4th October 2018
President Tony Nicol welcomed everyone to the October Monthly Gathering. He said there was just one new member to welcome this month, Al Murtough and said there were no guests this month.
Tony said one of the original Activity Groups which had been very popular in the first couple of years was the ‘Dining In’ Group. He went on to explain that the group was divided into smaller groups of 6 – 8 and one member was designated as the host for that group. The meal could be either completely cooked by the host or by agreement it could be done on a shared basis. Tony said after a few years unfortunately no new members had joined the group went into abeyance. He said with so many new members since then he wanted to explain it in case any of these were interested in such a group. He said a description and contact sheet would be put on the website and also be advertised in the monthly enews letter.
He reminded the members that tickets for the Christmas Dinner & Dance were available for sale and that they would be available at the November Monthly Gathering and could also be ordered online.
Tony then handed the mike to Vice President Nancy who introduced the speaker for this month, Rick Leche. Nancy said Rick was one of the members of the Glacier Probus Club but was also very involved in the Comox Valley Photographic Society. He was the Director of the Photographic Society’s annual ImageFest, shown at the Sid Williams Theater. Rick showed several very interesting videos from this years’ Image Fest and went on to explain how ImageFest clips were chosen and also the workings of the Photographic Society.
After his presentation Nancy thanked Rick and gave him a small gift on behalf of the club.
Tony then asked Nancy to do the draw for the monthly gift certificates. The winners this month were Dorothy Walker and Alan Sabey.
Tony thanked everyone for coming and said he hoped to see them all in November.