The GWMC Club Meets Weekly at the Italian Canadian Club135 Ferguson Street, Guelph, Ontario N1E 2Y7Meetings 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 WellingtonMen's ClubSuite 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 2018-2019OFFICERS:President – Dale Lockie1st Vice-President – Jim Howse2nd Vice-President – TBASecretary – Ron Dolynchuk Treasurer – Keith Devolin Assistant Treasurer – Howard SimpsonMembership Secretary – Robert LindsayPast President – David BainDirectors – to August 31st 2019:Allan Dyer Thom Herrmann Jim McQueen Ralph Sykes David Walpole Wayne HawkesDirectors – to August 31st 2020:David BaconDerek BewleyLloyd HicksNorm HunterLawrence JacksonJim ThomsonFinancial Review Committee:Peter Stonehouse, Joseph ValerioteBulletin – Ken Jeffrey Webmaster – Randy Cook
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, 519-780-5240Other 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 * ParkinsonsIf 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
Opportunities for Learning and Fellowship Through Weekly Meetings, Social and Sporting EventsMay 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 BainTo email one of the Ride Share Members, click on their name.
May 21, 2019: Dr. Leonard Friesen
May 29, 2019: Rt Hon. David Johnston
PassingsThe Club notes with regrets the recent passing of active membersDick Yeoman, David Kuhn and Lane Van Geest.Membership ChangesAt the April 2nd meeting of the Board it was reported that there were no changes to be made.Membership ProfileThe acting Membership Secretary Gord Curl, at the March 5th Board Meeting, indicated the membership profile as:Active Members316Associate Members28Pending7Life Members3Wait List0
New MembersThe Club extends a warm hand in friendship to our Newest Members:
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 BlackAnthem:Ken WoodsideThought for the Day: Mike BladonIntroduction: Bruce DonaldsonThanks:Gary Thomson
Department of History Wilfred Laurier University
“Life in the Soviet Union Under Gorbachev: Sizzle, Sizzle Splat”Greeters: Fred Dawkins, Steven HenriksonAnthem:Kenneth GrahamThought for the Day: Howard SimpsonIntroduction: Bruce DonaldsonThanks:Jim Gibbons
Former Governor General of Canada
Moderator: Tom WatsonGreeters: TBAAnthem: GWMC Choir
Master Dog Trainer, Shute Balanced Dog Training
“Off the Beaton Track- International Adventures”Greeters: Fred Dawkins, Bruce DonaldsonAnthem:Malcolm CouttsThought for the Day: Wayne HawkesIntroduction: Bruce DonaldsonThanks:Mike Trotter
George Elliott Vance Curry
INTRODUCING NEW MEMBERSAll 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 personuntil 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 DINE9 Hole Scramble Golf Tournament and Picnic BarbequeSpouses and Friends are invitedWednesday June 26, 2018 - Guelph Country ClubDetails to Follow
TRIP TO THE RACESMonday, September 9, 2019Grand River Raceway, EloraDoors 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 TourJune 4, 2019Ticket Sales May 14th and 21st $25/Person