President Debbie Stivrins opened the 182nd meeting on March 27 and welcomed members and guests.
Captivated by shipwreck stories and photos.
President Debbie Stivrins, Gord and Jan Remple are shown with Evelyn Smith, receiving their 10-year pins.
Ted Krug photo
Debbie started the meeting with a morning smile and then presented new members Sheila and Craig Allen with their membership pins. Gord and Jan Rempel were presented with their 10-year membership pins.
Bio-speaker Sheila Allen talked about her younger years and her career as a teacher for 33 years. She found that she enjoyed teaching special needs children. She went on to further her learning in the insurance fields and soon was working alongside her husband Craig Allen. Sheila has now retired and enjoys living in Parry Sound and belonging to the nature and horticulture clubs.
Guest speaker was Eric McIntyre, a marine biologist with a passion for marine history. He spoke of the many shipwrecks on our Great Lakes systems, especially the Waubuno that sunk in 1878. This ship went down in Georgian Bay in November when it was bringing supplies into Parry Sound. A winter storm was the cause of its sinking. Eric held us captive with his stories and pictures. He answered many questions after his presentation. He was thanked by Bruce McLean.
Next meeting will be on April 25, at the Quality Inn. Guest speaker will be Gary Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister.