Weekly Meeting - Dave Wallace, Chair of Board of Governors of Algonquin College

Dave Wallace was honored to be speaking to our club, an organization that contributes to the future of our community - similar to Algonquin College,  that prepares people, young and old, for their future.  As the second largest of 24 Ontario colleges, they provide leadership, partnership and innovation for their students, and a leading edge in training for applied arts. Established in 1967, when they had 525 graduates in 13 programs, Algonquin has grown to 140 full-time programs with 15,000 students in 3 campuses.  They are proud of their 35-year history, with 200,000 graduates who how hold leadership positions in the employment.

We welcomed our newest member, Victor Hanna, who was re-introduced by his sponsor, Tom Pullen.  As Tom mentioned, Victor returned to our club, as he makes a career change to Manager of Catering and Conference Services at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. For several years now, he has supported our Golf Tournament Silent Auction and provided getaway packages.  He and his wife Tanya Snook are the happy parents of 2.5 yr old son. Welcome Back Victor!

President’s Rose – Derek Finley ran a tight ship last year as President, and he managed to keep us afloat in challenging times.  He was a true leader at our Board meetings offering his strength,  his passion and enthusiasm, and perseverance.

President's Thought for the Week: Where there is a will; I want to be in it

Next Club Meeting: Friday, February 3, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm ***WE ARE MOVING to the Delta Ottawa Hotel, 361 Queen Street. Ottawa Bruce Swan, President and CEO, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Timothy Kluke President and CEO, Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group The growing prevalence of mental illness in our community, and throughout the world, means that at least 1 in 5 people will experience depression, anxiety, and dementia, and that virtually no one is untouched by the devastation of these illnesses. The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group reaches out to communities throughout Eastern Ontario as the provider of specialized mental health services for adults and adolescents, but also through research and education of tomorrow's mental health clinicians. The Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation supports the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in its important work with patients and families, and most recently with the launch of its precedent-setting and bold capital campaign entitled, "You Know Who I am".

On the menu:  Grilled Beef Striploin, mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, Mocha coffee torte Head Table, February 3rd, , 2006 at the Delta Ottawa Hotel 1.Janet Dodds 2.Robert Houle, introducer 3.Tim Kluke, Guest speaker 4. Bruce Swan, Guest speaker 5.President Sam 6. Larry Haffner, Invocation 7.Jackie Holzman, Thanker 8.Frances Aheto-Tsegah, new member 9.Bob Horlick, intro new member 10.John Callan, guest book

Attendance: Active 60 of 114(*does not include 12 on LOA) Seniors Guests Hon/Staff 76

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Ross Christensen, who won the raffle of 2 Ottawa Senators tickets for our Partners In Caring game on February 9th, donated by Ian Hendry; to Mike St. Louis who won the Ottawa 67s tickets donated by Helene Fortin-Crabb; and to Bill Siekierski, who won a Poker Set in a carrying case, donated by Warren Gencher. Thank you all for contributing, $ 98.00 was raised for our General Account.

Happy Birthday to You! Jan 28 Les Morin Jan 29 Barry Nicholds, Steve Georgopoulos Jan 31 Eric Cosgrove

100% Attendance Tabs were presented to the following, who attended 52 meetings this past year: Angela Cummings - 1 year, Wayne Beaudoin 18 years!

Committee Meetings TUES Jan 31 Cadets 7:00 pm Mike St. Louis's home

LUNCHEON Line-Up

Feb 10 VALENTINE'S DAY Luncheon bring your spouse, your sweetheart & your mom! We are going to have some fun. Guest Speaker, Dave Smith Contributing to the Community

Feb 17 Mike Duffy Interclub opportunities Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Thurs Feb 9 12:00 Villa Marconi, Baseline Road, Guest Speaker is OUR new member Captain Bob Garrow Kiwanis Conventions

Open to all members: 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

Health of the Club - Lorne Usher suffered a small stroke last week and is recuperating at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Room 419. He may be there for 3 to 6 weeks and hopes are that he will achieve close to his old level of fitness. He would love visitors anytime from noon to 8 pm, maybe for 1/2 hour or so, in a day lounge a couple of doors down from his room. Bring some books for him!

YOU ARE INVITED to support our sponsored 211 Air Cadet Squadron. They are holding their 1st Annual Valentine's Dinner /Auction Fundraiser! And everyone is invited! Saturday, February 11th, 2006 at the Westboro Legion, Branch 480. With over 80 cadets, the 211 Squadron caters its programming to youth between the ages of 12 to18, who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and learning more about the Canadian Forces (Air, Sea or Land). Your donation will assist them in providing band instruments, sports equipment, bush weekend camping events, end of year trip, hooded sweatshirts, and sports nights. If you would like to make a donation to their auction, please contact Elizabeth Smith, Chair of the 211 Parent Support Group, 729-1157 or lizsmith@ncf.ca

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring THIS YEAR'S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006, tickets available for $50 in the 300 level * * ONLY 27 LEFT * * A GREAT DEAL!   Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741

ROSTER CHANGES – The Membership Rosters have been distributed to all members. If you did not receive one, please let us know.   Please note the following in your new rosters (cut out the new member info and paste it in the appropriate alphabet listing of your roster): Moore, Mike Moore, Jeremy Change of business address Effective Feb 1 Michael D. Moore Insurance Financial Services 1101 Prince of Wales Drive #130 Ottawa, ON K2C 3W7 Ph.725-1515 (same) fax 725-5164 Zanon, Mike Change of business address, effective immediately Standard Life Realty Advisors 280 Slater Street, #1700 Ottawa, ON,K1P 1C2 Tripp, Rob New email:rob@nbfy.com New: Hanna, Victor #46 Hospitality Hotel Management Fairmont Chateau Laurier 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7 ph.562-7027 fax 562-7033 victor.hanna@fairmont.com 46 Rodeo Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 4Z5 ph.825-3751 Spouse:Tanya Snook

Kiwanis Read-a-thon Update!

We now have 47 schools involving 17,000 students registered for the 2005-2006 Read-a-thon,surpassing last year's participation of 38 schools and 14,000 students. And, there are still four months left for schools to register! Champions are needed for each participating school. Please consider getting involved by offering to champion your neighbourhood school. Ways you can volunteer include: encouraging the students to read at the school kick-off assembly, offering to read your favourite books in selected classrooms, offering to find sponsors for pizza lunches and donations of prizes, delivering the much appreciated Read-a-thon posters, certificates and bookmarks to your school, and presenting prizes at the end of Read-a-thon school assembly. Champions Hélène Fortin-Crabb and Howard Whittaker enjoyed their experience last year so much, that they now champion two schools each. Howard's company, GordonGroup, donated a bicycle to both D. Roy Kennedy School and General Vanier School, adding excitement and incentives to encourage full school participation. Feel free to contact both Hélène and Howard if you have any questions about being a champion. The list of last year's champions include: Bill Gosewitz, Jeremy Moore, Bruno Di Chiara, John Callan, Derek Finley, Lee Storm, Dominic Ferrarotto, Patrick McGarry, Geoff Godding, Rob Tripp, Harold Geller, Ross Hadwen, Hélène Fortin-Crabb, Stephen Tanner, Howard Whittaker, Steve Moore, Ian Sterling, Will Thompson, Jackie Holzman, and Jamie Johnson. Read-a-thon needs additional donations of books and prizes for the Ottawa Beacon schools and for the Community House After School Programs. Items needed include: school supplies, paper, cassette tapes, large ziploc bags, office furniture (in good condition), pizza lunches, books, athletic wear, hats, gift certificates, etc. The beacon school parent councils are not as able - as affluent schools are - to fundraise for prizes, and they need our help to make Read-a-thon a fun and motivating literacy experience for their students!  Thank you for your help and assistance. Lee Scott, Kiwanis Read-a-thon Coordinator 613-290-5504 info@kiwanisreadathon.org, www.kiwanisreadathon.org

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