The Kiwanis Club of Orillia

President Peter Head has let his club know that their new safety village schedule is now out for the coming year. This is a major service project for the club. As their banner shows, it is just one of many projects that the club supports.

There is always something to keep members busy.

In December, members met at the law offices of members, Tim Timpano and Doug Downey, to wrap almost 120 gifts (donated by ROCK 95) for over 40 children in the community.  The children were given their gifts at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas party, with the Kiwanis club sponsoring the party.

 

Shortly before Christmas, about 20 Kiwanians hosted 50 members and friends, family of the Orillia 4-H Calf Club at the 4-H annual awards banquet at Hawk Ridge in Orillia. 4-H stands for head, heart, hands and health, and is a global organization whose mission is "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development."

Whitney Ball, the current 4-H President gave an overview of the past year's activities and thanked the 4-H sponsors and leaders. This is her last year, after 9 years with the group, and she was presented with a beautiful picture in recognition of her work‎ by Kevin Moore, a long time 4-H leader. Whitney has won the prestigious Frank Gold trophy three times, and had perfect attendance for most years of her participation. The Kiwanis Club of Orillia has been sponsoring the local 4-H Calf Club for 67 years, and honoured its long time leader, Kevin Moore, with the Mel Osborne award a few years ago.

As appreciation for the Kiwanis sponsorship, the local 4-H

 

Photo (LtoR): Kevin Moore, Nicole Clark, Whitney Ball and Zach McConnell

members and their families host a farm day barbecue each year for the Kiwanians and their children, grandchildren.

Several 4H members of the 4H Club also helped out at this year's Kiwanis Auction, doing a great job of directing the parking.