Meeting Minutes-Cameron Shelley: Guelph Postcards - May 28th. 2020
This meeting was a virtual meeting conducted over Zoom. The meeting opened at 9:56 am with President Julian Sale welcoming everyone and moderating the meeting. There were 27 members on line for the meeting. For the record, the members in this virtual meeting were (in no particular order): Julian Sale, John Sneyd, Gary Luck, Ritchie Zelk, Gordon Framst, Bill Rowley, Bob Berry, Dave McEwen, Bob Reeve, Bob Paul, John Martin, Bruce Folkard, Bill Richards, Ken Alsop, John Proctor, Martin Alderwick, Don McCombie, Tony Wagner, Frank Webster, Gunter Thase, Ken Marchant, David Moller, Soren Sondergaard, Len Corby, Bill Stevens, Ed Herold, Kerry Gennings.
Julian Sale announced that the phone tree should be activated and attempt to call all members to inform them of what’s happening in the Club and to maintain connection with all members. The reports that Julian are hearing is that all members are doing well and have their own support systems working while we are all going through the self-isolation period. The feedback is that people are finding the isolation as wearing thin and are wanting to get out more.
The Board will be holding a meeting next week and Julian asked if there were anything in particular that members thought we should deal with. The Board will be considering what is to be done about fees. If anyone has a concern that the Board should address send a message to Julian.
John Sneyd introduced today’s presenter An Introduction to today’s speaker... Cameron Shelley speaking on Guelph Postcards.....
Gentlemen: It gives me great pleasure to introduce Cameron Shelley to the membership. Cameron is the perfect candidate to provide our club with its second ever distance learning talk. I have never met Cameron but from my research he could certainly be described as a true Renaissance man. He teaches at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Systems Engineering. His education led him in different directions. After mastering Computer Science at both McMaster and Waterloo he then set out to gain a second Masters Degree in Philosophy. This led to a PhD in Philosophy at Waterloo winning the gold medal for best PhD. dissertation. As well as his teaching duties at Waterloo that include Biotechnology & Society and Design & Society among others, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I think you all would agree with me that Cameron has the computer skills to pull off this task. So why is an Engineering Design expert presenting a topic entitled “Guelph Postcards” ? First of all we are lucky to have Cameron as a Guelph resident. He obviously, also has a great love for Guelph’s historical past. His synopsis of today’s talk follows......
“Like many other cities around the world, Guelph got caught up in the “postcard craze” of the Edwardian era. Picture postcards provided a quick and cheap way to keep in touch with friends, share collectable pictures and inform others about local events. In this talk, I will bring to life the “Golden Age” of picture postcards and the Royal City that they reveal. ”You will have the ability to ask written questions at the end of his presentation. He will be responding to each question. If you wish further to further expand your knowledge in this area you can visit or join his Blog on “Guelph in Postcards” at https://guelphpostcards.blogspot.com/
I would like to share a couple of technical hints as you watch the video..... 1.Enlarging your picture...There is a small broken box symbol at the bottom right of the screen. If you hit this with your cursor by using your mouse or touching it on the I Pad it will expand the picture to full screen. 2.At the end of the video you will need to reduce the size of your screen.Depending on your equipment you may have to tap that broken box symbol again to reduce the screen or if you see three dots at the top right of your screen tap the symbol and one of the options that will come up says “open in new window”. If you select this it will allow you to reduce the screen. 3.The reason for a reduced screen at the end allows you to have access to the comments area where you can write questions. 4.If you find this complicated just leave your screen at the reduced size throughout the video and ignore 1,2 and 3 above. Gentlemen....Let us get to know Cameron...Let the show begin..
(Secretary’s Note: Cameron Shelley was not actually live for this presentation but pre-recorded it for our viewing. This can be found on the Club website under the heading “More” then click on: Guelph Postcards:Click on the Link - https://youtu.be/ClEf9FhS2oYor click the link provided here). Next virtual meeting: Thursday, June 4th with Don Johns – Dying with Dignity