The Builder for May 17th
There were sixteen Kiwanians present at our luncheon at Stone Tree this past Thursday. Irina Sahdu was hosted by K Guy Chouinard.
PP Don Sweatman swung the gavel in place of President Linda Van Aalst this week. He also introduced and thanked our guest speaker Cathy Clarke, the Director of Counseling of Child, Youth & Family Services at Keystone. Thanks PP Don!
President Elect Gord Harris and Board Director Doug Cleverley were in Barbados this week attending the Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention. They were participating in workshops, the House of Delegates, as well as electing Hope Markes from Jamaica as the incoming Governor for 2013/2014. The conference closed Saturday night with a celebratory dinner.
Lieutenant Governor Elect Gail Norris was at the convention receiving her LG training from incoming Governor Peter Tudisco and his team. We know that LGE Gail is honoured to have been elected by her class of Lieutenant Governors as Class President. We congratulate LGE Gail for being recognized by her fellow leaders.
Past Governor Gary was asked to attend the convention by Governor Janet to lead workshop training and to provide a motivational speech to the House of Delegates. Governor Janet reports that PG Gary did an exemplary job!
Cathy Clarke explained that Keystone is a voluntary service which offers counseling and prevention information to all of Grey and Bruce Counties. Keystone staff works in partnership with other community support organizations. These vital services provide much needed assistance to all families who may be struggling and they do it free of charge.
A Fine Time!
K Marion Koepke confessed to a trip to London to be with her grandchildren. K Bruce Jobe confessed to a nine day trip to Phoenix Arizona along with his wife. Bruce admitted to attending a hockey game without Lisa and that cost him five dollars.
K Steve Sired paid a happy toonie because his sailboat was safely moved from its winter storage site beside his house to the marina. PP John Prettie paid a toonie as he was the photographer for the grand opening of the new LCBO as well as confessing to an upcoming trip to Kitchener for a Buck and Doe.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
|Thank you to all those people who have been dropping by K Paul Kirk's MicroAge to drop off items for our upcoming Yard Sale. We will be ticketing items on Wednesday night so please make that final push to find items you'd rather not see again...We'll turn your trash into Kiwanis cash!|
PP Peter Little advised us that the Festival of Music is getting a Trillium Grant and a Federal Grant to help with their financial situation as entrant numbers have been dropping precariously low. The Board is looking for various ways to improve registrant levels.
K Steve Sired explained that the Chip Wagon at Whispering Pines will be having cooking trials on the evenings of May 17th and 18th to be ready to officially open on May 19th. It will then be set for the summer with a new menu as well as revised hours of operation. K Bill Sornberger has volunteered once again to be our Manager of Operations or as we say... Chief of the Patty Wagon...
We need a volunteer for Terrific Kids Thursday May 31st, 2:10! Please Contact: Secretary Julia