The first Tech Session of 2019 is on Saturday January 26th, 10:30am, at the Geoforce Group Lab (Akerley Blvd, Unit 14, in Burnside). Neil Hicks will lead this session on Nickel-plating and the demonstration will be followed by a Q&A period.

Coffee and tea will be provided but, as always, please bring your chair if you wish to be seated during the presentation. The session will run until noon; after which, we will go for lunch at the Old Port Pub, just 300 meters away from the Geoforce facility, and located at 900 Windmill Rd on the NE corner of Windmill Rd and Akerley Blvd.

Please let me know by Thursday the 24th:
• if you are attending the tech session
• if you will be bringing a guest and
• if are you will be joining us for lunch.
Hope to see you there,
Pat Connolly 902-220-5135

Monday February 11th, we will be holding our annual BATANS Christmas in February Dinner. For the last three years we have dined at the Inn On The Lake in Fall River where we’ve always had a great time and excellent meals. I have reserved their entire dining room for 6:00 PM on the 11th and I hope we can fill it up. They can seat 55 people comfortably. The plan is to arrive at 6:00, order a beverage, mingle a bit and sit down to order at 6:30

Follow this link to see their dining room menu so you can have a preview of what they offer.

If you plan on attending  please RSVP to me before Monday January 28th. This will be greatly appreciated as I have to firm up the reservations that day. Gerry Hull, 902-221-2882,

South Shore Group: Annual Winter Get-Away, February 22nd/23rd.
At the Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa, all Batans members and their guest are welcome to attend. There will be two dinners in the hotel dining room on Friday February, 22nd. and Saturday the 23rd. Both will be at 18:00 hrs.

Deadline for RSVPs is February 18th in order that the Hotel can prepare for our numbers. Ian 902-279-0321 

Hotel Info:
Lunenburg Arms Hotel & Spa
94 Pelham Street
Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0
Make your own room bookings if staying overnight.
There’s ample parking across the street from the hotel or on the street.

The Snow Date, Tuesday, January 22nd, 6 PM, has been implemented!!
The first of three Halifax winter dine arounds has moved from Monday, January 21st. But it’s still at Swiss Chalet, 358 Lacewood Drive, next to Home Depot. 

Everyone is welcome, Swiss Chalet’s only request is that we provide a head count in advance. If you still or now plan on attending, please let me know. John Hughes 902-826-2665