A festive celebratory mood today, off the top with the trio of Bill Ulakovic (guitar), Kevin Holloway(guitar, bass guitar and trombone) and Doug Shanks (on his prized Taylor guitar) providing a wonderful musical ambience: see photo..plenty of tricky jazz chords.

Two important celebrations followed:

First, the introduction of our newest member Alexandra (Ola) Calderon into the club. Warm welcome Ola; new Executive Director of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation. The picture shows Ola and husband Andrew (right) along with Past-president Colin Bruce, who introduced and sponsored Ola, Krysta Logozzo-Daniele, President-elect and Chair of today's meeting, and Past-president Kevin Holloway, who read the charge to Ola.
An appropriate standing ovation and big welcome followed.

Second, a wonderful presentation by our in-bound student from RomaniaArpad Zolymia (pictured with Student Exchange Chair Mat Diegel).
Arpad is already a world traveller, now studying at St Ignatius and fully involved in everything available. The presentation on Romania was outstanding. There was a great deal of humour from Arpy and  interesting material provided on this fascinating country.
Warm regards for the whole year and Xmas Arpad!