Weekly Meeting - Alan Baker, Isreali Ambassador to Canada

May 26th Luncheon – His Excellency, Ambassador Baker says "Yes - Middle East Peace is Possible", and relationships are being actively developed to see this in the near future. They are at peace and have ongoing trade relationships, common tourism, and common business contacts with Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt. There are many challenges and they must deal daily with acts of terrorism, which are constantly being prevented but still ongoing. Terrorists pressure the government to change its policies, by using activity to harm the innocent public, and the government must protect their public and are using advanced technical means to avoid the actual terrorist activity. They have erected a fence which is not a border and it has decreased terrorist activity by 90%. He thanked Canada for their help as we are all committed to peaceful relations. He laughed when he noted that life as the Israeli Ambassador to Canada is a very hectic job - with many briefings, lectures, letters, and visits.

Thank you to Bill Siekierski for his introduction of Mark Max who took his acoustic guitar to the podium and performed a little ditty on the benefits of joining the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

President's thought for the Week: If you want to see the rainbows, you have to put up with the rain.

Raffle Prize – Congratulations to Bill Siekierski, who won the raffle of a Contemporary Bistro Set including 4 patio glasses, spoons and a serving tray, donated by Warren Gencher. Thank you all for contributing, $152.00 was raised for our General Account.

Fine Session $20.25.

Next Club Meeting: Friday June 2, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Chateau Ballroom, 1 Rideau Street Legion of Honour The success of Kiwanis International is largely due to the earnest, effective, and active service of thousands of Kiwanians, many of whom attain more than 25 years of membership. The Legion of Honour of Kiwanis International was created to extend a token of appreciation to these Kiwanians, recognizing members with 25 or more years, in 5 year increments.

We consider it a privilege that we recognize the following: Head Table Friday June 2, 2006 1. Allan Castledine 55 years 8. Reverend Harold Johnson 2. Barry Weatherdon 50 years 9. Chris Fournier 35 years 3. Father Barry McGrory 40 years 10. Barry Nicholds 30 years 4. Larry Nelms 35 years 11. Ross Hadwen 30 years 5. Myrna Beattie 12. Tom Spence 30 years 6. Rick Barrigar 13. Wayne Beaudoin 25 years 7. President Sam Bhargava All 31 former Legion of Honour Recipients, who have also been invited, will be recognized for their combined service.

New Members’ Induction

We will be officially inducting the following New Members who have joined our club this past year: Sub-Head Table, June 2, 2006 1. Peter Joseph Blais 8. Robert Garrow 2. John Grant Yusak 9. David Urie 3. Sharilyn Colletti 10. Victor Hanna 4. Suzanne Cyr 11. Francis Aheto-Tsegah 5. Scott Bradford 12. Max Kilongozi 6. Paul Drouin 13. Russ Salo 7. Sharon Gill

If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Baked Tilapia, Citrus, Chive Sauce, Fresh Vegetables & Potatoes, Coconut Cream Pie

Committee Meetings: Mon May 29 Cadets 7:15pm Notre Dame High School

LUNCHEON Line-Up

June 9 - Tony Belcourt, President Metis Nation "Riel's People, finally recognized" ***Relocating to the Delta Hotel Ottawa, 361 Queen Street***

June 16 - Read-a-Thon Luncheon

June 23 - Medical Foundation Luncheon / Parkinson's Consortium ***Relocating to the University of Ottawa Atrium on Smyth Road***

June 30 - No Meeting - Canada Day Long Weekend

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! May 21 – Ev Colton, Howard LithwickMay 27 – Greg Payne May 22 – Rev. Art ConradMay 29 – Vic Whittaker May 26 – Ken BirchMay 31 – Rt. Rev. Peter Coffin

ELECTIONS COUNCIL – FINAL BALLOT COUNT The final ballots will be counted on Monday, May 29, 2006 at 6:30pm, Kiwanis office. Coffee & dessert will be served. The results will be available by June 1.

Membership Roster

Thank you to Ken Birch, who has agreed to handle our Roster advertising again this year. Thanks to Ken's efforts last year, we raised over $10,000 to offset our costs, and more! Scott Bradford email correction: sbradford@bgcottawa.org

COMING EVENTS

DO IT FOR DAD! June 18, 2006, Carleton University, Father’s Day Past President Tom Spence has formed a team of 10, which includes his sons and his wife, Terry, to run and walk in the 8th Annual “Do It For Dad Run and Family Walk” which benefits prostate cancer research and patient care. To make a pledge, please contact Tom at 741-0741 X250. Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

The new Kiwanis Club of Kanata is holding its first major fundraiser in aid of the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Kanata Club. A Golf Tournament on June 14 at the Amberwood Golf Course will have three draws at 8:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm, and a dinner starting a 6:00pm. The cost is a modest $75. As the Kanata club was sponsored by our club it is seeking our support for this event with 2 or 3 foursomes. Please contact Ed Healey at 831-5809 or beved@sympatico.ca for more details.

Maharajah's Ball - Ian Hendry's firm, Hendry Warren LLP, is supporting the Maharajah’s Ball which in turn is being supported by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, as a community partner. They have 4 or 5 seats available at their table and would like to have other Kiwanians join them. The cost per ticket is $150. The event is being held on Saturday, October 14th at the Ottawa Congress Centre. If you are interested in joining Ian's table, please contact him directly at 235-2000 ext. 223 or ian.hendry@hwllp.ca

“MEGA MEETING” hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bytown. (You will recall that last year it was hosted by our Club at the Centurion on Colonnade Road) This is a must-attend event for all Kiwanis Clubs in Division 12 and 13. Help us welcome Ron Coulson, Lt. Governor for Division 12, and Dave Lochead, Lt. Governor for Division 13, along with many other Kiwanis members and guests. The focus for this meeting will be to share creative ideas on; Membership, Fundraising, Community Services, Web Design (or presence on the Web), Public Relations, Networking - Interclubs.

Join the members of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown who are hosting this event at the Ottawa Hunt Golf & Country Club, Bowesville Road, Ottawa, Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., for a wonderful dinner for only $20.00. A great opportunity for you to meet and greet other Kiwanis Club members.

Confirm with Kiwanis Club of Ottawa by June 9 Kiwanis Club of Hull Flexes its Mussels 7th Annual Mussels and Fries Dinner! All proceeds to benefit La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie Pasta in a rosee sauce is available for those who would rather leave the mussels to others. Lots of Free Parking!!! Tuesday June 6, 2006 6:00pm Chateau Cartier (The Old Chaudiere Club) 1170 Aylmer Road, Aylmer Tickets $40.00 per person Contact: Robert Normand, DLG Tel: 819-771-0984 Cell: 819-743-6404 Email: robnor@videotron.ca

THANKS KIWANIS!!! Youth & Community Services… “Dear Kiwanis Club of Ottawa: On behalf of the students, parents and staff at Cambridge Street Community Public School, I would like to thank you once again for your ongoing support! Thank you very much for your recent donation of a new digital camera and a canopy. In all honesty, I do not know who is more excited – the students or the staff! The items could not have arrived at a better time. Words cannot really express our appreciation and gratitude for your continued interest and generosity towards our school – thank you!”

Sincerely, Debbie Machida, Principal

Kiwanis Music Festival… “Thank you for your kind donation that has made scholarships possible for the Kiwanis Music Festival. I can say this is how I feel. I have been in this festival for many years, every one of which has been a delight for me, especially receiving scholarships. These would not be available if it were not for kind donations like yours. I am very grateful for your donation which has made this year another wonderful one!”

Kiwanis Music Festival scholarship winner The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa provides funds for the following three scholarships: Arnt Loa, Harry Brown and Bill Navan Memorial.