Wednesday 8 March 2017; Business Meeting: Probus Rally Omagh 2017
President, John McCandless, opened the meeting by referring to the death of Drew Clements and invited Harman Scott to lead the tribute to a long standing and faithful member of the club. Harman recalled their work together as civil engineers in County Hall from 1961 until retirement and spoke movingly of the times they had shared along the way. Others contributed with their own reminiscences, which, while often humorous, were tinged with sadness that a good friend and colleague had been take from them.
Following the usual business of roll call, minutes, correspondence, club finance and welfare report, the President introduced a discussion on arrangements for the Annual Inter-Club Quiz scheduled for Wednesday 5 April. It was hoped that this would be as well supported in 2017 as it had been in previous years. The main business of the meeting was to receive a progress report on the All-Ireland Probus Rally being hosted by the Probus Clubs of Omagh in the Silverbirch Hotel on Wednesday, 17th and Thursday, 18th May 2017. This was presented by Kenneth Collins, Chairman of the Rally Steering Committee, supported by committee members Jim McBain, Desmond Smart, Albert Allen and Ron Burch. After discussion members were happy that everything was on course for a successful event.