Family Christmas Party

December 17th Luncheon – Kiwanis friends and families, good food, great music and lots of noise, many smiling faces, children laughing, and 184 attendees to our first Family Christmas Party on a Sunday, that sounds like a successful party! Would you believe that there were 64 children, and 18 were under 3… future Kiwanians in the making?

A great big Thank You to Dominic D’Arcy, who provided the entertainment with some great young talent from his Dominic D’Arcy Talent Development Program. We can be sure that these young performers will be around for a long time to come.

Thank you to our Key Club elves and to everyone else who helped to make this annual event a success.

Raffle Prize Congratulations to Carol, Rob Thompson’s mom, who won the raffle of a big turkey, donated by Rita Harper & Mike Kruger, and to Ron Wing, who won the raffle of a box of fresh oranges, donated by Ken Birch. Thank you all for contributing, $146.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Luncheon Meeting Friday January 5, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room Guy Laflamme, Vice-President National Programming National Capital Commission

Luncheon Line-Up Jan.12 Mayor Larry O’Brien, new member and guest speaker!

Jan.19 Rod Bryden, President, SC Stormont

Jan.26 Annual General Meeting, No guest speaker, no guests please.

Feb.2 To be announced

Feb.9 Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Committee Meetings Mon.Dec.18 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, St. Anthony Soccer Club, 523 St. Anthony St. Wed.Dec.20 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office; Direct Assistance, 12:00pm, Rideau Place on the River Happy Birthday Dec.16 Matt McGrath & Bruno Di Chiara, Dec.21 Guy Milne

28th Annual Christmas Luncheon for Seniors Monday, December 25, 2006, 11:00am, The Good Companions Seniors Centre, 670 Albert Street. Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Live entertainment with Dominic D’Arcy, “The Singing Policeman”. Bring a friend and enjoy the celebration. Seating is limited, get your seats early. Tickets are $8.00 per person and are available from The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street, 613-236-0428 or contact Sandra Presley at 613-726-1131. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out at our Seniors Christmas Luncheon on December 25th. We still need a few volunteers for the set-up on Saturday December 23rd, at 10 am at the Good Companions Centre. If we could add 5 or 6 people to the 5 already signed up, it would be perfect and we could do the job in an hour and a half or so. If you can help, please contact Helene Crabb at 613-247-0500 or email helene@alc-auriga.ca

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa & The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club - Partners in Caring Game Proceeds of the evening go to YM/YWCA, Roger’s House and Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Youth initiatives. Wednesday February 14, 2007. Hat Trick Sponsorship and Face-off Sponsorships are still available. Last year we ran out of bonus game tickets so remember to get your ticket order in early. These seats will only be held for us for a limited time (Note that these tickets will be for the Sens vs. 2005-06 rookie of the year Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals on January 16). For more information please contact Tom Spence 613-741-0741.

Interclub News The following attended the 5th Annual Charter Night at the Kiwanis Club of Bytown on Tuesday, December 12, 2006: President Neil, Guy Bourbonnière, David Daubney, Bill Gosewitz, Peter Patafie, Doug Wilson & Ron Wing. The following attended the Christmas Breakfast meeting at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West on Wednesday, December 13, 2006: President Neil, Guy Bourbonnière, Angela Cummings, Steve Georgopoulos, Bill Gosewitz, Larry Haffner, Jackie Holzman, Major Larry Jones, and Buck Madden.

Health of the Club Ross Christensen is doing well after his surgery. He arrived home on December 8, after 17 days in the hospital, recovering from spinal surgery in the neck area. He is wearing a neck brace and won't be doing much physical activity for the next few months. He has taken a Leave of Absence from the club until the end of March. His home address is 2043 Cabot Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 6J7, phone 613-247-9338.

Sympathy of the Club Former member, Honorable Judge Allison A.M. Walsh passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday, November 14, 2006. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh moved to Ottawa in 1962, following his years in law practice, in Montreal. In 1964, Mr. Walsh accepted an appointment as a Justice to The Exchequer Court of Canada, and he retired in 1976, at age 75, as a Judge in the Federal Court of Canada. During his time in Ottawa, Mr. Walsh was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa from 1967-1996. He supported many charities and was generous to friends and family alike. Services were held on Saturday, December 16. The family requests that donations be made to either the Old Brewery Mission at 383 St. Jacques Street, Suite 364, Montreal, QC, H2Y 1N9 or The Ottawa Mission, 15 Waller Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9Z9.

Congratulations to the 2784!!! The 2784 GGFGs Cadet Unit has been awarded the Colonel H.C. Clarry Award as the "Most Proficient Army Cadet Unit in the Province of Ontario". This award will be officially presented to Cadet CWO S.Y. Lau-Chapdelaine on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, at Cartier Square Drill Hall during their Recruit Graduation/Swearing-In Ceremony. The President of the Army Cadet League of Canada - Ontario Branch, Mr. Sid Dunning, will be making this special presentation. The Reviewing Officer for the evening will be Colonel J.J. Selbie, OMM, CD. Come out and join us in our celebration. Guy Milne Chair, Kiwanis Cadets Committee

Photos for you to view – General Rick Hillier Check out the following website to see the photos of the Friday meeting held at the Sala San Marco on December 1. Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, gave one of the best talks that we have heard in a long time. http://www2.ottawakiwanis.org/~kco/2006/2006-12-01Hillier/index.html

The Objects of Kiwanis

To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than the material values of life. To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards. To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship. To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill. Through Kiwanis membership, individuals give their talent, time, and love to those in need. Kiwanians worldwide dedicate themselves to a way of life in which they believe.