The Builder for May 1st

Awards Luncheon


There were 28 club members and 14 guests present at our special luncheon held on May 1st. President Gord Harris wielded the gavel for our Legion of Honour luncheon held in the large banquet hall of Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. From banners to flowers from Donna Kaufman at Flower Expressions, to the history binders brought by our historian GK Ann Kelly and certificates, our luncheon was a grand event.

We were honoured to host Governor Hope Markes from Jamaica, our Division 8 LG Carol Ivey, Division 3 LG Bud Orr and his wife Jackie, PLG Bob MacDonald from the Orillia Club, Owen Sound Golden K members Jack and Pat Tweddle, Golden K member and Honorary OS member Ann Kelly, PLG Gail Norris's daughter Leanne, President Gord's wife Elizabeth, PP Bob Miller's wife Ann, K Susan Davey's husband John, K Phil Gignac's wife Linda, PP John McLachlan, PP Jed Phillips and PP Marilyn McKinnon.


Oscar! Oscar!

Photos by PP John Prettie

President Gord presented K Phil Gignac with a special recognition certificate as he retires from his years of service looking after our Santa Claus float. K Phil has written a history of Phil's Phloat for you to enjoy entitled Santa's New Ride!

PP Dave Parsons was awarded his 35 year Legion of Honour award. PP Elwood Moore was honoured with his 55 year Legion of Honour award. LG Carol Ivey and Governor Hope presented their certificates and pins.


On behalf of Division 8, LG Carol Ivey presented a special thank you gift to PLG Gail Norris for her dedicated service to our division during her term last year. LG Carol also presented a thank you gift to Leanne for taking such great care of LG Gail.

PG Gary Levine presented Governor Hope Markes with a Kiwanis heart pin as she has one of the biggest Kiwanis hearts around. We were grateful she was able to join us albeit briefly from her home in Jamaica.

PP Elwood Moore presented his recollections of Kiwanis for our club archives to Honorary member Ann Kelly. You may read PP Elwood's reflections Then and Now to find out more about our club's adventures.

DP Bob Miller thanked all of our special guests for their attendance today.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

DP Eric Crose has returned home from St. Michael's hospital. Our best wishes go out to Candy Horton who is trying to keep her feet up.


PLG Linda Van Aalst was happy to announce the Thrifty Threads fundraiser for the food bank and OShare. Tickets are available from Linda for $15.00. Posters for our garage sale are available from PE Paul Strimas.


Our winning ticket draw was won by John Davey so K Susan did the fine collections on his behalf. PP Kevin Dandeno thanked all of our Kiwanian volunteers for helping at the recent successful Kiwanis Music Festival.