Weekly Meeting - Deirdre McMurdy, Political Columnist, Ottawa Citizen

Deirdre McMurdy, Political Columnist with the Ottawa Citizen, brought forth the issues facing us today in Canadian politics in her own enthusiastic and energetic style. In provincial politics, the misjudgment of the school funding issue was a significant factor affecting the eventual outcome. In federal politics, on one hand a party has gained strength through unity while another appears to be moving in the opposite direction. At the ballot box, there is a clear snapshot of change taking place. The challenges of the cultural mosaic will bring awareness to the significant needs of our immigrant populations and will significantly affect any federal elections that may be coming our way. Canada’s role in Afghanistan, federal/provincial relationships, and government/business relationships, will be on the minds of all involved. Thank you to the new Brickstone Restaurant for hosting our meeting. http://www.thebrickstone.net

“One Can Make a Difference President’s Rose – Ken Birch Ken was introduced to our Club 24 years ago and has spent time on many different committees in our club, volunteering thousands of hours as one of our very active members. Ken quietly gives much of himself to our Club, in a very unpretentious way. He has single-handedly organized putting contests at local golf tournaments throughout the city, and has raised almost $3,000 each year, which he chooses to donate to our Community Services Committee. He is also a regular volunteer for our own Golf Tournament, and this year manned the Hole-In-One. Following the Objects of Kiwanis International, Ken promotes the adoption of higher social, business and professional standards and offered to take on the job of orchestrating the advertising by our members in our Membership Roster, and because of his hard work, we have realized almost $10,000 for each of the past 3 years, thereby covering all costs and leaving us with a $5,000 surplus. Ken’s professionalism and expertise has added greatly to our club. He is a pillar of strength and security, with unfaltering dedication to our club and our projects. Thanks for Making a Difference, Ken!

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 http://www.thesilverrose.com

President Bill’s Thought For the Week- A hundred years from now, it may not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in or the kind of car you drove… but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a young person.

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Grant Yusak, who won the raffle of a tool kit, donated by Mike Zanon; to Mike Lundy, who won the raffle of 2 tickets to an Ottawa 67’s game, donated by President Bill; and to guest of Eric Cosgrove, Andrea Segal, who won the raffle of a lunch for 2 gift certificate, donated by The Brickstone Restaurant. Thank you all for contributing, $103.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $347.00.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday October 19, 2007 – 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Michael Hughes - Canada’s Networking Guru “Networking 3.0 - The New Networking Experience” Michael works with Fortune 500 companies, associations and organizations, sharing his philosophy and expert knowledge on business networking, the social network phenomenon and corporate relationship management. He will discuss the business drivers behind the need to network, the realities of today’s networking environment and how to effectively develop meaningful relationships. New for our new Kiwanis year started October 1, 2007: The Head Table will walk in at precisely 12:00 Registration starts at 11:30, and, our Guest speaker is on first, so we must be seated by 12:00. Meal service 12:30 - 1:00. Introduction of guests, club announcements, fines, etc. 1:00 – 1:30. If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice, Dark Chocolate Mousse

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri.Oct.26 Gennie McNicol, Trip to Kenya to build a new school

Fri.Nov.2 Bob Abrames, Salesologist & Voyageur

Fri.Nov.9 Remembrance Day Luncheon, Dr. Jack Granatstein, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation **Invite a Veteran to lunch**

Happy Birthday - Oct.13 Ross McHardy Oct.17 Director Dawn Morewood

Committee Meetings

Mon.Oct.15 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street Wed.Oct.17 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Community Service, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office

Sympathy of the club goes out to Doug Wilson and his family in memory of his father, Vernon Edward Wilson, World War Ii Veteran, Rcaf 1941-1974, who passed away peacefully on October 2, 2007, at the Peace Portal Lodge, White Rock, British Columbia at the age of 86. Loving husband and best friend of Alice (nee Lindsay) who passed away in 1999. A celebration of Vern's life took place on Tuesday in Surrey, BC. Donations to Peace Portal Lodge, 15441 - 16th Avenue, White Rock, Bc V4A 8T8 or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Welcome to the Club! October 19, 2007 Old, George 2007 #138

Membership Committee Chair – We need a Leader! We are looking for a dedicated and committed member to lead the Membership Committee for the upcoming year, starting October 1st. In this position you would conduct the monthly committee meetings, and liaise with Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Co-chairs, Tom Pullen/Angela Cummings; you would coordinate the meetings for Retention/Engagement and New Members, and, you would also liaise with the Kiwanis office for issues on recruitment of potential members, luncheons, committee budget, etc. If you are willing to spend the time on this most important club function, please contact me as soon as possible at 613-563-5083 or bill@e-canadianmortgages.com President Bill Gosewitz

Mark Your Calendars - 2008 Bedzzz Race - Kiwanis Bed Building Day When: Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:00am -3:00pm
Where: Patafie’s Moving Supply and Rentals- 888 Belfast Road We still need old bikes and old metal beds for the bed race. We also require someone with welding equipment who could assist us to construct the beds.

Interclub Sports & Social - Want to Join us for an Interclub? Come and Celebrate the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-Vanier 49th Charter Night Saturday, October 20 - 6 p.m. Reception 7 p.m.—Dinner Centre Francophone De Vanier at 270 Marier Ave. in Vanier, (turn east off Vanier Parkway onto Montreal Rd, 3 streets down) Great Entertainment with impersonator James Kirkham

Door Prizes and Silent Auction, all for only $50.00 per person If you are interested in joining our Interclub please contact Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

November 1, 2007 – Angela Cummings, Habitat for Humanity (and Member of our Club) is speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Rideau on Nov 1 at 12:00 at Villa Marconi on Baseline, just east of Merivale. Cost is $15.00. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Ottawa Senators Alumni/Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa Hockey Tournament November 9 - 11, 2007, Bell Sensplex. We are looking for a few good men to join our Kiwanis hockey team. Come join us with special guests Bob Probert, Terry O'Reilly and Jim Kyte at the Hall of Fame Fight Night Reception. The $110 entry fee includes a Friday night buffet dinner, provided by the Lonestar Texas Grill. For more information contact Rick Barrigar at 613-724-9277 or email at rickbarrigar@myway.com

Want to join us for the 100-person Interclub in San Antonio, Texas? Friday, October 26th in San Antonio at ‘Howl at the Moon’ – I am hoping to have the craziest long distance interclub in honour of our 90 years of serving the community. We will invite the San Antonio Kiwanis clubs to join us and will see how many members and friends we can get to go from here. When: October 26, 2007 Where: Howl at the Moon – dueling piano bar – San Antonio, Texas http://www.howlatthemoon.com/index.htm Why: Because the opportunity exists to spend some quality time with your significant other – or fellow Kiwanians – or both - in Beautiful San Antonio. Please contact President Bill Gosewitz at 613-563-5083 or bill@e-canadianmortgages.com Asap to confirm your registration. Travel arrangements must be confirmed by the end of September.