Thurs. March 2nd. - Paul Kelly - "Honey Bee Research"
Presentation Description Paul will talk about the work being done at the U of G Honeybee Research Centre. He will describe the work being done at the centre, the importance of honeybees in pollination of about 1/3 of all fruits and vegatables, and the survival challenges faced by honeybees in Canada and around the world.
Bio Paul Kelly, University of Guelph, Honey Bee Research Centre, Research and Apiary Manager (BSc.,University of Guelph) Paul Kelly has managed the University of Guelph, Honey Bee Research Centre for the past twenty eight years. His primary role at the centre is to manage 300 honeybee colonies for research and teaching purposes. He provides training for students and beekeepers, conducts facility tours for the general public and generally won't stop talking about bees. His beekeeping career started with a grade six science project and led him to work with bees in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Zealand. His beekeeping interests include Buckfast bee breeding, queen rearing, self sufficient hive management, indoor overwintering, beekeeping equipment and education innovations. Paul has 100 of his own colonies that he manages for nucleus sales and honey production. He produces and sells Bee Belts™ – the tool belt for beekeepers.
Thurs. March 16th. - Linda Tripp - "Making our Tables Longer – Not our Fences Higher"
Linda Joined World Vision Canada (WVC) in 1976 and as VP led International Programs for 22 years, becoming the first woman Vice President in the World Vision global partnership. In this capasity she represented WVC to the government, other aid organizations, and served on several coalitions and boards, including the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). she chaired the Woman's Gender Policy for WV global partnership and championed the cause of women and the Girl Child. Linda started WVC’s Development Education program to increase donor and public awareness and understanding of poverty issues. She travelled extensively, witnessing the work first hand, attending international and UN conferences and speaking to various publics across Canada. She implemented World Vision's private sponsorship program for refugees and set up the Refugee Reception Centre in Toronto. She established and led the Advocacy Department that supports Child Rights, Economic Justice, and Peace Building. In 2003 she was named Vice President Public Affairs providing oversight to Advocacy and Education, Public Relations, and Church Relations. Linda retired from World Vision in January 2008 but continues to speak passionately to audiences about alleviating poverty and suffering, especially as it affects women and girls. Since retirement she has served on several Boards and currently continues on the Board of Tyndale University College and Seminary.
Linda is married to Doug Tripp and lives in Rockwood, Ontario. They are active at St. George’s Anglican Church, Guelph, where Linda heads up the Refugee Volunteer Group, sponsoring a Syrian Refugee family. Linda and Doug have two children and three grandchildren.
Thurs. March 30th. - Ed Butts - "Behind the Badge - Crimefighters Through History" Please note that Dr Summerlee was orginially scheduled to speak on Mar 30, but has been suddenly called away on interenational business. Ed Butts has kindly offered to step in with another of his interesting stories.
Ed Butts, Buckle up for true stories of the chiefs, strongmen, and outlaws who kept the peace. Where did the concept of policing originate? Who fought crime in ancient civilizations like those of Greece and Rome? How did the monarchs of the Middle Ages keep the countryside free of bandits? Why were the frontier towns of the American West policed by gunfighters? The truth will surprise you! Behind the Badge vividly captures the varied and unexpected roles police have played over time.
Ed Butts was born in Toronto, but grew up in Guelph and has always considered it his hometown. He attended the University of Waterloo, and spent eight years teaching at a school in the Dominican Republic. Ed has written more than twenty books for both adults and juvenile readers. They include Simon Girty: Wilderness Warrior, Wrong Side of the Law, and Behind the Badge: Crime Fighters Through History. Several of his books have been nominated for awards. Ed also wrote the lyrics for educational songs for children. As a freelance writer, Ed has contributed articles to many publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail. He lives in Guelph with his daughter and grandson.
9:30 Refreshments 9:55 Meeting
Future general meetings for April 2017 are on Thurs. April 13th. and April 27th.
Activities & Events
Thursday March 9th. and March 23rd. - Coffee Club - 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee / Breakfast at the AirPark Café on 50 Skyway Drive at the Guelph Airport Contact Gary Luck, 519-836-2794, GL1742@hotmail.com
Next Club Activity/Event: April 13th. - 11th. Annual Anniversary Luncheon - Details CLICK HERE