March 30th. 2023 Meeting Minutes - Kate Howells & Dr. Joanne O'Meara: Guelph Science Centre
Royal City Men’s Club Membership Meeting March 30, 2023 48 members and guests President called meeting to order at 9:55 and welcomed speakers who would be introduced shortly. 3 guests we were present. Mike Finoro, Peter Diemand and Ralph Sneyd, who is just visiting from out of town. Two new members were introduced as well. Larry Kich and Don McCallum. Treasurer David Moeller reminded all that 2023/24 fees are now due. Fees are $90. They can be paid by: Etransfer to Royalcitymensclub .ca Cash at meeting Cheque at meeting Mail Cheque c/o Kerry Gennings, 180 InkermanSt. Guelph Nomination Report Past President Julian presented slate of board members for next year. President: Bob Berry Vice- President : Open Past President : John Sneyd Treasurer: David Moller (nominated) House Committee Doug Davidson (nominated) Secretary: Kerry Gennings (nominated) Communications: Ritchie Zelk (nominated) Activities: Ken Marchant (nominated) Speakers Committee: Open Member at Large: Warren Gregg (nominated Membership: Martin Alderwick (nominated) A Speakers Committee chair and Vice President are needed so there was a call for volunteers. If anyone would like to stand for any position except President, and Past President please see Julian.
Activities Report Ken gave an update of future activities that we can partake in. Drayton Festival, Beautiful at Hamilton Family Theatre, May 20. Please sign up at desk. Luncheon is planned for Annual meeting June 8. Ken asked for interest in Grand River Lunch Cruise (little interest) and War Plane Heritage Plane Museum (good interest) Trinity Church also doing fund raiser by way of a pickup dinner at Guelph Country club, Thursday April 27. See website for details. Ken is playing at DeBar Saturday, April 1 Coffee returns to Boathouse April 6, 9:30 Speaker: President introduced speakers for today. Kate Howell a Board member of Royal Science, and Dr. Joanne O’Meara, Physics Professor U of G. Organization is Royal City Science whose goal is to promote science in the community and through exploration make science available to everyone. Ideally they envision a locally based Science Centre, so there is no need to travel to Toronto creating pollution and traffic. The area is perfect as the Waterloo Region is home to many science based companies and researchers. There is also a critical mass of population in the 401 corridor of South Western Ontario. Currently they host science based events for both children and adults that have been well attended. There is a need to encourage the development of future scientists that will hopefully help solve some of our current issues on the planet. They hope to be able to use a lot south of the 401 on Victoria Rd. making easy access to many. They would like to see a building inspired by nature being totally sustainable by having solar or geothermal power. The goal is to attract 50,000 visitors per year which would also boost local economy, jobs and tax revenue. Of course this is an ambitious project that will need funding but they do hope to raise 300,000 in short term but of course it would be great to have corporate funding. Presentation will be available online for more details. There were numerous questions and if more information is needed: royalcityscience .ca, or firstname.lastname@example.org The presentation was well received by all. In 2 weeks presenter will be Evan Ferrari discussing “Fighting Climate Change” Close of Meeting 11 AM