Greetings to All
Our May Probus Club Zoom Meeting for 2021
will be at 10:00 am, May 11!
Guest Speaker: Roman Talkowski
Roman has been a resident of Burlington for the last 20 years.
He retired 3 years ago.
He spent most of his working life in Sales
and spent the last 17 years as the VP of Sales in the plastics industry.
Prior to this, he ran the sales operation in Europe (8 years)
for a North American manufacturer of Fire Alarm equipment.
He also spent 3 years in Commercial Banking for a major Canadian Bank.
He has always had an interest in environmental matters
and now has the time to volunteer his time to the cause.
In March of last year, he travelled to Atlanta
and trained with Al Gore's organization, The Climate Reality Project,
to learn more about Climate Change.
He is also the co-founder of HACEN (pronounced 'hasten'
and stands for Halton Action for Climate Emergency Now).
HACEN is a Halton Region focused advocacy group calling
for meaningful municipal action on Climate Change
in Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton.
Bachelor of Science
Masters of Environmental Studies
He will ask three questions in the context of Climate Change
and address each one. They are:
- Must We Change?
- Can we Change?
- Will We Change?
Must we Change?
- What is Climate Change and what causes it?
- How is Climate Change affecting the world we live in?
- How is Climate Change affecting Canada?
Can we Change?
- What technologies (solar, wind, EV-cars, energy storage)
are available to us to fight Climate Change?
- Some success stories and examples
Will we Change?
- Forces for Change
- What can we do as individuals and as a group?
There will be more details in the May 2021 Probus Pilot
About two days before the meeting, members will receive an e-mail
with a link to the meeting.
While the meeting will begin at 10:00 am,
the Zoom meeting connection will be opened up about 9:30 am,
for you to get connected and comfortable with the Zoom setup
if you are not already.
As you know, your Management Committee decided
to cancel all Probus Club activities
until it was safe to start them again.
But things are happening!
Vaccinations against COVID-19 are starting!
While it will be a while before we can safely meet together,
we started Zoom meetings in January, 2021
and have had great presentations each month.
If you are reading this, but are not a member,
please contact our Membership Director
for information about membership.
The Probus Club of Western Ottawa is part of the international organization of Probus Clubs
designed to serve the retired and semi-retired community.
Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month except during July and August.
The morning begins at 10:00 a.m. for socialization and signing up for activities followed by a speaker.
Topics are varied, interesting and stimulating.
Special social events occur throughout the year.
Western Ottawa Probus meets at
the Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive.
Visitors will again be welcome when we can meet again!
Our Program Committee has an impressive line-up of speakers
for 2021 on Zoom and, when we can start again,
at Kanata United Church.
Keep Safe and Stay Well!