The Builder for May 21st, 2015

There were 15 Kiwanians and a special guest speaker present for our luncheon meeting held at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. K Paul Matthies and PE Susan Davey welcomed Kiwanians at the door.


DP Bob Miller wielded the gavel for President Paul Strimas who was in Aruba attending the Eastern Canada and Caribbean Convention.

K David Kennedy led us in reading the Objects of Kiwanis. Kiwanian Don King was our mystery greeter for the day and he reported that all Kiwanians shook his hand...a very warm welcome. K Sean McMurray was the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw. K Stew levied the fines for today.


Speaker's Corner!


K Sean McMurray introduced our guest speaker Executive Director, Community Foundaton Grey Bruce, Aly Boltman.

Aly gave us a very informative talk outlining the five key goals of the Foundation:

Trusted Endowment Funds

Pathways to Education Funds for Youth

Secure Investing in our Community

Support for Community Issues

Providing Yearly Grants


You are encouraged to take their community vitality survey.

PP Don Sweatman thanked our speaker.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


We have some dedicated volunteers doing hands-on-service at OShare on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 4:45 until 6:45. We would appreciate more Kiwanians (and partners) signing up to help with this worthwhile project. Please let Michelle or Julia know if you would like a volunteer application form. Criminal checks are provided free for city residents.


Work parties are underway at Whispering Pines. For those who wish to sign up please enter your name on the Work Party Doodle.


K Michelle informs us that June 11th is the Pan Am Torch Relay event at Bayshore Parking Lot.  The City estimates that over 3000 people will be in attendance and our Food Trailer will be the only food vender so we will need a lot of Kiwanian support for this one from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. Food preparation will take place on June 10th at 6 p.m.


July 1st is our big Canada Day celebration at Kelso Beach from noon on and our Food Trailer will be there. We will do prep work the night before at Whispering Pines at 6 p.m.


Bon Bini


P Paul Strimas and Mary Lou

President Paul and Mary Lou, RTE Gail Norris, PE Bill Sornberger, PG Gary Levine, DS Julia were busy attending the Eastern Canada and the Caribbean Convention in Aruba. From workshops, to meeting fellow Kiwanians to voting on our incoming leadership team, there was lots to do.

PG Gary was kept on the run presenting as Formula Chair for ECC at the LG training, giving a workshop on technology and delivering a humorous keynote address to the House of Delegates.


DS Julia was surprised and honoured to receive the Unsung Hero Award, as Outstanding Secretary for E.C.& C. It was presented during the first plenary session of the convention.

DS Julia Levine and DPG Hope Markes

Hillcrest School wishes to thank our club, through KKO, for donating ukuleles last fall. You are invited to hear the students perform on Wednesday, June 17th. The show starts at 7 p.m. with the ukuleles performing around 7:30. Strum on down!