Weekly Meeting Cancelled for Thanksgiving

No Meeting this week.

*** NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING: Friday October 13, 2006 12:30 – 2:00pm, Chateau Laurier, Adam Room

Roy Mlakar – President and Chief Executive Officer The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club The Challenges of Running a Small Market Sports Team”

Head Table Friday October 13, 2006 1. Tom Beveridge 6. Dawn Morewood 2. Clive Woolley 7. Jackie Holzman 3. Wayne French 8. Peter Patafie 4. Roy Mlakar 9. Patrick McGarry 5. President Neil McDonald 10. Tom Pullen

On the menu: Swiss Chard Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce with Bell Pepper Julienne, English Truffle

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Mon.Oct.9 Program, 7:00pm, Ron Wing’s home Tue.Oct.10 Bed Race, 12:00pm, Apollo Management Wed.Oct.11 YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Thu.Oct.12 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Mon.Oct.16 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Kiwanis office Wed.Oct.18 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Community Services, 12:00pm, Rideau Place on the River Medical Foundation, 7:00pm, Dominic Ferrarotto’s office Membership, 7:00pm, Kiwanis office

LUNCHEON Line-Up Oct 20 - "Candidates For Mayor" Luncheon - Bob Chiarelli, Alex Munter and Larry O’Brien Come and find out how the candidates plan to steer Ottawa towards a new way of growing Join us and invite a guest Oct 27 - Allison Fisher, Executive Director, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Happy Birthday Oct.8 Shirley Tomblin Oct.11 Sharilyn Colletti & Alan Smith

*** THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF HELPING HANDS' *** - over $37,000 collected with more pledged!

HELPING HANDS WALK AND PICNIC ARBORETUM NEAR DOWS LAKE PAVILLON

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Cordially Invites You and Your Family to Come and Celebrate Our Helping Hands Walk & Picnic. Walk Guided by The Phytness Centre WE LEAVE AT 10:00 am FROM DOW ' S LAKE PAVILION Saturday, October 14 10:00am to 12:00pm PICNIC to follow Please RSVP by October 11 to Rita Harper at 613-233-1900 or by EMAIL at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

Kiwanis Club of Orleans – SKREAMERS Proulx Farm on O’Toole Road just east of Trim Road. Located in an old barn, the Kiwanis Club of Orleans and volunteers are preparing a wagon load of surprises and hair-raising attractions. Be afraid, Be very afraid. This site is dark and scary and sometimes gruesome and is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Open 6-9pm every Thursday to Sunday in October with two especially scary evenings on Monday, October 30 & Halloween night. Free on-site parking and tickets are only $10.00. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Kiwanis Adventure Playground, Ottawa’s largest playground, located in Millenium Park just south of Innes off Trim Road.

Leave A Legacy, Make A Difference, Sponsor a Member

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa President Neil McDonald Incoming Message

Lt. Governor Shirley, Past Lt. Governor Ron,Past President Sam (I am sure that those words are music to your ears) fellow Kiwanians and guests, let me start by saying I am truly honoured and proud to be your 89th President.

Now I would like to ask Distinguished Past Lt. Governor Ron Wing to please stand- to my wife Linda, whenever you get upset because I have not been spending too much time at home, remember it is Ron’s fault. Ron, I am only kidding, as I really appreciate you introducing me to this great club and truly value our friendship.

Before I share with you my thoughts for next year, I would like to pay tribute to Past President Sam and his Board for a very successful year. Both have shown great leadership and financial responsibility in challenging times. For the past 88 years, Kiwanians in this City, have helped to build a better Community.

While the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa remains the largest Kiwanis Club in Canada, and Canada’s Premier Service Club, we still have many challenges ahead. I believe that one of our most important assets is our sponsored Youth Programs and it is vital that they continue to grow and prosper. Under the guidance of Ross McIntyre, the Key Clubs (Lisgar Collegiate, Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate and Sir Robert Borden High School) will continue to serve the Ottawa Community. I should mention that this will be Ross’s third year in chairing this committee. Ian Hendry has agreed to Chair the Circle K Committee this year and for those who attended the Circle K luncheon this year, you couldn't help but be impressed and moved with the very successful, Heart of the City Piano Program. You will also be very impressed with the new initiative that is being introduced by the Carleton Circle K.

Guy Milne will be Chairing Air Cadets and Governor General’s Foot Guards. Both organizations teach leadership skills to Young Adults.

The Kiwanis Music Festival is an organization we are going to have to become more involved with if the local program is to continue. More than 10,000 young musicians perform in this event each year.

Other areas of focus will be Membership. Over the past several years we have been dealing with a reduction in membership (a problem that is challenging all service clubs) as well as a decline in active members. I am delighted that the Membership Committee this year will be co-chaired by Tom Pullen and Angela Cummings. The committee will be broken down into 4 categories: 1) General Membership 2) Retention & Engaging Members 3) Corporate Membership and 4) Corporate Sponsorship. Between the efforts of individual members and our corporate membership initiative we should accomplish our objective.

As we are often reminded by Ross Christensen “Leave a Legacy, Sponsor a Member” Congratulations to all those involved in our fundraising efforts over the past year, as we either met or exceeded our event objectives. This allows us to meet our commitments to our sponsored youth.

As this has been a real challenge in the past we urge you to continue to support these events and in particular, this year’s Helping Hands event Chaired by Paul Drouin, who has stepped up to the plate even though he has only joined the club in the last year. We are currently operating 15 committees and run several fun events such as the Bed Race, Bon Appetit, 50/50 at Senators games and Camp Smitty. Please get involved and participate, after all we are a service club. For those members that haven’t already signed up for a committee, there are sign up sheets on the table.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world on child and one community at a time. One Can Make a Difference

Thank you very much and I look forward to your support! Neil McDonald 89th President Kiwanis Club of Ottawa