Weekly Meeting -Family Holiday Party

Many smiling faces, children laughing, Kiwanis friends and families, good food, great music and lots of noise! That sounds like a successful party to me! Would you believe that there were 50 children, and 15 were under 3 future Kiwanians in the making.

A great big THANK YOU TO DOMINIC DARCY who provided the entertainment with some great young talent from his Dominic DArcy Talent Development Program. We can be sure that these young performers will be around for a long time to come. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this annual event a success.

Attendance Dec 9/05 Members: 43 Active, 5 Senior/Honorary Guests: 47 Adults, 35 children 3-12, 15 children < 3 Total - 145

Raffle Prize, Dec 9 - Congratulations to Steve Moore and his family who won the raffle of a Christmas Turkey donated by Rita Harper and Mike Kruger; to a guest of the club who won the Salvation Army Festival of Carols tickets donated by Major Max Bulmer, and to Stephen Smye who won the battery-operated choo-choo train donated by Kathleen Holst, (and maybe Stephen will let the baby play with it) Thank you all for contributing, $128.00 was raised for our Administrative Account.

Happy Birthday to You! Dec 9 - Angela Cummings Dec 10 - Ron Vincent Dec 14 - Jeremy Moore Dec 15 - Jim Durrell

Next Club Meeting: Friday, December 16 , 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ballroom

David Smith

Contributing to the Community Auctioneer, entrepreneur, philanthropist extraordinaire, are only a few words to describe David, a man who is all over town. For the past 40 years, his philanthropic activities have cut across all segments of society and his fund-raising efforts have raised $80 million for charities. He has helped such organizations as the Shepherds of Good Hope, the Boys and Girls Club, and many, many more. If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Slow-roasted Alberta Beef, Vegetables and Potatoes, Seasonal Berry Flan

Head Table for December 16 1. Botho von Hampeln 2. Steve Georgopoulos 3. David Smith 4. President Sam 5. Father Richard Kelly 6. Angela Cummings 7. Leslie Corkill (new) 8. Doug Wilson

Committee Meetings Mon Dec 12 Programme, 6:00 pm Lynda Campbells home for pot luck, meeting to follow Tue Dec 13 Bon Appetit 12:00 Rideau Place-on-the-River Membership 7:00 pm Guy Bourbonnieres home Wed Dec 14 Circle K 12:00 Brymark

LUNCHEON Line-Up! Dec 23 and Dec 31 No Meeting - Enjoy the Holiday Season Jan 6 To be confirmed Jan 13 Laraine Kaminsky, VP Graybridge Malkam, recognized leader in the fields of Diversity, Cross-cultural Awareness, Employment Equity, Language, and Mentoring, Training and Consulting. Jan 20 Annual General Meeting no guests please Jan 27 Dave Wallace, Chair of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College The Business of Community College Education

Sympathy of the Club goes out to the family Adele Gordon, beloved wife of the late Jack Gordon, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2005. Dearly loved mother of Sandi and Eddy Cook of Ottawa, Rick and Gloria Gordon of Vancouver and Rochelle Gordon and Greg Stillie of Toronto. Adored Bubby "Del" of Corey and Elisa Cook, Daniel Cook, Samantha Cook, Jessica and Marc Borenstein, Shira Gordon, Troy Gordon, Scott Stillie and Curtis Stillie. Our family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Central Park Lodge and Dr. Laurie Nadolny for their sensitive, respectful and dignified care for our mother. A Funeral Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1771 Cuba Avenue, on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Jewish Community Cemetery, Bank Street, Ottawa. Shiva Monday and Tuesday evening only, between 7 and 9 p.m. at the home of Sandi and Eddy Cook, 927 Sadler Crescent. If desired, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation (761-4295) or the Jewish Community Foundation (798-4696 #252).

$$ MONEY VOTE - At the luncheon of Dec 16th you will be asked to vote on the following: 1) $4,173 for the purchase of Ottawa 67s Hockey Club seasons tickets for the 2005-06 Adopt-a-School Program, to be donated to the Cambridge Street Public School and Pleasant Park Public School. These funds are expensed to our Board of Directors and give an opportunity for the students to go to a 67s game. 2) $4,850 for the Kiwanis Music Festival to assist them with their operating costs. These funds are expensed to the Community Services Music Festival committee.

The 28th Annual Christmas Luncheon for Seniors 11:30 a.m. Sunday, December 25 The Good Companions Centre at 670 Albert Street will feature Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, and Live Entertainment with Dominic DArcy. Bring a friend. Tickets are only $8 from The Good Companions Centre at 236-0428 or call Sandra Presley at 728-5341 or 726-1131

Committee Update - There is a lot of work going on with each of our Club Committees, and so much information to share with the club. SO, why not use this newsletter to inform ALL members of your achievements. What has the AKtion Club been doing? Whats new on Membership? What did Community Services support this month? All Committee Chairs are asked to forward a few lines to Rita at the Kiwanis office, for insertion in the eDGE on a monthly basis. Email ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org before the last week of the month.

YUK YUK'S COMEDY NIGHT FOR PARKINSON'S The Second Annual Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night for Parkinson's will take place on Saturday, January 14/06, at 7:30 PM in the Tudor Hall. The inaugural event last January was a great success and this year there are signs of a complete sellout. There is unobstructed seating in the Hall and lots of free parking, (including the Cognos lot next door). Tickets are $25 in advance, and will be $30 at the door if the event is not sold out by then. Tables of ten may be reserved. Tickets for this evening of comedy are ideal for stocking stuffers, client or staff appreciation gifts, or just plain old "beat the winter blahs" entertainment. All proceeds will support the many programs of Parkinson Society Ottawa. To reserve tickets at the $25 advance price, call Larry Haffner at 724-3878, email lhaffner@magma.ca

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring Once again this year, the Ottawa Senators and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are working together on the Kiwanis Partners in Caring program. This is a project whereby the Kiwanis Club is offered tickets, suites and merchandise from the Senators at a discount enabling them to sell these items at very attractive prices, with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis youth projects. THIS YEARS GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 tickets available for $95 in the 100 level , $75 in the 200 level and $50 in the 300 level A GREAT DEAL: Order 10 tickets for your employees, co-workers or friends and you will receive 2 free bonus tickets for the March 14h game when the Sens play Tampa Bay. OR if not 10 Hockey tickets with 2 free tickets, why not just buy 2 tickets and support Kiwanis. Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741

Read-a-thon *** Good News ** We have now have 40 schools pre-registered for the 2005-2006 RAT surpassing last year's participation of 38 schools. And there are still four months left for schools to register! This high number of pre-registrations are a result of recent RAT marketing initiatives: advertising on the Canadian Teacher's Federation website, 500 RAT packages were placed in each CTF conference kit reaching 500 Canadian teachers, mail-out of RAT packages to 103 OCDSB elementary school, advertising in the EC&C Kiwanis Noisemaker (recruited two schools the first day the newsletter went out) We are 2/3 of the way to reaching our goal of 60 schools for 2006! Read-a-thon has print sponsors--Raise a Reader and Gilmore Reproductions; a web sponsor--Paradox; and a design sponsor--gordongroup. Harper Collins is donating hard cover books for the beacon school libraries. Read-a-thon needs donations of books and prizes for the Ottawa Beacon schools. Thanks for your help and assistance, Lee Scott, Kiwanis Read-a-thon Coordinator 613-290-5504 info@kiwanisreadathon.org www.kiwanisreadathon.org

The Entertainment Book A Perfect Christmas Gift for only $35.00! Why wait? Order the 2006 Entertainment Book today, and you can start using the famous money-saving coupons IMMEDIATELY. Save up to 50% almost everywhere including: Movie Theaters Local Restaurants Sporting Events THE KIWANIS office also makes a profit of $17 per book, so get yours by calling 233-1900!

Kiwanis Club of Bytown It is my pleasure to invite all the clubs in Division 12 to interclub with the Kiwanis Club of Bytown on December 13th, 2005, at Hunt Club, Bowesville Road, 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $32. ayerssp@magma.ca Shirley Phillips Ayers, Chair, Interclubs, Kiwanis Club of Bytown Kiwanis Club of Kanata Charter Night and Christmas Party - December 17, 2005 We are a new member of the Kiwanis Family, we want to invite all Club Presidents and the members of your club to come celebrate our New Kiwanis Clubs Charter Night on December 17 2005, 6:00 at the Amberwood Golf Club, 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville. Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Program 8:00, Dance 9:00 to 11 Dress: Business. Tickets are $35.00 per person. RSVP BY: December 9, 2005 to Eldon J. Fox, Kiwanis Club of Kanata. 831-9900 or e-mail hdoctor@rogers.com Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Tom Spence at 741-0741.