Focus on new members

Welcome to a new feature on Page Four. Following President John's wish to develop ways of better informing our members about what our members do, we will periodically be profiling new members who have joined our Club. We want to make sure that new members are made to feel welcome and part of our Kiwanis family, so be sure to introduce yourself to Brian and Patrick Brian Quinn

Brian was introduced into the Club on October 15th by Lt. Governor Ron Wing. Brian retired from the federal government in 1995 after 30 years of service in a variety of departments including Treasury Board, Communications Canada and the Public Service Commission. He currently operates his own consulting practice in strategic planning and project management in various IT/IM domains. Brian was born and raised in Ottawa and was a member of the Club Scots and Air Cadets. He spent four years in Dearborn, Michigan where he played high school Varsity baseball and football and was a member of the track and field team. After graduating from Carleton University with a BA in Economics. He went on to attain a Master of Science from the University of Quebec. Brian's community involvement includes over 17 years in minor hockey through the AA in Gloucester and the Blackburn Community Association.

Brian was also a charter member of the Ottawa-Rideau Kinsmen Club. Brian is married to Lois and has two sons and one granddaughter. He resides in Gloucester and will be joining the Golf Committee Patrick McGarry

Patrick was introduced into the Club on October 22nd by his cousin, Brian, and continues a long tradition of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry's connection to the Club. Patrick was born and raised in Ottawa. He attended the University of Dalhousie (Commerce) and recently graduated from Toronto's Humber College from the Funeral Service Education program. He has worked in the family business since 1995.

Prior to joining Hulse, Playfair & McGarry where he is General Manager, Patrick played in the I.H.L. and A.H.L. In 1991, he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs and also played for the Hartford Whalers and the San José Sharks.

Patrick has worked at the community level with Youth Outreach and Boys & Girls programs in Fort Worth, Texas. He has also coached minor hockey. He is a members of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises. Patrick is married to Susan Fitch. They have one daughter Katlyn, who will soon be three years old. He and his family reside in Ottawa. Patrick will be joining our Air Cadets Committee.