Dates to Remember


Christmas Tree Sales

November 26th -

Til they are sold

Let the fir fly while you pine to spruce up the tree lot! Please sign up


November 29th

Board Meeting

6 p.m.

Community Living


December 1st

Luncheon Meeting

Inn on the Bay

Speaker: Joan Chandler for Sheatre


December 3rd

Wiarton Night Parade


December 15

Christmas Dinner

Legacy Ridge


(plus tax and tip)

6 p.m. social

7 p.m. dinner


December Birthdays

Guy Chouinard 13

Kelly McManaman 20

Eric Crose 20

Linda van Aalst 26

Tammy Flagler 26

David Kennedy 28

Candy Horton 31


Tammy and Jack Flagler 22

Julia and Gary Levine 23

The Builder for November 17th

There were 17 Kiwanians and three guests in attendance at our dinner meeting held at the Inn on the Bay. Honorary Kiwanian Ann Kelly and PP Andy Drury's guest, Karen Conley along with Scott Lovell joined us for dinner. K Paul Matthies and Kiwanian Fred Druyf were our greeters at the door. President Susan Davey asked K Doug Cleverley to read the Objects of Kiwanis. K Paul Matthies was the lucky number draw winner for today.

Speaker's Corner!

PP Gord Harris introduced our guest, Chapman House Executive Director Scott Lovell. Scott was able to update the club on the progress of construction at the site. The hope is that Chapman House will open in April. Currently there are 23 employees with the hopes of hiring RPNs being trained at Georgian College. Scott expressed his sincere gratitude for our generous donation. 3.1 million dollars have been raised thus far.

K Paul Matthies thanked Scott for his update.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

PP Kevin Dandeno sent in a picture for The Builder of our pile of trees guarded by President Susan and Christmas Tree Chair Jim McManaman.  We have fraser fir, balsam and pine trees for sale. We have hundreds of trees to set up. There are many spots for members to lend a hand. Please sign up.

Instructions are in the trailer.


Thank you to all Kiwanians and Kiwanis partners for pitching in to make our Kiwanis Santa Claus parade another success. Special Kiwanis Kudos to Marylou Strimas, Elizabeth Harris and Karen Conley for their dedication to the cause. Georgian College students were out in force as well to marshall.

Parade Float Winners:

Green Float - Dog Sense
Youth category - Girl Guides
Faith - Rockcliff Gospel Church
High School - St. Mary's
Junior School - Montessori School
Dance - Windsong
Music - Owen Sound City Band
Character Float - Phoenix Gymnastics
Commercial Float - Miller Construction
Community Service - Georgian College
Honourable Mention - The Agency
Best Float - Suntrail Outfitters

Thank you as well to Greg Rodgers and PP Paul Strimas for their willingness to do whatever was needed. Float wizard John Davey waved his mechanical wand and all was well.

The club is grateful to Chair Andrew Drury for bringing another parade to life!