The Builder for November 9th, 2017

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There were 19 Kiwanians and 4 guests in attendance at our Remembrance Day luncheon held at the Best Western, Inn on the Bay. Treasurer Fred Druyf and Board Director Paul Matthies were our friendly door monitors.

Past President Susan Davey greeted our guests in attendance: DP Bob Miller's wife Ann, Honorary Kiwanian and Club Archivist Ann Kelly, PP Elwood Moore's son Brian and our speaker Nancy Hay.

Kiwanis International Trustee Gary Levine provided a stirring accompaniment for O Canada while PP Jack Tweddle gave a moving invocation. Members of the club recited In Flanders Fields followed by a minute of silence in honour of those who gave their life in service to our country.

Speaker's Corner!

Honorary Kiwanian Ann Kelly suggested Nancy Hay as our speaker for our luncheon. PLG Al Kelly planned many of our Remembrance Day Luncheons through the years with the help of Ann so this was indeed fitting today. PLG Linda van Aalst was honored to do the introduction of our accomplished guest.

Nancy spoke eloquently about her experiences volunteering with the recent Invictus Games held in Toronto. She talked about the close knit athlete village at the Sheraton Centre where 17 nations and 550 athletes gathered. She noted the great support that was shown to all with injuries both visible and invisible. Invictus means unconquered which truly summed up her observations of all those who participated.

Nancy was proud to be one of 1500 volunteers over the 8 day, 12 sport event. It was life changing for all.

K Jim McManaman thanked Nancy on behalf of the club. Veteran PP Elwood was especially pleased to have been in attendance to hear her moving presentation.

 

A Fine Time!

PLG Linda was pleased to announce that she and Kees have just celebrated their 47th anniversary at Niagara on the Lake. Congratulations to these two lovebirds.

Director Guy Chouinard confessed to his new Toyota Venza and PLG Linda was dinged for Kees's Volkswagon. Fines for both fine vehicles...

Those who were without poppies on their lapel donated to our coffers. K Guy was fined for impersonating PP Kevin Dandeno. K Ron Downs did not receive his applause upon his arrival which was costly to him. IT Gary's phone interrupted our meeting which he tried to blame on vacationing President Sweatman, claiming P Don was trying to check up on PP Susan. We all know PP Susan had everything well in hand so IT Gary had to hand in some cash.

 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

The next several weeks are very busy. Please help out at this wonderful time of the year.

On Saturday, vests may be picked up the DIA office prior to the 10 am parade start. For those marshalling, please spread yourselves along the 2nd Avenue route. Gentle reminders about no candy being tossed from floats, onlookers to remain on the sidewalk and participants not to jump off or on floats. Please return your vest at the end of the parade. Kudos to PP Andy Drury and his merry elves who make it all magically happen!

Please sign up for our tree sales!Tuesday, November 21st is the treelot setup. Sales will begin on Friday the 24th. Please sign up for 2-3 shifts. We know there are several Kiwanians who are not able to join in this endeavor so all those who can, please lend a hand. $ell$ell$ell!