No doubt the topics for the two presentations helped attract the record crowd.
Bob McDonald, president of the Russell Historical Society and Museum, spoke on Gaelic Naming Patterns.
Barbara Tose, a Society favourite as well as prolific volunteer for the Society and the OGS, gave the main presentation, excellently illustrated, on Travels with My Aunt: Adventures in Europe 1914.
Unlike last month when the weather was unkind a partly cloudy sky, calm winds and a temperature of a balmy -7C likely tempted more to the meeting.
The meeting also unveiled the Society 20th Anniversary Logo which met with much approval.