Weekly Meeting - Aktion Club

Since its inception in 1999, the Kiwanis AKtion Club has provided an excellent social outlet for persons with developmental disabilities. Harold Moore is not only the Chair of the Committee, it is quite evident that the members look up to him with reverence. Dave Trigger has been a volunteer for several years and feels humbled by the whole experience. He looks forward to Tuesday nights volunteering at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street. Each week members pay 50 cents for their meal. These funds are used to pay for their dues, entertainment and uniforms. Darren Hanna is very proud to be President of the AKtion Club and was honoured to sit at the Head Table. This year they donated 10 bed kits to the “Sleeping Children Around the World” program. A $2,500.00 cheque was presented to Women in Law to use in their Habitat for Humanity build. President Neil encourages all members to add Tuesday nights to your diaries and make sure you get out too see one of our most coveted programs in “action”.

President’s Rose - Ross Hadwen Ross was sponsored into our club in 1987 by the late Past President Hap Nicholds. He is a 30 year Legion of Honour member and has always been an active member of our club, especially on the Music Committee and the Music Festival Committee. Ross has provided faithful support to our “Reading Is Fundamental” Program at the Connaught Public School and has urged our members to provide “treasures” for the children. He has made many friends at Connaught, and has played an important part in the maturation of our RIF Program. More importantly, Ross has organized the Readers from our Club as well as being the liaison with the other Kiwanis Clubs in the area who also provide Readers for the Children. Wherever our club is involved, you will see Ross. He is a model Kiwanian - as per our Objects of Kiwanis International - and assists the club in providing a practical means to build a better community. Thanks for Making a Difference Ross!

President Neil’s Thought For the Week - Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child raising, they are unemployed.

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Albert Monsour, who won a bottle of brandy from Transylvania, donated by Jackie Holzman; to Gary Flockton, who won a box of golf balls, donated by Ken Birch; and to Darren Hanna, who won two tickets to The Exceptional Valettas, donated by the Habitat for Humanity members, Donna Hicks, Myrna Beattie and Angela Cummings. Thank you all for contributing, $88.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $39.75

No Kiwanis Meeting will be held in recognition of the Canada Day long weekend. Have a great celebration!

NEXT KIWANIS MEETING: Friday, July 6, 2007 Breakfast 07:30 – 09:00, we are moving The National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa (parking $8.50)
Restaurant Des Beaux – Arts (main floor cafeteria) Renoir Landscapes exhibit with introduction by Graham Larkin, Curator of European and American Art at the National Gallery of Canada, “One of the most promising Canadian art historians of his generation” Invite a guest to join you for Breakfast as the sun comes up at the National Gallery! Following breakfast we will hear about the Renoir exhibit then you have a chance to enjoy the Exhibit at your own pace. COST: Guests will pay only $35.00 for Breakfast which includes the Exhibit. No additional cost for our club members to see the Exhibit thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kanta Marwah

Buffet Breakfast includes: Juice, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Ham, Hash Brown Potatoes, Basket of baked goods, Fruit, (Pancakes for Vegetarian Option) Watch for a special guest invitation this week!!!

Luncheon Line-Up

July 6 **Breakfast at the National Art Gallery 7:30 – 9:00AM – Including a Tour of the Renoir Exhibit - Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kanta Marwah, there is no extra cost to members to attend the Gallery and see the Exhibit. Guests will pay $35 which will include a tour of the Renoir exhibit. **

July 13 Semi-Annual Business Meeting - IF YOU HAVE ANY TOPICS that you want addressed at this meeting, please inform President Neil at neil@capitalbenefit.ca or phone his office at 613-725-2128 x224. Note that he will be attending the Kiwanis International Convention from July 2 – 9th.

NOTE: Our special Luncheon to recognize the anniversary of our Legion of Honour members and to formally induct our New Members who joined in the last year, will take place on Friday, September 21, 2007, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Mark Your Calendars!

Committee Meetings Wed.Jun.27 Membership Retention/Engagement, 6:00pm, Myrna Beattie’s office 100% Attendance Tabs Congratulations to the following who were recognized for attending 52 meetings: Harold Moore 3yrs Happy Birthday Jun.26 Mike Lundy & Sheri Farahani Jun.30 Barry Weatherdon Jul.1 Ed Mulkins

Summer is here! Now that summer is upon us, Casual Business Dress has returned, which means gentlemen must wear a jacket to our luncheons, however, a tie is not required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket and tie is required if you are seated at the head table.

6th Annual "Kiwanis Night" at the Ottawa Lynx Baseball Game to see the Ottawa Lynx play against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. This is a Fun and Fellowship Event for Divisions 12 and 13 and a good way to introduce prospective members to Kiwanis. Bring out Family, Friends and Neighbours too. Wednesday August 1, 2007 at 7:05 p.m., Ottawa Stadium - corner Coventry Rd. & Vanier Pkwy. Seating will be in the lower level near third base. DISCOUNT GROUP RATES: Adult: $8.50 / Senior (65 & over): $7.50 / Child (14 & younger): $7.50. RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 7:05 p.m. Ottawa Lynx will play against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. To order group discounted tickets contact Glenn Pushman, Nepean Kiwanis Club at 613-737-3069 or at glenn.pushman@sympatico.ca

Mayor’s Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors

WHO: All Members of the Club are invited to assist with the Mayor’s Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors. This is a lot of fun and offers you a chance to share some fellowship and laughter with your fellow Kiwanis members. New Members are encouraged to join us!! WHAT: 20 members working the coffee service and food serving areas.

WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 2007 Arrival time 6:30 am - all volunteers are asked to be present no later than 6:30 a.m., register and receive their baseball cap and t-shirt, have a quick continental breakfast and be in place inside the Aberdeen Pavilion for no later than 7:10 a.m. for the group photo with Mayor Larry O'Brien.

WHERE: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank Street

WHY: Our Community Service Committee’s hands-on project for the Senior Citizens in the City of Ottawa. For the past four years, the Kiwanis members have served breakfast. The event itself will run until 11:00 a.m. and they would like a few of our members to remain on site for a few minutes to assist with the take down and clean up of the facility. If YOU would like to join us and start Canada Day off with a smile, as you serve breakfast to 4,000 smiling Senior Citizens, please contact Wayne French on his cell phone 613-222-7192 or by email at wfrench@wm.com

Health of the Club Rita will be away from the office June 22 – July 9, as she will be having carpal tunnel surgery on her left wrist.

Interclub

The following attended an Interclub at the Kiwanis Club of Rideau on Thursday, June 21, 2007: President Neil McDonald, Sam Bhargava, Ross Hadwen & Brian McGarry.

Thanks Kiwanis! – Do It For Dad Run and Family Walk for Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day The Spence Team was made up of 10 players. More than 1400 participants came out on Father’s Day. A record total of $210,000.00 was raised. Our Spence Team came in first out of 51 teams with a total amount raised of $21,319.00. As Team Captain, my personal pledges raised over $11,360.00, a first place finish. I could not have reached this goal without your generous support. Once again a heartfelt Thank You to all Members!!! Tom Spence Past President

WANTED – USED BIKES

The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike grab it, we need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee with the help of the Hands-On Committee will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008 Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across ones in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore – (613) 781-7196