The Builder for September 14th
Yes, summer is quickly coming to a close and our busy fall schedule begins. Our Builder is back online so please do read what is happening with our club. At today's luncheon, members were greeted at the door by PP Gord Harris and K Fred Druyf. President Susan Davey wielded the gavel for her regular luncheon meeting of the year. She is looking forward to seeing you on the 28th for her final meeting of the year. International Trustee Gary Levine led us in the Objects of Kiwanis. K Jack Tweddle was the lucky number winner and kindly donated the proceeds back to our coffers. Trustee for Region B, Gail Norris-McKeown introduced her husband, PLG Brian McKeown while P Susan welcomed her sister Penny Garvin. Penny has enjoyed helping at our Kiwanis Kitchen.
Kiwanian Ron Downs introduced our guest speaker Brent Fisher. Brent worked with the Owen Sound Attack for 10 years. He enjoys living here with his wife Brittany and their two children, Adelaide and Lance. He is the current Manager of Community Development and Marketing.
Kiwanian Tim Sobie thanked our speaker for telling us about a new initiative the city has for attracting young entrepreneurs. The goal is to lure professionals from larger centers to Owen Sound, to see it as a community with potential for their future and ours.
Seventy applicants applied for 10 mentoring positions. Successful candidates will be guests of the city for a weekend with specific hosts assigned to them. They will tour city facilities and enjoy what the city has to offer.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
We hope those who are able will attend our annual installation and awards night for club on September 28th at the Best Western. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. It is our opportunity to thank those who stepped up to guide the club for another year.
While our Terrific Kids program lost Dufferin School and Bayview School due to closures, we will now be hosting the program at Hillcrest School. Keppel continues to be part of our program. We have reached out to other schools as well. Hopefully we will be able to extend this worthwhile character recognition program.
OSHaRE continues to look for volunteers. We do hands on service the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to approximately 6:30. Please let K Michelle know if you are able to donate some time.
We would like to make special note of members in our club who have been dealing with ongoing health issues and those who have been recently challenged. Our thoughts are with PP Gilbert Howey, K Don King and K Jack Flagler as they face their trials. We wish K Paul Matthies well after his recent heart surgery and PP Jack Tweddle's wife, Pat, strength as she has her radiation treatments at Sunnybrook Hospital. We were also sorry to hear of the fire that ruined Kornblum's Menswear and has caused such distress to K Lorne Rich. Please take a moment to reach out to fellow members.