teeing off from the women’s tee when it was actually his second shot.He advised a new Biking Group has been formed ~ the “Easy Riders” for casual rides and socializing. Dave Adshead is Coordinator. Those intereste in joining can sign up on our website at https://www.glacierprobusclub.com/activity-groups-signup.html . Alan noted that Probus was founded by Rotarians and our local Comox Rotary Club is offering a Document Shredding service this Saturday, May 6th, at the Driftwood Mall parking lot for $15 per bankers box of papers. He further advised that the new Probus Cllub being formed locally needs a few experienced Probus members as “mentors” for startup. Those interested should contact him. Our Annual General Meeting is held at our June Gathering, June 1st this year and Alan outlined the schedule: Guesr Speaker first; then Financial Statements; Budget presentation and approval; Election of the Management Committee and Bylaw Changes. Bylaw changes: removal of minimum age for membership; Name Tags to be “provided”, not “presented”; revised process to remove a Member for unacceptable behavior and that the roles of Vice President, President and Past President are intended to be a three year progressive commitment. To encourage attendance, there will be eight lucky draw door prizes. VP Lorne Meyer introduced our Guest Speaker, Dr. Brenda Trenholme, who following a career in family medicine in Rossland, BC, now raises funds for the Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) by giving slide shows of her world travels. Dr. Trenholme then made a well illustrated presentation of her experience as member of a bicycle group touring across South America and down its West Coast to Patagonia. Her presentation was well received prompting a number of questions from Club members. She was thanked by President Alan Brown for attending and sharing her experience and concerns for those less priveledged than ourselves. Door prizes for gift certificates went to Linda Leslie, Robin Harrison, Debbie Haynes and Elaine Brown. Photos attached of our guest speaker with Lorne Meyer and the door prize winners. Photos and Meeting Notes by Ian Thompson, Club Communications Next is our Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 1, 2023.