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International President

Jim Rochford


International Trustee

Gary Levine


Governor of Eastern Canada and Caribbean

Bobby Moo Young


District Trustee

Gail Norris-McKeown


Lieutenant Governor

Division 8

Stephanie Worthington


Club President

Don Sweatman



to Remember


October 12th


Inn on the Bay


Eastern Canada & Caribbean Governor Bobby Moo Young, from Jamaica, will be our guest speaker.

Please mark this luncheon on your calendar!


October 24th

Board Meeting

6 p.m.

Community Living

All members are welcome to attend


October 26th

Luncheon Meeting

Inn on the Bay


Speaker TBA


November 9th

Luncheon Meeting


Change for this week only!





Invictus Games Volunteer Nancy Hay

Get an inside look at these amazing games.


November 23rd

Luncheon Meeting

Inn on the Bay


October Birthdays

Elwood Moore 7

Karen Sweatman 7

Kirstin Stevenson 7

Jim McManaman 18

Clarke McLeod 18

Kate Walsh 22

John Prettie 30


October Anniversaries

Nancy & Ted Stevens 5

Mary Jane & Kevin Dandeno 15

Fred and Judy Druyf 20

Michael and Suzanne Rutherford 20





The Builder for September 28th, 2017

The Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound gathered together at the Best Western Inn on the Bay to thank President Susan Davey for her leadership this year and to support our incoming President Don Sweatman. First to greet meeting- goers were Directors of our Board, Paul Matthies and Fred Druyf.

L to R:  K Tim Sobie, P Don Sweatman and Treasurer Fred Druyf

L to R:  Dennis and K Kerry Ann Weaver and P Don

Twenty-two members and eighteen guests attended our festivities. Mayor Ian Boddy kicked off the evening by bringing greetings and thanks on behalf of the City for all of the amazing projects we have undertaken to improve the lives of children. Past President Jack Tweddle gave the invocation to lead us into our banquet.


A social Social...Elizabeth Harris, PP Gord and Karen Drury

PLG Linda van Aalst, K Penny and DS Julia Levine

President Don Sweatman explained the intricacies of his attendance record keeping, noting that it is not an exact science. He was pleased to announce that Kiwanian Travis Dodd will be taking over as Chief Attendance Statistician.

DT Gail Norris-McKeown, PP Andrew Drury and President Susan present his 25 year Legion of Honour Award.

Legion of Honour35 years recipient DP Bob is congratulated by P Susan.


Region B District Trustee Gail Norris-McKeown introduced our two Legion of Honour recipients assisted by President Susan Davey. Distinguished President Bob Miller received recognition for his membership of 35 years. DP Bob continues to volunteer for our Terrific Kids program and organizes our member inductions. Past President Andrew Drury was thanked for his 25 years of service. He continues to lead his team of elves for our Santa Claus Parade. It confirms that an engaged member remains with the Club.

Director Sean McMurray, K Penny Garvin and K Flo Sired

K Penny, Director Guy and K Flo

DP Bob Miller and his team of helpers were thrilled to induct two new members into our club, Penny Garvin and Flo Sired. President Susan introduced her sister and eager Kiwanis Kitchen worker. Kiwanian Steve Sired was proud to sponsor his wife Flo, a long time supporter of Kiwanis, into our club.

President Susan Davey sums up a great year.

Hugs all President to another.

President Susan spoke about her year in review, highlighting our service to the community. She also heartily thanked her Board, Chairs and many volunteers that helped with our projects. The Club presented her with a Kiwanis pendant in thanks for her service. P Don thanked her husband and year long personal secretary, John, with a gift to open and enjoy later...

IT Gary Levine congratulates President Don Sweatman.


Director Guy Chouinard, IT Gary and Director Paul Kirk. We thank Paul for his service as Treasurer and welcome Fred Druyf to the role.

International Trustee Gary Levine inducted the Board of Directors on behalf of Division 8 LG Stephanie Worthington who was performing that same task elsewhere. We thank them for volunteering to take on a leadership role! President Don spoke about his hope that members are active participants in the upcoming year. He will look for you at his first meeting on October 12th with special guest, Governor Bobby Moo Young.

Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound Executive 2017-2018
 President  Don Sweatman
 Past President  Susan Davey
Vice President  Sean McMurray
 Treasurer  Fred Druyf
 Secretary  Julia Levine
 Linda van Aalst  Kevin Dandeno
 Eric Crose  Paul Matthies
 Russ Pierson  Paul Kirk
Guy Chouinard  

Keeping our Members in Mind...

We were missing our loyal resident photographer, PP John Prettie, at our induction dinner. PP John was unable to attend as he is recovering from a recent surgery. We are happy to report that he is on the mend and look forward to seeing him out at a luncheon very soon. We wish him a speedy recovery. 

Please also keep K Lorne Rich in your thoughts as he is struggling with health issues at this time as well. K Lorne has had a lot to deal with between the fire and now illness.

We continue to send best wishes to K Don King, Pat Tweddle, Jack Flagler and Paul Matthies for strengthening health in the days ahead.

Hats Off!

We congratulate PP Gilbert Howey on his recent singing performance at the Massey Church. His voice is truly a gift and we are happy to report he is able to once again share his talents with others.

We wish to thank PLG Linda van Aalst for bringing her son-in-law John White along who graciously offered to take pictures for us. Many thanks!