Weekly Meeting - His Excellency Lu Shumin, Ambassador of China to Canada - “Continuous development in the relations between our countries”

His Excellency, Mr. Lu, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, spoke on the China-Canada relations, have continued to flourish since 1970, when they adopted the reform and opening-up policy. Canada was among the first western nations to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China and we are now entering our 36th year of the relationship. Two-way trade increased 100 times from US$150 million to US$15.5 billion in 2004, and up to US$19.7 billion in 2005. Consumer goods and household appliances made in China, meet the needs of Canadian consumers.

Canada’s capital, technologies and managerial expertise have added fresh vitality to China’s growing economy, and our high-speed locomotives, and gas-powered buses are all over China. More and more investments are being made in Canada, and China is now the 2nd largest trading partner of Canada, only after the US. Ambassador Lu stressed that China’s development, instead of hurting or threatening anyone, can only serve peace, stability and common prosperity of the world. They cherish peace and it is their objective to build a harmonious society.

Attendance on Apr 7: Active 65/127* (*does not include 13 on LOA) Seniors 12/55 Guests 62 Hon/Staff 4 Total 91

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Cam Wong, guest of Ted Parsons, who won the raffle of a bottle of Chinese liqueur donated by Dawn Morewood; and to Gord Fleming who won the Entertainment Book donated by the Board of Directors. Thank you all for contributing, $158 was raised for our General Account.

Bring and Brag Fine Session $30

President’s Rose: Ross Christensen, as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, continues to share his passion and commitment to Kiwanis, and to encourage every member to bring in new members. His leadership and enthusiasm will keep our membership on the right track.. moving forward. “Leave A Legacy – Make A Difference… Sponsor a New Member”

*** THURSDAY ***April 13, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, TUDOR Room, upstairs ROUND TABLE LUNCHEON No Guest Speaker, No Head Table Join us for a nice lunch and bring a potential member Click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: BUFFET – Green Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Tomato Salad, Wild Mushroom Ravioli with pine-nut cream and Oka cheese sauce. Maple Mousse, Fruit

Happy Easter!! and to our Jewish members.. Have a Good Passover! Please note that the Kiwanis office will be closed on Good Friday, April 14th.

LUNCHEON Line-Up

Apr 21 Cadets Luncheon – Cadets CO Dave Burniston, “Reflections of a Commanding Officer:” A look back at his career, as he will be retiring from this position this summer.

Apr 26 (WEDNESDAY) Dr. Robert Poupart, Principal of Bishop’s University “ The evolution of Canada’s economy, and its impact on the future of our children”

May 5 Key Club Luncheon

May 12 Jim Lynes, President and CEO Canada Lands Corporation

May 19 Meeting Cancelled – Victoria Day Long Weekend

May 26 ** WE ARE MOVING** to the NAC Panorama Room. Guest speaker - Alan Baker, Israeli Ambassador to Canada Kiwanis Conventions – Open to all members: April 7-9, 2006 Eastern Canada Key Club Convention, Crown Plaza Hotel.

June 28 - July 2, 2006 91st Annual Kiwanis International Convention, Montreal QC Note: If you want to attend the convention, Registration is $150

August 3-5, 2006 89th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, St. John’s NFLD

May 11, 2006 EC&C AKtion Club Conference, Casa Loma Castle, Toronto, ON

Sympathy of the Club – goes out to Ron Vincent and his family, in memory of his mother, Mrs Margaret Vincent, who passed away on Wednesday, March 29. Services were held last week. Sympathy of the Club also goes out to Sandra Lee and her family, in memory of her mother, Sui-Hou Fung who passed away on Sunday, April 2, at the age of 80. Services were held this Sunday

WHAT’S ON…..

1. Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Don't miss your opportunity to hear one of our own members, Angela Cummings, speak about: "What's in it for me? The Business side of Community Involvement" A review of what companies should be looking for when seeking partnerships or involvement with the charitable sector. DATE: Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 TIME: 7:15 am Registration 7:45 am Guest Speaker & Breakfast LOCATION: Capone's Ristorante, 831 Industrial Avenue $20 Chamber members, $40 non-members If you wish to register go to their website: http://www.ottawachamber.ca/ or phone: 613-236-3631

2. Kiwanis Club of Rideau – April 20th, 2006 – Join Past President Tom Pullen and Angela Cummings, when they are the guest speakers at the Rideau Club at Villa Marconi, at 12:00