The Builder for November 5th, 2015

There were 21 Kiwanians and five guests present at our Remembrance Luncheon held at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. Guests joining us today included Ann Miller with PP Bob Miller, John Davey with PE Susan Davey, Travis Dodd, a guest of PP Don Sweatman, our speaker, Officer Cadet T.J. Linthorne-Shaw from the Air Cadets and Bodhi Horton, special guest of his Mom, K Joanne Horton. Dr. Gilbert Howie led us in the Objects of Kiwanis while Kiwanian Salvation Army Major David Kennedy gave an Invocation in recognition of this special luncheon. PG Gary Levine was our able Master of Ceremonies in lieu of President Bill.

Speaker's Corner

PE Susan introduced Officer Cadet TJ Linthorne-Shaw with the Air Cadet program in Owen Sound. He is an instructor with the 167 Squadron of 25 Cadets, training 12 -18 year old youths in the meaning of community service, leadership and honour to your Country.

He spoke about how teenagers learn to give back to their community once they reach adulthood and that Air Cadets provides a safe place for teenagers to learn these skills. K  Jack Tweddle thanked T.J. on behalf of the Club, presenting him with a Kiwanis bookmark with the crest of the 167 Squadron as a keepsake.

In Remembrance

After our speaker, the meeting continued with images and thoughts about those throughout the years who bravely fought for us and who continue to do so to this day.

PG Gary presented a video entitled 'A Soldier Cries' that showcased Canada's participation in past and present wars, highlighting the dedication of the brave men and women in the armed forces.

PP Elwood Moore shared his thoughts with respect to what Remembrance means to him, ending with they shall not grow old. He remembers his friends, who lost their lives so many years ago, as his youthful comrades.

A video of Flanders Fields followed, with the club reciting the poem aloud together.

Laverne Spencer played the Last Post with a minute’s silence observed, followed by a rousing Reveille on his trumpet.

In closing, all remained standing for O Canada.

 

To you from failing hands, we throw the torch...