Weekly Meeting - Cristi Cook – Majority Marketing

Cristi Cooke stressed that merchants need to learn what it takes to sell to women – make small changes and get bigger returns. Stats show that 55% of vehicles purchased are by women, 57% of all consumer electronics and 72% of home renovations were influenced by women; and women are opening new businesses 60% faster than men = economic growth is driven by women. Men and women speak the same language but don’t always mean the same thing. Linguistic research shows that women speak 20,000 words a day and men speak 7,000. There are 5 major differences between men and women communication, decision making, socialization, time pressure, and physical. Men are more Report based – they share data and exchange information / women are more Rapport based – they share their experiences and build relationships. For sales to attract women you need to communicate with her and encourage her to share her past experiences; they will take longer to make a decision but will decide once they weigh all the options; women socialize to have fun, to connect, so sell face-to-face, and learn what she is looking for. Learn about the women’s market/ appeal to their wants / implement strategies to attract their sales.

Attendance 60 = Members 53, guests 7

Raffle

Congratulations to Tom Burnie who won the raffle of an office paper shredder donated by Steve Tanner and Staples. Thank you all for your contributions, $80 was raised for our General Account. Fines/Happy Dollars $90! President Peter’s Cookie Bake Sale raised $230.

One Can Make A Difference – President’s Rose - Steve Tanner

Thanks to Steve Tanner who rarely refuses the Staples Boardroom for the Board of Directors meetings and many of our committees. A strong supporter of our Senior Citizens’ projects, Steve was introduced to our club by Bob Horlick in 1991. He is a past Chair of the Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee, and continues to support the event by providing his own staff to run the cash and to help with the items. They are a fun bunch and we know we can count on them to get the job done. Steve also supports his community by setting up a small bus in his store to collect school supplies, and he regularly supports those less fortunate. Thanks for all you do for our club and the community, Steve! You are Making A Difference!

Next Luncheon Meeting, Friday, April 3, 2009, 12:15 – 1:45 New Members' Luncheon "Politics Like You've Never Seen" The new members who joined in the last year will be taking over. This is their luncheon. No one knows what to expect, but the organizers ensure that laughter is guaranteed. Come for some Fun with your fellow club members and invite a guest to share in the laughter.

Upcoming Luncheons

Apr 9 *** Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Breakfast at Fairmont Chateau Laurier (no luncheon scheduled for Good Friday, April 10th)

Apr 17 Rob Boyd, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Committee Meetings

Mon Mar 30 Cadets 7:00pm Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue Mar 31 Circle K 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office

Happy Birthday to you! … Mar 29 – Allan Macintyre, Mar 31 – Ross Christensen, Apr 3 – Bob Horlick, Apr 5 – Bob Vergette, Apr 8 - Ian Peddie, Apr 9 – Howard Whittaker

(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 we are at St. Timothy’s Church at 2400 Alta Vista Drive. - Apr 22-25 we are at the Mennonite Church at 1830 Kilborn Avenue. We need volunteers to sell the tickets to the audience as they enter – this is an ‘easy sell’ – 3 Hour Shifts are 8:30 – 11:30 , 1:00 – 3:00, 6:30 – 9:30 pm If You are able to staff one of the shifts, please contact Ross Hadwen at 613-225-8179

Can You Help The Rotary Club Of Ottawa

We received a request from the Rotary Club of Ottawa, which was approved by our Board of Directors, for us to approach our membership. They are looking for host families to help them accommodate 220 students coming to Ottawa from across Canada to participate in their club’s Adventure in Citizenship program, now in its 59th year. They are short accommodation for 40 students. The students spend 4 days participating in this program designed to develop their potential as leaders, from May 3 -6, 2009. The Host family would be required to drive them to their location in the morning and to pick them up at night for 3 days – on the 4th day they just drop them off. Rotary has 65 members and is seeking some assistance to help these youth. If you can help, please contact Rotary directly at 613-860-1521 and ask for Margot Nicholls - or email her at rotaryottawa@magma.ca Please indicate to Margot that you are with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Thanks for your consideration of this request – they will really appreciate your help. www.rotaryottawa.com

(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. In 2008, thanks to the help of our club members and our donors, the Silent Auction at Bon Appetit raised $30,000 These funds 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

Goes out to Gary Flockton and his wife, Louise, in memory of Louise’s mom and Gary’s mother-in-law, Madeleine Parisien, who passed away on March 28, at 77 years old. Madeleine was born on March 31st, 1931 in Ottawa. Friends are invited to visit at the St-Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair& McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Thursday, April 2nd from 9:30 am until Service in the Chapel at 10:30 am. Donations to Montfort Hospital are welcome. www.mcgarryfamily.ca

Membership

At the Board of Directors meeting on March 23 the Board approved the following 1. Resignations a) Lee Barette, transferred to Freedom 55 Financial in Toronto b) Jeff Kyle, Ottawa Senators. Corporate membership pending for 2 new members from the Ottawa Senators. 2. New Application Michelle Hutchinson, Audit Manager with Ernst & Young, sponsored by Dawn Morewood and Bill Siekierski. Michelle was a member of Circle K Univ of West Indies and Key Club at Queen’s High School, Jamaica. Member of Toastmasters. If You Have Any Objections, please send a note to President Peter Patafie, no later than April 3, 2009.

$$ Prepaid Luncheons

April 1 to June 30 2009 luncheons (13 x $26) = $338.00 – due April 1. Those members who chose to Prepay for their luncheons, and have given permission to have their credit card charged automatically, will have a charge of $338 processed on their card this week. Those members who Prepay their luncheons by cheque are asked to send a cheque to the Kiwanis office for payment. Invoices will not be sent out, so if you require an invoice for payment processing, please let the office know. Thanks. Parking at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier As of March 1st we are charged $10.00 for the parking passes purchased at the Fairmont. This cost must be passed on to the members therefore, parking passes for our luncheons is now $10.00. You have the option of purchasing a group of tickets from our office and bypassing the line-up….

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West Annual Lobster Fest

Lobsterfest is just around the corner and we are looking again for your support this year. Bring along friends and family and enjoy the fellowship, great food and a superb band. Friday, May 22/09 Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Road. Social Hour 5:30 /Dinner 6:30 / 8:00 Dancing to the tunes of the Stevens&Kennedy Band, and again we will have a silent and live auction and surprises!!” Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by calling 613-787-9977. “We look forward to hearing from you. See you there! Germaine Barr, President, Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West (formerly Westboro)