The Builder for January 19th, 2017
K Paul Matthies and PP Gord Harris greeted 14 Kiwanians and
12 guests at our appreciation dinner held at the Best Western Inn on the Bay. Management at the hotel wished to thank us for our patronage during the past year.
President Susan Davey asked K Sean McMurray to lead the group in The Builders' Song. K Kerry Ann Weaver's husband, Dennis, was the fortunate lucky number draw winner.
Denae Moores is the franchise owner of Nurse Next Door for Georgian Bay. She is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has six years of nursing and management experience at Ottawa hospitals, private clinics and most recently as a Nurse Consultant with the Government of Ontario.
Denae spoke about Nurse Next Door and how it provides 24/7 phone support with bonded and insured caregivers. She was pleased to say that they are experts in Alzheimer's and dementia patients, providing care in any location. They offer a full spectrum or services for the physical and emotional well-being of your loved one.
PLG Linda van Aalst thanked our speaker, reminding everyone that we are not getting any younger. Thanks for that, PLG Linda!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
We are very grateful to Donna Blue from Investors Group who attended our dinner to present a $10,000 donation on behalf of her client. This is the second time we have received a donation from her for our children's projects.
The Whispering Pines Committee are seeking quotes for a swanky new washroom at our camp.
P Don Sweatman is hoping that a current or past Board member will offer to let his or her name stand for President Elect. That person would be sent to Ottawa to represent our club at our Eastern Canada and Caribbean Convention. He or She have a chance to make friends with Kiwanis from Ontario to Newfoundland and the seventeen nations of the Caribbean. There is nothing like it!
Survey says! Twenty Kiwanians responded to our club satisfaction survey. Your comments and suggestions are be studied as we speak. The plan is to have a report back to the club sometime in March.
A Fine Time!
Kiwanian Stew Andrew acted as fines master for our dinner. Fines were awarded to PP Clarke for enjoying some skiing and attending World Hockey games. He also shared the fact that his son was home for the holidays. Our soon to be inducted Kiwanian Rob Hassard is thrilled about the birth of his granddaughter. K Sean McMurray was also cheering at the World Hockey Games in Toronto.
A Big Thank You!
Our Kiwanis Kids Outreach sponsored Kariya in her athletic endeavours.
The following letter of appreciation is from her:
Hi to all members of the Owen Sound Kiwanis Club,
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for the help and support that you gave me that made it possible to play in the first ever Women's Brogden Cup Series in Tampa representing Canada as Team Ontario.
Our team won our first game under the lights against team USA with a final score of 8-7. This now meant if we won the next game, we won the cup as it was a best 2 out of 3 series.
In our second game we went into double overtime as the score at the end of the second period was 11-11. With 8 seconds remaining in double overtime USA scored the winning goal leaving the final score to be 13-12.
Because both teams had each had one win, the winner of the third game would win the cup. After an extremely well and hard fought game USA won the series and the cup with a final score of 7-5.
Both teams recieved gold medals for our great talent and outstanding effort. Being selected and given the opportunity to compete and to represent Team Ontario and Owen Sound NorthStars in the Women's Brogden Cup Series wouldn't have been possible without the support and donations received from O.S.W.F.L, O.S.M.L. and Owen Sound Kiwanis Club!
I would once again like to thank you all for making this incredible opportunity possible. This was something I will never forget and that I will always be able to learn from.
Thanks again to everyone involved!