The Builder for September 17th

There were 22 Kiwanians and two guests present at our luncheon held at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. PE Susan Davey introduced Josephine Donaghey as her guest for today. K Gabe Nowak and K Stew Andrew were our friendly door greeters. K David Kennedy led us in the Objects of Kiwanis. K Kate Walsh was the lucky winner of our draw today. K Ted Horton received his Centennial Medal Pin as part of his award during our 90th Anniversary Dinner celebration.

 

Speaker's Corner

Kiwanian Jim McManaman introduced our speaker, Festival of Northern Lights Chair, Don McMillan. We were on the cutting edge of the news today as Don explained the idea behind moving the Christmas Tree to the Rec Centre. He articulated his hopes for further light displays at City Hall and a live tree as well.

The Festival of Northern Lights first began in 1987 with this year's lighting on November 13th.

 

Festival of Northern Lights Chair

Don McMillan

Photo by: PP John Prettie

 

Don went on to speak about their 7o volunteers and the need for more help setting up their many displays. Their lights are stored at a facility provided by the City at Greenwood Cemetery, including the 32 new displays they obtained from their 2012 Trillium Grant. They have applied again this year for help in funding this huge endeavour. We wish them every success!

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Be sure to sign up for our October 1st dinner at Legacy Ridge to thank out going President Paul Strimas and welcome our incoming President, Bill Sornberger and his Board. Additionally, we will need help on October 4th at Grey Roots for the Pratie Oaten event. A schedule will be available coming out to you shortly. This is our second year at this fun afternoon event.

Keep November 21st marked on your calendar for our 70th annual Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade.

Photo by K Steve Sired

Whispering Pines Chair Steve Sired announced that the cabins are ready to rent with a special offer this fall. Landscaping and fire pits are complete along with added hooks for clothing.

At the recent Division 8 Caucus meeting held in Collingwood, Eric Gonneau of the Kiwanis Club of Barrie was elected for a two year term as our Lieutenant Governor. He will join us for our induction night on October 1st.

 

A Fine Time!

"All the world's a stage" as PP Peter Little spent a week with Nonnie and friends at Stratford and enjoyed eight plays. PP John Prettie proudly announced the birth of their 4th grandchild, a girl, “Claire Audrey Ann”  born August 6th 8lbs 14 oz..  K Ted Horton had a trip around the British Isles while K Jim McManaman took his wife, Kelly and their three children on a trip to Halifax to visit Kelly’s family.