The Builder for March 22
There were 14 Kiwanians and three guests present at our Stone Tree luncheon chaired by President Linda Van Aalst. PE Gord Harris brought out Paul Matthews and Reg Martins as guests to our meeting.
K Stew Andrew and K Bruce Jobe were our keepers at the gate, greeting Kiwanians and looking after our lunch day finances.
PP Andy Drury introduced Shannon Drainsville as our special guest speaker. Shannon is the Community and Fund Development Coordinator from the Women’s House serving Grey and Bruce Counties. Women's House is a safe, supportive environment able to accommodate up to 13 women and children. It is a co-operative setting where residents participate in household chores and meal preparations.
Women's House offers counselling for in-house clients and 24 hour supportive crisis lines. During their stay at Women's House, women and children have the opportunity to access counselling regarding their abuse issues. Both individual and group counselling is available, free of charge. The women also receive help in accessing the services of a variety of community agencies. K Sean McMurray thanked Shannon on behalf of the club.
A Fine Time!
K Sean McMurray confessed to an eleven day trip with his family to the Big Easy-New Orleans, stopping at Nashville and other points of interest. PE Gord Harris reported a motorcycle trip with 3 others to Mildmay-the Little Easy...PE Gord Harris also paid a happy toonie because his Motorcycle Club now has a sidebar as opposed to a sidecar on our Kiwanis website. www.kiwanisowensound.com
PG Gary Levine and K Julia Levine trotted down to Toronto to visit with family and were enthralled with War Horse...a dramatic and fun...neigh performance indeed.
K Belinda Bowler confessed to a cruise ship to Aruba, the Bahamas and one other destination....a Port of no reCall....PP Andy Drury made an optimistic journey with Cathy to Toronto to see a Leafs hockey game.
K Marion Koepke paid a happy toonie as her 85 year old mother is getting married again. Caution should be taken when carrying over the threshold...
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
PP Peter Little made an in-spire-ing plea to attend the silent auction for the St. Georges Church roof. There are many beautiful art items made by local artists from bits and pieces of the old church tower. The money raised will go to fund the new roof that is required. The auction will be held at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery on March 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
President Linda reported that the next K meeting will be at noon at Stone Tree as there is a Chamber of Commerce event in the evening.
Director Russ Pierson announced that he is coordinating the placement of our two new wishing wells. Anyone with worthwhile destination suggestions for these wells should please contact Russ.
DPP Bob Miller submits: For Kiwanis, greatness is in achievement, not in numbers. That is not to say we wouldn't love to see you out to lunch next week.