Monthly General Meetings:  Summary of Member Profiles, Speakers and Breakout Room Topics

Meetings began November 2020 via Zoom until June 2021


Member Profile


Breakout room Topic

November 2020

Collage of COVID songs produced by members and pulled together by Duncan

Brook Godfrey on Cyber Crime

no breakout room was organized

December 2020

Meetings was a Happy Hour theme

Dean Hollan – Christmas traditions and the music we remember

When did you have your first drink?

January 2021

Sue Bates and Jerry King – Volunteer work for Skis for Light

Sue Stevenson – Laugh or Worry Less

What new COVID hobbies have you started

February 2021

Introducing Mark and Bonnie McLaren – New Member Profile

David Chapman – Storm Chasing

What would be your dream holiday

March 2021

Charlie Gauditis – CACE Presentation

Bird Watching

What was the first record or album that you owned

April 2021

Don May – Who is Don May

Ted Barris – The Great Escape

What are you binge watching these days?

May 2021

Linda Haldenby & Kristin Thorogood (daughter) Adventures in the South Pacific

Dean Hollan – The Great American Songbook

What is your most adventurist life experience

June 2021

AGM – no member profile

John Beadon – Rowing Across the Atlantic – Zoom from London

September 2021 to June 2022


Member Profile



September 2021

Zoom Meeting

Introduction of New Members

Christine Ibbotson “The Money Lady” on financial planning/planning your legacy

Peggy prepared an introduction for each and those in attendance received their name badge.

October 2021

In Person Meeting (Presenter joined by Zoom)

Meet the Management Team

Cannabis and the Brain – Dr. Bruce McKay

Peggy interviewed each Mgmt committee member and prepared a video

November 2021

Remembrance Day – Sue Theobalds, Liz Bauer, and Sue Charman shared their father’s story

Architect John Ota and author of “The Kitchen”

December 2021

No Speaker/meeting

January 2022


No meeting due to new COVID lockdown and no time to reorganize.

No Speaker (Mark/Ralph deferred to April)

February 2022

(Zoom meeting)

Frank Tilley – a local Philanthropist on his lifelong learning and volunteer journey

March 2022

(In person meeting)

A tribute to and song from our Mariposa Hall of Famer Oven McBride

Paul de van der Schueren on Beekeeping

April 2022

(In person meeting)

Joanne Alliston and Mark Yanchus shared their experience in Dubai

Mark Hord and Ralph Bauer shared their canoe adventure on the Keele River in NWT

May 2022

10th Anniversary Celebration

10th Anniversary Celebration

June  2022

Jane Fleetwood Morrow on her artistic journey

Bruce Ross – Breaking Free of Depression


Member Profile



July 2022

No meeting

10th Anniversary Picnic

September 2022

Jessica Maish – owner/winemaker at The Roost Winery

October 2022

Denise Davy –Author and Activist about her book on homelessness  “Her Name was Margaret – Life and Death on the Streets”

November 2022

Barbara Dickson – Bomb Girls

December 2022

No meeting

No Speaker required

Dinner Dance at Bear Estate

January 2023

Annette Sandberg environmental activist and local historian – on local history

February 2023

Georgian Triangle Human Society ED (Tentative)

March 2023

Neil Crone Actor/comedian – (tentative)

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023