Round Table Breakfast

We had a good turnout of 40 for breakfast at the Rideau Tennis Club.  

President Wayne was pleased to welcome back returning members Ann Max of Productive to the Max, former member 9 years (1993 – 2002),  who was sponsored by Stephen Tanner and her brother Mark Max,  and Botho von Hampeln, former member 33 years (1981-2014), who is now retired from Time Communications, and was sponsored by President Wayne and Stephen Tanner.  

We also welcomed a new Corporate Member to the Club, Scott Hunter, Associate with the OTUS Group, sponsored by Tom Pullen and Clive Woolley. A second representative from OTUS is still to be determined and will be introduced at a later date.

Congratulations! to Tom Pullen who was the recipient of the President’s Rose and for being an active past president of the club.

19th Annual "Drive to End Youth Homelessness" Golf Tournament

Since the first Kiwanis Charity Golf Tournament in 1998 the tournament has raised nearly $1,150,000. All of the net proceeds will be distributed to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s charitable organization with a focus on youth homelessness in Ottawa, a growing and disturbing trend. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has made it a major focus to work with key stakeholders that provide support and housing for Ottawa’s most vulnerable homeless population.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa ran its 19th Annual  Charity Golf Tournament, with the 2016 theme of “Drive to End Youth Homelessness”. The net proceeds will be distributed to support various deserving Kiwanis service projects which support the Kiwanis theme of “One Can Make a Difference”.

Lots of photos are posted here to give you a flavour of this fun event.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Legion of Honour with 1927 Years of Sevice

Wow, what a great luncheon meeting. Past President Alison Hunter did a terrific job introducing our 12 Legion of Honour recipients and their history with Kiwanis.  It was quite a challenge to speak about their 440 years of service to Kiwanis and their community within 20 minutes, and Alison did it with finesse and grace. We were proud to recognize all former Legion of Honour members who have served Kiwanis for a total of 1927 years and who continue to contribute their time and talent to our club today!  Thank you all!

Here is the list of those celebrating their Kiwanis Anniversaries in 2016.

  • Allan Castledine 65 years  - WOW!
  • Barry Weatherdon   60
  • Ross Hadwen  40
  • Tom Spence 40
  • Howard Lithwick 40
  • Wayne Beaudoin 35
  • Peter Charboneau 30
  • Ron Wing  30
  • Uttra Bhargava 25
  • John Callan  25
  • Steven Moore 25
  • Stephen Tanner 25

Dawn Morewood, Co-Chair of our Membership Committee, officially inducted the 7 new members who joined in the past year, leaving them with the message that we welcome their new talent and the fresh ideas they will bring to Kiwanis, which are needed to keep a club of 99 years strong while moving into the future. Dawn is a good ambassador of Kiwanis and her message was a good example for members to follow.  If members have any questions feel free to contact Dawn or Janet Atkinson des Roches, Co-Chairs of the Membership Committee. 

Vince Calzonetti, who just celebrated his 98th birthday in May, was presented with the Rose by President Wayne French. Past President Vince, who has been on many committees since joining in 1968,  continues to support our club actively and is always pleased to hear from the members. 

2016 Kiwanis Music Festival

The 2016 version of the Kiwanis Music Festival is the 71st version, and will take place between April 4 to April 30 in locations around Ottawa, with the Highlights concert on May 20th at 19:00. Tickets can be purchased here.

Altogether, about 10,000 competitors will participate in the KIwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region, performing to audiences that will total over 15,000 people. This is only possible due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers, both Kiwanian and non-Kiwanian, who work for the KMF-NCR, giving over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

Lots of photos from past events available here.