Thank you to Jackie Holzman and her husband John, for the very interesting visual presentation of their trip on The Nile. During their recent house exchange they had a wonderful time visiting the local markets full of young entrepreneurs selling textiles and spices. Donkeys are still used for transportation and haulage, and high security is evident, even on the boats. Cruising the Nile included an excellent guide who explained the history of the Nile and the people. Cairo is a big city of 21million people, and Jackie and John enjoyed visiting the many historical tombs and temples.
Attendance: 37 = 30 Members , 7 guests
“One Can Make A Difference” – Bob Garrow
President Peter was happy to present the Rose to Bob Garrow who joined the club in 2006, for his contribution to Kiwanis. Bob is Chair of the Interclub, Sports and Social Committee this year, and participates in many visits to other Kiwanis Clubs, in addition to assisting with our own social events such as our Members’ Christmas Party, and the Garden Party at Dawn Morewood’s. Thank you, Bob, for your continued enthusiasm and motivation for our club - You are making a difference!
Congratulations to Peter Nadeau who won the raffle of a golf shirt and water bottle donated by Mike Zanon. Peter also won the raffle of a golf shirt last week, so now he has one for himself and one for Helen! Thank you all for contributing - $42 was raised for our General Account.
Next Kiwanis Luncheon
Friday, August 28, 2009 12:15 -1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, MacDonald Room (upstairs) One of our own members… Russ Salo, President, GPS to Go What is Gps? How does it work? Why would I need it? How can it benefit my family?
Parking - The Rideau Street front entrance to the parking lot at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be closed until September. You can still enter the parking lot using the MacKenzie Street entrance on the east side of the building. This is accessible from Sussex Drive. Or park at the Rideau Centre
Happy Birthday to You! Aug 27- Pat Charbonneau, Aug 29 – Guy Bourbonniere, Aug 30 – Harold Feder, Sep 5 – Chris Fournier, Sep 6 – Bill Siekierski, Sep 10 – Bob Chiarelli
Mon Aug 24 Board of Directors Meeting – 5:30 Staples Cadets – 7:00pm Cartier Square Drill Hall Thu Aug 27 Corporate Membership 12:00 Chimo Hotel (to be confirmed)
Fri Sep 4 No Meeting Scheduled – Enjoy the Labour Day long weekend
Fri Sep 11 Rev. Pierre Allard, Assistant Commissioner, Community Engagement for the Correctional Service of Canada (Csc)
Fri Sep 18 Dr. Steven Ballou – Bruyere Panama Project
Fri Sep 25 Round Table – Camp Smitty weekend
Fri Oct 2 Turnover Day – Be sure to join us to say Thanks to President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09, and to Welcome President Peter Nadeau and the Board of Directors for 2009-10. All members are encouraged to attend and show their support !
Fri Oct 9 No Meeting Scheduled – Thanksgiving Day long weekend
Fri Oct 16 To be confirmed
Fri Oct 23 Dr. Roseann Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
Update - Carleton Scholarship in Medical Physics
Carleton University is holding the inaugural awarding of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics on Thursday, September 17th at Carleton. Past President Bill Gosewitz (who personally shaved his head to support this initiative in 2008 and raised $10,000 from our Club members), Dr. Kanta Marwah (who personally contributed $20,000 to the Kiwanis Medical Foundation), Wayne French, Chair of the Kiwanis Medical Foundation which matched Kanta’s $20,000, and President-Designate Peter Nadeau will be attending this award reception on behalf of Kiwanis. The book value of the Endowment Fund is $100,380 and a “doctoral dissertation scholarship up to the value of $10,000 will be awarded annually for research in the area of Medial Physics”. Claire Foottit, the first recipient, is a Senior PhD Student in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. “Please know that your gifts help our students make things happen, today and for the rest of their lives. Thank you for supporting Carleton and our students”. Elizabeth DiSabato, Scholarship Specialist at Carleton
“ Kiwanis Club School Drive"
Back To School Once again, this year Staples is holding a school drive, and the supplies collected at Steve Tanner’s store at 403 Bank Street will all be going to our club, for distribution to children in need. This year we will also be getting supplies from about 4 or 5 other stores for distribution to the schools that our Club chooses. Stop by the store, buy some supplies, and drop them in the Kiwanis School Bus – you can’t leave the store without passing it!
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)
12th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament results
"We had a wonderful warm day with 33 of 36 foursomes, and dinner guests, who joined us at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, on Monday, August 17/09. Preliminary financial results indicate net proceeds of approximately $60,000! including $12,500 from the Silent Auction. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraising event – the sponsors, the golfers, the donors of auction items, the Committee members, and the volunteers in the club who helped us on the day of the event. The funds raised will be used by our club to continue supporting and implementing programs for young children and youth, including the Kiwanis Read-a-thon, the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Air Cadets and Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets, and Key Club programs in local high schools and Circle K programs in universities. We can’t say it enough…. We couldn’t do it without your help! Click on the link to see great photos taken by Jamie Johnson of the event.
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
Roster Changes: Georgopoulos, Steve New business affiliation: General Manager, Minto Hospitality Group Ottawa 185 Lyon Street North Ottawa, On K1R 7Y4 Phone 613-232-2200 x 4004, Fax 613-232-6962, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.mintosuitehotel.com
Note from Steve: “I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position of General Manager for Minto Hospitality Group, Ottawa. An opportunity to manage a CAA Four-Diamond all suite hotel like Minto Suite Hotel and to work for a company I have respected immensely for years doesn’t come up everyday. Therefore I was inspired to leave my post as Gm at Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa after 15 great years to take on this new responsibility. To paraphrase Lord Baden Powell, my philosophy has always been ‘leave it better than you found it’ and in retrospect I feel this was accomplished at Les Suites.”
Advertising in the Roster
A letter will be sent to all members who currently have an ad in the Roster. For $210 You can have a business card sized ad too! This advertising covers the cost of the new rosters. New Roster Information If you have any changes that you want made to your personal information in the current Roster, please inform the Kiwanis office as soon as possible. MansfieldRodney Printing Ltd. will be making the changes starting the week of September 1st and we will get one draft for additional changes.
If you want a New Photo? one can be taken at a Friday luncheon. Please inform the office.
2nd Annual Dessert and Cards
The Kiwanis Club of Bytown invites you to attend their 2nd Annual Dessert and Cards night at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and any card game can be played, doesn't have to be bridge. We hope to sell 25 tables, and the funds earned will go to the Kiwanis Club of Bytown's Foundation Account, to be used to support women, children and seniors in our community. Tickets are available from Firma French at email@example.com or phone 613-837-4078.