In February the Men’s group enjoyed a very informative presentation by local architect Johnny Baird. Mr Baird outlined the qualification process for architects and the various factors they needed to consider in the design and planning process. He spoke at length of his involvement in conservation using examples of the Maze prison and the Crumlin Road Goal. Everyone learned how to identify restored elements in construction and how the design process makes full use of natural resources. Mr Baird’s passion in the many projects he was involved in throughout Northern Ireland was infectious and, really helped to give everyone a real awareness for stewardship of their environment.
March 13th we will have a close protection expert speaking about the ups and downs of being a bodyguard. This will cover various dimensions of managing the safety of VIP’s. The talk may also involve demonstration of self-defence techniques. As always, the talk will be followed with an opportunity for questions and fellowship time.