By Mark Squibb | Vol. 7 No. 4 (February 28 2019)
True to their song, they're a happy bunch.
"You're having great fun, and you do great work," Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan told a crowd of about 85 Kin and Kinnette members, past and present, and special guests, including the entirety of Mount Pearl council and Mount Pearl MHA's Paul Lane and Jim Lester, gathered at Park Place community centre.
The group had gathered Saturday night to celebrate the Mount Pearl Kinette Club's 50 years of community service. There was live music, a dinner, special presentations, and lots of laughs.
While reading a history of the Club, Donna Collens noted an old rule from the club's past that the female Kinettes could not undertake a project without the permission of their male counterparts. That caused a lot of laughter from the crowd.
Several members were presented with pins or certificates to commemorate years of service, including founding member Dorothy Melendy, who was awarded with a 50-year pin and also spoke at the event.
Dee Levandier, who is a Kin member 47 years strong, also gave remarks.