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Kin Awards 2020

Pictured is Al Moore (right) who was voted as the Ladysmith Kinsmen Rookie of the Year for 2020.  Presenting the Rookie award is outgoing president Jim Delcourt.

Rookie of the Year 2020
Jim Delcourt and Al Moore

The Horse’s Ass Award is presented to the Ladysmith Kinsmen member who has made probably the most “amazing achievement” over the year that members can go back and talk about.  This year’s recipient was Kinsmen Mike Traer who was also last year’s winner.

Mike Traer - horse's ass
Mike Traer – horse’s ass

The Kinsmen of the year award is presented to the member whom the other members feel has done many things to help make the club’s year a success. This year the award was presented to outgoing president Jim Delcourt. Presenting the award is Deputy Governor Neal, from Victoria.

Jim Delcourt - Kin of the Year
Jim Delcourt – Kin of the Year

New Officers for 2020/21

The Ladysmith Kinsmen held their 68th annual installation of officers on Saturday, October 3rd.

With the existing Covid-19 protocols, it could not be the usual “event” so the guys just got together with DG Neal and had a steak dinner, initiating the new executive for the 2020\2021 Kin year.

2020-21 Kin Executive

Pictured  after at the swearing-in are (left to right): Deputy Governor Neal with past-pies Jim Delcourt; director Rodney Woods; director Michael Roethe; director Patrick Gow; treasurer Jason Kelland; director Mark Grills; incoming president Cory Freisenhan; secretary Al Moore and registrar Kevin Pugh.

Missing from the line-up is Mike Richardson vice president and risk director Duck Paterson.

Freezer Full of Meat – Winner!

Ladysmith town councillor, Jeff Virtanen, draws the winning ticket for the Kinsmen “Freezer Full of Meat” raffle on June 10th. The draw was originally scheduled for April 28th but due to the Covid-19 issue … the BC Gaming Commission gave the Kinsmen a couple of months to sell tickets and do the draw.

Jeff V pulling ticket

The winning ticket is number 0892 and the winning ticket was bought by Jasmine Golebans.

The freezer for the draw was supplied by Ladysmith Home Hardware and the meat contents were supplied by Bouma Meats. Funds raised through the draw are designated for the downtown public washroom project the Kinsmen are spearheading.

The club is still seeking funds and if people want to donate to this much-needed amenity can do it at the Ladysmith & District Credit Union.