Spring Potpourri 2022

After two lost years our spring Potpourri Series is back. We will be hosting 5 sessions with interesting topics from April 18 to May 16. The April 25th topic has yet to be determined, and will be updated here when available.

The sessions will be at the Huron Shores United Church at 1:30, except for the last event which is a short field trip.

Please join us.

Socrates Café for 2022

Moderator: Jean Weigand and/or Fredi Hunter
Fee: $5 at the door – per session
Time: The 3rd Tuesday in the month at 2:00 PM
Dates:
Feb 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
Location: Huron Shores United Church, 25 Main St., Grand Bend
Notes: No preparation required, but think about a discussion topic.


On the third Tuesday of the month, we gather for informal discussion and debate about the latest and most engaging news of the time. We choose, by vote, a pair of topics and each member offers an opinion on the first. The battle is joined. The sessions usually run from September through March and perhaps April depending in the timing of Easter.  Special Socrates / Social events usually occur in July and August at local residences.

PIL Annual Get-together and General Meeting

Our traditional Christmas Pot Luck and AGM is a go! Please plan on coming to the basement of the Huron Shores United Church on Monday, December 6 at 12 noon and bring something tasty. Get a preview of our winter and spring program.

It has been a challenging year, but your executive is determined to do what we can in spite of the COVID restrictions and offer a chance to learn and socialize in the new year.

We hope to work the November 22nd session on “Insights of a Photographer”, which was cancelled, into the program at a later date.

Fall 2021 Program

Partners in Learning is pleased to get back in business this fall. We have changed our format to single sessions running every two weeks. The first session kicks thing off with a field trip, and the fall ends with our annual AGM / pot luck / Christmas gathering with presentations. Welcome.

Open up this post to view the program flyer.

Socrates Cafe Fall 2021

What: Partners in Learning Socrates Cafe.

>          When: Tuesday, September 21st @ 2:00 pm

                        Tuesday, October 19th @ 2:00 pm

                        Tuesday, November 16th @ 2:00 pm

>         Where: Huron Shores United Church (upstairs)

HSUC’s re-gathering procedures requires vaccination verification of second dose on entry (only needed once for records) as well as wearing a mask and social distancing. Please enter the building using the Queen’s Avenue entrance (east) and exit via the Main Street (south) doors.

Summer Socrates Café, 2021

Socrates Café is a friendly gathering for informal discussion  about the latest and most engaging news of the day.  We choose a topic, by vote, and take turns offering our – often very differing – views.  In summer, a BBQ lunch is added for a congenial get together. Expect a good time!
Tuesday, July 20th, on Molly Russell’s lawn at 2:00 pm
33999-5 Maple Grove, Grand Bend

  • No charge
  • BYO Chair and please park below
  • Guests and non-members welcome!
  • Please observe all COVID-19 Stage 3 guidelines.  (Stage 3 starts July 16th)
  • Contact Jean Weigand if you have any questions, 519-237-3418

Monday, August 16th, at Jackie and Jim Southcott’s, 12 noon – 2:30 pm
10121 Shoreline Drive, Grand Bend

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed.  If it is rescheduled a communication will be sent to PIL members and friends, and posted here.

  • BBQ lunch, no charge
  • Guests and non-members welcome!
  • Please contact the Southcott’s at jsouthcott@hay.net if you plan to attend.
  • There is no parking on the street; tickets have been issued in the past.  Please car pool if you can. Both of Southcott’s lane-ways can be used – the main entrance and one immediately to the south.
  • Please observe all COVID-19 Stage 3 guidelines.

Annual Summer Solstice Event

Molly’s celebration of the summer solstice at Maple Grove is a tradition. Gather with friends, watch the sunset and perhaps have a round of Socrates Cafe.

Date:Sunday, June 20, 2021
7:00 PM, of there about
Location:Molly Russell
33999-5 Maple Grove, Grand Bend
Requirements:BYOC (a chair to sit on)
BYOB (your beverage of choice)
BYOF (snacks for yourself)
COVID Notes:Social distancing will be observed on Molly’s large lawn.

Winter / Spring Zoom Discussions

Even though we are not able to meet in person, PIL wants to provide you with some food for thought over the next few months. The following topics will be presented via Zoom on the dates indicated. This program is free and everyone is welcome. If you are a member of Partners you will receive a link to the meeting prior to the event. If are are not a member, please contact our Technical Coordinator, Mike Ash, by email at indabush@hay.net to get on the distribution list for the link.

All sessions are 1 1/2 hours max. and start at 1:30 PM on the second Monday of the month.

DatePresenter(s) and TopicModerator
February 8, 2021Dr. James Kennedy:
Maintaining good brain performance during aging
Jean Weigand
March 8, 2021Lee Arsenault & Marilyn Staig:
Lee is a volunteer pilot with Hope Air, a national, non-profit organization that provides flights for folks from remote and northern communities to get to and from medical appointments and treatment. Find out about the important service Hope air provides to those who have no other travel alternative.
Mike Ash
April 12, 2021Memorial to Past PIL Members:
It is over a year since we lost our exemplary moderator Don Santor.  And, at the end of 2020, we lost an enthusiastic lifelong learner and friend, Rene Steiner.  For many of us the memories of both these men are clear as if we saw them both yesterday.  Before the memories begin to fade,  let us share our most pleasurable recollections of these wonderful members. Please jot down your reminiscences of Don and Rene in preparation for April 12.
Nancy Winters
May 10, 2021Huron Shores Area Transit Project:
Marina Cajic, Transit Coordinator will outline this new transit service which launched in December. Get where you want to go with this new bus service designed to provide residents with affordable transportation options within the region, connecting our local towns, villages and hamlets to one another and to Sarnia and London. Operating with Covid-19 precautions and equipped with accessibility aids and accommodations.
Jim Southcott