$85 Dues For Our Year Starting 1 April 2021 Your Board of Directors has confirmed that dues for our next year will remain at $85. We are hopeful that we will be able to meet live again sometime this fall. When we do start live meetings, our costs will be going up since Trinity Church will be increasing our hall rental fee plus implementing a special Covid cleaning fee.
There are two ways to pay your dues.
eTransfer: Send an eTransfer for $85 to our email address: email@example.comThis is the easiest option since your fee will be automatically deposited directly into the club bank account.
Cheque: Mail a cheque for $85 made out to Royal City Men's Club. The mailing address is:
Royal City Men's Club, Suite 755, 3-304 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4W5
Your payment is due in April, however, the e-Transfer is available starting immediately. Thank you for all those who have already paid. This includes a special thanks for those who have paid even though they do not often participate in the Zoom meetings. Your support of the club during these challenging times is much appreciated.
As soon as conditions allow, we will start live lectures at Trinity plus we will be restarting Activities so we are looking forward to a year where we gradually get back to normal. In the meantime, our great lectures will continue via Zoom.
Your Board of Directors
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
For a list of upcoming meetings please use the MENU above or CLICK HERE
Coffee Hour Join us for a virtual coffee hour the next one is June 3rd.. 10am
Previous Virtual Meetings
Please use the MENU above or: For previous meetings and minutes CLICK HERE For Speaker's Notes CLICK HERE
Update for Member’s of the Royal City Men’s Club June 2021 Our zoom sessions will continue for June. We have two excellent speakers beginning on June 10th with Dr. Dorothee Bienzie with the topic “COVID in Pets”. On June 24th, we have Dr. Karen Davis speaking on “My Pain-It’s Personal”. Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for June 10th. Please log in anytime after 9 am and our annual meeting will commence at 9:30. Our speaker will start at 10 am and we will continue with the annual meeting at 11 am if necessary. The annual report for 2020-21 and the agenda for the annual meeting are posted on our website. The meeting on June 24th and the virtual coffee session on June 17th has the usual login time at 9:30 with wrap up by 11 am. The log in information is sent by email weekly. Hope to “see” at these sessions. Frank Webster President
With the introduction of measures by the Provincial Government in March 2020 to slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus, it was necessary for the RCMC to suspend all in-person meetings and the numerous activities that had been planned for the upcoming fiscal year. This included tours that had already been scheduled by our activities committee as well as many fun events such as our annual Christmas and Valentines Day dinners and our Anniversary luncheon. Once the current round of COVID restrictions are relaxed, the Activities Committee will reconvene and plan some safe activities for the remainder of the season, subject to provincial regulations. We hope to squeeze in some tours, as well as some get-togethers. Stay tuned for further details. Ken Marchant Chair, Events/Activities Committee
Breezy Bullhorn is a weekly meeting organized by Councillors James Gordon and Phil Alt. Similar to RCMC, speakers present on a variety of topics, with one meeting per month being “open mike” with no speaker.
Anyone can get on the mailing list and attend meetings - currently ZOOM and access info is sent via email a day before and the morning of. Meetings are also broadcast on CFRU 93.3 Fridays at 9:00 AM.
Past episodes are available on PodBean or the breezybullhorn website.
Here is their invitation:
Know someone who might like to get our weekly reminders and Zoom access? You might want to send them the link below so they can subscribe for our email notifications:
Royal City Men’s Club - Update Related to COVID-19 - Updated 7 March 2021
In line with guidelines from the government and public health professionals, Royal City Men’s Club continues to cancel all "live" lectures, activities and coffee club get-togethers until further notice. We anticipate that we will be able to reconsider live lectures sometime in the fall of 2021.
In the meantime, we are continuing to offer "virtual" meetings where speakers give "virtual" presentation using Zoom. Also, on alternative Thursdays, we will have a "virtual coffee morning", again using Zoom. Thus there will be either a lecture or a coffee morning very Thurs at 10 am (login open at 9:30 am). In order to simplify Zoom logins, everyone will be sent a single link which will apply to all these meetings.
If you have not been participating in these Zoom meetings, they are now running very smoothly. If you need assistance with Zoom, we can provide some training. Please let us know.
We thank you for your understanding and patience. We will continue to communicate via our mailing list and on our website to keep you well informed. There is additional information on the website.
In the meantime, your health is of primary importance and we encourage everyone to follow the advice of the government and health professionals.
R.C.M.C. Board of Directors
Vaccination Updates Here is the link to the Pre-Registration for COVID-19 vaccinations for Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph: Age Group 70 and older now available This just in - 60 and older now available for registration.
Check it frequently if your age group is not yet listed.
THANK YOU NOTES To The Royal City Men’s Club Thank you very much for your donation to Hospice Wellington in honour of Len Johnstone. Len would be very happy to know that your donation will help someone else in the future. Sincerely Juanita
To the Royal City Men’s Club: Thank you for the donation in Ron’s honour. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated. The entire Durst family.
The Guelph Poppy Trust Fund Thank you for your generous donation to The Guelph Poppy Trust Fund which will be used to provide assistance and support to Veterans and their immediate families in the Guelph area. The Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, Guelph
Submitted by Frank Webster President RCMC
WIRED: How to Make Your Video Calls Look and Sound Better. Top MENU under LINKS or CLICK HERE
Official Government / Healthcare Sites Re: COVID-19 - Top MENU under LINKS or CLICK HERE
Home Delivery links - use the LINK button on the top MENU or CLICK HERE
For interesting links please use the LINK button on the top MENU - We have an interesting link to Stay Curious these are virtual tours located on the drop down of the MENU button orCLICK HERE
All activities are CANCELLED until further notice
About the Club
The Royal City Men's Club meets every second Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Trinity United Church Hall on Stevenson Street, just south of Speedvale. Guest speakers provide insight into subjects of topical interest. Coffee, tea and cookies are served. Occasionally we will meet at other locations if a tour of a business or institution is scheduled. Potential members may attend up to three meetings before applying to join.
In addition to our regular meetings, we organize activities and special events.
The objectives of the Club are:
to encourage life-long learning by providing a forum for presentations by informed persons on subjects of interest to members
to provide opportunities for men who have retired from full-time employment to exchange information and views on topics of mutual interest
to provide opportunities to participate in social and recreational activities to promote fellowship and enjoyment
to provide opportunities for the formation of enduring friendships.