Weekly Meeting - Gerry MacKee - Alzheimer's Society

Gerry McKee was introduced by Jane Flain, as a respected man who is very active in community affairs. He shared a story about his association with Kiwanis, when he was a Key Clubber in the 50's and how he wanted to attend a Convention. Being a teenager with a mandate, he contacted every Kiwanis Club en route to Florida, arranged for transportation and lodging, and arrived at the Key Club Convention on time! <center> </center> Gerry showed us his comical side as he explained some of the day-to-day frustrations he experiences with the onset of Alzheimers. Dealing with the shock of the disease, he then chose to face the problem and accept the support of his loved ones. He made adjustments in his life to suit his needs, and stressed that we must be mindful of the disease, and the signs of change. Thank you to Amy Pressman and Natalie Boucher, of the University of Ottawa Circle K members , who gave us a brief report on their visit to the Circle K Convention.

Thought for the week: The good lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.

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