Weekly Meeting - Candidates For Mayor Luncheon - Bob Chiarelli, Alex Munter and Larry O’Brien

The Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ballroom provided the perfect backdrop for the mayoral debate moderated by our own Sharon Gill.

The three candidates participating, Mayor Bob Chiarelli, Alex Munter and Larry O'Brien began with a four minute opening address which included their shopping lists, achievements and goals for the future. The candidates then progressed through a set of staged questions on human resources and manpower levels in the city, population growth as well as a question from the floor on the future of the Ottawa Congress Centre expansion plans. All three candidates offered up their stance on the issues and in the end it was clear that this race for mayor has three main horses off and running.

Don’t forget to get out and cast your vote for your candidate on November 13, 2006. Thank you to Sharon Gill for the terrific job moderating this debate.

President Neil’s Thought For the Week: If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to our guest Betty-Ann Swartz, who won the raffle of a $25 gift certificate to the Pelican Fisheries donated by Ron Wing and to our guest Mike Charinia, who won the raffle of an Entertainment coupon book, donated by the Board of Directors Thank you all for contributing, $178.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday October 27, 2006, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Chateau Laurier, Adam Room Allison Fisher, Executive Director, Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, “ The Sacred Gift - the Children” The real story of residential schools The Women of Wabano will also sing for us

On the menu: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Fried Plantains, Rice, Milk Chocolate & Orange Mousse

Luncheon Line-Up

Nov 3 David Atkinson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University

Nov 10 Remembrance Day Luncheon - Veterans are asked to join us to be recognized. Our Cadets will be performing and we will hear from Past President Lorne Smith

Nov 17 Vince Bevan, Ottawa Police Chief

Nov 24 Al Hatton, President of the United Way of Canada / Centraide Canada

Dec 1 General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces

Dec 8 Kiwanis International President, Nelson Tucker – his official visit to Ottawa

Dec 15 No Meeting (see December 17)

Dec 17 (Sunday) 12:00-2:00pm, Family Christmas Party – Bring your family, your children or your grandchildren!

Committee Meetings

Mon.Oct.23 Cadets, 7:00pm, Notre Dame High School Tue.Oct.24 Seniors Christmas Luncheon & Tour, 7:00pm, Helene Crabb’s home Fri.Oct.27 Communications, 11:00am, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Tue.Oct.31 AKtion Club, Halloween Dinner, 6:30pm Royal Canadian Legion, 330 Kent Street. Volunteers needed to help serve and host. Wear a costume if you wish!

Happy Birthday

Oct.21 Paul Drouin, Geoff Godding & Ron Wing Oct.22 Wendall Hughes, Buck Madden & Con Stoltz Oct.25 Walter Boyce & Ian McDonald Oct.26 Bob Fisher

Sympathy of the Club

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Eric and Geri Cosgrove, in memory of Geri's father, Mr. Henri Roy, who passed away on October 14 in his 88th year. Greatly loved and cherished by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Kiernan. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 11:00 am at Holy Family Parish, 1001 Oka Road, Deux Montagnes, QC.

Sympathy of the Club also goes out to David and Patti Fair, in memory of Patti’s mother, Mrs. Barbara Fraser, who passed away on October 15 in her 87th year. Visitation and private funeral services were held last week.

EC&C District Office - Kiwanis Convention Cash Draw 1 Return Airfare, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Registration to Jamaica Convention August 2007 or $1500.00 Canadian Cash. Tickets $10.00 each. Contact our office if you wish to purchase a ticket. 613-233-1900 or email: office@ottawakiwanis.org

Roster Changes Jackie Holzman new email: jackiefh@rogers.com Greg Payne (as of Nov.1.2006) Metcalfe Street Chiropractic & Wellness Centre 164 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K2P 1P2 Tel: 613-232-9222 Fax:613-232-0399 Links Kiwanis Music Festival - http://www.ottawakiwanismusicfestival.com/ Kiwanis International - http://www.kiwanis.org/ Kiwanis EC&C - http://www.kiwanisecc.org/ 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Squadron - http://www.cadets.net/est/211aviation/intro_e.htm AKtion Club - http://www.aktionclub.org/aktion/ 2784 GGFG's Cadets http://www.central.cadets.forces.gc.ca/public/LHQ-QGL/2784army/index_e.html

Fund Raising Plans Vice-President Guy Bourbonniere

I am very excited to lead this committee for our 06-07 Kiwanis year. We have a team of very strong leaders on each of our fundraising committees. It will be energizing to work with them, listening to their different viewpoints and put strong plans in meaningful action.

Bed Race Will be led by Alison Poirier and Gary Flockton as co-chairs. This initiative is unique in that it culminates in a very fun day in February where our membership can get together, whether you have been on the committee or not, and spend an enjoyable day together with other Kiwanians, family, and friends of Kiwanis. I am confident that this committee will continue to surpass its financial goals. It is my hope that we also get our sponsored youth more involved in terms of raising funds by earlier involvement and participation.

Bon Appetit We are still looking for a leader of this committee. I would appreciate it if any of you could contact me asap to take on this role. I can promise you that we will get you all the support that you need.

Charity Golf Tournament Will be led by Patrick McGarry. Patrick is very committed to the tradition of having this fundraiser as one of our most successful. This is another event that allows for a very fun culmination of hard work and effort each August for Kiwanians and friends of Kiwanis.

Helping Hands Will be led by Paul Drouin. This committee was able to raise in excess of $40k last year. We believe that we can do even better next year by dividing the focus into 2 – Corporate Helping Hands and Personal Helping Hands. Paul is a relatively new member but is very eager to have a successful committee. Whether you can help the committee by hands on effort or by brainstorming and offering guidance, please consider giving Paul a call. I appeal to all of you for this, but I am thinking more about Past Presidents and Senior members as great assets for helping the committee. (cont’d on page 4)

Partners in Caring Will be led again by Clive Woolley. All fundraisers led by Clive are successful. If you want to experience mentorship in effective deployment of a committee, please get involved on this committee. This initiative also allows for very good exposure for our club.

Project Development Will be led by Ken Nelson again. I haven’t had a chance to speak much with Ken about his plans, but from his results of the past few years, I look forward to getting impressed. Our long term goal is to have over 20% of our required funding provided by grants, and Ken will get us there in a long term sustainable way. If you have skills with this please contact Ken or me.

In closing, I would like to disclose that the last thing I was looking for when I joined our club 10 years ago, was to be a fundraiser. My goals were to have the opportunity to perform community service, which is where I have spent most of my Kiwanis hours. However, I understand that without funds, a very large proportion of service projects would not be realized. President Neil asked me to take on the leadership of Fundraising. Along with the committee chairs above, we will be working very hard at trying to develop long term, sustainable fundraisers that have high net revenue output, with very low expenses while minimizing effectively the hours required by our membership. We want to satisfy the needs of our membership and of our donors/sponsors.

Our Fundraiser Strategic Plan is available to any of you. Please let me know if you would like a copy or would like to review it with me. I would really appreciate hearing from you if you have any questions, suggestions or comments. You can e-mail me anytime at ghjbourbonniere@trane.com , or call my cell at 613-355-7798. Guy Bourbonniere Vice-President Fundraising