Weekly Meeting - Eric McCully

After over 500 hours of communication, Eric McCully came to Canada with a ring in his pocket and a question on his mind, “Will you Marry Me?” After meeting through an Internet service, Eric knew that Kelly Torrance was the right person to be asked this age old question.

Born in Belfast in 1960 during the height of the troubles, Eric realized at a young age that he wanted to be an artist. In 1989, his dream became a reality when he sold his first professional painting and since then has painted in over 35 countries. Eric’s art was displayed throughout the Laurier Room and he encouraged us to be true to ourselves and bring out the inner artist that is inside all of us. Eric and Kelly also entertained with guitar and voice showing that they are a dynamic duo. His world class art captures the illusion of light through the use of colours and can be viewed at www.ericmccully.com . As Chair of the meeting, Bill Gosewitz summed up Eric’s thoughts noting that he is a shining example of the motto “One Can Make a Difference.”

“Chairs Thought for the week” Time is our most precious commodity... Live and Act each day as though it is your last, but plan as though you will live another 100 years.

Next Meeting:Friday August 11, 2006, 12:30 – 2:00 pm. 7:30 a.m. Breakfast on the Terrace at the Ottawa Congress Centre GUEST Speaker to be announced.

Friday August 4 Luncheon is cancelled, No Round Table

Raffle Prize July 28 – Congratulations to Doug Wilson, who won the raffle of a man’s body spray and a ladies body shimmer, donated by Myrna Beattie and to Victor Hanna, who won four 3 day passes to the Ottawa Folk Festival, donated by Past President Ian Hendry. Thank you all for contributing, $54.00 was raised for our General Account.

Fine Session $82.00.

President’s Rose – Steve Georgopoulos joined our club in 1994 sponsored by Chris Fournier. As Co-Chair of our 2nd Bed Race and now a fixture on the committee, Steve is instrumental in the success of this event. The Bed Race fosters camaraderie amongst our members, as well as reinforcing our strong relationship with the sponsors and teams who participate in the Race. Steve likes to work behind the scenes and have fun, and has a very big place in his heart for Kiwanis. Steve has good people skills, an ability to get the job done and he represents our Club very well in all that he does. Congratulations Steve and Thank You for the many hours of service that you provide to Kiwanis and to our community.

Happy Birthday to You! July 28Katie Ng July 29Eddy Cook August 3Val Wilkins August 6Lorne Smith August 9Wayne Beaudoin & Anthony McGlynn

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Aug.8 Membership, 7:00pm, Keith McGruer’s office, 1737 Woodward Ave. Aug.10 Golf, 9:00am, Apollo Management Boardroom Aug.14 Golf, 12:00pm, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club

LUNCHEON Line-Up - Be sure to JOIN US FOR THE SCHEDULED MEETINGS!

Aug 25GUEST Speaker to be announced

Staples Business Depot ‘Back to School’ Supply Drive Staples Business Depot has once again partnered with Kiwanis to collect school supplies for underprivileged schools and students in our community and across Canada. This year’s program will run from August 13 until September 23, 2006. The collection bins will be in-store by July 20. Why not drop by Staples, and SHOP for the children.

Roster Changes Membership Roster – Each year at this time we start to work on updating the Roster. The Roster Change forms have been distributed to all members – you are asked to note the appropriate changes to your information since the printing of the 2005-06 roster, and return the form to the Kiwanis office by July 31st. If you would like a new photograph, we have the digital camera at every Friday luncheon meeting, so just let us know. ( The roster changes will NOT be posted in the eDGE unless you request it, OR if it is current contact information that members need to contact you )

GOLF and TENNIS 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 All interested parties should contact a Team Captain to register in a foursome. Team Captains Rick BarrigarGuy BourbonniereBill Gosewitz Ross HadwenEd HealeyKathleen Holst Neil McDonaldDawn MorewoodPeter Nadeau Peter PatafieBarb PerrinTom Pullen Phil RossyGlen VaillancourtDoug Wilson Ron Wing KC of Sage Foursome.    Please inform the office of your selection and method of payment. We want to encourage that all monies be paid upfront prior to the date of the tournament.

VACATION ALERT - Rita Harper will be taking holidays starting July 24th and returning Aug 9th. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Kruger.

COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP - Your club’s Executive Committee is in the process of lining up our many committees with Chairpersons and Vice-Chairs. We are soliciting for new members, past presidents, and all other members, to let the committee know if you have any interest in being involved in the leadership of any committee for the next Kiwanis year that begins on October 1, 2006. Even if you are interested in leading a committee, but not for a few years down the road, please contact Guy Bourbonnière on his cell at 613-355-7798. He can also be contacted via e-mail at ghjbourbonniere@trane.com . Guy is looking forward to hearing from you.

Are you the next Kiwanis Idol Last chance to enter Ottawa & Gatineau auditions. August 5 & 6 9:00am – 5:00pm Ottawa City Hall Council Chambers 110 Laurier Avenue West For more information contact : Eldon Fox 613-831-9900

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