The Builder for July 18th, 2013

There were thirteen Kiwanians in attendance for lunch at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. Our lucky number auction was won by DP Bob Miller, winning a Kiwanis shirt. Our fifty/fifty winner was K Jim McManaman. K Doug Cleverley was our mystery greeter for today.

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

 

All Kiwanians are invited to attend the Owen Sound Council meeting on Monday evening for the Sk8board Park cheque presentation. Come on out at 7 p.m. to support President Gord for our club's public presentation.

 

We are pleased to announce that K John McLachlan's wife Karen is on the mend as is K Reg Martin's wife Pam. K Phil Gignac has been seen out riding his motorcycle after chemo treatments. K Russ Pierson and his wife Heather are now both retired leaving them lots of time to have fun!

 

A new fundraising initiative was approved at the Board meeting in July. MNT rep, DS Julia Levine has approached the elementary schools in the City to allow us to distribute Trick or Treat UNICEF boxes to collect coins for our joint Kiwanis/UNICEF MNT project. Keppel Sarawak and Hillcrest Schools have already come on board. Hopefully more city schools will agree to allow us to distribute the boxes. We will collect the boxes after Halloween and roll the money. A toonie helps keep tetanus away. Hopefully we will be able to publicize our global Kiwanis project and fundraise at the same time.

 

A Fine Time!

DP Bob Miller and Ann went on a two day trip to Port McNicol to see the SS Keewatin. It is an Edwardian-era passenger steamship launched before the Titanic. After decades in Michigan, it was brought back home to Port McNicol.

 

K Steve Sired and Flo had a two day sail about Port Severn. Speaking about ships, K Marion Koepke sailed the Mediterranean visiting 10 ports of call. To help her travel about town, she also purchased a 2014 Kia Rondo. That girl does get around!

 

All Hands on Deck!

 

For the Kiwanis Kitchen Crew, the directions to the Queensbush Bluegrass Festival are:

Owen Sound through to Springmount, R at the lights, R at next lights, L on Grey Rd 17, follow through to Wolseley, turn R, go about 300 feet...watch for balloons!! There are still spaces that need to be filled if you can spare a few hours.

 

Please try to set aside some hours on the weekend of August 17th to make yourself available to do a shift. Many hands make light work for all. We would be delighted if you could enlist family and friends to help us out!