The Builder for October 26th
There were 20 Kiwanians and 4 guests in attendance at our Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound luncheon held at the Best Western, Inn on the Bay. Kiwanians Mike Rutherford and K Paul Matthies were our friendly door monitors. President Don Sweatman greeted our guests in attendance: PLG Brian McKeown, Alex Cunningham, Fred Wallace and Pat Tweddle.
PP Gord Harris led us in O Canada while PP Susan Davey provided our invocation. DT Gail won the lucky number draw and graciously donated her winnings back to our club coffers. PP Susan Davey won the Kiwanis Kwiz answering the trivia question correctly.
Past President Andrew Drury introduced fellow Kiwanian, Region B District Trustee Gail Norris-McKeown as our speaker.
DT Gail outlined her roles and duties. Trustees are to oversee the policies, procedures and finances for the District. They have one face-to-face meeting each year along with monthly conference calls. This is the final year of Gail's term. PP Gord Harris thanked her for her presentation and her efforts on our behalf.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
P Don Sweatman advised club members that money, such as DT Gail’s donation, will be given to the Kiwanis Foundation of Canada and that the money is matched a dollar for every two donated. This money is then directed to the Caribbean towards hurricane help. Past International President John Button is heading this effort.
Members are urged to donate to our Club Foundation to receive a tax credit. A consolidated club donation will then be directed to the KFC for hurricane relief efforts. The club has donated $2500 thus far to help those in need.
A Fine Time!
K Jim McManaman was our Sergeant at Arms.
PP Gord attempted to give a happy toonie as he regaled us about his bike trip with fellow bikers to view the leaves in Beaver Valley. PP Gord told us this was the last biker excursion of the season. Fine Master Jim was quick to point out to PP Gord that since this was the last time this year that he could be fined for his biking trips an additional toonie was in order.
PP Andy confessed to a trip to Halifax for a 35 year reunion that also spilled over to a trip to P.E.I.‘s capital. In all he was away for 5 days. Fine Master Jim thought this trip was worthy of a $10 fine.
K Steve Sired was gladly willing to pay a happy toonie to announce the arrival of another great-grandson weighing in at over 9 pounds. Fine Master Jim said that at first he thought a dollar pound might be in order but then relented and fined K Flow Sired an additional toonie.
PP Gord Harris was prompted by PP Susan Davey to confess to his bike ride to Port Dover on October, Friday the 13th which resulted in a fine of $5.
Kiwanis International Trustee and Membership Chair, Gary Levine continues his travels to work with President Jim Rochford on behalf of Kiwanis to build new clubs and engage new members. Beyond his recent efforts in Grimsby and Huntsville forming new clubs in Ontario, October was spent building 8 new clubs in Chicago, 3 new clubs in Indianapolis and he continues his endeavours in Cincinnati in two weeks time. The days are long with some interesting encounters along the way... Club building is critical to the continuing existence of Kiwanis in the world.