FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Scribe: Joe Wasielewski
Photos: Rima Cieslik
New Member Induction:
Justine Bertrand, who is an Occupational Therapist on the Forensic Medicine and Health Unit at TBRHSC. Justine was a Rotary exchange student to Japan in 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology in 2007 and a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2009.
She is an experienced world traveller. She was proposed by Bill Everitt. PP Maria Hudolin welcomed her with the induction address and she was pinned by President David. Welcome Justine to the club!
Past-President Maria Hudolin welcomes new member Justine Bertrand, with Bill Everitt, Justine's proposer looking on.
Don Chase announced the February birthdays including Harold Wilson, Patrick O'Neil and Rene St. Jacques.
Our speakers/performers today included Gilbert Mathieu and Larry Kamo who were both bitten by the Mountain Dulcimer "bug" and after hearing them it was hard not to want to play one.
|Gilbert Mathieu on mountain dulcimer with turkey quill plectrum|| |
Larry Kamo plays a beautiful ballad
Gilbert explained how the Mountain Dulcimer is an original North American instrument from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It is of the Zither family with 3 strings (melody, middle and base and sometimes a doubled melody string) across the instrument body providing over 2 octaves of diatonic fret tuning. There is a melody sounded with drone or chordal accompaniment. Traditionally it is played with a Turkey quill plectrum.
The Lakehead Dulcimer Circle started in 2006 for all enthusiasts. A good beginner's dulcimer can be bought online for about $250. There are many internet resources. A good one in everythingdulcimer.com.
They demonstrated the sound of their instruments by playing some traditional tunes which were enjoyed by all.
This was a great program !
Rob Grady thanked our speakers.
50/50 draw pulled David Legge"s # which was not the winner.
Scribe: Joseph Wasielewski.