November 11th

Cenotaph

10:45 a.m.

 

November 17th

Santa Claus Parade

Vest pick up

DIA from 9 a.m. onward.

Find a corner and try to keep the little ones from being run over...

 

November 20th

1 p.m.

Unloading of the trees.

 

November 22nd

Luncheon Speaker

David McLeish

The Big Sound

Grey Bruce

 

November 24th

Tree sales will begin!

Doodle is coming soon so please find a few shifts to sign up for.

 

November 24th

Divisional Caucus Meeting

10 a.m.

Barrie

 

November 27th

Board Meeting

 

November 28th

OSHaRE

 

December 6th

Special Luncheon

Vote by membership on selling the food trailer.

 

December 13th

Christmas Social

Dinner at Cobble Beach

6 p.m. social

7 p.m. dinner ($45)

 

Birthdays

November

Jack Tweddle 12

Dave Parsons  14

Gary Levine 21

Steve Sired 22

 

December

Guy Chouinard 13

Kelly McManaman 20

Eric Crose 20

Linda van Aalst 26

Scott Lovell 29

Candy Horton 31

 

Anniversaries

November

Linda and Kees van Aalst 7

 

December

Julia and Gary Levine 23

Suzanne and Michael Rutherford 23

 

       The Builder for November 8th, 2018

Our historic meeting, chaired by President Michelle Kobryn was held at the Inn on the Bay. K Scott Lovell read the Objects of Kiwanis. Kevin Moyse was on the piano for O Canada and he entertained us throughout to delight of all present.

A packed house for today's meeting!

Our meeting encompassed both the honouring of Past President Elwood Moore and the marking of another Remembrance Day luncheon. Greeting twenty-five Kiwanians and ten guests were Director Paul Matthies and Kiwanian Penny Garvin.

It was wonderful to see PP John McLachlan, PP John Prettie, PP Marilyn MacKinnon, Honorary Kiwanian Ann Kelly, PLG Brian McKeown and four prospective new members among those in attendance today.

A Special Award Indeed

PDT Gail Norris McKeown with PP Elwood Moore receiving his 60 year Legion of Honour pin and certificate.

Past District Trustee Gail Norris McKeown explained the significance of the Legion of Honour Award which begins at the 25 year threshold.

There are very few clubs in the Kiwanis world that are able to recognize a member for 60 years of service. PP Elwood Moore received such an honour today.

PP Elwood received a prolonged standing ovation from his fellow club members. He spoke about his pride in receiving such an honour but said he understood why people say they are humbled by it. He congratulated others for what they do for the club. PP Elwood faithfully attends our meetings and related he always wants to be a Kiwanian. We are so very glad he is as he keeps us laughing with his great sense of humour. Congratulations PP Elwood Moore!

PP Elwood Moore

60 years of service

In Remembrance

Several members brought memorabilia for our Remembrance display table. K Ted Horton brought commissioned paintings of Victoria Cross recipients, Billy Bishop and David Currie that will soon hang in our Billy Bishop Museum. PP Elwood shared personal pictures, letters and news clippings.

Thank you to K Russ Pierson and the many others who shared their various articles from the wars with us today..

Honorary K and Club Historian Ann Kelly read the moving poem "Why We Wear a Poppy." PP Jack Tweddle explained the history of Dr. John McCrae's writing of In Flanders Fields and then shared the reading with us.

PP Elwood reminded us that the huge losses in the war are incomprehensible. We can't imagine the numbers of men and woman who died. He spoke about the local boys, friends from S.S.#4 Derby and OSCVI, who never returned home. Boys like Jack Bye, a wonderful athlete, who gave his life in service to our country.

President Michelle spoke about her father's service with the Porcupine bombing squad and how it was many years before he could speak about his experiences. He was honoured to receive medals just recently for his service. Guest Swatty Witherspoon added that his father served with VC Currie and the pride his father, Brigadier General Swatty Witherspoon had in knowing him.

Many of you appreciated the song that concluded our program. Here is the link to After the War is Over. It was written by Canada's own Paul Gross.

Lest We Forget!