Weekly Meeting - Dr. Indu Gambhir

Dr. Indu Gambhir spoke of the obstacles she faced while treating patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS, while volunteering for " Doctors Without Borders" in Sudan, Africa. Beyond the security risks, there is the challenge of providing general health information to the population, and as the only physician for six weeks, Dr. Gambhir set up a tent to teach pregnant mothers about HIV/AIDS.  Many children suffer from malaria, malnutrition and often the 90-bed hospital would have two children per bed.  She often saw children die, who could have been saved by a blood transfusion.  Dr. Gambhir shared her altruistic experiences of living with the families and children. Many grandmothers end up caring for the young children when their parents have both become victims of disease, and it is not surprising to see young children care for even younger children in the family.  Dr. Gambhir is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown.

Raffle Prize – Congratulations to Angela Cummings, who won the raffle of a Butt Stop ashtray donated by Doug Wilson.  Thank you all for contributing, $46 was raised for our General Account.

Fine Session $46.75.

President’s Rose –  Ian Hendry was introduced to our club by former member Don Williams in 1988.  He is a Past President and has served as a trustee on our Medical Foundation.  Ian is a good example of the 3rd Object of Kiwanis International, “to promote the adoption and application of higher social, business and professional standards.”  As Vice Chair of the Circle K Committee, he has provided direction and leadership for the students and we are pleased that he has agreed to Chair the Circle K Committee for 2006-07.  President Sam has had many opportunities to call upon Ian for advice who was always attentive to Sam’s needs as well as to the needs of the club.  Ian, you are a pleasure to work with and you are truly a gentleman.

Friday September 1,No Luncheon, No Round Table

NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING:

Friday September 8, 2006,  12:30 pm– 2:00pm.Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room Don Drummond, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group. "The Outlook for the Canadian Economy and Implications for Investment"

Happy Birthday to You! Aug 27 – Pat Charbonneau Aug 30 – Harold Feder Aug 29 – Guy Bourbonniere Sept 5 – Chris Fournier Sept 6 – Bill Siekierski

We welcomed our new Corporate Members from Algonquin College Robert Gillett  -  Patrick Kelly  -  Kent MacDonald Corporate Membership in the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa provides an opportunity for corporate representatives to enhance their community and leadership skills, while participating on various committees of our club. It also provides them with ample volunteer opportunities to invite their own employees to participate.   Through this Membership, representatives from the same company can share in the Kiwanis experience, providing them with the flexibility of either member being able to attend our weekly meetings. The benefits to our club include an increased relationship with other community supporters, the sharing of their knowledge and input for our club projects, and of course, increased volunteer resources.      Be sure to introduce yourself and WELCOME our 3 new members

COMMITTEE MEETINGS TUES. Aug.29 Board of Directors, 5:30 pm, Kiwanis office, #201 - 1283 Algoma Road Thur Aug.31 Key Club, TBA

LUNCHEON Line-Up  

Sep.15  Chateau Laurier for a Round Table/No Guest Speaker (Camp Smitty Hands-On Project weekend)

Sep.22 Dr. Chandra Sekhar Sankurathri, of the Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation MSMF, (Founded in memory of Dr. Sankurathri’s wife and children who died in the Air India crash in June 1985)

Sep.29 Turnover Day - Thank you to President Sam and his Board of Directors & welcome to President Neil and his Board of Directors

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Kent Wilkinson and his wife Joan in memory of Joan's dear mom, Mrs. Mercedes Osborne, who passed away on Sunday, August 20 at the age of 79.  Funeral services were held on Friday August 25th.  In remembrance contributions to the CLSC CHSLD Aylmer or the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre would be appreciated.  Our thoughts are with Joan and Kent, and their family, at this time. 

Kiwanis provides Hands-On Service for The Ottawa Boys & Girls Club CAMP SMITTY 98 Mink Lake Road, RR #3, Eganville, ON, K0J 1T0    (Highway 17 West towards Arnprior) Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2006. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! To sign up Contact:  Lee Storm, Coordinator lstorm@kslcs.com 746-5785 w or Guy Dagenais, Coordinator guydagenais@eoyos.ca 789-0123 w  523-6373 h

Our Club’s GOLF and TENNIS DAY at the AMBERWOOD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville Wednesday, September 13, 2006 This is a great event for our members, and their guests.  * Golf and Dinner $65.00 – shotgun start at 1:00.  Maximum 72 golfers. Our goal is to make the Kiwanis Members’ Tournament inviting and fun for all members.   Past Presidents Ron Wing (523-7940)  and Ed Healey (831-5809)  are selecting Team Captains for each foursome. All teams will be encouraged to select a new member/potential member as well as a long-term member as par of their foursome.  Please call Ron if you wish to be a Team Captain. * Tennis and Dinner $40 - starts at 2:00 on 3 reserved courts * Swimming  and Dinner $40 - bring your own  towels please * Dinner only $35 -   starts at 6:30 pm Please inform the office of your selection and method of payment.  We want to encourage that all monies be paid up front prior to the date of the tournament.

Parkinson’s SuperWalk  “For several years Kiwanians have generously supported me in the Ottawa SuperWalk for Parkinson’s. I am now gathering pledges for the 2006 event, set for September 9, and hope you will consider pledging a donation in my name. This is an extremely busy time for the Club, so there will be no pledge forms put on the luncheon tables. If you decide to support my participation in SuperWalk 2006, you can send a cheque. Please make it payable to Parkinson Society Ottawa and mail it to me at 40 Arthur Street, #701, Ottawa K1R 7T5.  You can also pledge on-line by going to www.superwalk.com, click on find Superwalk Province/City and then Click Pledge a Superwalker.  Be assured that I deeply appreciate the love and support of my Kiwanian friends! Past President Larry Haffner!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SAGE:   Senior Active Gentlemen Engaged  -  The  Kiwanis Club of Sage will be holding their annual Charter Night on  Wednesday,  September 20th, 2006 at the Nepean Sportsplex on Woodroffe. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at 7:00 pm$35.00 per person.   The Sage Club was founded by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in September 1975, under the leadership of the late Distinguished Lt. Governor Jack Gordon, who was selected to chair the Committee for this purpose.  In the Annual Report of 1975, Jack says, "this was one of my most delightful Kiwanis experiences".   Those who are interested in attending,are asked to inform Rita Harper at 233-1900 no later than Sept 10th.    

Kiwanis Club of Bytown Presents – On The Runway Fashion Show Tudor Hall, Monday September 25, 2006 3750 North Bowesville Road Cocktails & Silent Auction at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm Tickets $65.00  For more information call 613-523-7792

Membership Roster ADVERTISING

For the past 2 years, members have advertised in the Membership Roster, adding value to their personal information and helping us to meet our operating costs.  Your ad promoting your Company and product,will be seen by more than 200 members looking for services and goods that you supply. Costs are as follows: - personal ad $200 + GST - full inside page$500 + GST - full inside cover - front or back $500 + GST - full outside back cover $1,000+ The Cover Advertisers in the current roster have first option to renew. Running your ad is quick and easy... just call Ken Birch at 523-6222 or email to birchtree@sympatico.ca