The Builder for September 27th, 2012

This week was the final luncheon meeting for our chair, President Linda Van Aalst. We thank her for dedication to our club stepping in as President for a historic second time. We know she will be able to breathe easier on her rush from Rogers to lunch on Thursdays. There were twelve members in attendance at the Stonetree luncheon along with our guest speaker, Dennis Wiseman.


Speaker's Corner

Dennis Wiseman of the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association.

Photo by: PP John Prettie

Kiwanian Marion Koepke introduced our speaker Dennis Wiseman from the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association who presented information about their fisheries activities along with an interesting slide show.

Dennis spoke about the hatchery on Weaver Farm where salmon, rainbow and brown trout are housed with an output of 300,000 fish annually.

Dennis went on to explain that the Mill Dam fish ladder was the first such ladder in the province. The Association checks fish for lamprey wounds, maturity of fish and the sex with all facts reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. Out of the 15,000, 7 inch long trout released each year, approximately 10 % survive to maturity.

The Sportsmen are creating spawning beds at Inglis Falls and the Sydenham River. Incoming President Gord Harris thanked our speaker for his knowledgable talk and for the good work being done by the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association and that's no fish story!


A Fine Time

PP Kevin Dandeno announced that he is the proud owner of a new guitar that strikes a responsive chord. K Bert Loopstra was also thrilled about his daughter's wedding, a mutual accord. PD Gord Harris had two motorcycle excursions, enjoying the beautiful fall scenery...never bored.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Our club is pleased to report that at the Barrieā€™s 90th anniversary celebrations in Barrie on September 22nd, International Vice-President Dr. John Button presented PLG Al Kelly with the Walter Zeller medal for his dedication to children. Dr. John spoke passionately about his personal experiences recently in Africa witnessing the life saving work UNICEF is doing on our behalf of Kiwanis, in our efforts to eliminate Maternal Neonatal Tetanus.

Honorary Kiwanian Ann and PLG Al Kelly

Photo by: PG Gary Levine


We Have A Winner!

50/50 Draw Winner: PP John Prettie, our ever faithful, resident photography professional.


October Birthdays

John E. McLachlan 2

Elwood Moore 7

Karen Sweatman 7

Al Kelly 15

Jim McManaman 18

Clarke McLeod 18

Bruce Price 18

John Prettie 30




Nancy and Ted Stevens 5

Alex and Tricia Morris 12

Ann and Al Kelly 15

Mary Jane and Kevin Dandeno 15



Thought for the day!

Roeism submitted by DP Bob Miller

"Kiwanis is not a thing - it is a feeling. It is a crystallization of the spirit of cooperation, of helpfulness and it cannot be expressed in words, in music, in picture, or in any other way except in the lives of those who serve to help others."