On October 17th, 2018, ONNtv welcomed a very special Kiwanian into our studios. Kiwanis Eastern Canada & Caribbean District Governor Melford Clarke was in the region all the way from the Carribean. On that particular day, Mr. Clarke arrived to an actual weather event that saw a few icy rain pellets flourishing on down. It was just enough to introduce him to the Autumn temperatures that the Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie, and Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore contend with.
LG Jack Davidson (Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore) joined Melford Clarke in sharing an overview of Kiwanis and the role of the Governor in the Kiwanis family. “Do what is unique in your division.” Governor Melford Clarke said, on service club initiatives to support the children in communities. Their interview is in the video above.
And speaking of Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore, David Shier of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was installed as president of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore during the club’s meeting on October 12th, 2018, at the Marconi Cultural Centre. Also installed were Treasurer Gord Henderson, and Secretary Giselle Chiarello.
In addition, the following members will serve on the club’s board of directors:
Kiwanian Bonnie Marcil, PLG Dr. Jim McDonald, DLG Bill Morton, PP Terry Lou Legros, DP Ford Upton and Kiwanian Brad Lloyd.
The immediate past president is Mary Hewgill. She will continue to serve on the club board for the next year.
The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore supports community projects such as Sault Ste. Marie Splash Pad, Disc Golf Course, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Sault Area Hospital Foundation, Staples Back to School Program, River View Public School Breakfast Program and many more. The club raises money for the projects by the Annual Pancake Breakfast held in Bon Soo, (2) Trivia Nights per year, 50/50 draws, Nevada tickets at RJ’s Market and Pino’s as well as investments through their own Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Foundation.
“Kids need Kiwanis, in our community and in communities around the world,” said Dave Shier. “Our club believes in children and wants to provide all kids with an opportunity to thrive, prosper and grow.”
The Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore welcomes new members who want to serve their community. Information about becoming a member is available at www.lakeshorekiwanis.com or by joining the weekly meeting at 12:00 noon on Wednesday’s at the Marconi Cultural Centre Lounge 1 (downstairs). Come visit us and check us out. You can also call us at 705-946-7915 or via email at [email protected].
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members 82 nations and geographic areas. Visit http://www.kiwanis.org for more information.