The Builder for April 2nd, 2015

Our Kiwanis Club gathered together for a special 90th anniversary group photo prior to our luncheon at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. PP John Prettie, our resident professional photographer, ably managed to organize this jolly bunch into shape. You may still order a copy for $7, of this moment in our club's history, by contacting Prettie Portraits or emailing John.



President Paul Strimas wielded the gavel to lead us in a discussion of the size of our current Board. There was a vote held prior to lunch with regard to this compliment. Currently, we may have a maximum of 9 members and it was the Board's recommendation to reduce this to 7. The motion was moved by PP Andrew Drury and seconded by PP Kevin Dandeno. It was carried unanimously.


PP Elwood Moore was the lucky number winner again today. Several committee chairs gave us an update on club activities prior K Stew Andrew conducting a lively fine session.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


DS Julia Levine reported on behalf of the 90th Anniversary Dinner Committee. Those who are attending the dinner on May 9th are asked to give Julia their dinner cheques so that she may keep track. We currently have 86 attending. If you haven't already...please SIGN UP!


Whispering Pines Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday April 15th at 6.m. Chair Steve Sired reported that there are already 4 cabins pledged of the 7 to be built at Whispering Pines. There are also benches to be sponsored as well.


Parade Chair, PP Andrew Drury, announced that our parade is going ahead next year on November 21st. Planning is underway in booking bands.


K Michelle Kobryn related that the FunFood Committee ran two highly successful events at Grey Roots and Van Dolder's over the past weekend. Approximately 225 plates of pancakes were served to families at Grey Roots. A huge thank you goes out to Greg Rodgers for his patient assistance over the weekend and to all those Ks who pitched in.


PP Kevin Dandeno, Chair of the Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music, announced a greater number of entrants this year over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the club's generous sponsorship of busing for school bands and choirs. Thank you goes out to those members of our club who have volunteered to help us at our seven venues over the nine days and nights of the festival.


Builder's Club Advisor, K Susan Davey and RTE Gail Norris travelled over to Collingwood to visit with Advisor Rob Potter and his 15 student club members. K Susan reported that they are a dedicated and active group.


Chair Paul Kirk of KKO announced Wednesday, April 8 at 8:30 at the Chamber of Commerce Board room as their upcoming meeting date.


Best Wishes to Kiwanis Reg!


Kiwanian Reg Martin announced that he and his wife will be moving to beautiful Vancouver Island. Our club wishes him well on this adventure in their lives.

We thank K Reg for his service to our club and the community.

All the best from your fellow Kiwanians!