The Builder for June 18th Meeting

There were 16 Kiwanians and 7 guests at our luncheon held at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. RTE Gail was accompanied by PLG Lenora Blackmore. April Robinson was with us on behalf of Ride Don't Hide and Carolyn Marritt from Bibles for Missions. Dr. Gilbert Howie and Rev. Jack Tweddle, past Golden K members and potential new members, along with Kerry Ann Weaver also joined us. PE Susan Davey hosted retired teacher Janneke Baan.

President Paul Strimas invited K Linda Gignac to lead us in the Objects of Kiwanis. PE Susan Davey was the lucky draw winner for today. K Steve Sired attended the Hillcrest concert and saw the ukuleles we purchased for the students in action.

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

April Robinson from the Canadian Mental Health Grey Bruce brought us up to date about this year's Ride Don't Hide Event. She presented President Paul Strimas with a thank you certificate for our volunteering at their event.

The weather cooperated well on June 21st as the BBQ crew of K Gabe Nowak, K Kate Walsh, K Michelle Kobryn, Val Prettie, Mary Lou Strimas, PG Gary and DS Julia Levine kept the hungry crowd fed.

 

Speaker's Corner!

DS Julia Levine introduced our guest speaker, Carolyn Marritt, volunteer coordinator for Bibles for Missions Store in Owen Sound.

Carolyn spoke about their fantastic crew of volunteers who

K Steve Sired thanked our speaker.

sort through the 300 Tonnes of materials they receive in just one year. Monies earned help local families in need to provide needed clothing and household essentials. Other money also goes to literacy programs for new immigrants to Canada.

 

What's Up!

The Pan Am Torch Rally was a great success. From the food prep crew of Michelle, Kate, DS Julia, Treasurer Paul Kirk, Bruce Boom Boom Jobe and PD Bill Sornberger to workers on the day, K Michelle, PP Don Sweatman, K Guy Chinouard, DP Bob Miller, K Russ and Heather Pierson among others, all went well. 117 Orders were filled with over $1100 in monies received.

 

There are many events coming up that could use your hands. Please note the dates in our sidebar. If you are able to help, please sign up on the Doodle. Thanks to PG Gary for taking the time to create them for us. I have been told they don't just magically appear. Who knew?

 

The Kiwanis Festival of Music needs you to help on our Board of Directors. If you are interested, please contact DS Julia. We are very much in need of assistance.

 

Happy Birthday goes out to: Kees van Aalst July 8th, Lorne Rich 23rd, Ruth Parsons 24th and Michelle on the 31st.

 

Happy Anniversary sent to: Kelly & Pat Haefling on June 28th, Steve and Flo Sired on July 2nd and Margie & Clarke McLeod on the 3rd.