The Builder for January 21st, 2016

PE Susan Davey and K Paul Matthies greeted 15 Kiwanians and guests for our dinner meeting held at the Best Western, Inn on the Bay. President Bill Sornberger wielded the gavel and was suitably fined as DP Bob Miller pointed out his omission of the Objects of Kiwanis.

Guests included PLG Linda Van Aalst's neighbour, Realtor Brenna Urbanek, PP Gord's guest Fred Druff, introduced by his proxy K Paul M, Board of Director Russ Pierson's his wife Heather and DP Bob wife Ann join us.


Speaker's Corner!


Lupercalia festival

Beat the winter blues...If you are interested in attending Lupercalia, just click on the poster and it will take you to the site to buy tickets.


Our guest speaker, Josh Richardson was introduced by PLG Linda. Josh, a psychiatric nurse is  married with 3 children including twins. In addition to this busy schedule, he operates Mudtown Records. His biggest claim to fame is that he is the son-in-law of PP Paul Strimas!

Josh attended our meeting to tell us more about a special festival, Lupercalia Winter Multi-Arts Festival which he and his committee of volunteers is planning and organizing for February 12 and 13th. President Bill thanked Josh for letting us know about this event.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

PP Jack Tweddle. gave us an update on PP Dr. Gilbert Howey's medical situation as provided to him by Gilbert's son Ian. He has been in Lyndhurst Rehab Centre since Jan. 11 where the whole team sees him as NOT your usual 84 year old patient with his determination and willingness to participate in all of the recommended therapy. He is expected to be there for 2 months at least, does not currently have the use of his hands or legs. K Jack circulated a card for signatures but all members should consider sending K Gilbert a card:

Gilbert Howey (Patient)

520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, ON
M4G 3V9


We Are Listening...

Board members K Paul Kirk and PE Susan Davey, along with President Bill held a children's community needs assessment meeting at the Police Station, Wed, January 20th, at 6:00 pm. As we move forward in determining where we can help, your Board wanted to hear from those in our community who work directly with our youth. Fifteen local organizations responded to our invitation.

President Bill chaired the meeting and PE Susan presented a brief summary of past Kiwanis projects. There was a lively and informative open discussion with all groups contributing. The over riding theme was children's safety and well being, both physical and mental.

Eight organizations had prepared project proposals, which were left with committee for further consideration.