OMAGH LADIES’ PROBUS PROGRAMME 2020

Meetings First Thursday of each month @ 2pm in Omagh Library.  No meetings in July & August

6th February             Rev J Cowan New Year Reflection

5th March                  Joe Keys Security & Scams

2nd April                    Aimee Burns    RSPB

7th May                       Christelle Andrich    From S Africa to Fermanagh

4th June                      Outing to Corrymeela & Ballycastle

3rd September           Hugh Ward    Genealogy

1st October                 Claire Johnston   Engineering Manager Terex

5th November           SN Sandra Edgar & SN Flo Harper     Taking care of ourselves

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A SWAP grant from Fermanagh & Omagh District Council helps us provide this programme of activities

Programme Spring 2017

Date Speaker Topic
4 January Rev Donal Bennett New Year Reflections
11 January Annual General Meeting Election of Officers for 2017
18 January Deborah Maxwell Omagh Leisure Centre
25 January Business Meeting All-Ireland Rally May 2017
1 February Emma Sloan  N.I. Blood Transfusion Service
8 February Marie McClenaghan  “Aware”: Mental Health Support
15 February  DVD provided by PSNI  Scams and internet fraud
22 February Members’ Forum
1 March Kevin Harper Cancer Research UK in NI
8 March Business Meeting Up-date on 2017  Probus Rally
15 March Rachel Ludlow-Williams  Sustainable Transport
22 March Patrick Bogues My sister. Louise
29 March Meeting with IMTAC [Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee]
5 April Probus Inter-club Quiz
12 April Dr John Moore South West College of Further Education
19 April Frank Loughran Omagh Credit Union
26 April Jim Corr Traveller’s Tales
3 May Business Meeting: Planningfor the All Ireland Probus Rally 17-18 May
10 May Joint Meeting with Ladies Probus – Final arrangements for the Rally
17 May All Ireland Probus Rally 2017, hosted by the Probus Clubs of Omagh
24 May Ian Johnston End of Life Matters
31 May Desmond Smart  Some Old Words
7 June Annual Club Outing – this year to Londonderry
Summer Recess:  Club activities resume on Wednesday 4th October
4 October Mark Lusby US Forces in Derry World War II

Programme Autumn 2016

Date Speaker Topic
05 October Joe Keys Cybercrime and Scams
12 October Felim O’Neill Treasures beneath our feet
19 October Brian Coll  My Life
26 October Ronan Conway  Gold Mining in OMagh
02 November Mark Conway Visit to Tyrone GAA Centre
09 November John Robson  Somme to Versailles
16 November Ralph Sheppard  Living with Nature
23 November Paddy McGowan  On the Buses
30 November Deric Henderson A Lifetime in Journalism
07 December Christmas Lunch

Spring Programme 2016

Date Speaker/Event
6 January Erskine Holmes OBE:   “Housing, Heritage and Waterways 1976 – 2016”
13 January Annual General Meeting
20 January Tom Bratton:  “An Inspector Calls”
27 January Dr Haldane Mitchell: “Video Memories”   Meeting held in the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park
3 February Paddy Magowan:  “Councillor on Call”
10 February Shirley McCay:   “International Ladies Hockey”
17 February Business Meeting
24 February Clement Kennedy:  “Dog’s Abuse”
2 March Jim McBain: “Keeping our churches safe”
9 March Inter School Debate
16 March John Colhoun: “History of Omagh Rugby Club”
23 March Albert Allen: “Mapping Ireland”
30 March Michael Cooney:  “Sacred Heart Church”
6 April Annual Inter Club Quiz
13 April Anthea Owens, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council: Recycling:
20 April Billy Pollock: History of Omagh Tennis Club
27 April Dr John McClure: Red Cross Week – What’s that about?
4 May Janice Porter & Emma King: Grove Animal Trust
11 May Ian Humphries: Keeping Northern Ireland Beautiful
18 May Shane Rolston: Game Angling in Omagh
25 May Brendan Hegarty, Chief Executive Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
1 June Derick Rainey: Managing a Post Office
8 June Annual Club Outing