Dates that shouldn't scare you!


November 8th

Remembrance Luncheon

PP Elwood Moore

Legion of Honour


November 11th

Our club will have a wreath at the cenotaph.


November 12th

Parade Meeting

5:15 P Andy's office


November 16th

Float decorating

at WP 6 p.m.

Candy bagging

DIA 6 p.m.


November 17th

Parade Day

Vest pick up DIA

All hands on deck!

Parade  starts at

10 a.m. Pick a corner.


November 20th

Food Committee Meeting

Community Center

6 p.m.


November 24th

Tree Sales begin

Unloading trees Tues. 20th/Wed 21st

(Bring your strong family members or friends)


November 27th

Board Meeting

6 p.m.

Community Living


November 28th



December 6th

Luncheon Meeting




December 13th

Christmas Dinner


November Birthdays

Jack Tweddle 12

Dave Parsons -14

Gary Levine -21

Steve Sired -22


November Anniversaries

Linda and Kees van Aalst 7

(Enjoy your celebration cruise!)


P Michelle says:

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams

The Builder for October 25th

There were 22 Kiwanians and seven guests attending our Induction Meeting chaired by President Michelle Kobryn. Colleen Trask Seaman (Executive Director of OSHaRE), Dennis Kefalas (Owen Sound's Director of  Public Works and Engineering ), Greg Rodgers (Whispering Pines Manager), Mark Hendry (Chair of the Kiwanis Music Festival), Mary Lou Brown (Manager of the CAA), Alice Wannan (Salvation Army) and Cameron Lovell (son of K Scott Lovell) were our special guests.

Dennis Kefalas, previously from the Yellowknife Kiwanis Club, handed in his membership application. He was attending his third luncheon with us. Another induction will be happening again soon!

While Past International Trustee Gary Levine couldn't be at our induction meeting, he was in St. Thomas signing up members there, like print shop owner Michael Van Pelt. The goal is to recruit at least 15 members to form a new Kiwanis Club there.

Past IT Gary Levine, Michael Van Pelt and Past IP John Button

An attentive bunch of Kiwanians!

All members attending today were warmly met at the door by Kiwanian Penny Garvin and Director Paul Matthies. Director Guy Chouinard was the winner of our lucky number draw.PP Don Sweatman was our mystery greeter.

Meet Our Newest Kiwanian!

The induction of our newest member Scott Lovell was celebrated today.

K Scott has had interesting, varied professional experiences, all centering around communications, government and media relations.

He has had over seventeen years of political and corporate involvement from being a campaign manager to Governmental Senior Special Advisor in Heath care as well as Energy and Infrastructure.

Recently, he was the Executive Director at Chapman House seeing it through to completion.

K Scott now owns and operates Ratio Communications, specializing in effective advocacy for non-profit organizations.

K Scott was presented with his K pin, certificate, apron, K ball cap and name badge. Scott, on the other hand, was right off the mark by presenting Treasurer Fred with his dues cheque! A great new member!

K Scott is pictured with President Michelle and his son, Cameron, who was with him to celebrate his day.

PP Paul Strimas thanked K Stew for lending us his excellent background material used in the induction.

P Michelle Kobryn, K Scott Lovell and Cameron (Cameron was with Mayor Ruth Lovell, his grandmother, when we opened our Harrison Park Playground in 2009).

Speakers Corners!

There were a number of speakers today explaining a bit about their committees and reaching out to members to join in.

LGE (DP) Susan Davey outlined what our Service Leadership Programs are in Kiwanis. DS Julia Levine explained the Terrific Kid materials on each table. The certificates, pencils and wrist bands are presented at Hillcrest, Keppel Sarawak, Eastridge and Alexandra Schools for the Terrific Kids there. We are reaching out to approximately 1200 students.

Treasurer Fred Druyf, a committee member on the Kiwianis Music Festival board, spoke about the upcoming 87th Festival year. He explained the need for more members to volunteer to take part in helping during the festival days at the venues both night and day.

WP Chair Steve Sired

Whispering Pines Campground Chair Steve Sired let us know that of the 225 sites, 180 are seasonal campers along with 7 sleeping cabins and 20 new tent sites. They have recently purchased two new trailers. Their hope is to provide campground experiences for families in need.

PP Don Sweatman presented DP Bob Miller with his 16 year attendance pin and PP Gord with his 17 year pin. Perfect!


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

P Michelle is asking those with memorabilia from the War,to please bring along on November 8th. It will be our Remembrance Day Luncheon. PP Elwood Moore will also receive his Legion of Honour for 60 years with our club.

PP Elwood Moore speaking on Nov. 3rd, 2016.

Golf shirts are still available for sale. K Jim McManaman was modelling one as he spoke about our upcoming tree sales. Tree prices have gone up to 40,50 and 60 dollars for pine, balsam and fraser fir. All members able are asked to sign up for 3-4 shifts to help on the lot.

Christmas Parade Chair Andrew Drury spoke about the 73rd upcoming parade's theme of Winter Sports. Members are reminded to pick up their vests at the DIA office on the morning of the parade.

PP Gord Harris let us know that the float is in good working order and ready for Santa.