The Builder for February 20th, 2014

There were 14 Kiwanians present for lunch at Stone Tree Golf and Fitness Club. We were warmly greeted at the door by K Paul Matthies and K Susan Davey. President Gord Harris asked that PE Paul Strimas read the Objects of Kiwanis and for PP John Prettie to lead us in "I'm singing in the rain"... a good prediction of the weather to come.


DS Julia Levine was the 50/50 lucky number draw winner this week. Our Builder's Club Advisor K Susan Davey won a portfolio to keep track of all her Kiwanis duties.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Please hand in leftover tickets or money to K Paul Kirk at MicroAge

this week.

Fundraising Chair Doug Cleverley brought us up to date on the latest Super Bowl information. There will be a fundraising committee post- mortem with regard to the positives and the pitfalls of this event. He will report their recommendation to the Board for a decision on whether we should repeat this fundraising endeavour. K Doug thanked all those who helped with ticket sales and at the event itself whether on the grills, the door or the floor.

We also held a discussion regarding our Christmas Tree Sales which resulted in approximately $6900 net profit. The strong arms and backs of PE Paul Strimas and Whispering Pines Greg saw the delivery of 51 Christmas Trees which was a great promotional tool for us this year.


PE Paul will be looking at repairs to our trailer door and floor due to wear and tear from Santa's little helpers. The suggestions from today's meeting will be part of the planning for next year's fundraiser. Congratulations goes out to Chair Jim McManaman and all his crew for another successful year at our Kiwanis Christmas Tree lot!


On the Road Again...


PP Peter Little enjoyed a vacation to Vancouver and Victoria to visit family and friends. PE Paul Strimas represented our Whispering Pines Campground at the Toronto Sportsman Show.


K Susan Davies overnight Georgian College Cooking excursion in Barrie and P Gord Harris's week long trip to Naples Florida resulted in a similar $3.00 fine. K Susan appealed to PP Peter Little at this unjust equality which led to PP John Prettie being fined fifty cents...Kiwanis justice...


PP John expressed appreciation for the support from his Kiwanis family of friends shown to him and to Val during her recuperation. Val is now easing her way back to work.

We are keeping K Phil Gignac in our thoughts as he continues his brave battle.

Sometime ago, our club completed a survey of questions to help the Board find a direction for the club that would better meet your needs. It has been evident with our attendance numbers that there are many Kiwanians who are unable to attend lunch time meetings due to work commitments. Your survey responses were clear that many were asking for a regular dinner meeting alternative.

Please attend our dinner meeting on March 20th at Stone Tree at 6 p.m.

After discussion around the Board table, we are offering a dinner meeting for the third Thursday of the month, currently our second luncheon meeting each month. From the survey, 6 p.m. was the preferred time to allow people to come after work. We understand that no day and time is best for all but we hope this will enable more Kiwanians to take part.


There is a special presentation luncheon coming up on May 1st with Lieutenant Governor Carol Ivey in attendance. More information will be forthcoming but do mark your calendar now to honour two club members.