The Builder for October 30th

It has been an exciting seven days for our Kiwanis Club. On Thursday, October 23rd, President Paul Strimas and Mary Lou attended the Owen Sound and District Chamber Annual Business Excellence Awards Dinner. Amongst nine nominees, our club was honoured to win the Community Not for Profit Award sponsored by BMO Nesbitt Burns, Kelly Haefling, Investment Advisor.

Left to Right: PP John Prettie, President Paul Strimas, K Kelly Haefling,

PP Don Sweatman, K Jim McManaman


A New Legacy Begins!

Approximately 50 Kiwanians and guests attended the Induction of President Paul Strimas, President Elect Bill Sornberger and the Board of Directors at Legacy Ridge Golf Club on Thursday evening.

Treasurer Paul Kirk presented PP Gord with his President's plaque.

PP Gord Harris passed the gavel to our new President Paul Strimas for our upcoming 90th Kiwanis year. Thank you PP Gord for your dedicated service and best wishes President Paul for a great year ahead.

Special guests included Past Governor Peter Tudisco, LG Steven Fielder, Honorary Kiwanians Bernice Ackermann and Ann Kelly, our archivist. Also in attendance were Kate Walsh and David Adair, along with many Kiwanian partners and guests.

Many thanks to PG Gary Levine for photos of our special event.

PG Peter Tudisco presented PLG Gail with her LG pin for her 2013 year. President Paul presented Elizabeth Harris with a token of our appreciation for all her help as well.

Your smile makes our day!

Several Kiwanians were awarded Perfect Attendance...keeping in mind this is not an exact our Attendance Adjudicator PP Don Sweatman.

1 year: K Susan Davey 2: K Paul Matthies, DS Julia Levine, 3: K Stew Andrew, K Doug Cleverley and K Jim McManaman, 7: PLG Linda Van Aalst, 12: DP Bob Miller, 13: PP Gord Harris, 14: PG Gary Levine, 23: PP Peter Little, 34: PP John Prettie!


All Hands On Deck!

Several of you indicated your interest in volunteering once a month for our O’Share project. Our club is sponsoring the fourth Wednesday of the month to serve food and do clean up from 5-7 p.m.

We would need 6-8 members/family/friends each time. Having many volunteers joining this hands-on-activity will make it easy for us to have a full crew each month.

Those who are interested will need to fill out the application form. You indicate on it that you are volunteering for the Kiwanis night.

For those who live in town, you go to the Owen Sound Police Services and say you need a police check for O’Share. Those of you who are out of town, Peggy Moulaison can provide you with a letter to take to the OPP. There is no charge at either location for a police check. If you have had a police check in the last 12 months, you do not require a new one, just a copy for Peggy. I know several of you have had one recently.

Peggy does her scheduling in December for January so your paperwork would need to be completed by then. I would ask that you let President Paul or Secretary Julia know once you have completed your paper work and the police check so that we have an up to date list of those who are involved.