Spring Has Sprung?

 

Board Meeting

April 9th

Community Living 7 p.m.

All Kiwanians are welcome to audit the meeting.

 

April 17th

Dinner Meeting

Stonetree 6 p.m.

 

Grey County

Kiwanis Music Festival

April 7th - 17th

 

Festival of Stars!

April 22nd

The Roxy Theatre

7 p.m.

April 28th

The Alliance Church

7 p.m.

 

Terrific Kids

April 22

Dufferin 2:25 p.m. Earth Day

PP Don Sweatman

 

April 24th

Bayview School

DP Bob Miller

 

April 30

Keppel Sarawak

DS Julia Levine

 

 Mark May 1st

We will be honouring three of our own at our luncheon.

April Birthdays

5 Susan Kirk

6 Peter Little

7 Paul Matthies

9 Liz Harris

13 Linda Gignac

23 Flavian Quiquero

The Builder for April 3rd, 2014

There were 17 Kiwanians and one new prospective member at the Stone Tree Golf and Fitness Club at Thursday's luncheon. Each Kiwanian was warmly greeted at the door by K Susan Davey  and PP Don Sweatman  The Objects of Kiwanis were recited by K Bert Loopstra.  In praise of sunshine, PP John Prettie lead us in the recent hit...Wait til the Sun Shines Nellie. We send a ray of sunshine out to K Phil Gignac and to K Bert Loopstra's wife Willy, who are both bravely battling medical hurdles.

PP John Prettie took the Horton family photo as three generations were present at today's luncheon. K Joanne's son Bodhi is our newest perspective K Kid.

Kiwanis is all about improving the world, one child at a time. Our club is definitely improving...Welcome aboard Bodhi!

 

Speaker's Corner

PLG Linda Van Aalst introduced our speaker, Jackie Ralph, from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Jackie, the youth awareness speaker for CMHA Grey-Bruce was enthusiastic in explaining a new fundraising venture being held on Sunday June 22nd, 2014.

Photos taken by PP John Prettie

Ride, Don't Hide is a community bike ride for mental health. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds that will make a significant impact in our community. They wish to engage families, recreational bike riders and cycling enthusiasts in a 22 or 88 km bike ride around Grey Bruce. Mark the date to make a difference.

Our club is being encouraged to put forth a cycling team, volunteer to be helpers along the route or to lend a hand on the grills. Thanking our speaker today was our own fundraising chair K Doug Cleverley.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Following up on previous luncheon presentation regarding the Queen's Bush Bluegrass Festival using our WP campground area, the Whispering Pines committee has determined that they will not proceed this year. They will form a subcommittee to investigate the costs and the impact of the project.

 

The food trailer is being utilized this weekend to provide food at the Van Dolder home show. Many thanks to those who volunteered to help out.

 

Speaking of help, please contact DP Bob Miller if you are available to volunteer at our Kiwanis Music Festival. As of Thursday, there were still spots to be filled for the second week of the festival. The festival would not be possible without volunteers to run it. Festival Programs cost $10 and admission is free, so come out and take in this wonderful event.

 

May 31st will be our third annual yard sale at Whispering Pines Campground. Please start collecting those treasurers that are crowding you out of house and home. We will announce later where you will be able to bring your donations.