Weekly Meeting - Breakfast at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Luncheon Meeting Apr 9/2009 – A good buffet breakfast followed by our guest speaker, Reverend Pieter Heerema, Pastor from the Calvary Christian Reformed Church. A potential chaplain of our club, Rev Pete explained that the Jewish Passover and the Christian’s Easter celebration, share common roots. Both faiths have certainty, and celebrate the birth and promise of Hope. Hope is real. It shapes our perspective and encourages action, and it is to be shared. Hope is not earned – it is given – a gift from a benevolent hand that is God’s grace. Hope encourages all walks of life. Don’t avoid it, but look right at it. Change can happen as we are compelled to give, to provide aid and strength to others. Younger people are now building for others, to give them hope. We mustn’t turn away from the needs of others, and we must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. We don’t need a direct line to God, he has already found us. He encourages us to use his gift and to share. Life has a purpose, and Easter and Passover is our time to remember and to celebrate. Attendance: 29 = Members 27, guests 2

Raffle

Congratulations to Bob Fisher who won the wonderfully soft Patafie’s blanket donated by President Peter. If you are lucky enough to get one of these… Thank you all for contributing, $47 was raised for our General Account. Fines $5

Next Kiwanis Meeting, Friday, April 17, 2009 Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa Laurier Room, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Rob Boyd, Director, Oasis Program, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre “Culture, Crack and Community: Understanding the Ottawa Safer Crack Use Program Happy Easter!!” And to our Jewish members, “Have A Good Passover!!” Please note the Kiwanis office will be closed Friday, Apr 10 and Monday, Apr 13

Happy Birthday to you! … Apr 9 – Howard Whittaker, Apr 10 – Larry Haffner, Ken Nelson, Apr 11 – Don Keyes, and Helene Crabb, Apr 23 – Sandra Lee

Committee Meetings

Mon. Apr 13 Programme – 7:00 pm Lorne Usher’s home Tue. Apr 14 Membership 5:00 Dawn Morewood’s office Wed. Apr 15 Circle K – 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Golf 12:00 Apollo Property Mgmt Thu. Apr 16 Key Club 8:00 Trane office Mon. Apr 20 Board of Directors 5: 30 Staples 403 Bank St.

Upcoming Luncheons

Apr 24 Brigadier-General Gaston Cloutier, Director General Air Personnel, Canadian Forces ‘Centennial Anniversary of Flight in Canada’

May 1 Jim Watson,

May 8 Meagan McGrath / Key Club Luncheon

May 15 Breakfast May 22 Dr. Duncan / Kiwanis Medical Foundation

**Come & Join us for Easter Brunch! Sunday, April 12, 2009 11:00 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport - A Family Event - Featuring a Delectable Food Buffet with Prime Rib, Maple Roasted Ham Carving and Omelet Station, crepes and waffles, fruit platters, fresh baked goods, salads, soups, and so much more! There will be an Easter Egg hunt on the main floor of the hotel – bring the kids!Thank you to Alison Poirier and her General Manager, who have offered the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa $5.00 from every Adult ticket sold, to the 1st Easter Buffet to be held at the New Hilton Garden Inn. – Reservations are required. Call Alison at 613-288-9010 to reserve your spot. $39.95 Adults, $12.95 children 12 and under. Note: There will be only 1 seating at 11:00am. 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa, ON

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)

Kiwanis Music Festival National Capital Region April 6 - May 2, 2009

The Festival has been in continuous existence from 1945 to the present. It was originally known as the Ottawa Music Festival Association until 1985 when the Kiwanis Clubs of the National Capital Region assumed shared responsibility with non-Kiwanian volunteers for the Festival. At that time the name of the organization was changed to the Kiwanis Music Festival. Later the Festival was expanded to include Dance competitions as well as Music. With the incorporation of Dance, the Festival has grown in size from about sixth place in the Province to second place. The Kiwanis Music and Dance Festival Association is responsible for preparing and presenting a competitive Music Festival annually. Altogether, about 10,000 competitors will participate in the Festival. This is only possible due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers, both Kiwanian and non-Kiwanian, who work for the Kmdfa, giving over 3, 500 hours of their time each year. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has 2 locations that we need to staff with volunteers. It’s a great opportunity for You to listen to the music and witness the great talent in our city. - Apr 14-18 St. Timothy’s Church at 2400 Alta Vista Drive. - Apr 22-25 Mennonite Church at 1830 Kilborn Avenue. 3 Hour Shifts are 8:30 – 11:30 , 1:00 – 3:00, 6:30 – 9:30 pm We need volunteers to sell the tickets to the audience as they enter – this is an ‘easy sell’ If You are able to staff one of the shifts, please contact Ross Hadwen at 613-225-8179 or inform the Kiwanis office.

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)

Bon Appetit Silent Auction Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:30 – 9:00 Aberdeen Pavilion *** Kiwanis Silent Auction – One Of Our Major Fundraisers *** We need your help to obtain auction items. If you are able to contribute to this year’s event, or if you are able to obtain an item from your business contacts, we’d be interested in more items for fitness, gardening, cycling, house wares, sports, digital and electronic equipment, etc. Think of what you’d like to bid on at an auction. The Bon Appetit is a terrific event for you to invite your business colleagues and friends. Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Eat and drink to your heart's content for only $75.00! Tickets to the event can be purchased from Tom Spence at our Friday meetings or give Tom a call at 613-741-0741. The funds raised are vital for our continued support of our sponsored youth and children programs. As one of our 4 major fundraisers, the Silent Auction should be well supported

(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)

Sympathy Of The Club

In memory of Gary Flockton’s mother-in-law, Madeleine Parisien, who passed away last week, following is a note from Gary: “Thank you to all. My wife Louise and I really appreciate everybody’s expression of sympathy. We lost a wonderful mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law and the support we have received has helped us to get through this difficult period. Kiwanis members are truly a very caring and supportive group of people. Sincerely, Gary, Louise, and Emily Flockton

Club Elections

The Elections Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at the Kiwanis Office, to count the Primary ballots. Following that, the Final Ballots will go out. Please do your part as a member of this Club, and Vote. If you have any questions about the elections, do not hesitate to contact Immediate Past President Bill Gosewitz, as Chair of the Elections Council, or any of the Past Presidents.

Good News Network

Congratulations to Tom Spence on the birth of his 2nd granddaughter, Kayla Abigail Spence, who weighed in at 7lbs14oz. on April 2nd at 6:13 a.m. (of course). Mom Tina and dad Greg are very happy for their new baby sister to princess Emily Grace.