The Builder for February 7th, 2013
There were sixteen Kiwanians present at our luncheon meeting on February 7th. They were greeted at the door by K Doug Cleverley (who was later rewarded for his volunteering by winning the 50/50 draw) and by our ever faithful K Susan Davey.
President Gord Harris was so delighted to see PP Bruce Price in attendance that he asked him to lead us in the Objects of Kiwanis. To also make PP Bruce feel he really was back at a Kiwanis Meeting, PP John Prettie, our Mystery Greeter, led the group in song with added sound effects...
A Super Event to Bowl us over!
President Gord thanked all of the Kiwanians who pitched in to help make our first ever Super Bowl Sunday fundraiser a great success. Dozens of club members pitched in during the weeks prior to the event as well as on the day itself. It was a field goal for K Doug Cleverley's fundraising committee. While it was a team effort, we could not have done it without our team's quarterback K Ted Horton and his many pass completions...!
Our guest speaker for our luncheon this week was introduced by PG Gary Levine who shared some inside information about Kiwanian Julia Levine. He spoke about their travels together throughout E.C.&C. and her love of the children they met. While he was heckled for the length of his introduction, his wife appreciated it...PLG Linda generously thanked our speaker.
K Julia spoke to the club about our involvement in the Terrific Kids program. We reward children monthly at Keppel Sarawak School and Dufferin School for being Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable Kids. Students receive a certificate which states what prompted the award, along with a Terrific Kids pencil and ruler. The program resonates well with the children, parents and staff involved in our character building program. K Julia's hope that our club might expand our program to other additional interested schools in the city.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
President Gord passed on our best wishes to K Michelle Kobryn who is making a great recovery from her knee operation. Our congratulations goes out to K Reta Dimis in her upcoming nuptials and also our positive thoughts go to her soon to be husband Brent England as he faces health challenges.
President Gord ended the meeting with the thought:
If you are not part of the solution, you must be part of the problem