The Builder for December 1st

There were 18 Kiwanians and three guests in attendance at our luncheon meeting held at the Inn on the Bay. Our room was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We greatly appreciate the Best Western setting up our room for our meetings.

K Paul Matthies and Kiwanian Fred Druyf were our greeters at the door and the sorters of our funds. President Susan Davey welcomed Rob Hassard, Tim Sobie and Joan Chandler as our guests today. P Susan asked RT Gail Norris if she would lead us in the Objects of Kiwanis. PP Jack Tweddle was the lucky number draw winner for today and therefore the collector of the fines.


Speaker's Corner!

L to R: PLG Linda van Aalst and Joan Chandler

Photo By: International Trustee Gary Levine

DS Julia Levine introduced our speaker for the day, Sheatre Artistic Director Joan Chandler. Joan is a writer, producer and director of innumerable plays that have been presented across Canada to approximately 100 000 audience members.

We had the privilege to view a video presentation about Sheatre's latest stage production, Be Our Ally. Students assisted in the writing process. The play is meant to foster diversity and respect for others and to prevent violence and bullying. It is geared to Grades 5 through 12.

Our Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a production of the play in an Owen Sound school next year. Thanking our speaker was PLG Linda van Aalst.

A Fine Time!

Fines Sheriff, PP Gord Harris heard of Past President Peter Little's four week vacation in Sarasota, Florida. PP Peter paid a price for his relaxation...

PPPE Don Sweatman spent time in Wolfville Nova Scotia before sailing from Camden Maine to Bermuda. He had a high time on the high seas.

RT Gail was congratulated on her October 29th marriage to PLG Brian McKeown and she enjoyed her honeymoon in Barbados. We will look forward to PLG Brian joining our club in the near future.

PLG Linda van Aalst and RT Gail were in attendance at the Oshawa Region B DCM , attended by Governor Phil Rossy. Clubs are encouraged to work to engage their membership and to encourage new members to join Kiwanis. Many hands make light work.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Speaking of many hands...Our treelot has been extraordinarily busy. The first Saturday in December registered approximately $6400 in sales. That is a one day record and those working have the sore muscles to attest to that. The work schedule is posted in the trailer and can be viewed online. We still have spots to fill. More trees are being delivered.

Thanks to K Stew Andrew for sending in a this picture of a K Delivery Lad in training...Many thanks to PP Paul Strimas and WP Manager Greg Rodgers for making deliveries possible.

Thank you to PLG Linda van Aalst for volunteering to take board minutes during January-March. Thank you as well to K Stew Andrew for his willingness to take some notes during the luncheon meetings in order for me to concoct a relatively factual newsletter from the sunny south.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Healthy New Year!