President’s Message – November 2018
Did you know that the name November comes from the Latin for nine (novem) as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar? Furthermore, November was called the blood month by the ancient Saxons because that was when they sacrificed animals to their gods. We won’t be sacrificing any animals at our November Meeting, but we will be holding our Club’s Annual General meeting. The main agenda will be to approve a budget for the next calendar year and approve a slate of officers for our upcoming Management Team. Sound boring? I promise the meeting will be short and there will be plenty of time to socialize with each other and to hear our November speaker: genealogist Carol Wells.
The Mystery/ History tour on Oct 19th was a lot of fun. David Maas took a full bus on a tour that went south of Nanoose Bay all the way to Cowichan Bay. We were lucky to have a beautiful Fall day for the tour and, for me, the highlight was our visit to Providence Farm near Duncan. If you don’t know about this therapeutic farm, check out their website at https://providencefarm.wildapricot.org. “Thank you”, Robert, for organizing this event!
Our Secretary (and upcoming Webmaster) Gail Sherson is profiled at the bottom of this newsletter and I know you’ll enjoy reading about the interesting life she has led.