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A PUBLICATION OF CDE

3RD QUARTER 2012-13

GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE Fellow Civitans: I learned at an early age that our world is filled with ups and downs and we need to arm ourselves with the right psychological tools, such as courage and honesty, to get us through the down tim es. I have always used m y honesty to help m e succeed in life. W hen all else fails, I can say to m yself that I am honest, which in turn boosts m y self-esteem . Once rem inded of that, off I go to overcom e whatever challenge I am facing. Congratulations CDE! As of June 4th our district has positive growth. I am also very proud to announce CDE now has 4 MST’s Civitans’ Carolyn Trenholm e - Sm iths Falls, Carol Rubino - Perth, Louise Kinney - Chateauguay and Marie Arnold - Greater Petawawa. Presidents Contest Leading the way is Sm iths Falls President Carolyn Trenholm e M ST with 6 new m em bers and tied for second Chateauguay’s President Louise Kinney MST and Perth’s President Carol Rubino MST with 4 new m em bers each. Club Contest Perth is in first place with 16 new m em bers and Sm iths Falls is second with 11! Let’s continue to grow! Ask yourself these questions? 1. Has our club had a m em bership recruitm ent m eeting this quarter? 2. How m any m em bers can m y club recruit this sum m er? 3. How m any m em bers has our board of directors recruited? 4. Have I recruited a m em ber and if I have how long has it been since I recruited the last m em ber? Use your CIVITAN PASSION and put these questions into ACTION. I hope to have m ore exciting news for our district this com ing July.

Have a great sum m er, keep that bus m oving, and let us start July with a bang.

Civitanly Yours Governor Bryan http://w w w .civitan.cde.org

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CARLETON PLACE & DISTRICT by Civitan Sue Baker The Carleton Place & District Civitan has been very busy these last few m onths. W e’ve already planted the flowers at Elizabeth Court. W e hosted that Annual Sr.’s Dinner on June 6th and this was the best by far. W e volunteered to run the barbeque at the Arklan School Meet and Greet the end of May and cooked for at least 500 people. Let m e just say we were pooped when it was over. However, a great tim e was enjoyed by everyone. W e recently purchased a highly specialized stroller for a young boy. Much to the relief of his m ost appreciative m other. It will m ake her life a whole lot easier. W e purchased a W ater Rescue Boat for the Beckwith Fire Departm ent, and are sending a blind child to cam p etc. etc. W e are ready to cook again at Cam p Quality in August and attend the Cobden Club’s Golf Tournam ent as well. W e unfortunately will not be hosting a tournam ent this year due for the m ost part to lack of participation. W e m ay try again next year. So as I am sure you are in the sam e boat we are all busy, busy. Ron & Heather are attending the Convention in Denver and will report back with the latest scoop when they return. Hope you all have a wonderful sum m er and look forward to catching up again in Septem ber.

BIKER BAR I called your house the other day and was told you were down at your favourite biker bar with som e friends. I wasn't sure where that was, but was told I wouldn't have m uch trouble finding it. Sure enough, I drove just a couple blocks and there it was... There is nothing like the feel of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, is there?

COBDEN & DISTRICT by Civitan Gary Younghusband “Gidday” from Cobden Civitans on a hot and sunny day in the Valley. Early May saw our annual birthday party “Charter Night”. Since then we’ve been busy with our usual activities. Our latest proposed project will be installing an electronic m essage sign along a roadway in the Cobden area. Since the loss of our local newspaper com m unity events are difficult to publicize. The sign will be used for com m unity events and as a fundraiser by charging a user fee. At the present tim e we’re gearing up for our annual golf tournam ent, our biggest and m ost successful fundraiser. Friday August 2nd will be our 18th event. Our Medical Bank Com m ittee reported they’ve been busy lending out equipm ent from our large inventory of item s from m edical beds to walkers. In August we’ll be holding our Annual President’s BBQ where we gather for delicious food and fellowship. Shortly after the BBQ the Club will work the gates for the Cobden Fair. A busy weekend for our Fair Com m ittee and Club m em bers. W e look forward to installing a new m em ber at our next m eeting and are always in the recruiting m ode. Best wishes for a good sum m er!

GOVERNOR-ELECT’S CORNER On Saturday June 15, Canadian District East Presidents & President Elects attended the 2nd annual geographic training session, which took place at the Lanark Civitan clubhouse. Past International President M arkham Howe from Little Rock Arkansas was the instructor, Markham not only covered everything both the Presidents and President Elects needed to know for their year, but he also shared som e insights on how to prom ote Civitan through social m edia. Thank you, President W ayne and the Lanark Civitan m em bers for m aking your clubhouse available for Canadian District East Geographic Training. Many thanks to you for the wonderful lunch your club graciously provided at no charge. Also m y sincere thanks to Ken and Freda Fournier for preparing and serving the luncheon. Congratulations to Peter Guthrie on your position as the 2013-2015, International Director Region 5. Also congratulations to Bill Lawrence on your position as the incom ing Governor Elect for 2013-2014.

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In addition m y m ost sincere congratulations to Ross Munro, Trish McConnell, Ron Legge, Mark W right and Louise Kinney on your elected positions. I invite all Civitan m em bers of Canadian District East to join m e in welcom ing our 2013-2014 Canadian District East Board. Edie Em m ons - Governor Bryan W iltsie - Im m ediate Past Governor Bill Lawrence - Governor Elect Ross Munro - Past Governor Director Mark W right - Director /Lt. Governor Louise Kinney - Director /Lt. Governor, Trish McConnell - Lt. Governor Ron Legge - Lt. Governor There is no greater contribution than serving as a m em ber of the leadership team . W e are responsible for overseeing the general direction of Canadian District East. Our Responsibilities are to oversee m anagem ent, finances, and quality; set strategic direction; build good relationships with our m em bership; establish ethical standards, values in com pliance with our bylaws and policies. By conducting ourselves ethically and with integrity, we will continue building strong relationships and earn the trust of others by following the code of conduct. I feel extrem ely confident in the Civitan m em bers who have already agreed to take the lead as the District East team for 2013-2014. I look forward to sharing with you the nam es of all the Civitan District East Chairs after the joint m eeting in August.

DISTRICT TRAVELS W ITH BRYAN Governor Bryan lends a helping hand with Civitan Marsha at the Alm onte’s 31st Annual Lobster Fest Dinner Dance.

Governor/CIFC Trustee Bryan presents Michelle Toshack of Alm onte the Credit Valley Civitan Mem orial Bursary Award.

Governor/CIFC Trustee Bryan presents Alm onte's Junior Civitan President Madeleine Nolan with the Palm er/McNeil Mem orial Bursary Award.

W elcom e Civitan Dean Sm ith (centre) Dean was sponsored by Isaac Tarrant and sworn in by Governor Bryan April 9th in Pem broke.

The Aylm er Civitan Club is pleased to welcom e their newest m em ber Mark Christian (left) President Mark W right (centre) and Sponsor Art Coghlan (right)

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The Chateauguay Civitan Club visited Aylm er on April 25.

Chateauguay's President Louise hands over the Visitation Barrel to Aylm er President Mark.

Lakeshore President Ricky accepts the Civitan Barrel from Perth Civitan Ken.

Farew ell Civitan M el M olson It was not long ago that Civitan Mel was honoured for his 50 Years of service to Civitan. He passed away in early June. Our condolences to his fam ily and friends, he will be m issed by everyone.

CHATEAUGUAY

from Civitan Louise Kinney President Elect Jessie Am y and President Louise Kinney donate water bottles and bags to two representatives of the 39 Athletes who will be attending the Quebec Special Olym pics to be held in Pointe Claire. August 16th we will have a visit from Governor Bryan at which tim e we are having our Steak Bar-b-q with tickets selling for $15.00, all are welcom e to attend. Tickets m ust be purchased before August 9th. W e will also be holding our First Bread Blitz August 24th.

NOTICE TO ALL :: The DEADLINE, LAST DAY, FOR SUBMISSIONS TO OUR NEXT ISSUE IS:

SUNDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER, 2013 !

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AYLMER by Civitan Doris Erwin The last few m onths have been very busy for our club. W e are continuing to support som e of our long- standing initiatives but as well are planning som e new exciting events, which will continue to bring our club closer to our grass-roots of supporting the special needs com m unity. Doing this and having great fellowship as well! Information Night

Our last Inform ation Night was very productive. W e not only gained a new m em ber, we also gained the infam ous barrel, right, courtesy of the Chateauguay Club!! Left is President Mark welcom ing our newest m em ber, Mark, and his sponsor Artie.

M ini Special Olympics Again this year we sponsored and helped out at the regional Special Olym pics event held at Philem on W right High School. This event is very special to our m em bers. This year we served as am bassadors, m eaning that each m em ber was assigned to one group of athletes, and stayed with them for the day, guiding them to the various events. W e had a total of 15 m em bers and friends of Civitan participating in this role. This event brings together special needs athletes from m ost of the schools in the district to participate in several athletic events. This year a representative from the Quebec Special Olym pics was in attendance so we had a chance to discuss our club projects, etc. with him . Our intent is to foster a closer relationship with this provincial organization to the m utual benefit of the groups we support. The pictures here are from this event and are indicative of what this event m eans to these kids. They are taking a break from the com petitions to take part in a “conga” line led by the event's m ascot. The other photo is of President Mark handing over our sponsorship cheque to Mr. Brad Snooks, the coordinator of the event. Road Block Our annual roadblock was a huge success again this year. W e had two groups participating with us, the Local Food Bank, and L'Arche Agape which is a local chapter of the international Jean Vanier organization that provides a hom e environm ent for a group of special needs individuals. L'Arche Agape This organization has becom e one of our favorite groups to support because of the great work they do. In L'Arche, people who have developm ental disabilities and those who com e to assist share life and daytim e activities together in fam ily-like settings that are integrated into local neighborhoods. L'Arche in Canada has nearly 200 hom es - grouped into what L'Arche calls ''com m unities.'' There are 27 com m unities. Once an individual joins the fam ily, they are m ost often there for the rest of their lives. They becom e productive individuals and help support the group. For exam ple, one of the sources of incom e is the cleaning of toys from the local daycare facilities in the region, which by law need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Recently it was brought to our attention that the com puters that are used at the residence for both adm inistrative and personal use were terribly out-ofdate and totally non-reliable. Our club has stepped forward and m ade a generous donation towards the purchase of new com puters. L'Arche Agape as well participated in our recent roadblock, thereby raising additional funds for this project. Left, President Mark hands over a donation to representatives from L'Arche Agape, and in the second photo Civitan Mark helps L’Arche Agape with the installation of their new com puters.

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Upcoming Events: Picnic in the Park W e are in the process of planning a picnic in the park, which will provide a day where our special needs com m unity can participate in fun activities, such as a fishing well, enjoy som e good food, and have a lot of laughs. The event is scheduled for August 8th at Parc L'Im agerie here in Aylm er. If anyone would like additional inform ation about this event, please contact the coordinator, M s. Lise W right directly at 819-332-4644. Annual Golf Tournament The Aylm er Civitan Club is hosting its annual m em orial Golf tournam ent on Sunday, August 25th at the Kingsw ay Golf Club here in Aylm er. W e hope, as in the past, all the great golfers from the clubs in the district will com e and join us and show us duffers how the gam e should be played. GOLF CART & DINNER: $90. DINNER ONLY : $25 For more info contact NORA or JIM GRAHAM @ 819-827-1937 nora.jim .graham @ videotron.ca. Hope to see you there. 40's to 60's Dance W e are in the process of planning a night of m usic and dancing to which m ost of us can relate. This evening will provide an opportunity for dancing to the m usic that m any of us grew up with, a chance for our children and grandchildren to see how m any of us older folk m oved on the dance floor in our younger days. Should be a great evening! Mark your calendars for October 26th for a night of fun and laughter which will be DJ'd by our very own Civitan Jean Vezina. More details will follow. Fall bulb & Plant Sale This spring, we did a sm all trial as to how m ail-order bulbs and plants would sell in our com m unity. Due to the success of that trial, the club has decided to carry out a project of selling fall bulbs and shrubs.

KINGSTON & DISTRICT by Civitan Rachelle Dupus O n Saturday June 22, 2013, Kingston Civitan m em bers participated in Kingston annual ALS walk. Mem bers started arriving at 8:30, to set up the barbecue as well as the snack tables. Kingston m em bers also take part in the walk lead by team Captain Civitan Rachelle. After the ALS walk, a few of the Kingston Civitan m em bers headed to the Odessa Fair grounds to support the Greater Napanee Civitan Clubs annual dinner and dance fund raiser called the Sum m er Fling. Mem bers enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner with all the trim m ings m usic and fellowship all for the sm all cost of $15.00 per person. Kingston Civitan is also busy organizing our first annual horseshoe tournam ent. The tournam ent will start at 10:00am on Saturday August 10. Civitan m em bers will be busy selling 50/50 and raffle tickets while other m em bers will be busy barbecuing the lunch. More details to follow.

PAKENHAM & DISTRICT by Civitan Doris Rankin In the past few m onths Pakenham and District has assisted m any m em bers of the com m unity in one way or another. The Club m ade a donation of $500 to a group of adults and youth from St. Andrew’s United Church for a Habitat for Hum anity build in the southern United States. W e also happily contributed to the Junior Civitan Sno-Do and the Junior Civitan Dance-a-thon. W e provided a $200 bursary to Em ily Atkinson, a local university student who will be doing an internship in Argentina in Hum an Rights work. Em ily and her parents are very active m em bers of our com m unity and we were pleased to help her out. In April the Club sponsored a Sm art Serve course for Club m em bers and local teenagers that were interested. W e wanted to add m ore nam es to our list of qualified barkeeps. Another very popular event that we sponsor in Pakenham is the annual Burn your Bra for Bev – nam ed after Civitan m em ber Bev Griffith, a charter m em ber before she passed away suddenly in 2007. The wom en’s-only event was in support of DIFD & the Lanark County Alzheim er’s Society –in excess of $57k was raised. The annual Golf nine & dine com m unity tournam ent was held early this year on Friday May 31st. Attendance was lower than norm al but the Friday night event was just as m uch fun for everyone attending with a delicious m eal served at the Pakenham Highlands Golf Course. On that evening two presentations were m ade to the Arnprior and District Hospital and the Alm onte General Hospital for $1000. each. This was part of the Club’s 5-year com m itm ent to the hospitals with funds raised at the sum m er bingos.

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W e were fortunate enough to assist the St. Peter’s Celestine Catholic Church with a m ajor fund raiser by running the bar for an early June dance at the local arena. It was a busy night and the W ho’s W ho from a 20 m ile radius of Pakenham was in attendance. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was held in June at Gem m ill Park in Alm onte once again and, once again the weather threatened to ruin the event. Pakenham and Alm onte Clubs were m ajor sponsors. The Club hosted a Bar-B-Q for the second annual Mississippi Mills Grand Prix bicycle race held on the weekend of June7-9th. The num ber of participants in the race were lower than last year but the food was very m uch appreciated by the riders. W e’re looking forward to our annual sum m er m em bership BBQ. It’s a chance for m em bers to have our own BBQ with invited guests, put our feet up, relax and plan our next year. The Club m eets on the third Thursday of every m onth at 7:15 pm in the basem ent of the Pakenham Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library, 128 MacFarlane Street.

CDE Junior Civitan

submitted by Civitan W endy Robinson CDE Junior Chair 2012-2013

I am happy to report that we still have 3 active Junior Civitan clubs in Canadian District East; I wish I could report that we have 5 viable clubs which would m ake us eligible to form a Junior Civitan District! Perhaps in the near future this will happen!! All 3 of the Junior Civitan Clubs have been exceptionally busy again this year resulting in m any com m unity service hours for our Junior Civitans as well as m uch needed assistance to those less fortunate in our com m unities. It is with great pleasure that I announce the total dollars raised for the 2 m ajor Junior Civitan fundraisers – Sno-Do and Dance-a-thon. This year’s Junior Civitan G overnors raised $55,330.34 for Sno-Do exceeding their goal of $51,000.00. Many thanks to the CDE clubs that helped m ake this happen – Alm onte, Carleton Place, Chateauguay, Kingston, Pakenham , Perth and to those naughty Civitans that contributed $114.00 in fines collected at our Region 5 convention! Dance-a-thon 2013 was again an awesom e event! W e had 2 Alm onte Junior Civitans participate this year – Megan Ruttan and Lindsay Cavanagh! Megan & Lindsay together with the other D-A-T participants raised a total of $43,410.00 exceeding the goal of $40,000.00!! Many thanks to the CDE Civitan clubs that gave financial assistance to help our 2 participants – Alm onte, Brockville, Chateauguay Junior Civitans, Greater Petawawa, Lanark, Pem broke, Perth, Sm iths Falls and once again, to the m isbehaving Civitans that contributed $73.47 in fines at our CDE W inter convention! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those Civitans of Canadian District East who have supported m e in m y role as CDE Junior Chairperson since 2004. I truly thank the CDE Civitan Clubs for financially supporting the 3 m ajor Junior Civitan events each year – Sno-Do, Dance-a-thon and the Junior Civitan International convention; the m any CDE Junior Civitans, who have been fortunate enough to attend these events since 2004, would not have been able to do so without your support. In m y role as the Junior Chairperson, I felt it was im portant for our CDE Junior Civitans to realize that they are part of a m uch larger organization and the best way to ensure that realization was to have them participate in as m any Junior Civitan functions as possible. It is with m ixed em otions that I resign as the CDE Junior Chairperson. The Junior Civitan Chair’s position is a tim e-consum ing and challenging one however it is also very rewarding; there have been som e really terrific teenagers involved in the Junior Civitan program ! One of the highlights (and there are m any!) was when Civitan Bob & I took 4 CDE Junior Civitans to the Junior Civitan convention in Atlanta, Georgia and we were fortunate enough to be able to visit Civitan International Headquarters, the Civitan International Research Centre and Sparks Clinic in Birm ingham , Alabam a… it was truly an awesom e experience for our Junior Civitans to see first-hand the Sno-Do and Dance-a-thon dollars at work! By the tim e you read this, it will alm ost be the end of June 2013 which signifies the end of m y final term as the CDE Junior Chairperson. I have one final request and that is to please continue to support our incom ing CDE Junior Civitan Chairperson and the Junior Civitan program as you have in the past. Thank you!

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SMITHS FALLS

thanks to Gov. Bryan

W elcom e to Sm iths Falls two new m em bers Debbie and W ayne Dixon, sponsored by Civitan Gib and sworn in by Governor Bryan on April 19th Lt Governor Trish and Governor Bryan at the Sm iths Falls Civitan Inform ation Night May 2nd.

Sm iths Falls Civitan Inform ation Night May 2nd Civitan m em bers and 12 guests working together on the Civitan Puzzle. (A Special Thank you to Civitan Ken and the Perth Civitan Club for loaning us the Civitan Puzzle)

On May 30th the Sm iths Falls Civitan Club increased their m em bership by an am azing EIGHT! The Lovely President: Carolyn Trenholm e sponsored an im pressive SIX (Sherry Lam ing, Barry W oodall, Ken Edwards, Laurie Edwards, Francine Cowan and Vince Cowan) while Governor Bryan sponsored a returning m em ber Rob Rubino and Civitan Julie W iltsie sponsored Laverne Brennan.

TORONTO LUNG TRANSPLANT CIVITAN CLUB from Enzo Ucci, President, with thanks. Ed: Civitan Roger Gonneau of the Almonte Club is currently awaiting a double lung transplant. The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club exists to enrich and celebrate life. Our vision is for Canada to be a forerunner in organ and tissue donation and transplantation – saving lives, im proving quality of life and providing m uch needed care and support. The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club (TLTCC) provides dynam ic outreach program s and services to pre and post lung transplant patients and their caregivers. The other m ain m andate of the club is to increase organ donation awareness and to actively work to secure the com m itm ent of the general public to give the gift of life and becom e organ donors. The TLTCC is an active volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1999 by a group of lung transplant recipients and caregivers who wanted to give back to their com m unity in appreciation of the gift of life they had received. Together with friends, fam ily and volunteer support networks, they form ed the Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club Inc. #3453 as a chapter of the Com m unity Service Club volunteer organization Civitan International. Our m em bers share a special bond, having all been touched in som e way by transplantation. W hile they have their own unique story to tell, they are part of a team that serves to celebrate and cherish the greatest gift of all – life itself. Over a period of years, TLTCC has participated in and conducted various donor awareness fund raising events that have enabled us to provide tem porary relocation accom m odations, acquire and distribute specialized equipm ent required by post lung transplant recipients and provide other form s of assistance to lung transplant candidates. http://w w w .civitan.cde.org

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TLTCC continues to fulfill its m ission and to grow and provide m ore financial help to a growing list of incom ing lung transplant candidates while rem aining equally com m itted to prom oting donor awareness. TLTCC works in the areas of advocacy, awareness and support. Our objectives are to: · · ·

Increase the rate of organ and tissue donation; Im prove the com m unity’s understanding of organ and tissue donation and transplantation; Provide transplant patients with support, education and guidance to im prove their health and quality of life.

W e hope that Roger gets listed soon. Ed’s Note: Roger was listed in May and is in TO waiting to be called) Best Regards & Take Care Enzo Ucci, President

LAKESHORE

by Civitan Helen Molot

Civitans Jeurgen Sander, Les Thorpe, Sheilah W heeler, Ron Grim es and Terry Jones were presented with awards from Claxton for each selling over 100 lbs of cakes this year. Total sales generated a profit of alm ost $13,000 for Lakeshore Civitan, the best in the past 5 years.

At our annual donations dinner on June 13, 2013, Lakeshore Civitan President, Ricky Held, presented cheques to representatives from Friends for Mental Health, Generations Foundation, W IAIH, AVATIL, Citizen Advocacy and Special Olym pics.

Lakeshore Civitan will be supporting the Quebec Special Olym pics Provincial Gam es this year which will be held in the W est Island area from July 4th to 7th. A num ber of of our m em bers will be volunteering in several areas.

LANARK & DISTRICT by Civitan Debbie Keaney The Lanark & District Civitan Club has been busy this spring. W e participated in the Relay for Life event in Sm iths Falls in June. W e recently held our 40th Anniversary and were able to collect $500.00 and 2 boxes of food for the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry. W e are busy getting ready for the Canada Day Celebrations which we organize and sponsor in Lanark Highlands.

Inner Peace: This is so true If you can start the day w ithout caffeine, If you can alw ays be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people w ith your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand w hen your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, If you can take criticism and blame w ithout resentment, If you can conquer tension w ithout medical help, If you can relax without alcohol, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

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ALMONTE This advertisem ent will be in the July issue of ‘The Hum m ’, a m onthly, local paper.

by Civitan Marsha Guthrie W ow! W hat a busy quarter with efforts to get ready for Relay for Life in Mississippi Mills sponsored by Alm onte and Pakenham Civitan Clubs. Our team , Too Hot to Trot, wasn't drowned out despite the rain and m ist as we m ade our presence known on the track June 7. Together with our Jr Civitans we raised just under the Bronze level of $5000. Our Pakenham cohorts joined us in the Canteen to keep the roughly 400 walkers fed. To date, the local relay has raised over $125,000 with pledges still com ing in. The organizers have outdone them selves as they poured their heart and soul into this event always challenging the team s to find a way to raise m ore. Just a week later we cooked up som e great Steak and Lobster for our annual dinner and dance which was a huge success. W e welcom ed a large group from Aylm er, Chateauguay, and Cobden as well as in-com ing International President Bob Robinson and W endy, Gov Bryan W iltsie and Julie and officer trainer Markham Howe who was at Lanark Civitan Club earlier in the day. This is one of our largest projects and a big undertaking but not without its laughs. Not m uch sleep that night as we rose early the next m orning to prepare our annual Father's Day Breakfast despite the rain which kept a few away. Baking and a restaurant served breakfast m ade the day for a lot of m en ... and m om s and kids too. The BBQ's have been out in force with a Light Up the Night fundraiser in May followed by support for Ride for Dad. Perfect days for a BBQ!! The cleaning of the BBQ is no fun but that is part of the job as is the Kitchen and Hall clean up by faithful m em bers. This year we m ade im provem ents to our Hall including new electrical outlets for coffee urns that do not require older bodies to get on hands and knees to plug in, and the rearrangem ent of storage in the back kitchen and work areas m aking room for the laundry facilities which are now finally out of the office and janitorial area!! The Club is fortunate to have very talented m em bers who know how to organize and label. W e are planning to install a handicapped door at the m ain entrance in the near future. New this year was a decision to m ake a two-year com m itm ent to be the Com m unity Sponsor of the Alm onte General Hospital Sum m er Classic Golf Tournam ent. W e thought long and hard about this but m ade the plunge along with sponsoring four Civitan team s to play in it. W hat a presence we m ade – one ladies' team even winning the “m ost honest” and probably the slowest team on the green that day. The hospital tells us we have donated around $100,000 over a num ber of years to Alm onte General Hospital and Fairview Manor. The m oney raised in the tournam ent is used for new equipm ent. Keep those catering and Hall & Tent rentals going!!

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In April we had a road crew that cleaned up our 4 km of highway for Adopt-a-Highway. Our elections have been com pleted with all officers in place and trained. W e hosted yet another Blood Donor Clinic supplying fresh baked cookies, continued with the Canteen at the m onthly Auctions, carried on with the Medical Loan Cupboard and wrapped up the year until Sept for the m onthly Fiddlers Dinner & Dance project. O ur hard work has allowed us to support the Connections Back to School project, the Scout Cub Car Rally, fundraising efforts by local groups through reduced rates on the Hall rental, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program , our local Textile Museum , a Reach for the Top team from Alm onte District High School, 3 bursaries to two high schools, a Civitan plaque for a deserving graduating grade eight student housed at the high school and contributed to the Canada Day Celebrations in Mississippi Mills. Our Junior Civitans held their annual Mothers' Day Breakfast with support in the kitchen from our seniors. The kids however cooked the bacon and sausage and prepared the Hall and set up while serving and m anning the door and raffle table. They donated to the Mississippi Mills Relay for Life, LAW S for a second tim e, the local Hub Hospice and the Skateboard Park, a town project, with the funds they raised. Our photo album will contain the m em ories of a successful year as we say goodbye to 3 or our graduates. W e are looking for new m em bers to fill the gap. At the District level we partnered to m ake a donation to CHEO. W e sent greetings to Lanark for its 40th anniversary and said good-bye to long tim e Civitan Mem ber M el M olson of Pem broke. W e are confident Civ. Bill Lawrence will m ake a good Governor-elect – he is a fair-m inded and hard working Civitan – besides leadership in Civitan, you see him in action with the Boy Scouts and his two grandchildren he and wife, Civ. Stella have in their care. Civ. Peter Guthrie, who also is a pretty good grandfather and com m unity-m inded guy, will be putting his expertise to work as he takes on the role of International Director of Region 5. He and wife, Civ. Marsha are heading to Dallas July 1 for the International Convention along with 20 other District East m em bers. Alm onte thanks the District for their support of our m em bers who have m ade a com m itm ent to Civitan at the District and International levels. Together, as work for the values of Civitan, we are strong.

GOLF - ‘Tis the Season

Thanks to C ivitan Joan Bennett

‘Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional m iracle.’ “I know I am getting better a golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.” - Gerald Ford “One of the advantages that bowling has over golf is that you seldom lose a bowling ball.” - Don Carter, pro bowler “Tee your ball high ... air offers less resistance than dirt.” - Jack Nicklas

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ADD LIB HIDDEN W ORDS: All words in the list below will be found in the puzzle - vertically, horizontally, diagonally or backwards. Find the words and circle their letters ONLY, do not circle the whole word! Bracketed words/letters are not used in the puzzle. The left over letters will spell the Hidden W ord(s), have fun. Note: m y puzzles are all com piled by hand, no com puter is used except to print the final charts, but I do m ake use of m y dictionary often. Topic: CANADA DAY Solution: 13 letters

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Acadian, Alberta, Anthem, Aurora, Bags, Beaver, Bilingual, British Columbia, Burr, Canada, Canoe, Date, Dominion, Eh, English, Facts, Fireworks, Flag, Fly, Free, French, Games, Great(Lakes), Green, Hello, Hockey, Inuit, July, Lamb, Loonie, Manitoba, Maple(leaf), Montreal, Moose, Mounties, Navy, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Niagara(Falls), North, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Ottawa, Ozone, Parliament, Party, Play, Pride, Prince Edward Island, Provinces, Quebec, Red, Rockies, Saskatchewan, Sea, Stat(holiday), (maple)Syrup, Taiga, Talk, Tall, Tims, Toonie, Toronto, Town, Tundra, Unification, Vancouver, Vast, Verse, White, Winnipeg, Yes, Yukon. (If you would like to receive other W ord Puzzles please email: wordpuzzlesbyrick@ gmail.com and Please put W ord Puzzles in the subject line. I send puzzles as they are created.)

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