The Etobian Gyro Club membership currently stands at 19 members.
The Etobian Club has a luncheon gathering on the second Wednesday of each month almost year round. Our dinner meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Canadiana Restaurant.
The club continues to publish its communiqué the ‘Gyro Buck’ following every meeting and is also posted on the District web site.
The ‘Gyro Buck’ was the recipient of the bulletin of the year award during the DIII convention in Peterborough.
I am pleased to report that the Etobian Gyro Club's web site is completely up to date and wish to acknowledge the efforts of Ken Nightingale for his diligence and expertise on the DIII web site.
Our meeting in September was a stag evening of Gyro fellowship with the program for the year introduced to the members in attendance.
October 2nd-5th – 3 members and two spouses attended the DIII Convention in Peterborough. This beyond a doubt was a fun weekend at the Golden Beach Resort; the Peterborough Gyro Club rightly deserves our thanks and congratulations for a job well done.
Founders Night in October was a mixed event that was especially well attended and the club was pleased to have as a guest speaker past DIII Governor Mike Read, who delivered a wonderful address to the Gyros. Mike was joined on this occasion by his lovely wife Joan.
On November 26th another mixed evening: with a delightful and informative guest speaker Elizabeth Stanton, Area Manager Osteoporosis Ontario. Elizabeth spoke on the importance of osteoporosis checkups for both men and women, risk factors for both sexes, while providing useful handout materials. The members thoroughly enjoyed her presentation.
The Christmas Dinner extravaganza was a mixed event held at the ‘Little bit of England – far from England’ the St. George’s Golf and Country Club. It was an enjoyable evening with chocolate boxed treats on the table for each couple and prizes for those who conquered the challenging Christmas quiz questions.
In March we had a stag fellowship dinner and conversation to prepare for the remainder of our clubs calendar.
On April 22nd to celebrate the 150 anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birth,
the club was very pleased to have as a guest Mr. Doug Wrigglesworth MBt.,
a renowned Sherlockian and Baker Street Irregular. Doug, an erudite lecturer, gave an instructive address on Sherlock Holmes – The First Criminal Profiler. An added mixed event, including a number of members from other clubs and friends of Gyros joined us on this entertaining evening of literary fellowship.
In May, the club's sublime auction is planned - it is a mixed event to raise funds for the club. The wives certainly make the evening jump with excitement as they enjoy the bidding process. Later in the evening, the details of the new executive are announced to the members.
The Etobian Club's installation ceremony will be held on June 24th and is pleased to have as guests, DIII Governor Jim Jenkins and his wife Pat from Rochester.
During the past year numerous Etobians attended several of the Toronto Gyro Club's dinner meetings: including a speaker on classic cars, Dr. Irish and 25 years of Oncology treatment advancements and a tour of the Canadian Air & Space Museum at Downsview Park.
- Attending interclub events really brings out the fraternity spirit of Gyro and it should be encouraged.
Financially, the club is stable and has no plans to raise membership dues.
I wish Robby Robson, the next club President, good fortune and achievement for the Etobian Club.
Respectfully submitted in the spirit of Gyro,
Etobian Gyro Club