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2023-2024

  • Zone K Deputy Governors Don Cockwell & Patti Lamb

I first joined Kinsmen in the fall of 1984. But in the spring of ‘84’ I went to Spring Convention in Cambridge with the club that I would join, which going to Cambridge was the reason that I joined . I was a member of the Milverton & District Kinsmen until about 1995. While in the Milverton club I held most of the Executive positions up to and including President. I was Bulletin Editor twice and each time won “Bulletin of the Year” award. I got a job in Stratford at ‘Fram’ in ‘91’ and got married to Jennifer and moved to Stratford in 1994. In ‘95’ I made the move to the Kinsmen Club of Stratford. Had to move from Zone “B” (Best) to Zone “K” (Also Best) …….L.O.L. In 1996 Jennifer had our daughter, Stephanie.
In joining the Stratford Kinsmen, having held executive positions before I moved up through the ranks rather quickly and held most of the Executive positions here as well including President here too. Once again holding the Bulletin Editor position, I won “Bulletin of the Year” award again. Must have been easy to win…….L.O.L. Finally in 2023 I wanted to do something different and decided to take on the Deputy Governor position. It has been something that I have been wanting to do for a number of years and my work schedule finally is going to let me do it.

Don

Hello Fellow Kin,
My name is Patti Lamb and I have been a member of the Goderich Kinette Club since 2012. Within my Club, I’ve held the positions (multiple times) of Secretary, Treasurer, and President. I’m looking forward to learning and growing in my new, first-time role as the DG for Zone K and to hope to share with and support both individuals and clubs in our zone.
I have a wonderful husband Glen who is dairy farmer; three pretty great children - Sierra (29), Carson (28), & Rylan (26) and three beautiful grandbabies - Lawson (3), Hadley (2 ½), & Reanna (1). I’m lucky enough to have all my family, including my parents, live within a 5-minute drive of my home.
I will be retiring in September 2023 from my job of 29 years as the Registrar of a county museum and plan to spend as much time as possible with family and friends and really dive in head first to this new role.

Patti


2022-2023

As we head into the month of May, the clubs in Zone K continue to keep busy! We are looking forward to attending the Charter Night on May 6th for the New Mitchell Kin Club and we welcome them to our zone! We have been continuing to canvass our clubs to see if any members would be interested in taking on the role of one of the two zone DG's for the upcoming Kin year. As was decided at both Zone conferences, the incoming DG's will work as a team, rather than one DG for the Kinsmen and one for the Kinettes. Please let Ally or Mike know if you have any questions!

The Hensall Kinettes were recently featured on CTV news for the amazing Tampon Tuesday event they held recently! It was an overwhelming success!

Clinton Kinsmen and Kinettes are looking forward to Plukinfest, July 7-9th.

Goderich Kinettes are hosting a CF walk on May 28th, startign at 10am at teh Goderich Kinsmen Centre, lots of prizes and a BBQ to follow!
The Club has also been busy planning a family event to be held on October 1, 2023 to celebrate their 75th year! More details to follow.

Hensall Kinettes have their CF walk on May 28th in Exeter, Ontario.

Goderich Kinsmen in partnership with the Legion and Knights of Columbus are starting another exciting Chase the Ace draw, tickets available on Goderich Catch the Ace webpage. First weekly draw will be May 12, 2023.

St Marys Kinettes will welcome Les Smith; Elton John/Garth Brooks tribute artist on Wednesday May 17th at the United Church in St Marys. Ticktes are $20.00 each.

Kinsmen Club of Stratford have their annual Stratford car show June 18th, 2023 from 9am to 2pm and a bottle drive on Sat May 27th from 9am to 1pm in the Zehrs parking lot.

Kinsmen Club of St Marys is selling fire wood at GoCo on Hwy 7. $10.00 per bag.

St Marys and Goderich Clubs will each be planning their annual Summerfest celebrations. Keep your eyes open for more info to come!

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Welcome back to our Zone K page! We are half way through an amazing year in Kin! DG's Mike and Ally were honoured to have been able to facilitate each of our in-person Zone Conferences this year! The Zone K Kinsmen Conference was held on Saturday March 11, 2023 with Host Club the St Marys Kinsmen. The Zone K Kinette Conference was held on March 26, 2023 with Host Club the Goderich Kinettes. Thanks you to our host clubs for their hospitality!

Congratulations to Sandie Vanderschot of the St Marys Kinette Club, who was this year's Zone K Kinettes bulletin Award winner for her outstanding and very enjoyable monthly bulletin!

Congratulations to Michelle Parker; newest member of the Clinton Kinettes for taking home the Joke off award!

Congratulations to all of the Zone K Kinette clubs who have continued to bring new potential members out to their meetings!

Congratulations to the newly formed Mitchell Kin Club as they prepare to celebrate their charter night on May 6, 2023! We are all excited to welcome you to our Zone!

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March 2023 Kinette Club updates:
Clinton Kinette Club
Hello! We are the Clinton and District Kinettes.
We may not have a large number of members, but we are definitely a mighty group! We have lots of laughs together and always enjoy working together to ensure we are doing our very best to give back to our communities and raise as much as we can for Cystic Fibrosis!
Some of the fundraisers and events we have chair or co-chaired this year include the Poinsettia fundraiser, Christmas Marketplace, Santa Clause Parade with the Clinton Kinsmen, TV Auction with the Clinton and Goderich Kinsmen and Kinettes, and two days of free swim at the Vanastra Rec Center during March Break (to celebrate KIN Kindness Day).
Upcoming, we have our annual Easter Egg Hunt and PlucKINfest, both co-chaired with the Clinton Kinsmen. We are also looking forward to a weekend of camping together in June, where we enjoy each others company and have our last meeting of the year. We are looking forward to being able to get together in person for Zone Conference this year!

Hensall Kinette CLub:
We had our Cheer for a Year Elimination ticket draw in January. It was very successful! It's our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Upcoming events.
      - Food Drive in April with the Hensall Firemen
      - Toll Booth May 2-4 weekend.
      - Tampon Tuesday at Hansens in Exeter in April.
      - CF Walk May 28th

St Marys Kinette Club:
The St. Marys Kinettes are 13 members strong and 1 life member. We have had a busy year
this far with many events to come.
We started our first project of making and serving a Community Meal in October, we make and
serve the meal. This is a meal that numerous service clubs do every two weeks throughout the
year.
Our Christmas parade in November was a very fun project, we made up selfies frames to walk
in the parade. We asked the parade goers to bring a can good and they would get a free selfie.
We changed our annual {Cheer for a year} contest to {Fill the Fridge} the tickets were $10. The
winners could win either gift cards to Loblaws or Sobeys or take a cash pay out. . We were 29
shy of a sell out, we will use the money for our various service donations.
The Kinettes do Meals on Wheels the Month of January, five days a week. We delivery
between 5-9 lunches on our lunch times for shut-ins. It is a worthy service for our club,
sometimes it’s the only time the shut-ins see someone through the day.
For our Kindess week, we are going out to put positive notes at the library and local businesses.
Hopefully the kind words will bring I smile to people faces and maybe think of doing something
nice for someone else.

Goderich Kinette Club:
As with most Clubs, it has been a challenging couple of years for the Goderich Kinette Club. We did manage however, to hold several successful fundraising campaigns and donate funds to many worthwhile groups and organizations. Fundraising campaigns included selling Noah Martin meats, Rheo Thompson chocolates, maple syrup products, vegetable seeds, handmade soaps and lip balms, and our annual Kinsmen/Kinette Auction. Thus far for the 2022/23 year we have donated $6450. Some of the recipients of funds were the Goderich Cadets to purchase two way radio equipment so they could talk to astronaut Josh Cassada aboard the International Space Station; the Huron Women's Shelter; Huron County Christmas Bureau; Community Living; Blyth Junior Broomball; the Huron County Museum for gallery redevelopment; Kids Help Phone; and the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. Last year we completed a 3 year commitment to the Goderich Hospital All in for your Health Campaign for $10,000.00. During this same time, we were lucky enough to also increase our Club membership.
We were honoured to receive and share the HREF Ambassadors of Learning Award with the Goderich Kinsmen at the National Service Gala. “In appreciation for your dedication in supporting Kin Canada’s bursary program through the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund and its goal to support Canadian Students in achieving their dreams.”
In 2023, the Goderich Kinette Club will be celebrating 75 years as a Charter. We hope to mark this occasion with some celebratory activities yet to be determined.

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Welcome to the Zone K Webpage! I am Ally Austin, DG for the Zone K Kinettes Clubs. I am really looking forward to a more "normal" year of getting out and about to visit our clubs, and I am truly inspired by all the fantastic work that the clubs in our zone have done throughout a strange couple of years! There is no slowing these awesome women down! To start off the new kin year I wanted to introduce our clubs and provide a little update on how each of them has proudly lived up to the Kin motto of "Serving the Community's Greatest Needs"
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Hello everyone,I Mike Austin have returned as Deputy Governor for Zone K Kinsmen. I am looking forward to seeing all the members after a three year absence from club visits. I have completed my first round of club visits throughout the Zone and I am truly excited with the passion, excitement and enthusiasm that the members are showing to reconnect with their community's in a way that only Kin can! Once again I am looking forward to seeing all the exciting fundraisers and service projects the Zone K Kinsmen Clubs have in store for their community's this year. All these men doing amazing things to "Serve their Community's greatest Needs" which in turn makes me proud to belong to this Group, the BEST Zone in the District!!!

Clinton Kinettes were very fortunate to have been able to co-host  Pluc’KIN’Fest with the Clinton Kinsmen on July 1, 2002 in Clinton. They look forward to collaborating with the Clinton Kinsmen for their yearly Santa Clause Day parade and Easter Egg Hunt as well. The club hosted a very successful virtual shirpa/bedding fundraiser and carried out their yearly poinsettia sales last year both of which they hope to repeat this coming year. They were pleased to have been able to donate to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, The Clinton Public Hospital, the Seaforth Community Hospital, Huron Hospice, Community Living Huron-Perth and One Care. They were also proud to have donated $522 worth of bedding, pillows & blankets to The Huron Women’s Shelter. The Clinton Kinettes enjoy having fun while giving back to our communities

St Marys Kinettes are looking forward to another great year ahead. I had the privilege of meeting some of them this summer while bartending at St Mary's Kinsmen Summerfest. The St Marys Kinettes have hosted a few successful projects including selling Cheer for a Year raffle tickets, participating in the United Church Community Dinner, and selling Christmas Flowers. The St Marys Kinettes find great pride in sending Seniors who reside in nursing homes Birthday cards. They find this to be a very rewarding project. Their goal this year will be to add more members to their club and to have a lot of fun together!

Hensall Kinettes have had a fulsome year of projects and plan to continue their successful fundraisers including their Cheer For A Year elimination draw, selling Uncle Dads Pizza, participating in the CF Walk in May, hosting Food Drives in October & May, and hosting Poinsettias and Epicure fundraisers. They are very proud to have been able to make donations to Tanner Steffler Foundation, Bluewater Coast Public School, Hensall Legion, South Huron Hospital and Jessica's House through their successful fundraising efforts. A new goal set for this coming year is to host a Tampon Tuesday at Hansen Grocery store in Exeter. Hensall Kinettes look for ward to another successful year of meeting their communities greatest needs! 

Goderich Kinettes are looking forward to getting things back to normal post- COVID and discussing ways to increase membership. The club was fortunate enough to have had three members join their club, and look forward to recruiting new members. They participated in several successful fundraisers including Noah Martin meats sales, maple syrup sales, flower and vegetable seed sales and handmade soap and lip balm sales. The annual spring TV auction is one project that they always look forward to. The club enjoys working in collaboration with the Goderich Kinsmen, Clinton Kinsmen and Clinton Kinettes every year on this well established event!  Last year they participated in their first ever Santa Clause Parade and their float received very positive feedback from the community, so continuing to increase the club's profile in the community is an ongoing goal. The Club was honoured to have received the HREF Ambassadors of Learning Award along with the Goderich Kinsmen Club at the recent Kin Canada National Service Gala. The Club also completed another very successful Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis. 2022/2023 events, contact club for details

Clinton Kinsmen
Santa Claus Parade 2022
The Clinton and District Kinsmen and Kinettes would like to invite you to the 27 Annual Santa Claus Parade being held on Dec 4 @ 7:00pm. Please come out enjoy the community's hospitality during the festive season.

Lady's Night Returns
February 4, 2023 marks the return of the ever famous Ladys Night in Clinton. The evening, one for Lady's only involves a delicious meal plate served by the Clinton Kinsmen decked out in black tie/vest uniforms, table service for alcohol and an evening full of lip syncs and acts that will have you laughing and fully enjoying your LADY'S NIGHT OUT! Contact any member for tickets!

Clinton/Goderich Kin TV Auction
March 3 & 4 is the date for the 32 annual TV Auction. Chalked full of donated items to bid on live throughout Friday night and most of Saturday. Telecast live on four local cable channels and also available on-line @ http://www.tvauction.ca. Bid Early, Bid Often and Bid High!

Goderich Kinsmen
FACE-OFF HOCKEY POOL 2022

It's that time of year again. Sign up for the Goderich Kinsmen/Signal Star Face-Off Hockey Pool before Nov 7. Pick up a Goderich Signal-Star or visit http://www.goderichkinsmen.ca/ to enter. All proceeds will be donated to Goderich Minor Hockey and Goderich Ringette Association. Thank you to our prize sponsors Chisholm TV & Stereo, Murray's Rona, Canadian tire Goderich, Finchers and Zehrs of Goderich.

SOCIAL GAMING NIGHT AND ELIMINATION DRAW

Goderich Kinsmen are holding their annual Social gaming Night/ Elimination Draw and Buffet Dinner on Saturday November 12, 2022. Tickets are $25.00. Doors open at 5:00pm, first serving of the meal,(Roast Beef, Sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, salad, buns and other fixings) will be held until 7:30 with second serving later in the evening. Licensed Refreshment Bar open 5:00pm - 1:00am.

Blackjack tables and crowns and anchors wheel available for your gambling pleasure.

Elimination draw begins when all tickets have been sold (300 tickets)and place in the drum. $25.00 for the first ticket drawn and $25.00 for every 25th ticket after. $1000 for the last Ticket drawn. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun at the Goderich Memorial Arena Auditorium(upstairs). Age of Majority required. Please contact any Goderich Kinsmen Member or call 519-524-7307 or 519-525-5952 for tickets.

Goderich Catch The Ace

Get ready For Goderich Catch the Ace round three, In cooperation with Goderich Knights Of Columbus and The Goderich Legion, The Kinsmen club will be starting up the lottery with the first draw happening on November 18 2022 and continue each week until the Ace of Spades is revealed. This time the progressive Jackpot will be a guaranteed $5000 until the weekly sales surpass this amount. Log onto
http://www.goderichcatchtheace.ca to buy on-line.

Santa Claus Parade

The Club is excited to be once again Supporting Santa with his float for the Goderich Santa Claus Parade being held Saturday November 19 7:00 PM. Please come out and celebrate the festive season in Goderich.

Kinsmen auction getting ready

Hensall Kinsmen
Fill a Freezer Draw
in collaboration with three local business's the club is running a draw with freezer meat packages and catered food packages available. Contact the Club for details of draw and how to purchase. email Alan @ alanburdge@hotmail.com

Also watch for details on upcoming Wing Night event and Steak Night Event later in the year.

St Marys Kinsmen
Santa Claus Parade- Friday November 25
Fruit Sale - November 17
Fighter Jet Raffle-
Community Christmas tree Pick-up, January 7
Community Dinner June 5
Next Years Summerfest July 21, 22 & 23

Please contact Club @ http://www.stmaryskinsmen.com/ for information on any of these events

Stratford Kinsmen
Stratford Kinsmen have volunteered to assist with the upcoming Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser being held in Stratford in February. Details on the event to follow.

The Club is running 50/50 draws at the Junior B Stratford warriors and Stratford Fighting Irish hockey games. The Club is also manning the concession booth at these games as both a service to the community and fundraisers.

Bottles Drives are being organized for November and May, exact dates to follow.

The annual Car Show will take place in June 2023, exact date to be determined. Show will be on River Drive in Queens Park.

Canada Parade and Fireworks hosted by Stratford Kinsmen
July 1, 2023

For information on these or any other events of the Stratford Kinsmen please contact them through email
at kin@stratfordkinsmen.ca or on-line
@ http://www.stratfordkinsmen.ca/

2021-2022

Zone Conference 2022 was a joint meeting with Kinsmen & Kinette clubs participating, and was held virtually.


2020-2021

(No reports filed)


2019-2020

Zone K Kinsmen 2020
Spring Conference
HAWIIAN LUAU

Zone K Kinsmen, this is you official call to order for the upcoming Spring Conference hosted by the Kinsmen Club of St.Marys.

Saturday February 29 2020

Credentials table will open at 8:45-9:45, all clubs must register if in attendance. Breakfast will
be served 8:45-9:45 am. Call to order for business will be 10:00. Lunch will be served following
the completion of business, with fellowship activities to follow.

Hoping to have good attendance from each Club so we can Celebrate the 100 Anniversary of Kin, as we will be one week into the Official 100 year.

Conference will be held at 10 Thames Road St. Marys Ontario ( St. James Masonic Hall). Cost
will be $25.00 per member.
Theme is HAWIAN LUAU.

Please remember to have one member participating in the Gord Harbison speak off completion,
the joke off competition and make sure your club submits for the Bulletin award.

RSVP to Kenneth Hutton @ kenneth1522 [snail] hotmail [period] com by February 19 with Club numbers
attending the Conference.

Yours in Kin
Zone K Kinsmen DG
Mike Austin

FLC 2019

All the info you need to know about the upcoming FLC November 8,9 & 10 in Grand Bend.

Club Leadership Seminar

WELCOME BACK ZONE K KIN
Here we go everyone, we have began a year of Celebration. Kin Canada will be 100 years and growing come February 20, 2020. It is a time to reminisce and celebrate our achievements within Kin, but it is also a time to promote what Kin is and let the rest of Canada know what we already know, Kin Canada is the greatest Service Organization running. Please take the time to promote Kin within your communities on social media, local media and just by talking to your neighbors and show everyone just how proud we are to be a member of Kin Canada. I hope everyone takes the time to celebrate this special year. Remember that we are making a huge difference in our communities and across Canada from coast to coast with every project no matter how big or small. Here's to everyone having an amazing year.
Cheers

Yours in Kin
Zone K Kinsmen DG
Mike Austin


2018-2019

Well wasn't that a party!

District One Spring Convention held this past weekend, May 31st to June 2nd was amazing. Zone K Kinettes had one first-timer, my very own Mitchell Kinette President. She will be back. We did not scare her away but she said to me, ”Why have l not come to this sooner?” Kitchener-Waterloo Kinettes were great host with Hawaiian Kincation 2019. Congratulations to our Governors Karen Coutts and Darryl VanMorsel and the whole Team Ohana team. Excited to see what Vice Governors Francine Burt and Scott Tapley have in store for us as Governors. A big kiddos to our newly elected Vice Governors Eileen George and Tim Natyshak.

Mitchell Kinettes - May meeting the club watched the movie ”Five Feet Apart”, highly recommended.

Hensall Kinettes - Well done everyone! Our little community is really generous. We raised 729.65 in an hour and a half for cystic fibrosis, Amazing!! (Road Toll)

Clinton Kinettes - just had their community fair. The street dance in July 5th and elimination draw is the 7th at the horse races.

Everyone is preparing for their last meeting and year-end party.

Thank you Zone K Kinette's for two amazing years! I look forward to seeing what incoming Zone K Kinette's Dupty Governor Sarah Denomme has in store for Zone K. Best of luck Sarah!

Yours In Kin
Melissa
Past Zone K Kinette Deputy Governor

From the President of Hensall Kinettes:

Well done everyone! Our little community is really generous. We raised 729.65 in an hour and a half for cystic fibrosis! Amazing!! Hensall and District Kinettes thank you!

Zone K along with Zone B and J are having a:

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FUNDRASIER EVENING

MAY 4, 2019 at 6 PM

WALKERTON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL

Murder Mystery Party

Buffet Dinner

$40./person

Tickets are available on Eventbrite April 1st, 2019

An evening held in honour of the late Henry Paliga

Clinton/Goderich Kinsmen & Kinettes

28th Annual TV Auction

On March 1, 6:30-11:35 pm & March 2, 1:15-11:50 pm the Clinton & Goderich family of Kin will be hosting their 28 annual TV Auction. All 4 clubs have been busy pounding the streets canvassing local businesses for donations and so far have gathered almost 800 items worth over $76000 in retail value. Over the 28 years the Auction has raised over 1 million dollars that has been put back into our communities. To view the auction items on-line log into http://www.tvauction.ca . Set # 50 is our CYSTIC FIBROSIS set and all money raised is donated to Cystic Fibrosis . On the day of the Auction you can register, follow and bid on-line. Our schedule is always on time so you can follow and see updated bids instantly making it easy to participate, but remember if you want an Item "BID OFTEN" and "BID HIGH".If you are the successful bidder on an item you will receive a phone call that day informing you of the successful bid. Pick-up is on Sunday March 3 at the Goderich Kinsmen center located at 185 KEAYS St. Goderich for the successful bidders
Once again the link is http://www.tvauction.ca

Stratford Kinsmen

On February 2, members of the Stratford Kinsmen participated in the kickoff to the Perth County "Heart and Stroke" campaign kickoff by participating in the Chilli cook-off along with 29 ot
her vendors. Members also attended the tasting and information booth. Heartburn day is a community event for the whole family attended by over 2000 people annually.

•Kinsmen Club of Goderich

http://www.goderichkinsmen.ca/
FACE-OFF HOCKEY POOL 2018

It's that time of year again. Sign up for the Goderich Kinsmen/Signal Star Face-Off Hockey Pool before Oct 26th. Pick up a Goderich Signal-Star or visit http://www.goderichkinsmen.ca/ to enter. All proceeds will be donated to Goderich Minor Hockey and Goderich Ringette Association. Thank you to our prize sponsors Chisholm TV & Stereo, Cait's Cafe, Sweet Love Eats, and River Run Restaurant.

GODERICH KINSMEN SOCIAL GAMING NIGHT/ELIMINATION DRAW

Goderich Kinsmen are holding their annual Social gaming Night/ Elimination Draw and Buffet Dinner on Saturday November 10 2018. Tickets are $20.00. Doors open at 5:00pm, first serving of the meal,(Roast Beef, Sausage, potatoes, sauerkraut, salad, buns and other fixings) will be held until 7:30 with second serving later in the evening. Licensed Refreshment Bar open 5:00pm - 1:00am.

Blackjack tables and crowns and anchors wheel available for your gambling pleasure.

Elimination draw begins when all tickets have been sold (300 tickets)and place in the drum. $25.00 for the first ticket drawn and $25.00 for every 25th ticket after. $1000 for the last Ticket drawn. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun at the Goderich Memorial Arena Auditorium(upstairs). Age of Majority required. Please contact any Goderich Kinsmen Member or call 519-524-7307 or 519-525-5952 for tickets.

Kinsmen Club of Stratford

http://www.stratfordkinsmen.ca/

Stratford Kinsmen are holding a Retro 80's Halloween Fundraiser Bash October 27, 2018 at the Rotary Complex Stratford. Proceeds to be shared between Dan Kaal(Enbridge ride to conquer Cancer) and the Stratford Kinsmen. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the Black Angus Restaurant & Bakery(443 Erie St. Stratford) or the Black Angus Restaurant(817 Downie St. Stratford).
Music provided by "The New Boys" band.
This looks to be a great night of fun for a fantastic cause!

Zone K Kinettes

Spring Convention is already here? I find it weird that we have gone through a year already. I loved meeting the Kinettes in Zone K. We maybe be a small zone but we are mighty. The clubs have definitely worked at serving their communities greatest needs. Being your DG this year has been an awarding experience and I have learned so much. Thank you Zone K Kinettes! I hope you all use the Cross and Square and Only in Canada Kinsmens and Kinettes books that l presented to all the clubs at their installations, for years to come. Zone K Kinette are in good hand as Clinton Kinette Tena Mash takes over. Have fun and learn all that you can. Being DG is one of the most rewarding experience that one can have. I will have one more Newletter to come out after Spring Convention.

Zone K Kinette Club Reports:

☆Goderich Kinettes have the CF Walk on May 27, 2018.

Patti

☆Hensall and District Kinette Club is currently working on hosting a Sign night May 1, 2018,  we also have a cheer for a year draw going on to be drawn on June 16, 2018.  We have a community food drive happening on May 17/18 in conjunction with the Hensall and area Fire Department.  We will me doing our CF walk at the end of May.  We are volunteering our time for Jessicas House Concert on June 22 to sell and manage the ticket booth. These are a few things we are up to!!

Thanks Julie Clarke

☆Clinton Kinettes are having a Sign Night on Thursday May 10 and Bingo on Thursday May 24.

Tena

☆Mitchell Kinettes are having our 17th Annual Rubber Duck Race Mitchell May 12, 2018. Hopefully with some of the Building On The Basics Team. 

Selling Fireworks May 18-20. 

Thanks Kelley

☆St. Marys Kinettes have our annual Spring Auction this upcoming Saturday, May 5th at the St. Marys PRC. It is our largest project of the year with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer society and also to local community needs. We have received numerous corporate and local donations that will be sold as silent auction.

National President Terri MacCannell visited the St. Marys Kinettes in April. We are so grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to meet eith us. She shares with us her passion for Kin and her desire to enable more members to step into leadership roles. It was an honour to have her join us! 

Laura 

Yours In Kin, 
Melissa Penner Zone K Kinette DG

💥Anything Is Possible!💥

Zone K

Hello District 1 and Merry Christmas,
As we wrap up the first couple months of the 2017-2018 year, The Kinsmen Clubs in Zone K have been busy:
St. Marys had their Annual Santa Claus parade November 17th, and the Kinsmen and Kinettes took the
opportunity for fellowship by putting together a float.
Stratford Kinsmen supplied food for an Open house at a local car dealership on October 28th, and some of the
Members including the club president partook in the 2nd Annual Walk with L’Arche Stratford on October 26th.
The Club also received the Ken Pierce Membership award for 2016-2017 at FLC in Collingwood.
Goderich Kinsmen handed over a cheque for $50, 000 to the Goderich Park Revitalization project on September
28th. The Club also hosted a successful Games Night and Buffet dinner on Nov 11th.
Hensall Kinsmen Hosted a bunch of Hungry men at their Annual Steak and Stag on November 3rd. They will
also help the village with the Lighting of the Trees Ceremony on November 24th.
Clinton Kinsmen held their annual October breakfast with all Proceeds going to the Clinton Public Hospital
foundations. The club served close to 300 people that morning. On November 4th the Club held their 21st
Annual Ladies night. The Club fed and entertained close to 300 Ladies. The night was a success with the ladies
keen to return next year.
Great Job everyone and keep up the good work.
Mathew Lobb
Deputy Governor Zone K
2017-2018.

ZONE K KINETTES

The Kinship One Christmas addition already! I can’t believe December is right around the corner. At least we
have no snow! I want to wish the Clinton & District Kinettes, Goderich & District Kinettes, Hensall & District Kinettes, Mitchell & District Kinettes, St. Marys Kinettes, PLUS the Back To The Basics Team a heartfelt Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very fantastic New Years. Be Safe!

The second addition of the Zone K Newsletter has been sent out!

ZONE K NEWSLETTER
November*
December
January*
February
March*
April
May*
June

The * is when the Newsletter is coming out and the other months is when I would like pictures, small write ups, past events and upcoming events, etc. Email: melissa.penner76@gmail.com Thank you!

Remember Zone K is a TEAM!
T – Together
E – Everyone
A – Achieves
M – More

MITCHELL & DISTRICT KINETTE CLUB

  • SENIOR CITIZENS EVENING

Every year for the last 40 years, the Mitchell Kinettes have sponsored an evening for the Senior Citizens of Mitchell the last Monday night of November.
It started off being an evening of entertainment followed by lunch. Now, we sponsor an evening of euchre with prizes followed by lunch and each person present is given a Xmas bag full of goodies to take home as well as there are extra baggies for them to take to someone they know who is either sick or shut in. Even though the numbers have dwindled down from 100 to 30, this evening is greatly appreciated and enjoyed by all in attendance.
This year the date is Monday, November 27.

I was glad l could help out the Mitchell & District Kinette Club bagging the gifts all 24 bags as Zone K Kinette DG. It was nice seeing the people in the community's faces light up when they where presented with their gift. They enjoying seeing the Mitchell Kinettes. Great job Ladies!

  • DECORATING THE GAZEBO IN THE HOWIE MORENZ MEMORIAL

PARK IN MITCHELL
Each year the Mitchell Kinettes put on their winter coats, hats and gloves to get into the Christmas spirit by decorating the Gazebo as our contribution to the Christmas decorations around the Town of Mitchell. We have it decorated in time for the Santa Claus Parade which is the first Friday of December.

HENSALL & DISTRICT KINETTE CLUB

  • Right now are selling Poinsettias
  • Sign Night Tuesday, November 21 at 7pm
  • Cheer for a Year Fundraiser

$10.00 a ticket. Draw held Friday, December 29, 2017

CLINTON & DISTRICT KINETTE CLUB

  • Sold Poinsettias for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Tradional Outdoor Arrangement
  • Charity Bingo Night

Thursday, November 30
Central Huron Community Centre – Libro Hall Doors open at 6:15pm

ST. MARYS KINETTE CLUB

  • Poinsettias Sales for Cystic Fibrosis

Orders “No” later then November, 22

  • Salvation Army Christmas Kettle

Saturday, December 2nd 10am-4pm

If you have something on your mind, feel free to contact Deputy Governor Mathew Lobb or Melissa Penner

Yours In Kin
Melissa Penner
Zone K Kinette DG
💥Anything Is Possible!💥

Zone K Kinettes

Welcome back to another great District 1 Kin year with Back To The Basics Team!

I am excited to be the Zone K Kinette DG this year 2017-2018. It is going to be a year of learning, growing and expanding. My main goal is to met everyone in Zone K even the Kinsmen but I would really like Zone K too "Strive For Five!" Each Kinette Club should get five new, or past members that would be a total of 25 members and if the Kinsmen would like to do the same Zone K would contribute 50 new members. How nice would that be! I know Zone K can do it because we rock!

ZONE K NEWSLETTER

September *
October
November *
December
January *
February
March *
April
May *
June

The * is when the Newsletter is coming out and the other months is when I would like pictures, small write-ups and past events and upcoming events, etc. Email: melissa [period] penner76 [snail] gmail [period] com Thank you!

Remember Zone K is a TEAM!
T - Together
E - Everyone
A - Achieves
M - More

If you have something on your mind, feel free to contact with Deputy Governor Mathew Lobb or Melissa Penner

Yours In Kin
Melissa Penner
Zone K DG

💥Anything Is Possible!💥

2016-2017

Hello Zone K

Hard to believe it is June already and the conclusion of this Kin year is just about upon us.

A huge thank you to the members of Zone K for making this another wonderful experience being your Zone Deputy Governor.

Things are not quite done for us in our clubs; remember that your Accredited Delegate form for National Convention 2017 is due to Kin Headquarters by July 15th. You can find the form in the Resource Library on the National Website or on the District Secretary's page here or on our Zone K Family of Kin Facebook group page.

As well, please ensure that your incoming Club Executive members have been shared with our incoming Deputy Governors. Kinette Presidents have already received that request via email.

Again, thank you for a great year and wishing you a great summer, whether you are relaxing or your club has summer projects on the go, I wish you all the best

Yours in Kin
Kinette Deputy Governor
Terri

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Thank you goes out to the Clinton & District Kinsmen and to the Hensall & District Kinettes for hosting our Zone Conferences. Both were awesome and we could not have conducted our Zone business without you providing the day to the Zone.

From that we wish all Zone Award winners good luck at Spring Convention May 6th. Thank you to all that entered Zone awards and good luck to those moving onto District.

We look forward to seeing you at Animal House !!

Yours in Kin,

DG's Mat and Terri

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Zone K Zone Conferences:

Kinsmen: Sunday March 19th
Hosts: Clinton Kinsmen
Place: Clinton Club room
Time: 8am Breakfast
9am Call to Order
Theme: All things Canadian
Cost: $ 20.00

Kinette: Saturday April 1st
Hosts: Hensall & District Kinettes
Place: Hensall Heritage Hall
Time: 9:00am
9:30 Call to Order
Theme: "60" Shades of Kin
Cost: $ 20.00

Accredited Delegate Form is attached below and must be filled out and submitted to DG Mat or DG Terri 7 days prior to the Zone Conference date in order for your club to vote at the Zone Conference.

Presidents will be required to submit club reports in advance.

District and National Awards criteria's will be followed for all Zone Award submissions

Get your Jokers and Speakers ready !!

DG's Mat and Terri


Welcome 2017

Best wishes fellow Kin on a fabulous 2017. As we all rang in the new year in our own ways, I trust that you reflected on 2016, cherished the great memories and said so long to the bad.

Winter blahs may be overtaking some of us but now is the time that we as a zone look forward to our Zone Conferences.

Information will be circulated and posted as soon as it becomes available, but we trust you will all make an effort to attend.

Accredited Delegate Forms are now out and will be send to clubs and posted for easy access. Remember they are a must to be filled out and returned to your Deputy Governor at minimum 7 days BEFORE the Zone Conference.

Chat soon!

Zone K will rock 2017 !!

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Welcome October!

Deputy Governor Mat and I have started our visitations and club installations in our awesome Zone.

Please make sure you let us know what your club has going on, we would love to promote and assist at your club projects and celebrations.

It is all about the teamwork for a successful year!

Please do not forget that Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) "Gangsters, Flappers and Rum Runners " is right around the corner. November 4-6th in Windsor.

Early registration deadline is October 16th.
Accredited Delegate Forms are due October 28th to credentials@district1kin.ca

Thank you for all you do !!

Zone K is rocKINg it this year.

DG's Mat and Terri

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Hello Zone K:

Deputy Governor’s Mat Lobb and Terri Iredale are looking forward to working with all our Zone K members this year.

Once holidays are over we are getting together to form our joint zone team and plan for our year.
Please ensure that we have your new Club's executive contact information.

We will be reaching out to you in the near future.

Zone K Rocks!
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2015-16 Zone K Report

Zone K Kinette Zone Conference
Wake Up Your Inner " Kin "
Pajama Party Breakfast

Saturday March 5th 2016
Hosted by the Mitchell Kinette Club
Mitchell Arena - Wellington Street

Social 8:30 am
Breakfast 9:00 am
Call to Order 9:30 am

Cost: $ 15.00

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2014-15 Zone K Report

It's Spring Convention Time! !!!

Spring Convention always reminds us that our Kin year is winding down. The time has gone so quickly this year. All the clubs in Zone K have been busy with numerous projects. I would like to commend all the clubs for the hard work and dedication to making these projects successful.
Some clubs are just completing their major projects of the year.
The St. Marys Kinettes had a very successful "Spring Auction" in April.
The Hensall ladies are looking forward to their "Ladies Night in May.
Mitchell Kinettes are racing their "Rubber Duckies" on May 9th.
The Goderich Club are getting their hands dirty to make the town beautiful by planting and maintaining flower beds in the community. They will also be helping the Kinsmen at the annual "Summerfest" in July
Clinton Kinettes are gearing up for the July long weekend when they, in partnership with Clinton Kinsmen, present the "19th Annual Pluckinfest".
My Zone Conference went well, and I truly appreciate the hard work and little extras my club the Clinton Kinettes put in to hosting the event.
I have enjoyed joining all of my clubs at their meetings and events. They are all amazing women who go above and beyond to make their communities better. Congratulations to all of you on a very successful year.
Thank you for making me feel so welcome and part of the family in each of your clubs.

YIK

DG Betty Kelly

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Deputy Governor’s Report – Zone K Kinsmen

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I’ve just returned from 3 weeks back in Australia. It was great to catch up with my family and friends, and enjoy that awesome Aussie weather.
The Zone K Kinsmen Conference was held on Sunday the 15th March in St Mary’s. We had 43 members and guests attend. The theme was “Lumberjack” and we had many Lumberjack’s present! St Mary’s did a great job of hosting a very successful Zone Conference. Mat Lobb from Clinton won the speak off. Congratulations to Tyler Brady from Clinton for stepping up to be our Zone K incoming DG.
Zone K Kinsmen have been busy with fundraising projects. I’m very excited to report that we currently have 6 new members in the zone. With Club elections underway, I wish the incoming Presidents and Executive members all the best for their exciting year ahead.
Goderich Kinsmen : Goderich and Clinton had a great TV Auction with $50,000 raised. Goderich is now busy getting ready for this year’s annual Summerfest which is held from 10th – 12th July.
Hensal Kinsmen: The 1st ever Wing Night held in February was a huge success with over $4,000 raised. Their annual golf tournament will be held May 2nd. Hensall will be holding the Splash Pad grand opening on the 12th & 13th June in conjunction with the Hensall Fair. The 8th annual co-ed ball tournament will be held on the 19th June.
St Mary’s Kinsmen: had their 3rd annual Storage Battles on April 25th. The Hospital Gala Fundraiser will be May 2nd. Electronics Drive will be held on May 9th. The Club is also busy getting ready for Summerfest Aug 13 – 16th.
Stratford Kinsmen: are busy with Camp Tanner and getting ready for the Canada Day Parade & Fireworks. They are also looking after the bar for the Blues & Ribfest June 19th – 21st.
Clinton Kinsmen: Had a successful TV Auction with Goderich Kinsmen. The Club is also busy getting ready for Pluckinfest July 3rd – 5th.

I would like to congratulate the Zone K Kinsmen on another fantastic year. The Club Presidents, Executive’s and members do some amazing projects to provide service and raise money that goes back into the communities we live in. You should all feel very proud of your achievements!
I’ve greatly enjoyed my year as Deputy Governor in Zone K. As this is only my 4th year in Kin it has certainly been a steep learning curve but I have to say it has been my best year in Kin so far. The more I learn about Kin the prouder I feel to be a part of this amazing organisation. It really is the people that make the difference and stepping into the Deputy Governor role has helped me to meet so many more of our Kin family and to see the bigger picture of Kin outside of my club, zone and district.

I look forward to “Bridging the Gap” at Spring Convention.

YIK,

Darren Brunjes
2014 – 2015 Zone K Deputy Governor

FALL IS HERE! !!!

Kinsmen and Kinettes have spent September and October organizing and planning projects to serve their communities.

I am pleased to be returning as Zone K Kinette Deputy Governor. I am also happy to be working beside the Kinsmen DG Darren. We are both members of the Clinton Kin Family.

The Kinettes in Zone K are always there to support local groups such as Meals on Wheels, and Blood Donor Clinics.
Many clubs organized or participated in Terry Fox Runs across the Zone. Some of our clubs recognize graduating students by giving awards and promoting the Kin Canada Bursury program.

The St. Marys Kinettes held a very successful "All About Me", Ladies Day in October. Along with all the good work they do they also have plans for club bonding with movie nights, wine and mystery tours.

The Goderich Kinettes have continued their project to provide "Care Kits" for Teens in need.
The Hensall ladies support local sports by sponsoring or serving food at tournaments and fund raising events. They also do an elimination type draw.

Mitchell Kinettes serve dinners, blood donor clinics and have just hosted an Improv night which was well attended.

The Clinton Kinettes started the year with a club team building challenge course. They invited friends and family to finish out the day with a Mystery tour and Scavenger hunt. They have also sold Pizza kits and just held a Christmas decoration "New to You" sale.

FLC will be filled with interesting and informative seminars, a little business, and a lot of fun.

As the Holiday season approaches many of our clubs are involved in decorating, Santa Claus Parades and selling Poinsettias for Cystic Fibrosis.
I am looking forward to working with all my clubs and especially meeting the new members joining our ranks.

Report from 2013-14 Deputy Governor:

The Kinettes in Zone K have been very busy this year.
My first Zone Conference held in St. Marys' was well attended and many enjoyed the presentations about Cystic Fibrosis and Rejuvenation.
I have enjoyed attending many functions and being welcomed by Kinettes across the Zone.
In Clinton the highlights were the Christmas Home Tour, Santa Clause Parade, and Easter Egg Hunt.
The Goderich and Clinton ladies helped out with the Annual Kinsmen TV Auction. I made my TV debut as an auctioneer and enjoyed it tremendously.
The Hensall club are getting ready for their Ball Hockey tournament and Community Garage Sale Day in Hensall.
Mitchell Kinettes have been helping with blood donor clinics and held their first Family Day celebration to the delight of young children in the Mitchell area.
St. Marys' Kinettes are one of the busiest clubs in the zone with sponsoring Ladies Night, Spring Auction and helping with Meals on wheels just to name a few.
Many of the clubs sell poinsettias, pizza and popcorn, collect grocery tapes, serve seniors dinners, cater etc to raise funds to support their communities
This has been a great year for me. The Kinettes in this Zone are an amazing group of women who go above and beyond for their families, friends, and communities.
I am so proud to call them my friends and to belong to this wonderful family of Kin. When asked why I am part of Kinettes, I say that it is the people and their passion to help their neighbours, friends and communities to be a better place to live. It is well known that if you want something accomplished and done well, just ask a Kinsmen or Kinette.
Thank you to all the clubs in Zone K for making this a year to remember.

Zone K Club Addresses

  • Clinton & District Kinette Club P.O. Box 220 Clinton ON N0M 1L0
  • Clinton & District Kinsmen Club Box 220 Clinton ON N0M 1L0
  • Goderich Kinette Club P.O. Box 112 Goderich ON N7A 3Y5
  • Goderich Kinsmen Club Box 23 185 Keays St. Goderich ON N7A 3Y5
  • Hensall & Dist Kinette Club Box 133 Hensall ON N0M 1X0
  • Hensall & Dist Kinsmen Club Box 158 Hensall ON N0M 1X0
  • Mitchell & District Kinette Club P.O. Box 1474 Mitchell ON N0K 1N0
  • Mitchell & District Kinsmen Club 27 Waterloo St. P.O. Box 129 Mitchell ON N0K 1N0
  • St. Marys Kinette Club P.O. Box 1887 St. Marys ON N4X 1C2
  • St. Marys Kinsmen Club Box 154 St. Marys ON N4X 1B1
  • Stratford Kinsmen Club P.O.Box 21111 Stratford ON N5A 7V4



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