The Builder for June 20th, 2018


Good Luck IT Gary!

All the members at our final luncheon before the election in Las Vegas wish International Trustee Gary Levine all the best. Four candidates are running for the position which will be voted on by delegates from 50 districts around the world. P Don Sweatman and Board member Paul Kirk are our delegates to the convention.     


Out to Lunch!

There were twenty Kiwanians and two guests, Tim Brown and Wendy Adams, in attendance at our luncheon chaired by President Don Sweatman. All were warmly greeted at the door by Director Paul Matthies and Kiwanian Penny Garvey.  Penny was well rewarded for her service by winning the lucky draw ticket.

We were pleased to hold a brief election of Officers to fill our Board roster. Kiwanian Michelle Kobryn was nominated by PP Paul Strimas and seconded by PP Kevin Dandeno. PE Michelle will step into the role of President for our upcoming year.

Past President Paul Strimas was nominated as VP by PP Gord Harris

and seconded by Board member Paul Kirk. PP Paul will join the board again in October. We are still hoping that there may be a Kiwanian willing to volunteer to be our the President Elect for next year. It is never too late to offer to help the club in this capacity.


Speaker's Corner!

Wendy Adams

Our speaker, Wendy Adams from 2nd Owen Sound Guides at First United Church was introduced by Kiwanian Rob Hassard. They work with girls of all ages: Sparks (5-6) Brownies (7-8) Guides (9-11) Pathfinders (12-14) Rangers (15-17).

They are building leaders for the future, helping the girls to face new challenges in a

safe, inclusive environment. They currently have 40 participants in their unit. They pay $175 a year in dues to belong. With weekly meetings, several camps a year, along with fundraising spring and fall, they are very busy indeed. We appreciate all the hard work Guide volunteer leaders do to help the young girls in our community.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Our Kiwanis club was a proud to help sponsor a play performed by members of the Reach Centre Grey Bruce. Reach currently offers three full days of programs at the Georgian Shores United Church in Owen Sound. They serve over 25 young adults who experience a diversity of challenges and strengths.

Bert Hood, a previous Kiwanian, Kiwanis Festival of Music Chair and local musician, active for years in Owen Sound is being inducted into the Bruce Grey Music Hall of Fame. It will be held on June 24th at the

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Hepworth Legion starting at 2:00 and ending at 5:00. Tickets are $20 per person. There will be live music and a cash bar. There is also a cold plate meal after for $13. You may call the Legion for tickets for the meal. For event tickets call Sue Murdoch at 519-371-3918 and they will save them at the door. The Legion phone is 519-935- 2902.

How much wood can a Kiwanian chuck? Apparently quite a lot.

Congratulations and thank you to the hardworking volunteers who were at

the recent Whispering Pines work party. A jolly good bunch indeed!

The Brownies enjoyed their WP camp "Cowgirl" experience.

Read their thank you letter by clicking the link.


Final assemblies of our Terrific Kids program have taken place at Hillcrest, Eastridge and Keppel Sarawak Schools for the year. We look forward to returning in September to encourage the good citizenship efforts of all their students. This year we have awarded over a thousand certificates, I AM A TERRIFIC KID wristbands and TK pencils. Thank you for the volunteer efforts each month of P Don Sweatman, K Guy Chouinard, K Rob Hassard, PP Gord Harris, DP Bob Miller and DS Julia Levine. You are terrific kids...


Care and Concern!

PP Gord Harris reported that Kiwanian Don King is still making good progress. DS Julia Levine encouraged Kiwanians to give PP Elwood Moore a call at Kelso Villa. His wife Rose is currently in the hospital. GKPP Jack Tweddle is at Central Place recuperating from his knee operation. GKPP Gilbert Howey is continuing to make strides with his recovery process at Lee Manor as well. All are in good spirits.


Editor's Note!

As this was our last luncheon until September, this editor is going to be taking the summer off writing the Builder.

However, I will be creating a Division 8 Newsletter in July on behalf of Lieutenant Governor Stephanie Worthington. If you are out and about at Kiwanis events, please do take some pictures and send them to me. I can include them in our Owen Sound page of the Divisional newsletter or use them for our September Builder.

As they say, See you in September!