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Barrie-Kempenfelt Probus Club
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MANAGEMENT
COMMITTEE
February, 2015
2014 – 2015
President: Sandra Forrest 7920296
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Vice-President: Robert Newby
791-1099
GREETERS
January’s attendance
was 84 members and 3
guests.
January: Greeters were Geoff
and Rochelle Mulholland.
Past President: Darlene Beckley
722-8409
Secretary: Sharon Brown 7350952
Treasurer: Wayne Beckley (C)
722-8409
February’s meeting is
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at
24 Ferndale Industrial Drive,
Barrie. (Ferndale Banquet Hall)
Amy Harwood 722-3100 (n)
Start time at 10 a.m.
Membership:
John Kooy (C)
:
792-0770
Peter Harwood 722-3100 (n)
Sunshine: Robert Newby 7911099
Newsletter: Wayne Spearin 7223564 (C)
Brian Spearin 722-3564 (n)
Speakers: Jane Kooy (C) 7920770
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Evelyn Dewar (n) 797-0849
Social: Gayle
George (C) 737up
3748
Karen Button (n) 722-7943
Patricia Smith (n) 726-8954
(C) = Chair (n) nonvoting
You can find a copy of this newsletter
posted on the Probus Canada website
each month:
www.probus.org/15barkmpnw.pdf
Coffee/Tea
Regular Price = $1 for every cup
If you are a new member or are
not on the free coffee list, please
see Brian or Wayne to get on it.
Free on your birthday or
anniversary.
February: Greeters will be
Marguerite Beeswanger and
friend.
Sunshine Cards
If you know of any
members who are
sick or in the
hospital, remember
to let Robert Newby
(791-1099) know.
A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENT
As most of you probably are aware, this coming July 2015 is the Annual General Meeting and
election month at Probus. Even though the July AGM and yearly elections are still six months
away, we must begin now, in February, to put together a slate of candidates to fill the upcoming
vacant positions on the Management Committee.
It is not unusual for clubs, especially seniors' clubs and organizations of our type to experience
difficulty finding individuals willing to take on leadership roles. That is quite understandable.
Those who have spent a lifetime shouldering responsibilities in education, business, public service,
and raising a family, now just want to enjoy the speakers, trips, social get-togethers and other
amenities provided by the club.
However, the cold hard truth is that, if we cannot find a slate of candidates to take on leadership
roles for the upcoming term, there won't be a Probus Club. That's right -- unless we can fill these
management positions, our club likely will have to fold. Our constitution stipulates that a serving
officer can hold office for only one consecutive term. New candidates must be found, duly elected,
and installed if the club is to continue.
However the good news is that, once a candidate has been inaugurated, the duties (depending on the
position) will prove to be very light -- at the most not more than a couple of meetings, or just a few
hours per month.
There are the social aspects as well: after every management meeting the committee gets together
over coffee and refreshments in an informal atmosphere for a friendly chat. It's a great way to get to
know people you otherwise might not have had an opportunity to become acquainted with.
Here are the positions opening up in July.
Vice-President (continue on to President, and then to Past President -- total of 3 years.)
Chair of the Speaker's Committee: (3 year term)
Secretary: (3 year term)
I would like to hear from you. Please contact me via email or by telephone with your questions
and/or your candidacy. I really do want you to contact me, because I'd hate to see this club have to
shut down for lack of leadership.
Robert Newby: Vice-President
[email protected]
(705) 791-1099.
Hall
Edgehill
Lions Gate
Good, paved not as well
paved
Ferndale
Parking
Good Paved, Kept Clean
Room Rental
$200 + Tax. Large with
patio bright big
windows
$235 Includes coffee.
Large sparse room no
windows
$169.50 includes coffee.
Bright, already
decorated, no windows
Coat Room
yes in hall
yes in hall
yes in hall
Screen & sound system
yes
yes in hall
yes
Parking For Trips
no table cloths setup
included
very unlikely
no table cloths setup
included
yes
Washrooms
good
being renovated now
good
Coffee/Tea
$100 + Tax
included
included
Total Cost
$339.00 for one year
$223.00
$169.50
Table cloth & Setup
Poor
yes for both
yes
The Management Committee and three Past Presidents of the club discussed and
reviewed the above chart that compares our present meeting place with two other
possible meeting places. There may also be information on other sites, not represented
in this chart that will be shared at the February 19th meeting.
Sandra Forest will be presenting this chart and the background information for all
members to discuss at the February 19th meeting and then she will be calling for a
members vote on the hall at the March 19th meeting. There will also need to be a
discussion and vote on March 19th with all the membership concerning the financial
implications of increasing membership fees to cover any future costs.
So review the above chart and come to the February 19th meeting with your thoughts
and suggestions on helping all of us come to a decision on these topics for the best
interest of the club and all of our members.
The Management Committee would like to thank the three Past Presidents for their
involvement with these issues and helping to develop solutions for all our members to
decide.
Special Birthdays
All members present congratulated Bette Northover (94) and Eric Fellows (90) who celebrated
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special birthdays in January. We all wish them many, many more!
Mark Fisher, with the Barrie Historical Society presented
“Creeks of Barrie”
Mark gave an informative talk about some of the creeks many of us didn’t know
existed within the City of Barrie. A good amount of information was especially
focussed on Kidd’s Creek, which exists around Cundles, Hwy 400, and Sunnidale
Road. Mark is constantly patrolling these creeks and asking that the City of Barrie
fix the runoff waters that not only flood these areas, affecting the trout and the
structure of the creeks, but also flows into Kempenfelt Bay. This impacts Barrie’s
drinking water as 50% comes from the bay. Please note that all new housing
projects attend to the very important headwaters of these creeks. Barrie needs to
fix the headwater problems that date back to the 1970’s and 1980’s.
SPEAKER
February 19, 2015
The speaker for February 19th will be Peter Sundborg from the Barrie Food Bank. We are asking
members to bring a non-perishable food contribution to the meeting.
March 19, 2015
March has been designated as National PROBUS Month. No guest speaker this month. Coffee and
treats will be served.
Member Survey – When You Joined the Club
Over 51% of the members have responded to the email sent out in January
to all members asking you to email back to Brian Spearin
[email protected] the year you joined our Probus Club. Please use the
following list of Past Presidents and the year they were President to help
you figure out the year you joined.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to respond, please do! It is not too late!!!
We need this information for future projects.
Tom Bookey
1998
Molly Veitch
2001
Lorne Power
2004
Sharon Brown
2007
Georgie
Anderson
Bob
Thompson
Helen
Manktelow
Paul Smith
1999
Doug Rose
2000
2002
Muriel Van
Vugt
Geoff
Mulholland
Connie
Gillespie
Beryl Gibbs
2003
Walter
Richardson
Bob George
2010
Marg Rothwell 2011
2013
Darlene
Beckley
Sandra Forrest
2015
2005
2008
2014
2006
2009
2012
Words from the Membership Chair
I am investigating means to recognize 5, 10
and 15 year memberships. Probus Central
offers pins, which members can purchase for
about $6s each. They are like the small lapel
pins, consisting of the Probus logo with small
lettering *x years" below. The pins are about
1/2 inch diameter.
Other Probus clubs have their members attach
these pins to their name badge but that may be
a problem with magnetic badges which tend
to drop off if you put extra weight on
them. Another possibility is to stick a small
decal on the name badge but there is not much
spare room on badges with long names.
February’s Happy Birthdays
Beryl Gibbs
Evelyn Dewar
Cathy Herr
Cathy Kemp
Adelyn Foxwell
Margaret Rothwell
Darlene Beckley
Wayne Beckley
Jeanette Herman
Amy Harwood
Lequita Adkins
Other suggestions are welcome and if you
know anyone who can make custom decals
for us in Barrie, please talk to me.
John Kooy, Membership Chair
Please see me if you have any questions or
comments.
John Kooy, Membership Chair
phone: 705-792-0770
email: [email protected]
February’s Anniversaries
Merl & Helen Bacon White
George & Marlee Workman
Edna & John Lister
(Sample)
Remember to wear your name tag!!!
Pull-Up Another Chair!!!
It has come to our attention once again that we as a
club have not always made our new members welcome
at our tables during our meetings. Please take the
extra step to pull-up another chair and welcome
anyone who might need a seat. You may just make a
new life-long friendship!!! Let’s all give it a try in the
future!!!
SOCIAL
Trips In The Works For 2015
A list of possible tours we are considering for next year are:
* a train tour
* a Niagara wine tour
* a 30,000 island boat tour/ Severn River boat tour
* a trip to Toronto Zoo
* a trip to Meaford Scarecrow Invasion
* Niagara-On-The-Lake Shaw Festival
* a 6 day 5 night trip to Chicago
If you would like to go on the Chicago trip May 27 to June 1, 2015 or if you need a
roommate to share costs please contact Karen Button at [email protected]
Refund Reminder
All trips are advertised as "no refund". If anyone is
unable to go on a trip, their ticket may be sold to
people on the "wait list" (if there are any). Information
regarding the "wait list” may be obtained from the
Social Committee.
Shared Interest Group – Local Theatre Buffs
Here are some upcoming theatre events that may be of interest to our members. If
you are interested in any of the following events, please contact Robin Milani at
705-735-0697 or email at [email protected] .
1. Theatre By The Bay – 1 Dunlop Street West Unit 1 Box Office 507-739-4228.
The Stars Come Out – May 5th only, Georgian College 7:30 pm. Tickets – V.I.P.
$127.13; Orchestra $52.13; Pod $27.13; Group Rates.
2. Talk Is Free Theatre – 230 Bayview Drive, Unit 20 705-792-1949. Box Office –
705-739-4228 / 705-792-1949. Venue – The Mady Centre – 1 Dunlop Street West
(Stairs with handrails, preferred seating, wheel chair accessable).
Stationary: A Recession Era Musical – April 8th to 11th.
Stop The World I Want To Get Off (Musical) – May 21 to 30th.
Tickets: Single - $40.80 (Friday, Saturday Evenings); $37.41 (Wed., Thurs.,
Saturday Matinees); Group Rates - $30.63 including taxes and service fees.
Shared Interest Group – Euchre
We have some people interested in Euchre. Hopefully we can get it started in 2015. They
can contact me by phone 705-728-4470 or email at [email protected] Thank you, Connie
Gillespie.
Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake
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1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 ounces red food coloring
2 tablespoons cocoa (heaping)
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
FROSTING
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3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter (must be butter)
Directions:
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Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.
Add to creamed mixture.
Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.
Add vanilla.
Add soda to vinegar, and blend into the batter.
Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8" cake pans.
Bake at 350°F for 24-30 minutes.
Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.
Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.
Cool completely.
Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
Add to cooked mixture.
Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.
Looks and tastes like whipped cream.
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