Weekly Meeting - Claude Turgeon “Golf Program for Underprivileged Children

A busy meeting with recognition being given for the Duck Race and the top 3 sellers of our club: Dominic Ferrarotto - 980, Clive Woolley - 260 and Jan Mansfield -180. President Richard and Rob Fisher from Farm Boy presented a BIG cheque to the CHEO Foundation for $140,208.93 representing the 59,267 tickets sold for this years Duck Race.

On behalf of the Membership Committee, President Richard recognized Reg Gilstorf for his 34 1/2 years of service to our club. Reg joined Kiwanis in 1967 and resigned in January of this year. It was a nice day for Reg with his daughter in attendance.

Mark Max and the Music Committee thanked the Young Children -Priority One Golf Tournament sponsors for the support of this year's Golf Tournament. Chair of the Committee, Jeremy Moore gave special thanks to the Kiwanis members who continue to support the Golf Tournament which has raised $255,000 for our club in the 4 years since Clive Woolley brought the idea to our club.

Claude Turgeon, Executive Director of the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, spoke about how powerful our influence can be for the youth and how getting them involved in a sport like golf helps to teach them integrity, sportsmanship and patience. Each one of us can make a difference, even if it is to just one child.

Thought for the week I try to take one day at a time but sometimes several days attack me at once.