The Builder for March 7th
There were 12 Kiwanians gathered at the Stone Tree Golf and Fitness club for lunch. Each Kiwanian was warmly greeted at the door by K Susan Davey and K Stew Andrew. PP Clarke McLeod read the Objects of Kiwanis. The luck of the Irish was with PP Andrew Drury as he won our 50/50 draw.
David McLaren from CFOS radio, one of the “wise guys” was introduced by PLG Linda van Aalst. David spoke at the luncheon about the need for a higher minimum wage to help people make ends meet. He articulated that the gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening.
David feels that the middle class is falling short and he believes it will take political intervention to re-establish it. David handed out information which contained statistics to verify his thoughts. Government subsidies were also discussed. PP Peter Little thanked our guest speaker.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Distinguished President Bob Miller is happy to report on the wonderful Terrific Kids assembly he attended on behalf of the club in February. The theme for the Terrific kids assembly was "Caring". This was carried into the Kiwanis certificates and TK pencils for deserving students who exemplified this trait.
Additionally they aired three videos. Two were showing children thanking each other and teachers individuals for their caring. As well, one showed children at a seniors' homes brightening their day. There was a short tumbling demonstration illustrating the word Caring.
DP Bob notes that staff and students put a lot of thought and time into preparing for the Kiwanis Terrific Kids assemblies. It is an impressive school that we are proud to be helping!
We are lucky indeed to be able to say that our own PP Peter Little has been recognized for his long-standing support of the arts here in Owen Sound. He received the Patron of the Arts award at the recent Cultural Awards for 2014 held at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Congratulations!
A Fine Time!
PP Peter Little confessed to a northern experience field trip to a remote log cabin, north of Elliott Lake where he and several friends gathered for a Blue Grass jam session. P Gord paid a happy toonie to recognized PLG Gail Norris who was able to attend today and one for his March birthday.
K Doug Cleverley confessed to a trip to Richmond Hill. Doug also paid a happy toonie recognizing his son Brendon who has been accepted into the Marine Navigation Course at Georgian College. PP Kevin Dandeno confessed to babysitting his granddaughter in Toronto while her parents went to Jamaica. PP Clarke McLeod has been busy on a number of business trips around Southern Ontario.
PLG Linda van Aalst confessed to a couple of trips to Toronto on Election business. Any takers on when the election will be called?