PRESIDENT: Allen Meyer

Dentist, Farmer , Hunter, Fisher, Gardiner, Grandpa and retired. 

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SECRETARY: Greg Bosecker

GREG: Is a product of Western Canada, University of Calgary graduate, and a Mechanical Engineer (P.Eng) by trade. Professional experience includes various types of hydrocarbon processing and other industrial concerns, mostly in Canada, but also in the Middle East. Married to Helen, and we have two grown children, both now enrolled at UVic, with the aim of becoming Mechanical Engineers themselves.

Now 2 years mostly-retired, I enjoy physical exercise, travel, reading, 70’s -80’s pop music and a bit of cooking. In addition I like working with my hands, and enjoy making things out of wood and/or metal.

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TREASURER: Thomas Glenn

Thomas (Tom) Glenn, married to Kim Lee, born in Montreal and moved to Victoria in 2014 from London UK after 3 year assignment there.

I enjoy an active lifestyle, with cycling, tennis, badminton and the rich social life and entertainment that Victoria offers.

In addition to being the Treasurer of the Victoria Region and Men’s Newcomers Club (VRMNC) , I am the president of the VRMNC Real Money Investment Club, which I joined in 2015. Also, I am secretary of the Cordova Bay Community Club, a sports and recreation centre focused on badminton and pickleball.

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Bruce was born and raised in Victoria, moved in 1971 to Toronto to join Environment Canada. Spent 33 years with Environment Canada living in several different parts of the country. Retired in Vancouver in 2004 then 10 years at UBC. Moved to Victoria in 2015. Avid woodworker and member of the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild, also enjoy cycling and camping.

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WEBMASTER: John Pierce

John moved to Victoria from Qatar in January 2017 and joined VRMNC in May 2017. Worked primarily in the upstream area of the Oil & Gas Business for small and super-majors starting in Alberta with the last 21 years overseas for Shell International all overseas.

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KEITH KNOWLES: Keith moved from Winnipeg to Victoria in September 2016.  He worked as a forest insect and disease specialist with Manitoba Conservation and part-time instructor with the University of Winnipeg Forest Ecology programme.  He has served on the executive of the Canadian Institute of Forestry – Manitoba Section, Manitoba Plant Biologist Association and Trees Winnipeg.  Keith enjoys cooking and outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.

GARY SHAW: I was born in Chilliwack, BC. and am married to Lorrie. After graduating from high school I worked in the plumbing wholesale industry fo 26 years, The next 20 years I  was in the Rep business representing manufactures supplying the same industry. I sold my share of the business in 2009 and retired to Parksville. In 2018 we moved to Victoria. I enjoy golf, biking, curling, skiing, fishing and travel.

ED WOJCZYNSKI: Ed happily retired from his engineering job five years ago and moved to Victoria from Winnipeg. As a prairie boy he enjoys kayaking the island coastline, hiking the hills/mountains, cycling year round, walking, gardening, reading and being lazy.

ORLIE REESE: Orlie is a Vancouver kid. He spent a major portion of his working life in parts, sales and service of trucks. Selling up in 1986 he moved to Victoria where he spent the next ten years selling residential real estate. At age 50 it was time to point the sailboat south. After many wonderful years in Mexico he returned to Victoria in 2016.