Weekly Meeting - Huw Williams - GHG

Former member of our club, Tom Donnelly, President of the Donnelly Automotive Group, is honored to have been elected as Chairman of the Canadian Automobile Dealers’ Association (Cada). He works with many of his peers, long-time friends and business associates. Noting that most people think the automotive industry is the #1 emitter of green house gases (GHG), he was pleased to introduce Huw Williams, the voice of Cada.

Huw gave the basic facts about the automotive industry, which employs 150,000 people, who are also concerned about the environment. Canadian contribution to smog-forming emissions comes in many different forms; industrial sources 37%, heavy-duty transportation 8.1%, non-industrial fuel combustion 9.7%, all cars and light-duty trucks 9.5%, rail transportation 2.2%, forest fires 2 %, air transportation 1.3%, marine transportation 2.3%, and New Vehicles 0.1%. Vehicles over 10 years old emit up to 37 times the green house gases (Ghg) than newer models (drive that 1989 Jaguar sparingly!) Did You Know? burning one cord of wood equals the entire lifetime emissions produced from 10 – 2004 Suvs / Painting a room equals driving an Suv from Ottawa to Vancouver and back? The automotive industry does not register in a ranking of emissions intensity for key Canadian sectors, which range from pulp & paper or metal mining (lowest), to manufacturing cement or thermal electricity coal (highest).

What Can We Do? Drive less – with rising gas prices that is often the result; plan your vehicle use and kilometers driven – chart your errands so they can be done in the same route; use cleaner/renewable fuels with less carbon content; reduce overall fleet size /use cleaner fuel; retire older vehicles. Thank you to those members who participated in the Q&A session. For further info: Huw Williams huw@cada.ca

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose Helene Crabb joined our club in 2004 sponsored by Director Martin Diegel. She immediately joined our Senior Citizens Committee and has been an active member with the Seniors every since. She attends all the Seniors’ events, such as the boat tour, the Christmas luncheon, the Seniors Tea at City Hall, and volunteers for many of our hands-on projects. In her professional capacity she provides translation for many communications, and we are fortunate that she provides some of the translation for our club projects. This year she agreed to Chair the Program Committee. Helene is doing a great job coordinating the speaker line-up and delegating responsibilities to her committee members. Thanks for Making a Difference Helene!

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 www.thesilverrose.com

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Neil McDonald, who won the raffle of a bottle of scotch, donated by Bob Garrow. Thank you all for contributing, $75.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $26.00.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday January 18, 2008 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Michael McCracken, Chair and Ceo, Informetrica Limited. A Canadian-based economic research and information company, providing long-term national, provincial, and industrial forecasts to companies, governments, and other organizations across Canada and abroad. “The Economic Challenges of the Next Decade” Will there be a recession in 2008? Do we recover? What about those labour shortages? Greenhouse Gases – what is to be done? How does the local community fit in to an economic strategy?

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri. Jan.25 Annual General Meeting – No guest speaker, no guests please. Full attendance is encouraged.

Fri. Feb.1 Bill Gowling, Sos Emergency Response Technologies, and Semi-Automatic Defibrillators

Fri. Feb.8 Ken Bickley, “Laughter” Fri.

Feb.15 No Luncheon Scheduled, Family Day Long Weekend

Fri. Feb.22 Medical Foundation Luncheon - Dr. Tony Hakim Fri.

Feb.29 President's Meeting

Committee Meetings

Mon.Jan.14 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street Program, 7:00pm, Wayne Beaudoin’s home Tue.Jan.15 Bed Race, 12:00pm, 2465 Stevenage Dr. #106, Al’s Showroom Wed.Jan.16 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Ycp, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Direct Assistance, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Medical Foundation, 7:00pm, Ferano Construction

Happy Birthdays Jan.12 Robert Garrow, Jan.14 Mike Zanon, Jan.15 Rocco D’Angelo

Program Committee/Kiwanis Prepaid Luncheons will be adjusted… Please note that there will not be a Kiwanis Luncheon on Friday, February 15th, since the Program Committee (and approved by the Board of Directors) had opted to cancel Friday meetings prior to a long weekend (new holiday noted below). Members who were billed for prepaid luncheons including February 15th will have a credit of $23 applied to their next invoice for Quarterly Luncheons Apr – Jun. Re: Family Day added to list of public holidays in Ontario - February 18, 2008
On October 12, 2007, the re-elected government of Ontario filed a regulation adding the third Monday in February to the list of public holidays under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Esa). The new holiday, Family Day, is the ninth such public holiday in Ontario and will be in effect February 2008. Its creation raised Ontario's number of statutory holidays to nine per year, as in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Territories. Banks, schools, government offices are closed, public transportation runs on holiday schedule, call ahead to restaurants, stores and tourist attractions to ensure hours of operation.

Interclub January 22, 2008, 6:00pm, Kiwanis Club of Manotick, Knox Presbyterian Church, Manotick. For further information or to confirm your attendance, please contact: Bob Vergette at 613-225-0400 or bobvergette@associateair.ca

Sympathy of the Club

The sympathy of the Club goes out to Ross Hadwen in memory of his wife, Hope Hadwen, who passed away last Friday in her 70th year. Hope was a wonderful woman who touched everyone she met, especially seniors, and she will be missed by her many friends. Services were held this week in Ottawa.

The sympathy of the Club also goes out to Jack Warner in memory of his sister Marion Jean Halliwell, who passed away December 30, 2007 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 73 years. Services were held in Calgary last week. Our thoughts are with both Ross Hadwen and his family, and, Jack Warner and his family, at this time.

Health of the Club

President-Elect Peter Patafie had triple bypass heart surgery on Thursday and is recuperating at the Ottawa Heart Institute. No Visitors at this time and no flowers please.

Roster Changes

Yusak, Grant - Event Planner, but also Retail Party Store, and event retail services The Party Man, 2150303 Ontario Inc 2446 Bank Street, Ottawa, On K1V 1A4 613-733-8368 613-422-0068 fax email- at work - partyman1@bellnet.ca www.partyman.ca

Parking Increase

Please note that our parking passes for the Fairmont Chateau Laurier have increased to $9.00 effective immediately. The previous price was $7.00. This cost is a pass-through to our members as we have no control of the cost for parking. Without the parking pass, however, the parking cost would be about $17.00 after the 2 hour luncheon.

Hungarian Night

The Interclub, Sports and Social Committee, is pleased to invite you to a Hungarian Night Saturday, January 26, 2008, 6:00 pm At the Home of Frank and Rose Hegyi 1240 Kilborn Place, Unit 5, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1B4 Menu – lovingly prepared by Frank Hegyi •Appetizer Hungarian smoked sausage with bread slices Vegetarian tray •Main Course Beef Goulash and rice Chicken Paprikash with Nokedli (fine dumplings) Pork schnitzel with paprikás potatoes Lecsó (Hungarian green, yellow and red peppers, tomato, onion) – Vegetarian dish with paprikás potatoes, nokedli and/or rice •Dessert Palacsinta (Hungarian crepes) with cottage cheese filling Palacsinta (Hungarian crepes) with lekvar (apricot jam) filling •Wine Egri Bikaver (Bull’s blood wine) Badacsonyi Szurkebarat (Grey Monk of Badacsony) Home made wine (red and white) •Beer Tickets are only $20.00 - Limited to 24 people – a nice event for our newer members to attend, Contact Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Engagement

A Kiwanian is a volunteer who agrees to commit their time, talent energy and resources to be actively engaged in Kiwanis Club of Ottawa activities.