The Strathmore Kinsmen Club has been a staple in the community for years and one of their biggest accomplishments, Kinsmen Park, holds a special place in many residents' hearts.  

So when the club was at risk of closing down, they put one final call out to the community for help.  

“We've had five members for quite a few years in the club and I'm getting up in age, and we have a couple of others that are older in age, as well. So, without those three people we were going to have to shut down at the end of the month," explained president Basil Dwyer.

Dwyer took to social media for a call out to the community for members and he was surprised by the response he got.  

“We had 7 members interested. It was great.” He said that they will still be accepting members for anyone interested. “You gain a camaraderie of people and get the help community. There are committees organized for some functions, some little things to volunteer at to help raise some money for the community.” 

The club meets on the 2nd and the 4th of the month at the Legion and members can be from anywhere in the surrounding area. 

“It could take a little while to get things back on track and hopefully it will get back on track with our new members,” he continued.  

Dwyer said that the pandemic hit the Kinsmen Club hard. They have not met in person for over a year with most of their meeting being help over the phone.  

“We're putting together a little meet and greet with our new members pretty soon when we get organized. So, we know where we stand and who wants to do what.” 

If you are interested in joining the Kinsmen Club, more information can be found on their Facebook page.