Weekly Meeting - Chief Vernon White - Ottawa Police Service - Restorative Justice Issues of the City of Ottawa

Chief Vernon White believes strongly in community policing, which involves close interaction between police and civilians, and restorative justice, which focuses on repairing the harm caused by crime. Crime prevention requires looking at drug addictions, particularly downtown where many young people are involved in criminal activities to pay for their crack cocaine addiction. Panhandlers collect money primarily to pay for their drugs. Many prostitutes on drugs, who have other serious health issues, will try to get off drugs and fail, often with a death sentence. A federal drug program would provide a drug treatment program to help our youth get clean and see opportunities available to them. He spoke of his own childhood when his dad’s belt hung waiting in the porch, and his mom’s talk about values and ethics, often preferring his dad’s method. Restorative justice makes people accountable for their actions, whereby the court system is designed to punish. Restorative justice offers continuum and mediation to help high-risk offenders make the right choices. He had chosen to work with people who want to amend their ways – it’s not cheaper, and it’s not quicker, but it works better in the long run – with 97% success rate for 10,000 young people in B.C. Alcoholics and drug addicts didn’t want to become addicted – we need to get drug dealers into jail and provide treatment for those who are addicted. We need to speak out about Restorative Justice.

Act Foundation – Executive Director, Sandra Clarke was pleased to speak at our luncheon, as she did in 1994, when the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa partnered with the Act Foundation to implement Cpr training in all high schools. Our Club, together with the Kiwanis Medical Foundation, provided almost $75,000, for the purchase of mannequins, required for Cpr training. Today, 1,000 schools across Canada have mandatory Cpr training, and 100,000 youth are now empowered to save lives. She introduced us to two young heroes, Adam Nedergaard, who prolonged a lady’s life with Cpr long enough for her to say goodbye to her family, and Hedaya Hamed, who performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved her 11 year old brother, Mahdi, who was choking.

Past President’s Jersey Presentation

President Bill was proud to present a New York Rangers jersey, #43 Castledine, to Past President Allan Castledine, who was our Club President in 1960-61. Bill has started a new tradition… one day all past presidents will have their own jersey!

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Dominic D’Arcy Dominic joined our club in 1989 sponsored by Past President Tom Spence. His contribution to our club has been invaluable, particularly to our Senior Citizens and Hands-On Committees. He is affectionately known by many as the “Singing Policeman” and he never refuses to entertain the guests at our Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon, or during our Seniors’ bus tours and barbecues. He is a big hit with the children at our Family Christmas Party (which is coming up on December 16th) and the children love to get up on the stage and be a part of his entertainment. He has received many awards including the Key to the City, the Governor General’s Award for Community Service, and, the United Way Community Builder Award. Dominic is an Everyday Hero and illustrates how, One Can Make a Difference.

Thank You to Gerry Arial, owner of The Silver Rose, for his contribution of providing the Rose for our weekly luncheons. 196 O’Connor Street, Ottawa 613-238-8236 www.thesilverrose.com

President Bill’s thought for the Week - Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Raffle Prize Congratulations to Helene Crabb, who won the 50/50 raffle of $58.00, and donated it back to the Club. Thank you all for contributing, $116.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $67.55.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday November 23, 2007 – 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Adam Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Jacquelin Holzman, Chair of the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Mayor of the City of Ottawa from 1991 to 1997, and Retired Chairperson of the Ottawa Congress Centre “How the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa contributes to addressing the needs in our community” 12:00 pm – Guest Speaker 12:30 pm – Lunch is served 1:00 pm – Club Announcements 1:30 pm – Adjournment If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Citrus Baked Cod with Lily Onion Juice, Vegetables, Potatoes, Raspberry Mousse Coupe

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri Nov 30 Jim Durrell, “Building a New Downtown - Development of the Ottawa Congress Centre”

Fri.Dec.7 To Be Announced

Sun.Dec.16 Family Christmas Party

Fri.Dec.21 Alumni Luncheon, 90th Anniversary

Committee Meetings

Mon.Nov.19 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street Wed.Nov.21 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Direct Assistance, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Project Development, 5:00pm, Kiwanis office Fri.Nov.23 Communications, 10:30am, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Mon.Nov.26 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall

Happy Birthday Nov.18 Doug McGregor & Garry Guzzo Nov.21 Hassa Mirchandani & Peter Patafie

100% Attendance Tabs President Bill was pleased to present the following with their 100% Attendance Tabs. Vp Harold Feder - 1 year Helene Crabb - 3 years Gary Flockton - 3 years Kanta Marwah - 4 years Ken Nelson - 9 years Vp Guy Bourbonnière - 11 years

Kiwanis Round Robin

Saturday, November 24, 2007 Ticket price $75.00 First come, first served: Only 18 Tickets Left!!! Hosted by Ian Hendry, Hassa & Olive Mirchandani, Kathleen Holst 
For details contact Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Family Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars and inform your family – our club’s Family Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 16th, in the Ballroom at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. This event is growing as our families grow and last year we had almost 200 people. Be sure to inform your family now so they can book the date. Sunday, December, 16, 12:00 – 2:00pm.

Key Club Spaghetti Dinner & Trivia Night

Support our Lisgar Key Clubbers by participating in the dinner as a diner or production helper. Also welcome are any food product contributions for creating a Spaghetti dinner with dessert, to reduce expenses and raise the profit margin.” Friday, November 23, 6:00 – 10:00pm, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, 29 Lisgar Street, A delicious dinner and challenging trivia. Teams of 4 – Student team $40, Adult team $60. For tickets contact Lisgar Key Club co-presidents, Sofia Hou sofia_hou@yahoo.com or Kelly Sun starrynite_2008@hotmail.com

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West Christmas Breakfast

Wednesday December 5, 2007, 7:00 am, Macies Best Western on Carling Avenue, across from Westgate Shopping Centre. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Bulka. Entertainment will be provided by participants in the Kiwanis Music Festival. Cost: $17.00 per person. For further information or to confirm your attendance, please contact: Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa & Bytown Aktion Club December 11, 2007 – Aktion Club Christmas Party, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 330 Kent Street, 2nd Floor Ottawa, Kiwanians are invited to attend. $5.00 per person. Please rsvp by December 9, to Harold Moore at 613-248-1834.

Kiwanis Club of Kanata has Christmas Cakes!! Dark Fruit Cakes are in Cans/Light Fruit Cakes in Kiwanis Boxes. Both cost $15.00 delivered in Ottawa area. Please call Kanata Past President Eldon Fox 613-831- 9900 or our member Tom Spence 613-741-0741 ex.250. Proceeds to support Kiwanis Idol & Kiwanis community projects.

Can you help?? Read-a-thon needs books

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon needs elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 8) books, fiction and nonfiction in good condition, to distribute to beacon schools and community houses for their annual read-a-thons. If you have any books that would be suitable, please contact Lee Scott, Kiwanis Read-a-thon, 613-290-5504 email: info@kiwanisreadathon.org

Kiwanis Music Festival – Mark Your Calendars! 2008 Festival April 7 – 26 - Highlights Concert - May 16, 2008
Closing Dates for entries Music Classes - December 10, 2007 Bands/Chamber Music/Choral/Speech Arts - January 18, 2008