Wednesday 25th January 2017: Business Meeting
With the All-Ireland Rally in the offing and a number of matters arising from the A.G.M. held 11.01.17, the morning was devoted to Club Business. Members were welcomed by President, John McCandless who asked that the best wishes of the club be conveyed to Probians not able to be with us. He had encouraging words for those taking up office for 2017 and who were new to their posts in the Club. Following the roll call, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted. Since here were no matters arising the President reported on a meeting of the Club Committee held on Monday 23.01.17 to address some issues which had arisen at the A.G.M; he was pleased to record that all had been readily resolved. The next business was that of receiving a progress report from the Steering Committee set up to organise the 2017 All-Ireland Probus Rally to be held in the Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh 17th – 18th May, hosted by the Probus Clubs of Omagh. Kenneth Collins, Chairman of the Steering Committee, reported on how preparations were being taken forward by a number of sub-committees and Jim McBain, in his capacity as Secretary of the Steering Committee provided an account of arrangements already in place and work to be done over the next four months. However, planning for the Rally was on course, on time and within budget and the prospects for a successful event were excellent.