Weekly Meeting -Bruce H. Swan and Timothy Kluke, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Bruce Swan, President of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG ), reiterated that mental illness is very prevalent and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, representing the second largest disease burden in Canada. Twenty percent of Canadians will experience a mental illness some time in their lives, and suicide accounts for a shocking 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds. Residing at the Royal Ottawa Hospital is the third largest mental health research institute in Canada – the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. The ROHCG specializes in outpatient or community-based care with psychiatric clinical teams working together with nursing homes, shelters, schools and health centres.

Tim Kluke, President of the ROHCG Foundation, is proud of their ‘Open Minds, Open Doors’ Campaign to raise $15Million, and are pleased to announce they have raised $5.1Million to date. This campaign was launched to offer patients living with mental illness, access to high quality care, excellence in research and a caring environment. This is the vision of the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Many relationships were noted when announcements were made, proudly recognizing our combined strengths and collective resources.

President’s Rose – Harold Feder, a lawyer with Brazeau Seller, is very supportive of our sponsored youth, and offers guidance and encouragement to the students in our University Circle K programs. He was elected to the Board in 2003-04 and continues to provide advice at our Board meetings. His calm eloquent speaking ability is very appreciated by President Sam and the other Directors.

President’s Thought for the Week: An 8-year old told his little brother, “Don’t bother learning more – it just gets harder and harder”

Attendance: Active 49 of 117* (*does not include 11 on LOA) Seniors 6/55 Guests 11 Hon/Staff 2 Total 68

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Angie Cummings, who won the raffle of 2 Gift Certificates to the Sensations Gift Shop, donated by the Partners In Caring Committee. Thank you all for contributing, $81 was raised for our General Account.

Happy Dollars $30.38

Next Club Meeting: Friday, February 10, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Chateau Laurier, Canadian Room (DOWNSTAIRS ) David Smith “Contributing to the Community” “Auctioneer, entrepreneur, philanthropist extraordinaire” - are only a few words to describe David, a man who is all over town. For the past 40 years, his philanthropic activities have cut across all segments of society and his fund-raising efforts helped raise $80 million for charities. He has helped such organizations as the Shepherds of Good Hope, the Boys and Girls Club, and many, many more

This is also our Valentine’s Day Luncheon and the Programme Committee will have their own “The Dating Game” with selected couples participating. Sounds like a lot of laughs! Why not join us and bring a guest. Invite your sweetheart, your spouse, your mom, … .

If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Oriental Style Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice, Lemon Sherbet

Head Table, February 3rd, , 2006 – at the Delta Ottawa Hotel 1. Botho von Hampeln 2. Steve Georgopoulos 3. Dave Smith, Guest speaker 4. President Sam 5. Major Max Bulmer, Invocation 6. Val Wilkins , Thanker 7. Frances Aheto-Tsegah, New member 8. Bob Horlick , guest book

Happy Birthday to You! Feb 4 Sally Burks Feb 5 Rick Barrigar and Robert Thompson Feb 6 Barb Perrin

Committee Meetings

Mon. Feb 6 BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING 5:45 Staples, 403 Bank St. Wed. Feb 8 Young Children 12:00 Ian Sterling’s office Thu. Feb 9 Key Club 8:00 a.m. Trane

LUNCHEON Line-Up

Feb 17 Mike Duffy, Ottawa Editor of CTV NewsNet, and the host of Mike Duffy Live. - With 25 years experience on Parliament Hill as a political reporter, Mike Duffy is widely recognized as an “Ottawa insider’”

Feb 24 Jim Nicol, MRI Plus

Mar 3 Scott Taylor, Esprit de Corps Magazine

Mar 10 to be confirmed

Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, Joan Finnigan, Storyteller

Interclub opportunities

Kiwanis Club of Rideau: Thursday, Feb 9 12:00 Villa Marconi, Baseline Road – Guest Speaker is OUR new member, Captain Bob Garrow (if you are interested in attending please inform Tom Pullen)

Kiwanis Conventions – Open to all members:

June 28 - July 2, 2006 91st Annual Kiwanis International Convention, Montreal QC

August 3-5, 2006 89th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, St. John’s NFLD

April 7-9, 2006 Eastern Canada Key Club Convention, Crown Plaza Hotel.

Circle K Convention Helping Hands - A Draft Letter has been prepared for you to use when approaching your donors for your pledges. It has been emailed to all members, and enclosed with this Newsletter for those without email. You can use the body of the letter, and make the necessary changes, sending it out under YOUR NAME. A response card and the information flyer on Kiwanis 2006 should be included. (Please make sure to adjust the 1st line in the 2nd paragraph referring to your time with the club) The information flyer is available at the luncheons, or by contacting the office. If you need assistance, the office can prepare the letter(s) and forward them to you to be signed and delivered to YOUR contacts. “Let's get out there and do what we can to raise funds for our Club. We can do this, but only with the help of ALL MEMBERS.

Peter Patafie, Vice-President of Fundraising Board of Directors

Thank you to those of you who have already forwarded your pledges. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! Sam Bhargava Eddy Cook Martin Diegel Helene Fortin-Crabb Kathleen Holst Bill Gosewitz Kanta Marwah Bill Siekierski Ron Wing “TOGETHER WE CAN” Climb Higher…. in strengthening Kiwanis Membership Achieve More… in changing the face of Kiwanis Nurture Excellence … in everything we do.

YOU ARE INVITED ! to support our sponsored 211 Air Cadet Squadron They are holding their 1st Annual Valentine’s Dinner /Auction Fundraiser!! And everyone is invited! Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at the Westboro Legion – Branch 480. Reserve your tickets for only $25 by calling 725-3917. Dinner at 6:15, Live Auction 7:30 by Empire Auctions. With over 80 cadets, the 211 Squadron caters its programming to youth between the ages of 12 to18, who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and learning more about the Canadian Forces (Air, Sea or Land). Your donation will assist them in providing band instruments, sports equipment, bush weekend camping events, end of year trip, hooded sweatshirts, and sports nights. If you would like to make a donation to their auction, please contact Elizabeth Smith, Chair of the 211 Parent Support Group, 729-1157 or lizsmith@ncf.ca

Sympathy of the Club – goes out to Ross Christensen and his wife Carol Cheffins, in memory of Carol’s mother, Mrs. Thelma Cheffins. Thelma died peacefully in Winnipeg on Thursday, Feb. 2, in her 80th year. Our thoughts go out to Carol and Ross, and their family, at this time.

Get your tickets !! The Kiwanis Music Festival and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation present “MUSIC FOR THE MIND” an evening of wine appreciation with Groovy Grapes. Thursday, March 30, 2006, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Black Tie optional. Tickets $100. Call the Kiwanis office to reserve your ticket.

*** Goods News Network *** Congratulations to Scott Bradford, a relatively new member of our club ( June ’05), who has been appointed Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Scott was Director of Fundraising and Communications since 2001.

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring THIS YEAR’S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marian Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 **** SOLD OUT ***** Thanks for your support!!