What a fun, interesting, and exciting presentation at PROBUS!

Thank you for bringing the war of 1812 to light for us! Too bad all of my high school history could not have been brought to life in the same way.
– Steven Duff & Trish Sobie, Parry Sound Probus Club, October 25, 2017

On behalf of the Probus Club of South Muskoka, I would like to thank you for your talk today. Looking around the audience, I believe that many of our members were very interested! You certainly have put your heart and soul into the research about the War of 1812 and The Age of Sail. I didn’t get to talk to you at the end, as I had to get going and I noticed you had quite the audience at your book table, so I didn’t want to interrupt.

Thanks again and all the best on the publishing and sale of your next book!
– Pat Kuebler, Speakers Chairperson, Probus Club of South Muskoka, September 6, 2017

Hi Cheryl. Thank you for you presentation to our Probus Club earlier today It was informative and entertaining and most definitely well received by our members. I heard many good comments.

Thank you again.
– Don Holman, President, Probus Club of Barrie Huronia, July 26, 2017

Hello Cheryl. It was a pleasure to have you speak to our Lighthouse Probus Club (Collingwood). Our members truly enjoyed your presentation and we all learned from your in-depth research on the War Of 1812. I have recommended you to Tim Weichel Speaker Chair Mountainview Probus Club and you should be hearing from him soon.

Best Regards,
– Fred E. Devellano, Founding President – Lighthouse Probus Club, June 22, 2017

Hi Cheryl …Just a message to thank you again for travelling the long distant from Bracebridge to make a presentation to our club. I was given a lot of positive feedback about it. I’m certainly more informed about the war of 1812 and the hardships of the men that fought at sea during that era. I’m happy that your books sold and I wasn’t surprised that they did. I am well into reading the first novel and am thoroughly enjoying it. Actually, it is difficult putting it down.
– Sandy Newton, Exeter & Area Probus, May 17, 2017

Cheryl, just to let you know, I am getting a lot of positive feedback from members about your presentation! It seems everyone quite enjoyed it. For myself, I never knew history could be so interesting!! Thank you again.

Warmest regards,
– Fredrica Lipchen, Cooksville Probus Club, June 16, 2016

I am getting more and more feedback from Volunteers and they really enjoyed your talk!! Thank you for the wonderful talk and the charming company. It was a pleasure to have you. You are quite the lady! Amazing!
– Ginny Kernohan, Muskoka Family Focus Volunteers’ Appreciation Gala, May 12, 2016

Cheryl, I must congratulate you on your prowess as a speaker and presenter. Your teaching background comes through in the way you interacted with your audience and quizzed us and made us part of all the background historical details which you had garnered. You kept our attention throughout.
– Allan Simpson, Hanover Probus, September 2015

It was our privilege to have had you as our Guest Speaker on Monday, and I must say that the warmth of our members in great part emanated from your personable and friendly demeanour!

WOW, what a fantastic presentation, and so well received – In my two years of looking after program/speakers, I have not seen our membership respond so fondly to a speaker!

The quiz was fun, your topic was of great interest, the history of “three squares,” “slush fund” et al was a real bonus, and your knowledge of your subject was most impressive.

And, as Paul Sheppard, our retired English Teacher said “It’s especially nice to see a person use the English language properly.”
– Don Cooper, Brockville Men’s Probus, June 2015

Heard so many positive comments re: you and your talk. Everyone learned so much on Monday, a real treat for all. I also was so impressed with you as a speaker.
– Vera Skitch, Grand River Women’s Probus Club, June 2015

It was a real delight to have you with us on Wednesday. The most common comment was “if I had her for a history teacher I would have paid a lot more attention.”
– Milton Barry, Peterborough Probus, October 2014

On behalf of the Probus Club of Ottawa-Rideau, I want to thank you most sincerely for giving us such an excellent presentation today. We are particularly grateful to you and your family for travelling all this way to and from Bracebridge. Personally, I found your talk to be an object lesson on how to engage an audience and to keep them interested. It certainly worked on us. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help with naval research, or more information about Portsmouth.
– Mike Taylor, Ottawa Rideau Valley Probus, August 2014

On behalf of the Probus Club of Bradford thank you so very much for your presentation today. It was very well received. I was watching our members during your presentation & could see that you had their full attention! Enjoyed the stories on the origins of everyday phrases & life aboard (circa) 1812 sailing vessels. Particularly liked the way you interacted with your audience.  I am looking forward to reading your book.
– Brian Fuller, Bradford Probus Club, September 2013