Weekly Meeting -Dave Smith “Contributing to the Community”

Last week’s meeting – Feb 10 – Dave Smith was pleased to be ‘breaking bread’ with us and captivated the room when he spoke of what triggers him to get involved. The Dave Smith Treatment Centre was founded 15 years ago, after he received a phone call from a frightened and concerned parent. Dave gathered a group of parents, teachers and eventually went to Parliament, and together with the help of CFRA, 450 kids shared their stories, and they raised $1M for the Centre. Today, 700 young people are getting good treatment. We can help change the lives of our youth, help them obtain a talent, and help them feel good about themselves. The kids need to know that we care – share your enthusiasm and passion with them. Dave’s parents taught him to share with someone each day and that is the reason he gets out of bed. And, yes, he was proud to announce that he has helped raise $110M for our community. .

Thank you to Wayne Beaudoin and the Music Committee for their participation in our Valentine’s Day Luncheon – we even knew some of the words! The ‘Dating Game’ tested the couples’ courtship memories and they all did very well.

Thanks to our Sweetheart Couples: Jane and Patrick Flain, Joni and Bob Horlick, and Ann and Buck Madden.

President’s Rose – Major Max Bulmer has a wonderful sense of humour, and can always be counted on for our weekly Invocations. His vision of Kiwanis reflects his caring and concern for his fellow man, which is also his mandate with the Salvation Army.

We welcomed our newest member - Frances Aheto-Tsegah – who was sponsored by his friend, Bob Horlick. Frances, a Lawyer with McLeod Clermont & Associates, has also provided legal education and guidance to Young Fathers and Men’s Divorce Support groups, and has supported Women In Crisis shelters. He loves to cook and do volunteer work. Welcome to our club, Frances!

President’s Thought for the Week: It doesn’t matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.

Attendance: Active 55/117* (*does not include 11 on LOA) Seniors 8/55 Guests 19 Hon/Staff 4 Total 86

Next Club Meeting:

Friday, February 17, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, ADAM Room. Mike Duffy ‘Duff’ is the Ottawa editor for CTV NewsNet, CTV's all-news channel, after 11 years as the award-winning host of CTV's Sunday Edition. With more than 25 years experience on Parliament Hill, Mike Duffy is widely recognized as an "Ottawa insider". As the Toronto Star put it, he's the reporter to whom other journalists listen for insight. His topic will focus on “The New Government”. If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Beef Bourguignon with Bacon & Pearl Onions served with Egg Noodles, Vegetables, Apple tart

Head Table, February 17th 1. Katie Ng 2. David Daubney 3. Mike Duff, Guest speaker 4. President Sam 5. Larry Haffner, Invocation 6. Bob Littlemore , Thanker 7. Guy Dagenais 8. Mark Max, guest book “TOGETHER WE CAN” C limb Higher…. in strengthening Kiwanis Membership A chieve More… in changing the face of Kiwanis Nurture Excellence … in everything we do.

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Bob Littlemore, who won the raffle of a bottle of Rum, donated by Bob Horlick; to Ross McIntyre who won the Ottawa 67’s tickets, and to Mike St. Louis who won the Entertainment Book. Thank you all for contributing, $114 was raised for our General Account.

Happy Dollars will return on Feb 17th… bring your news and some cash!

Happy Birthday to You! Feb 12 - Robert Houle Committee Meetings Mon. Feb 13 Membership 7:00pm Barry Weatherdon’s Programme 7:00pm to be announced Wed. Feb 15 Community Services 12:00 Rideau Place-on-the-River Circle K 12:00 Brymark Wed. Feb 22 Medical 7:00pm Dominic Ferrarotto’s office, 409 Industrial Ave. Mon. Feb 27 Cadets 7:00 pm Notre Dame High School LUNCHEON Line-Up 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 Kiwanis Conventions – Open to all members: Feb 18-19, 2006 1st Annual EC&C

Circle K Convention, University of Ottawa April 7-9, 2006 Eastern Canada Key Club Convention, Crown Plaza Hotel.

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 Club

Photographs - Kanta Marwah has prepared a display of some photographs of our club events. These photos are available for you to purchase, at a very reasonable cost. If you are interested, please speak to Kanta

Interclub Held - Kiwanis Club of Rideau, on Thursday, Feb 9th: Attendees included Guest Speaker our new member ‘Pirate’ Bob Garrow, President Sam Bhargava, Val Wilkins, and Tom Pullen. Volunteer Market Place held at St. Laurent Shopping Centre on Feb 9th: Thank you to Director Dawn Morewood for getting our Club involved, and to Cathy James-Zelney, Ross Christensen, Barb Perrin, and President Sam who participated and staffed the booth.

Thank you to everyone for volunteering, the Marketplace gave us exposure in the community and many stopped by to ask questions and get more information on our Club.

Mark your calendars ! The 6th Annual Nepean Spaghetti dinner will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2006 at 5:30 pm. The guest speaker will be our own Jackie Holzman and I know that all members will want to support Jackie at this event. Tickets will be $10 advance and $11 at the door for adults and $6 and $7 for students and children. Not bad for an ‘all you can eat dinner’ to feed the kids! Thanks, Buck Madden.

BEDZZZ Race 2006

I wanted to take another opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution to the success of this year's Bedzzz Race. Thanks to committee members who worked very hard, to volunteers race day who helped make the day run smoothly and especially to our Major Sponsors: Bedzzz, Allstream, Lone Star, OPL and Hot 89.9. Without their support, our event could never have amounted to $45,000 in funds.

Thanks again, and we look forward to the 2007 Bedzzz Race. Work Starts tomorrow (Ha Ha)

Alison Poirier, Chair Director of Business Development and Marketing, Apollo Property Management

 

Air Cadet Dinner & Auction Congratulations to Liz Smith, Chair of the 211 Parent’s Committee, for the personal effort at this major fundraiser for 211, which was not without its challenges, and Liz faced head-on. Our profit after expenses is approx. $2,105 for the Auction. Thank you to Elliot Melamed who did a fantastic job as the auctioneer. This was a fun evening, and I hope that we can build on this success, learn from it, and make it even better next year.

Mike St. Louis, Committee Chair

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Hassa Mirchandani and his wife, Olive, in memory of Olive’s brother, Ira Roberts, who passed away last week in Vancouver. Our thoughts are with their family at this time.

“MUSIC FOR THE MIND Get your tickets !! The Kiwanis Music Festival and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation present an evening of music and 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 are $100. Call the Kiwanis office to reserve your ticket.

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring “Thank you to everyone who supported this event and bought tickets – there was a total of 622 tickets sold thanks to the efforts of the members. We still have a couple of revenue sources to tap before this project is done, so I expect we will finish with close to $20,000.” Chair, Clive Woolley We can also be proud of the efforts of the 50/50 raffle ticket sellers who sold the highest ever!, and because of their efforts, $15,000 will be going to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation, from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Partners In Caring! Congratulations on a job well done! Thank you to the following who sold 50/50 tickets at the Game: Suzanne Cyr, David Daubney, Helene Fortin-Crabb, Laura Grunder, Ross Hadwen, Kathleen Holst, Robert Houle, Buck Madden, Kanta Marwah, Josh Max, Matt Murnaghan, Linda McDonald, Neil McDonald, Ken Nelson, Heather Nicol, Tom Spence, Grant Yusak, and Griffon Yusak, and a special thank you to Jackie Holzman who coordinated the volunteers and sold tickets.

For Your Information – the OCRI School Breakfast Program will be holding an Art Auction on Thursday, February 16, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the CD Howe Building 240 Sparks Street and at 235 Sparks Street on Friday, February 17th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Paintings are 40 x 60 and all bids start at $100. Bidding closes at 5;30 pm on Friday. The paintings can be seen at the OCRI School Breakfast Program website at www.ottawaschoolbreakfastprogram.ca/paintings For more information call 828-6274 x 277.