Well summer has finally arrived and none too soon , Longest and wettest spring on record. Thanks to Bob and the activities committee for an excellent tour of some of Woodstock’s oldest and most historical buildings. Thanks again to Bob Axon for the June newsletter and Jerry Klages for the July newsletter. We still have a couple of openings for the board for next year Editor, Treasurer, Who Am I, and Archivist. Please pass on any candidates to the nominating committee. Norma and I have just returned from a trip to historical Quebec City. We enjoyed it very much. President Dave
No Science Club meeting
Greeters - Bill Hardy, Robert Ball
An extra presentation! Speaker - Don Downing - The Establishment of the Jet Airplane Museum
Karen was diagnosed with osteoporosis when she was 42 years old. She was healthy and active. She had no indication of her loss of bone mass. Ten years later her Bone Mineral Density (BMD) tests have stabilized due to good eating habits, exercise and medication. Osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease, it is a bone disease that creates porous bones and reduces bone strength. 1 in 5 men will suffer a broken bone from osteoporosis. 37% of men who suffer a hip fracture will die within a year of the fracture. A broken bone from a minor injury or fall is often the first sign of osteoporosis. After age 50 the risk of breaking bones increases. After age 65 all men should have a BMD test regardless of their health. Some risk factors: smoking, more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day, taking steroids, high risk medications, low body weight, weight loss, family history and having rheumatoid arthritis. To maintain strong bones requires good nutrition. Eating a balanced diet, taking a vitamin D supplement, getting calcium from food sources particularly dairy items, limiting alcohol and stop smoking. Also required is exercise to keep bones and muscles strong - Includes strength training, balance exercises, posture awareness, spine sparing activities and aerobic physical activity. Be ‘Too fit to fall or fracture’. All men with osteoporosis and found to be at a high risk of fracture require medication. For more information contact Osteoporosis Canada at www.osteoporosis.ca.
Born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, I lived there with extra curricular activities in Scouting and the Armed Forces Reserves and then began a work career in banking. I then moved on to Toronto, continuing roles in commercial banking Account Management. After twenty years, I moved to Edmonton as a District Manager. While there, I took on a new role as Director for Rogers Communications of their retail cell phone stores. Rogers brought me back to SW Ontario and after some time there, moved to some exciting times with a private debt collection agency. In a final career change, I joined Oxford Small Business Support Centre, working with new and growing businesses in Oxford County. This last position took me through to retirement where I've been involved in local community activities and enjoying more time with my wife, Kimberly. We have two daughters, both named Ashley, one in Stratford and the other in Edmonton and three grandchildren.
August 13 - Tim Burrows - “our transition to electric and self driving cars”
More Future Speakers
Medical Cannabis Cannabis uses and legislation
A tribute to KEN SHRUSALL AND BOB McTAVISH
Two long-time members are officially retiring from our management team and have left a legacy that is hard to
replace. Both men have contributed over ten years to the
financial, social and record-keeping successes of our club.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP & EXCELLENCE
KEN and BOB
From all of your many friends in the
Woodstock Men’s PROBUS Club
Management Committee Positions Nominations
The following positions are open for nominations for the next club year.
Second Vice President
Who Am I ?
Please apply to the nominating committee for any position you are interested in. Your nominations committee is Dave King, Phil Thorne and Jerry Klages.
OBITUARY: COMMANDER (Retd.) DAVID J. B. STOCK, CStJ, CD, QC David James Balkwill Stock.
His full story is posted on our memorial page.
Ever wondered about our namesake city in Woodstock, England? The city of Woodstock is considering adding the English township as a “sister city” this week, as well as a Japanese city. A memo by Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch on Thursday’s council agenda urges the city to consider adding two new sister cities, one of them Woodstock, England – a town of 3,100 about two hours northwest of London in Oxfordshire County. Birtch is also asking council to consider the addition of a sister city in Japan, though a specific city has not yet been identified. Woodstock already has two sister cities: Pesche, Italy, established in 2002, and Sylvania, Ohio, established in 1992. Woodstock has been active in the sister cities arrangement with Sylvania. “Exchanges take place in the form of goodwill and involvement in community events such as parades, festivals, exchanges between service clubs and more,” the memo notes. The possibility of entering a sister cities agreement with Woodstock, England, was identified after a collaboration of two service clubs, the men’s Probus clubs (Rotary clubs for retired members) of each Woodstock. Birtch said he took part in a discussion in December with both clubs and the mayor of Woodstock, England, regarding a heritage twinning. “In discussions regarding a possible heritage twinning of the two Woodstocks, our director of culture was quickly able to identify many similarities. This possible twinning was discussed with the sister city committee and all agreed it would be a great relationship to explore based on heritage,” Birtch wrote. And in Japan, a Southern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA) delegation travelling to the area this fall will be authorized to explore the partnership, if council approves. “During discussion with chamber of commerce members in Japan, it was noted that many communities in Canada have sister city relationships with Japanese cities. Woodstock has a very diverse economic tie to Japan with multiple companies including some of the largest manufacturing investments in Ontario, and has yet to formally seek a sister city status in Japan,” Birtch notes in the memo to council. Woodstock sister city relationships are managed by a committee. A sister city in Japan would be for “economic development” purposes, Birtch said, and noted the city’s economic development officer is in agreement that a sister city twinning is “long overdue.” A sister city in Japan would be chosen to align with Woodstock’s industrial background, and selected with the help of the Canadian embassy, consul general and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, to be located in Japan’s “industrial heartland.” Council is expected to make a decision on whether to explore entering these agreements on Thursday.
1. The Jet Aircraft Museum Probus Club outing takes place on Tuesday, July 16 at a cost of $7.50 per participant. We will carpool from the Cowan Park parking lot on Ridgewood Drive at 9:30 a.m. We will leave at 9:45 a.m. targeting a 10:15 a.m. arrival at the Museum, 2465 Aviation Lane Unit #2 London. After the tour, lunch will take place at Trissa's Restaurant on Hwy #2 just east of the airport followed by coffee at Timmies in Thamesford. The "Red Knight" is their signature jet and has been restored and still flies. This should be a magnificent day! The Jet Aircraft Museum tour on Tuesday July 16 is now "waiting list" only. Check with Tony Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Summer Social - We are expecting about 80 people to attend our Summer Social at the Bill Meek Estate on August 21 starting at 4:00 pm for Social and Supper at 6:15 pm, Bring a chair.
The rain date has been set this year for Thursday August 22. Cost is $30, sign up at the Probus Meeting. Some additional tickets will be available at the social. Payment either when you sign up or at the social.
Menu includes - Coffee and Tea, main course. glasses and silverware and pie. Suggested Menu Oven baked chicken with mushroom gravy on the side Roasted pork slices with roasted mini potatoes Garden salad and dressings Summer Cole Slaw Pasta/vegetarian salad dressed Pie and coffee
The Woodstock Men’s Probus Club First Historical Walk was held on Wednesday June 12, 2019 - to view and hear about some of our historical buildings. Probus members Murray Coulter, Bob Axon, Peter Harrison and Dave Hay were the guides for the tour which illuminated the mysteries and stories of our precious Woodstock heritage sites. The tour started at the Woodstock museum and ended at the old Harvey Woods sock factory with snacks. The tour fees were used to make donations to the Woodstock Museum and the “Not-for - Profit:” Indwell, owners of The Harvey Woods units!
The Woodstock Men’s Probus Club First Historical Walk was held on Wednesday June 12, 2019 - to view and hear about some of our historical buildings. Probus members Murray Coulter, Bob Axon, Peter Harrison and Dave Hay were the guides for the tour which illuminated the mysteries and stories of our precious Woodstock heritage sites.
The tour started at the Woodstock museum and ended at the old Harvey Woods sock factory with snacks. The tour fees were used to make donations to the Woodstock Museum and the “Not-for - Profit:” Indwell, owners of The Harvey Woods units!
Science CLUB NEWS
Two guys are walking through the woods one day when they stumble across a big deep hole. The first guy peers into it and says, "Wow! That looks deep." The second guy says, "It sure does. Let's throw a few pebbles in there and see how deep it is. So they pick up a few pebbles and throw them in and wait. Nothing. There's no noise. The first guy says, "Jeeez. That is really deep. I know, let's throw one of these big rocks down there. Those should make a noise." So they pick up a couple football-sized rocks and toss them into the hole and wait... and wait... Again, nothing. They look at each other in amazement. Then the first guy gets a determined look on his face and says, "Hey, over here in the weeds, there's a railroad tie. Help me carry it over. When we toss that sucker in, it's gotta make some noise." So the two of them drag the heavy tie over to the hole and heave it in. Once again, not a sound comes from the hole. Suddenly, out of the nearby woods, a goat appears, running like the wind. It rushes toward the two men, then right past them, running as fast as it's legs will carry it. Suddenly it leaps in the air and into the hole. The two men are astonished with what they've just seen and look at each other in amazement. Then, out of the woods comes a farmer who spots the men and ambles over. He asks them, "Hey, you two guys seen my goat out here?" The first guy says, "You bet we did! Craziest thing I ever saw. It came running like crazy and just jumped into this hole and disappeared!" "Nah", says the farmer, "That couldn't have been my goat. My goat was chained to a railroad tie."
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