Photo: Past President Graham Kane greets the Rev. Nevin, with Club Members John Dobson (L) and Des Johnston (R)
Talk by the Rev. Graham Nevin on 'Northern Ireland - the last 100 Million Years'
In the absence of both Club President and Vice President, Past President Graham Kane took the chair, and welcomed members and guest John Tan to the meeting. The President then introduced our speaker for the morning Rev. Graham Nevin, who then set too, telling us about 'Northern Ireland - The last 1000 Million Years’.
The Reverend Nevin (Graham) began his talk by saying that it was a little difficult to compress 1000 million years of geological history into 30 minutes or so, and he was concerned that we may all finish up knowing less about Northern Ireland than we did before the talk begun! The fear was 'groundless' (sorry about the pun - Web Ed) as the former University of Ulster lecturer got into simplified academic mode, giving us all a clear view of history - even if the 'time scales' involved needed some thinking about!
Photo: President Gordon Ward greets Judith Lavery, with Club Member John Ludlow (L)
Talk by Judith Lavery on 'Crime Prevention' - plus some extra information for Probus members
Club President Gordon Ward welcomed members to the meeting. The President then introduced our speaker for the morning Judith Lavery, Crime Prevention Officer (P.S.N.I.) for H-District which includes the Council Districts of Coleraine, Ballymoney and Moyle.
Judith began by explaining that a crime prevention officer’s remit includes burglary thefts, shop lifting, rural crime and crimes associated with paramilitaries.
Photo: President Gordon Ward greets Andrew Baird, with Club Members Jim Archer (L) and John McHenry (R)
Talk by Andrew Baird, who says 'Power to the People'
Club President Gordon Ward welcomed members and guests to the meeting. After a short time taking the business part of the meeting first, the President then introduced our speaker Andrew Baird. As it was not possible to fix a presentation 'glitch', Andrew gave his talk on energy generation and the Governmental targets for 'renewable energy', without the aid of graphics. Andrew's excellent talk covered the current state of energy supply, the 'five pillars' for the 2020 targets and a look into the future for our planet if the targets are not reached.