SPEAKERS: April 2019

April Speakers Arranged by Dave Walpole




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

April 2, 2019: Glenn White

April 16, 2019: Liz Sandals

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

The Annual GWMC Spring Luncheon April 9, 2019 - 12 Noon Italian Canadian Club
Opportunities for Learning and Fellowship Through Weekly Meetings, Social and Sporting Events April 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.

April 23, 2019: Rob Morris

April 30, 2019: Alan Whiteside OBE

Passings The Club notes with regrets the recent passing of active member Ken Murray and Associate Member Richard Wilson . Membership Changes At the March 5th 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 8 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

GWMC Member

“Canoeing the Hood River, Nunavut: In Franklin’s Wake” Greeters: Derek Bewley, Chris Clark Anthem: Malcolm Coutts Thought for the Day: John Keleher Introduction: Tom Watson Thanks: Dave Elliott

GWMC Member

“Development Plans in the United Arab Emirates” Greeters: Doug Black, Wayne Hawkes Anthem: Jack Findlay Thought for the Day: Jack Wolowich Introduction: John Hubert Thanks: Bill Greenaway

Balsillie School of International Affairs University of Waterloo

“Status of the World AIDS Epidemic” Greeters: Peter Gifford, Bill Greenaway Anthem: Danny Butler Thought for the Day: George Annette Introduction: Ken Embree Thanks: Jim Sanders

Former Ontario MPP for Guelph And Provincial Minister of Education

“My Life in Politics “ Greeters: Gerry Friars, Tony Gibbs Anthem: Ivor Wright Thought for the Day: Howard Simpson Introduction: Dave Walpole Thanks: David Smith
April 9th: No Meeting - Spring Luncheon at ICC (Noon)
Bill Anderson Ken Kroeger Bob Keleher