Monday December 4th, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Orillia

           4-H Awards Banquet, Monday December 4th, 2017

          Hawkridge Golf and Country Club


Today was our annual Kiwanis 4-H awards banquet and Hawkridge. The partnership between Kiwanis and 4-H dates to 1950 when the 4-H club was founded.  4-H, which stands for head, heart, hands and health is a global network of youth organizations.  Their mission is “Engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.”

Today’s meeting, hosted by 4-H chair John Mayo, was very well attended with both Kiwanians and 4-H members and their families. It began with the 4-H blessing followed by a buffet lunch.  The awards were presented and it all wrapped up by 1:15.   Great job today John!!!  This meeting has become one of our great Kiwanis traditions.



All who were there.



Too many to count.
Oh Canada:


Fantastic!!! Those country folks can sing!!!
Christmas Kettles:


We’re in full swing here Gang. Make sure to arrive a minute or two early for your shift.  Make sure you have the cell number for the person scheduled to relieve you as well!!!  Let’s do our part in getting those Salvation Army Christmas hampers full!!!

Christmas Party Update:


Don’t forget about our Christmas social at Theo’s on Monday December 17th from 2:30 to 5:00ish.  Again, we are taking the money we normally would have budgeted for this and we’re donating it to the BBBS Christmas dinner they hold for the families they serve.  The dinner is December 14th and the club has been invited to help serve.  Details will follow.  Also, there will be a gift wrapping for this event on December 6th at Doug and Tim’s office.  Drop by anytime after 5:00.  I hear we still have beer left over from the auction.

Kiwanis Safety Village:


That’s a wrap until spring. Everyone give yourselves a pat on the back!!!
On the Ski Watch:


Well it took a lot of stretching, stuffing and smacking but he did it!!!! “Lycra” LaFrance has thrown the passage of time as well as good taste to the wind and managed to wedge his way into the old one-piece!!!  Apparently, it fits like a glove – a surgical glove I presume.  Anyhow, the real trick now will be getting out of it!!!

Don’t forget about our Kiwanis ski day scheduled for Friday December 15th.  Show up anytime during the day at Mount St. Louis.  Don’t forget about the après chez North from 3:30 until 6:00 (or whenever).

Next Week:

We’re all back at Theo’s next week. Not sure what’s on the sched but as always, I know you won’t want to miss it.  I’ll send my regrets now for this one.  Starting this Friday, I get to be “Wink for a Week” as I fly out to Sun Peaks BC for five days of ripping up that Monashee Mountain powder!!!  BTW, I’ll be sporting my boring old two-piece ensemble.
Thought for the Day:


“Ski till it hurts, drink till it doesn’t.”

        Longtime Kiwanian and alpine legend Jerry Wink

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