The Builder for October 16th, 2014

There were 17 Kiwanians and 3 guests present at our induction luncheon held at Stone Tree golf club. Kate Walsh, Ann Miller and former Kiwanian Don King were being hosted at lunch today. Before Kiwanians had a chance to sit down, they did some putting for MNT. K Russ Pierson demonstrated the most unusual technique with K Paul Kirk draining four in a row!

Leading us in the Objects of Kiwanis was K Alex Morris and reading the invocation was K Paul Matthies.


For those dreading the inevitable approaching snowfall, K Bruce Jobe has a solution for that, The Snow Lottery. For just a toonie, you can pick a day of the first real snowfall. All donations go to MNT with the winner receiving a bottle of wine from LG Steven Fielder. Don't be a flake! Donate! K Bruce Jobe was the lucky 50/50 winner. It pays to volunteer!


There was an attempt at singing today. It was evident that we were clearly missing PP John Prettie and PP Peter Little who keep us tuned up.


Welcome our Newest Member!

DP Bob Miller presents new inductee

K David Kennedy his certificate.

We welcome Major David Kennedy from the Salvation Army as our newest Kiwanis member. Sponsor DP Bob Miller presented K David's biography. The next time you meet K David ask about his wife Donna, his three children and five grandchildren.

Ask K Dave about all the places he has lived in and his service to our community for Police Services.

K Dave received his apron from PG Gary Levine for you to sign before or after a meeting. President Paul pinned our newest member. He received a Kiwanis kit PP Gord Harris.


The Speaker's Corner

Builder's Club Advisor and Board Member K Susan Davey outline the Kiwanis youth protection policy. There are strict guidelines to protect both the youth and our volunteers. Background checks are required for all those working closely with youth programs.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

We have donated to the Royal Canadian Legion for a wreath to be placed at the cenotaph on November 11th. As in years passed, we encourage as many Kiwanians as possible to gather together at the Cenotaph that morning.


We encourage all members and their guests to attend the induction of President Paul Strimas and his Board. At our induction on October 30th, Past Governor Peter Tudisco will be with us to make a presentation to PLG Gail Norris. There will be a presentation to PP Gord Harris. The induction is being held at Legacy Ridge beginning with a social at 6 p.m. Your board as passed a motion that the ticket will be just $20 to encourage as many members, spouses and guests to attend as possible. We will need to know by October 24th the numbers attending.


The Wiarton Rotary Santa Claus parade will be renting our float for their evening parade. More information will be forthcoming looking for volunteers to accompany the float on its trek to Wiarton.


From the President's Pen!

I would like to thank the Kiwanis Kitchen Volunteers who braved the rain and cold to make sure everything ran smoothly on October 6th at the Pratie Oaten held at Grey Roots. By all reports the KK trailer will be there again in 2015. Great effort!

P Paul pins Kiwanian David Kennedy

Photos by PG Gary Levine

Your Board had a very active business meeting on October 14th. I am very pleased, in particular, with the following two motions passed by your Board members:

“THAT the Board approves the sponsorship and the payment of dues past and present for the Collingwood Cameron Street School Builder’s Club and

THAT the Board approves payment of mileage for Builder Advisor Susan Davey to

visit the club up to four times a year.” Carried Unanimously

“THAT the Board approves the sponsoring O’Share one meal a month for the next

12 months at the cost of $100/month  and that we attempt to provide hands on help

of 6 volunteers a month to serve and clean up."  Carried Unanimously.


The passing of these two service related motions reflects the goals of Kiwanis in nurturing our youth and assisting with community needs.

A big thank you to Honorary Kiwanian Ann Kelly who is helping us to prepare for our very special Remembrance Day luncheon on November 6th. In closing, November is going to be a very busy month with our parade on November 15th. Please assist Parade Chair, PP Andy, in any of

the many duties that may develop.

See you at the induction on October 30th!

Yours in Kiwanis,

President Paul Strimas