Dates to Remember

 

November 11th

Please gather at the Cenotaph

 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 

November 15th

Our 69th Santa Claus Parade

Please put your name down on the Parade Tracker.

 

November 20th

Kiwanis Dinner

6 p.m.

PE Bill Sornberger

will wield the gavel

Come hear about the search for a conductor by our Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra from Manager David Adair

 

November 23

OShare Fundraiser

Concert

Savation Army Church

7 p.m.

 

November 25th

Board Meeting

All Members Welcome.

6 p.m.

Note the new day and time!

 

Birthdays

11 - John Cottrill

14 - Dave Parsons

21 - Gary Levine

22 - Steve Sired

 

Anniversary

7 - Linda and Kees van Aalst

 

A Builder for a Luncheon to Remember

There were 40 Kiwanians and guests at our special Remembrance Day luncheon at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Club. K Reg Martin and our Builder's Club Advisor Susan Davey greeted all who arrived at our meeting. From the singing of O Valiant Hearts to our conclusion with O Canada, President Paul led us in a memorable and emotional Remembrance Day luncheon. Kiwanian David Kennedy began our program with a moving Invocation, so fitting for our commemorative day.

We welcomed many guests, including those who drove over from the Kiwanis Club of Barrie. With us were PG Chuck McIlravey, his wife Kiwanian Dorothy McIlravey and Kiwanian Nancy Campbell. We were very pleased to also welcome Honorary Ann Kelly, with her daughter Kerry Ann Weaver, her husband Dennis as well as Agnus Amlin. We appreciated Ann’s assistance with our program today knowing how important our it was to our Past Lieutenant Governor Al.

Accompanying PLG Gail Norris today was June Shouldice. Among our Kiwanians were some familiar faces of returning guests; K Russ Pierson's wife Heather, Linda Gignac, K Ted Horton's wife Candy and Don King.

We were so grateful to Bert Hood and Leverne Spencer’s for volunteering their musical talents for today’s program. Our veteran and Past President Elwood Moore gave a personal account of the impact on the war on his classmates and fellow athletes. For him, remembering these particular friends who did not come home has stayed with him all his life.

Finally, we were deeply honoured to have with us, Bob and Carol Mitchell, parents of Corporal Robert Thomas James Mitchell who served in our armed forces in Afghanistan. Jim was killed during an insurgent attack on October 3rd, 2006. Carol told of the dedication that he had to Canada, the feeling that he would not return from duty and his love for Owen Sound.

Carol shared the kindness shown to their family and to Jim by the military on his final journey home. Carol wove a picture for us of a most tragic time in losing both her sons so soon, yet she managed to have us laugh through our tears. PG Gary presented Carol with long stemmed roses, K Donna Kaufman's thoughtful gift and a Kiwanis key chain for Bob.