The Builder for March 2nd

Our Kiwanis Club welcomed back President Susan Davey from her southern vacation. There were 20 Kiwanians and four guests in attendance. Marie and Ernie Kovacs were guests of inductee Rob Hassard. Kevin Usher was hosted by Gabe Nowak while Teresa Timmerman was our guest speaker

PP Gord Harris and K Stew Andrew were our friendly greeters at the door.

PP Paul Strimas won the lucky draw ticket and generously donated the money back to the club.

 

Welcome our Newest Member!

PP Bob Miller happily coordinated the induction of our newest member, Rob Hassard. K Rob has already been pitching in to help with Terrific Kids Assemblies at Keppel Sarawak School.

K Doug Cleverley presented Rob with his Builder’s Apron and explained its importance.

DP Paul Strimas gave Rob his Kiwanis Active Member’s Certificate while

K Kerry-Ann Weaver provided Rob with his Kiwanis Information Kit.

L: President Susan Davey

R: Kiwanian Rob Hassard

Photo Provided by: PP John Prettie

 

President Susan Davey proudly presented Rob with his Kiwanis Pin and officially welcomed Rob into our Club.

Speaker's Corner!

L: K Sean McMurray R: Teresa Timmerman

Photo provided by: PP John Prettie

PPPE Don Sweatman introduced Teresa Timmerman who spoke to us about the Grey-Bruce Women’s Centre.

During her slide presentation, she provided information about the centre, focusing on the risk of women and children being abused.

 

Women and children can stay up to four months at the centre, however, the average stay is between one and two months. About 65 children per year stay at the shelter, many requiring help dealing with the trauma they have faced. The centre also offers temporary housing and transition support, Outreach Counselling, Safety Planning and Family Court Support.

The centre needs help obtaining educational toys, books and outdoor play equipment.

K Sean McMurray thanked Teresa for her informative talk and presented her with a Kiwanis cheque in the amount of $250 to be used to help the children..

 

Builders of All Ages!

 

With the closing of the Kiwanis Club of Collingwood, our club had taken over the sponsorship of the Cameron Street Public Schools Builder's Club for the past few years. For 14 years the Cameron Street Public School Builder's Club has exemplified what a service club is all about.  Students in grades 4 to 8 pledge their time to making a difference in their school, community and the world community, making the Cameron St. public school builder's club an exceptional recipient of a John Simcoe Award.

Award Presented by: MP Dr. K Leitch (R)

Receiving the award is  Rob Potter(Teacher Rep for the Builder's Cub) and Builder's Club representatives along with the honour guard from the RCMP

 

All of the funds raised by their car washes, tag days, movie nights, popcorn sales, hat days, Skip-A-Meal, mustache day, auctions (including a joint art sale with the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts), and various other events are donated to charity and important projects.

 

They have donated thousands of dollars, internationally and nationally, to various charities and relief funds.  They donated to Fort McMurray relief, Nepal earthquake relief, Haiti earthquake relief, Katrina hurricane relief, for relief in the Philippines and for Japanese earthquake relief.  They have also donated to cancer research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood Hospice, The Collingwood Nursing Home for recreations, thirteen Sleeping Children Kits and food and money to the Collingwood Food Bank.  

 

Thank you to our club mentor, K Kelly-Ann Weaver for attending on our behalf!

They have also raised money and contributed to the new Kindergarten playground for equipment and landscaping, in addition to other playground improvements, the new scoreboard, the school's outdoor display sign, gym wall mats, a new Promethean whiteboard, a new 10x12 pull down screen in the gym, to name a few.

They have helped sponsor students to go to Leadership Camp, participated with Kiwanis in the local Santa Claus Parades and donated to a distressed student and their family whose house burned down, and purchased two Cameron Street School flags to be used for the 50th Anniversary of the school this year.