Notes from the web master
7106 St Philippes Line, Grande Pointe, Ontario,
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
since 1976 - meetings every other Wednesday
Meals, The Kinsmen & Kinetts have had another busy year. Our suppers at the hall did well, we donated several of the meal proceeds to the local schools and in turn they sold most of the meal tickets. It went well and we are hoping to repeat this program.
Tractor Pull - Club members pulled off our best ever Truck & Tractor Pull. The crowds filled the bleachers and beer tent as well. Our members and volunteers had their hands full for those five or six hours, Thank you all!
Singing Contest, has been struggling these past few years, Its our Twentith Anniversary and we will run it under the same format as past years, We want to keep it going but may have to downsize and have just a Jamboree and Singing Contest in the camp gounds. The big tents and bar may be cut from the program. It will evolve arround the campers and become a packge weekend of camping and singing, Too early to say for sure, but will let everyone know of the changes we will make.
Singing Contest has been cancelled and a Jamboree is being planned
If you wouldnít mind circulating this email to all the members in our club as I donít have everyoneís email.
I thought I would pass along some very sad news about a young cousin of mine (Danielle Mathia) who unfortunately passed away this week from complications related to her struggle with cystic fibrosis. She was such a positive, strong, likable young girl who made the best of every day she had and always tried to find ways to give back to others. Iíve only had the privilege of meeting her a few times at family events, however she had the kind of inspirational happy personality you never forget
Her parents, (Mother is Diane Emery Mathia) originally from the Chatham-Kent Area, moved to Guelph when she was very young so they could be closer to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. She has spent most of her young life in and out of hospitals as a result of Cystic Fibrosis.
Born with this disease, she received a double lung transplant in 2013 but developed a cancer linked to the transplant months later. During this time, She gained national attention as an ambassador with Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and appeared on T.V Commercials and other events promoting strength and endurance for kids with similar challenges.
The hard work the Kinsman and Kinette organization does to support this devastating disease, and other serious sicknesses that young kids face is very significant and very honorable. Iím certain the support from our organization made a difference In the short time she had in this life.
She touched the lives of so many people, and inspired everyone around her to embrace life and give backÖ. Iíve attached a few links to some of the many news articles about Danielle and her influence. Iíve also attached a recent photo of her. She will be sadly missed
Dave (Vice President of Dover Kinsmen)