Meeting Minutes - Julian Sale, Travel Tips and Images of Sri Lanka - June 14th. 2018
This membership meeting began at 10:10 am upon the adjournment of the AGM. Past President, Ed Herold chaired this meeting.
Announcements Coffee Club – Andy Curtis All members are welcome to attend on alternate Thursdays at 10:00 am at either the Boathouse or the Airpark Café.
Activities – Ray Biffis - Sign-up sheets are out for Horse Race Night at Elora Raceway on Mon. Sept. 24th, 2018 for 30 to 40 guests; and for - the Grand River Boathouse Cruise on Wed. Sept. 19th, 2018 at a cost of $55 per person; - Details about these events are also found on the Club website. - The Sleeman tour on June 7th was well attended.
Next Meeting – Thurs. June 28th. - Adrienne Paliyath "Urinary, Bowel and other Issues for Seniors: New Treatments"
Recognition – Martin Alderwick New President, Martin Alderwick thanked outgoing president, Ed Herold for his wonderful and superb leadership over the past year. Ed will now fill the Directorship role on the Board of Directors as Past-President.
Ed Herold announced a special intro to today’s meeting in that Ken Marchant would entertain the membership by playing a song.
Ken introduced the song as one played by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra in the 1950’s called: “It’s Later Than You Think” and then proceeded to entertain the membership by singing and playing the song on his new 12-string guitar.
Ed introduced Julian Sale as today's guest presenter.
Julian and his wife Maggie travelled to Sri Lanka this spring from late January to mid February. Julian will share images and information about Sri Lanka in a travelogue format. Sri Lanka is a country rich in culture that goes back thousands of years, rich in animals and birds, and of course the source of some of the best tea in the world.
Julian Sale – Travel Tips Julian started his presentation with a series of Travel Tips which he has learned over the years. These tips can be useful for a weekend getaway or a weeks-long trip.
Julian elaborated on several useful tips that he has learned on what can make traveling easier or more comfortable. Here are some of his tips: - "Acteon" Travel cubes used for organizing clothes packing in a carry-on bag; - Beeswax ear plugs and a nylon night-mask for better sleeping; - a new bug repellant called PiActive Insect Repellant that does not use Deet and is also effective against ticks; - a fast multi-charge adapter to charge all of your electronic devices at once; - a folding self-contained toothbrush and holder with a sticker to attach it to the mirror; - elastic shoe laces with a cord holder to keep them snug; - a security key for a computer to keep other people from accessing your computer when you aren’t present.
Following Julian’s travel tips he showed photography he and his wife, Maggie, had taken of their trip to Sri Lanka. In January 2018. (These photos can be seen on the Club’s website)
During the photo presentation Julian informed us about the culture, religion, history, geology, agriculture, biodiversity and politics of Sri Lanka. Tourism is the fastest growing economic driver of the island.
After Julian’s presentation Ed Herold thanked Julian for the great travel tips and excellent photos.