The Builder for March 28th
President Michelle Kobryn wielded the gavel to welcome 20 Kiwanians and one guest to the luncheon at the Best Western Inn on the Bay. Our door greeters were PP Gord Harris and K Penny Garvin. Our special guest was our speaker Linda Hawkins. It should be noted that Mary Lou Brown, the Manager at CAA is our latest Board approved member. Her formal induction will take place in the near future.
Past President Andrew Drury was the lucky draw winner. All members will be lucky winners of new name magnetic name badges in the near future. The pancake breakfast at Grey Roots was a big success. Thanks to all who volunteered.
Past Festival Chair Kevin Dandeno introduced Linda Hawkins who is the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Georgian Bay Children's Choir.
Linda explained that the Choir was initiated in 1956 and is intended for children ages 5 to 20 in Grey-Bruce Counties who want to sing.
Linda conducts 41 students this year. The Choir provides the opportunity to learn how to sing and speak in public events with confidence.
No child is denied and financial assistance is available. Teachers are there are a volunteer basis. However, the musical scores and wardrobes are costly.
The choir performs locally at festivals and at seniors residences. The choir has won many awards and have performed internationally. Past Kiwanian Bert Hood helped this choir through the years. President Michelle thanked Linda for her informative talk.
A Fine Time!
PP Gord Harris was the Fines Master. PP Andy Drury and DP Bob Miller were fined for not having the correct date on the attendance slip. PP Gord paid a happy toonie because bike season is almost here!
PLG Susan Davey paid $5 for spending the month of February in Florida with her husband, John. PP Bob Miller paid a happy toonie to thank Kiwanians for financially supporting the Kiwanis Club in Kiev.
PP Elwood Moore needs a new Club Roster and was willing to pay a fine to get one. Several Kiwanis jumped at the chance to pay the fine on Elwood’s behalf.
On the Road!
Past International Trustee Gary Levine is currently in Sarasota Florida working with a team of volunteers to open three new clubs in the area. They met together Sunday March 31st to help train. On April 1st, 2nd and 3rd they attend appointments, make cold calls. They will open three new clubs in the area Wednesday night exceeding welcoming new Kiwanians to our organization. More hands help more children.
Maryland, Michigan and Illinois will be sites he will work on at the end of April and in May.
Gary is looking forward to the Stratford Convention. to be officially endorsed to seek the position of VP in Orlando at the end of July.
He thanks the club for their continuing support on his Kiwanis journey.