7 Mar 19 - Probus Club

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PROBUS CLUB GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
Thursday 7 March 2019
1       Chairman's Report – The chairman welcomed all members and Dr David Halpin who will give a presentation entitled “The Unnatural Death of David Kelly.  The Chairman also welcomed Nigel Butt who is a guest of Mike Ingham and Alan Taylor who is a guest of Ron Smith.  He also mentioned that the members had invited a number of guests for the next meeting on 21 March when Anne Widdecombe will speak.
2       There were no matters arising from the last meeting.
3       The Secretary – Nothing to say
4       Treasurer's Report - John Brett report that Club’s finances were good order and that he had recently celebrated his big 80 birthday.
5       Social Secretary's – The chairman’s lunch will be on 9th May at the Victoria Hotel Sidmouth at a cost of £28 per person. On 27 June 2019 there is a visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College and lunch will be provided. Coach travel has been arranged the inclusive cost is £38 per person. There is room for 48 members and wives/partners.
6       In-house Lunch Secretary's Report – At the last meeting we had a good club lunch. The next lunch is on the 4 April.
7       Any Other Business - None
8       Speaker Secretary's Report –The speaker Dr David Halpin who will give a presentation entitled “The Unnatural Death of David Kelly was introduced.
9       Mike Bodsworth gave the vote of thanks.
10     Membership secretary’s report – there were 38 members who attended the meeting and 11 apologies and absentees.
11     Next Meeting is on 21 March 2019 when Anne Widdecombe will give us a talk entitled “My Life and Times”.  Vote of thanks will be by Alban Chase.
Minutes approved and signed by Chairman……………………….(21 March 2019)
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