SPEAKERS: May 2019

May Speakers Arranged by Bruce Donaldson




The GWMC Club Meets Weekly at the Italian Canadian Club 135 Ferguson Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 2Y7 Meetings start at 10a.m. promptly and end by 11a.m. each Tuesday morning unless otherwise indicated in the monthly schedule. Check the home page for the month's presentations, activities and dates. For further information Contact Via - Email Here.
The Guelph Wellington Men's Club Suite 197, 3-304 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario, CA N1G 4W4. Regular meetings of the Club are held most Tuesdays at the Italian Canadian Club of Guelph Opportunities for learning and fellowship through weekly meetings, social and sporting events.
Board Members 2018-2019 OFFICERS: President – Dale Lockie 1 st Vice-President – Jim Howse 2 nd Vice-President – TBA Secretary – Ron Dolynchuk Treasurer – Keith Devolin Assistant Treasurer – Howard Simpson Membership Secretary – Robert Lindsay Past President – David Bain Directors – to August 31 st 2019: Allan Dyer Thom Herrmann Jim McQueen Ralph Sykes David Walpole Wayne Hawkes Directors – to August 31 st 2020: David Bacon Derek Bewley Lloyd Hicks Norm Hunter Lawrence Jackson Jim Thomson Financial Review Committee: Peter Stonehouse, Joseph Valeriote Bulletin – Ken Jeffrey Webmaster – Randy Cook

May 7, 2019: Edward Koning

May 14, 2019: Jason Shute

GWMC Board of Directors 2018-2019
Guelph Wellington Men’s Club
If you are experiencing a “trying” time and would like to contact someone in confidence who has gone through the same experience you may phone/contact that person directly, see list below. If you are not able to contact that support person you can phone Jim Hunt, 519-821-1577, George Hughes 519-780-0735, Jim Clarke 519-821-7196 or Jim Sanders 519-780-5240. The following issues and support people who have volunteered to share experiences are listed below. Alcohol Addiction – Ray Middleton, 519-836-1066 Alzheimer's, Dementia, Senility – Jim Mottin, 519-822-5278 Anxiety – John Core, 519-836-6250 Bipolarism – Ray Middleton, 519-836-1066 Cardiac Arrest – Keith Devolin, 519-836-7675 Child Abuse – Ken Hills, 519-836-8414 Death of a Wife – George Hughes, 519-780-0735 Depression- Jim Mottin, 519-822-5278 Loss of a Loved One - Ivor Wright, 519-836-7335; Family Problems – Vince Wall, 519-836-0622 Heart Attack – Bob Renton, 519-822-4008 Inability to Cough Effectively – Danny Butler, 519-763-8409 Loss of a Child – Dick Haas, 519-843-3113 Mental Health – Ross Knechtel, 226-706-4058 Prostate Cancer – Lawrie Jackson – 519-763-1595 or 519-763-0035; Ted Pritchard – 519-826-6121 Suicide In Family – Jim Clarke, 519-821-7196 Vision Problems/Blindness – Jim Sanders, 519-780-5240 Other topics could include * Aging and general health problems * Giving Up Driver’s Licence * Heart Problems *Hearing Problems * Change of Independence * Terminal illness of a spouse or self * Change of Residence * Parkinsons If you are willing to be a support person or an additional support person for one of the above topics or to add to this list and/or share your “trying times” this way, please give your name, telephone number and topic to Jim Hunt, 519-821-1577, George Hughes 519-780-0735, Jim Clarke 519-821-7196 or Jim Sanders 519-780-5240. April 19, 2018

GWMC Support Group

Opportunities for Learning and Fellowship Through Weekly Meetings, Social and Sporting Events May 2019
Need A Ride? A few members have offered to assist fellow members by sharing a ride to a Tuesday morning meeting. Their names are listed below. As this is an unofficial and informal arrangement between yourself and the member, check with one who lives in your area to see if ride arrangements are possible. If you would like to offer a ride for fellow members, please contact David Bain. Old University Area - Nick Harris, Ron Dolynchuk, or Thom Hermann Victoria Road South End - Jim Howse Woodlawn and Victoria Road - Paul Truex Guelph Lake Area - Graham Ford Woodland Glen (YMCA) - David Bain To email one of the Ride Share Members, click on their name.

May 21, 2019: Dr. Leonard Friesen

May 29, 2019: Rt Hon. David Johnston

Passings The Club notes with regrets the recent passing of active members Dick Yeoman, David Kuhn and Lane Van Geest. Membership Changes At the April 2nd meeting of the Board it was reported that there were no changes to be made. Membership Profile The acting Membership Secretary Gord Curl, at the March 5th Board Meeting, indicated the membership profile as: Active Members 316 Associate Members 28 Pending 7 Life Members 3 Wait List 0
New Members The Club extends a warm hand in friendship to our Newest Members:
Become A Guelph Wellington Men’s Club
A Call For
A Special Occasion Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Rt Hon. David Johnston to Address the Club
On Wednesday May 29, 2019 the retired Governor General has agreed to speak to the Club at 2 p.m. at the Italian Canadian Club. Both halls are reserved and we anticipate up to 500 to attend. Each member will be able to have two tickets (no cost), and we will be asking members to make a commitment by the end of March for their two tickets. Following that we will send invitations to the other Men’s Club, to Probus, Third Age Learning, four students from each High School in Guelph and a select number of special guests, to the maximum capacity of the hall. It will be a special occasion.
Committee: Jim Howse, Allan Dyer, Jim Sanders and Bruce Stone

Associate Professor; Political Science, University of Guelph

“The Effect of Anti-Immigration Parties on European Politics” Greeters: Phil Allt, Doug Black Anthem: Ken Woodside Thought for the Day: Mike Bladon Introduction: Bruce Donaldson Thanks: Gary Thomson

Department of History Wilfred Laurier University

“Life in the Soviet Union Under Gorbachev: Sizzle, Sizzle Splat” Greeters: Fred Dawkins, Steven Henrikson Anthem: Kenneth Graham Thought for the Day: Howard Simpson Introduction: Bruce Donaldson Thanks: Jim Gibbons

Former Governor General of Canada

Moderator: Tom Watson Greeters: TBA Anthem: GWMC Choir

Master Dog Trainer, Shute Balanced Dog Training

“Off the Beaton Track- International Adventures” Greeters: Fred Dawkins, Bruce Donaldson Anthem: Malcolm Coutts Thought for the Day: Wayne Hawkes Introduction: Bruce Donaldson Thanks: Mike Trotter
George Elliott Vance Curry
INTRODUCING NEW MEMBERS All Men’s Club members are encouraged to help in the recruitment of new members. Club members are reminded that the following regulations are NOT in effect. A member may not sponsor or co-sponsor more than one person a year. A new member may not sponsor or co-sponsor another person until he has been a member of the club for one year. Get out there and recruit a friend or relative as a new member!!!
GWMC NINE and DINE 9 Hole Scramble Golf Tournament and Picnic Barbeque Spouses and Friends are invited Wednesday June 26, 2018 - Guelph Country Club Details to Follow
TRIP TO THE RACES Monday, September 9, 2019 Grand River Raceway, Elora Doors Open 5:30 PM - Buffet Starts at 6:00 PM Races Start at 6:30 PM TICKETS $28 Price includes buffet dinner, tea or coffee, race program, taxes & gratuity. Ticket sales start August 13th
Lunch and Tour June 4, 2019 Ticket Sales May 14th and 21st $25/Person