Dates to Remember!


February 8

Luncheon Meeting

Business Meeting

Come and find out what is happening in the club.


February 22

Luncheon Meeting

Speaker: John McLachlan

Habitat for Humanity


February 26

Board Meeting

Community Living

6 p.m.

All members are welcome to audit the meeting.


March 8

Luncheon Time

1 p.m.


Jennifer Miller

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Please note the time change!


Eastern Canada and Caribbean Convention

Montego Bay

May 17-19


Kiwanis International


Las Vegas

July 28-30


February Birthdays

Ann Miller 3

Bob Miller 9

Judy Druyf 12

Rosalie Moore 19

Don Sweatman 20

Tim Sobie 20

Heather Pierson 24



Dave & Ruth Parsons 15


The Builder for January 25th

There were 18 Kiwanians and five guests in attendance at our luncheon. All were warmly greeted by Kiwanian Mike Rutherford and Board Member Paul Matthies. Guests included Andy Foster from Arden Language Centre with her student Khadija Ismial , Julie Moores from the CVMG club, Warren Elder and Kees Van Aalst. PP Pete Little , K Ted Horton, K Trevor Dodd, K Jim McManaman received applause for their tardy entrance.

President Don Sweatman asked Past President Peter Little to recite the Objects of Kiwanis.

Speaker's Corner!

Our speaker, Andy Foster, was introduced by Kiwanian Tim Sobie. She spoke about the language centre and its three main components: Language , Culture and Community. They meet in the basement of the Alliance Church and have approximately 10 classes ranging in all age groups including many, many parents of immigrant children. They draw from approximately fifty volunteers to help run the Arden centre (which means eager). Andy was thanked by K Travis Dodd.

L to R: P Don Sweatman, Khadija Ismial, Andy Foster and K Travis Dodd

The Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound was proud to make a donation of $3500 to purchase books for the center.  Stickers will be inserted inside the books recognizing Kiwanis for their contribution. These books are the latest in teaching English to new comers.

K Ted Horton donated his draw winnings to the Arden Centre as well.



One good turn deserves another.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group met again on August 18th to the 20th at our Whispering Pines Campground. In appreciation for the great food and hospitality, Julia Moores, representing CVMG, presented a donation to the club.



L to R: P Don, Julie Moores,

K Steve Sired WP Chair, PP Gord Harris

A Terrific Service Project!

Our club is sponsoring the Terrific Kids Program in three schools this year. We provide certificates and wristbands to students at Keppel Sarawak, Hillcrest and East Ridge Schools. Students are rewarded for good citizenship and leadership within their school.

President Don Sweatman with the students at East Ridge School proudly displaying their Terrific Kids Certificates at their January Assembly.

A Fine Time!

PP Gord and PP Andy Drury donated to the coffers for attending a Motorcycle show in Toronto . Jim McManaman confessed to a trip to Halifax with his family and reported that they drove non- stop 20 hours to get there. That is a fine unto itself. According to K Jim, the driving was divided up between them. He drove 17 hours and Kelly managed 3...

Care and Concern

Pat Tweddle

We are saddened by the loss of PP Jack Tweddle's wife Pat. She served her family, Kiwanis, her church and her community with integrity and grace.

She supported our club with her hands and her heart.

She touched so many lives with her kindness.

Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew her.