Friday, May 04, 2007

Dinner, Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A lovely spring evening saw a good turnout of members and guests, who dined on fresh garden salad, ham, scalloped potatoes au gratin, vegetables, and completed with apple pie a la mode. Delicious fare to get us going!

The head table guests included Jack McGee, guest speaker, who was introduced by Councillor Calvin Donnelly and thanked by Chief Constable Lorne Zapotichny. We also welcomed to the head table Dr. Albert Kim, in his initial visit to the JI to see firsthand the facility in which he will be our guest speaker on May 22, 2007. Thanks to these and all our guests for joining us!

Muriel spoke on forthcoming activities and invited Maureen to speak on the day’s outing scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, a choice of either visiting Victoria to see the Titanic Exhibition or going to Harrison Mills to visit the Kilby Historic Site.

Going to Victoria involves quite an early start and a lot of walking throughout the Titanic exhibition, so it has been decided to go to the Kilby Historic Site on June 12. Those interested can let us know on May 22 and provide payment for the bus and heritage tour. When you are at the restaurant the lunch is approximately $10 per person, and there are also jams, preserves, etc. available at the gift shop during the tour should you wish to purchase these items.

Following dinner we gathered in the theatre to listen to Jack McGee, who gave a wonderful presentation on the Justice Institute, its accomplishments and goals. A very well-described and informative presentation and we thank you so much for your time and expertise in presenting such a realistic and futuristic look at the Justice Institute. Mr. McGee concluded with an added bonus – slides of his trip to New Orleans to witness the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the attempts to restore the city and environs while helping the inhabitants in their quality of life.

Please join us on May 22nd, when Dr. Kim will speak to us on the terrifying consequences of hypertension and diabetes:
Hypertension leads to stroke, heart attack, and is now considered to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Diabetes leads to severe never-ending nerve pains in limbs, non-healing wounds, amputation of feet, blindness, and deafness.

Both are scary diseases. However, hypertension and diabetes are surprisingly simple conditions that obey simple sets of rules. Dr. Kim believes that most diseases are born out of ignorance of how the body works, and that even serious genetic conditions can be significantly reduced in severity with proper lifestyle. His philosophy is to use treatments that can yield healing, not just masking the symptoms.

This is certainly a presentation you do not want to miss!

Look forward to seeing you on May 22nd, and best wishes!