Weekly Meeting - Jean Vaillancourt, Manager of Operations for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship

It takes a lot of energy and enthusiasm to pull off the job that Jean Vaillancourt has as Manager of Operations for the 2009 Iihf World Junior Championships, and we could feel his anticipation. His grandfather played hockey with Rick Barrigar, so he comes from a long line of hockey players and is passionate about the sport. Over the 10-day period, 10 teams will play 31 games, and for the first time ever in one city. The Championships started in 1974 and after 4 bids, Ottawa’s presentation to Hockey Canada was the lucky bid for 2009.

Profit-sharing will see 50% going back to Hockey Canada to reinvest in their hockey program, 35% to Ontario Hockey Leagues, and 15% to district hockey associations, all benefiting the junior hockey programs. More than 2,300 volunteers have registered, but only 1,500 are needed; expecting 460,000 spectators over 10 days; all ticket packages were sold out 1 year ago, and there are 42 days to go to the big event. For more information visit http://www.Hockeycanada.ca/ottawa2009

One Can make a Difference – President’s Rose - Martin Diegel Martin was invited to the podium to accept the Rose by President Peter, for his quiet and loyal dedication to the Club. Martin has been a member since 1988 when he was introduced by Past President Vince Calzonetti, and agreed to accept the position of Vice-President for 2008-09. For 20 years he has quietly volunteered for the club and supported the Duck Race Committee, the Senior Citizens projects, the Cadets, and the Circle K Committees, and is now known as the man with the chainsaw for the physical labour he provides at Camp Smitty when our group goes up in September. Thank you for helping Kiwanis to Make a Difference, Martin!

Raffle

Congratulations to Phil Rossy who won the raffle of a bottle of wine brought back from Italy by Bruno DiChiara; to Jack Warner who won the 2 Ottawa 67s tickets donated by Bill Gosewitz; and, to Rick Seguin, who won 2 open-ended tickets to the National Gallery donated by Kanta Marwah. Thank you all for contributing, $65 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $100.00 – President Peter reminds everyone to bring cash.

Next Kiwanis Luncheon, Friday, November 21, 2008 12:15-13:45 One of our own members, Scott Bradford, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa “Our youth - from an insiders view point” I plan on creating a look into the lives of children and youth from the communities we serve. What challenges they face; and what opportunities they have. I will take you into a typical neighbourhood and introduce you to what kids live with every day. I will bring with me a past member who now works as a Police Officer in the neighbourhood he grew up in. We will hear his first-hand story of his experience of overcoming obstacles. Meeting Schedule 12:15 p.m Welcome and Invocation 12:18- 12:45 Lunch is served 12:50 Introduction of Head Table and guests 1:00 – 1:20 Club announcements, Raffle, Fines 1:20 – 1:45 Guest speaker, appreciation, Adjournment

On the Menu

Thyme Roasted Sirloin of Beef with Merlot Jus, Vegetables, Opera Cake If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org Guests are welcome! $33.00 per person. Parking $9.00

Sympathy of the Club

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Mike Kruger and his family, in memory of Mike’s granddaughter, baby Riann Danielle Demianiuk, who passed away on November 8th. At the tender age of 6-months, Riann passed away unexpectedly from a kidney infection, in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Funeral Services were held last week in Thunder Bay. Mike and Cindy’s address is 7 Bathurst Street, Ottawa, On K2W 1A7

Committee Meetings

Mon. Nov 17 Board Of Directors meeting Staples, 5:30 pm Thu. Nov 20 Medical Foundation 6:00 Dominic Ferrarotto’s office Mon Nov 24 Cadets 7:00 pm Cartier Square Drill Hall Wed Nov 26 Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office

Luncheon Line-up - Be Sure To Join Us and Invite A Guest….

Nov 28 General W.J. Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces “The Canadian Forces today, our mission, and our challenges within the current international situation with an Afghanistan context”

Dec 5 Round Table at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Dec 7 ** Sunday – Family Christmas Party 12:00 – 2:00 Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Dec 12 Peter Tilley, Ottawa Food Bank

Dec 19 Annual Alumni Christmas Luncheon – invite former members to join you!

Dec 26 No Luncheon Meeting scheduled

Kiwanis Christmas Basket Program

For the past 10 years our very own Angela Cummings has been spearheading a program to prepare and deliver Christmas Baskets to families in need within our community. The Direct Assistance Committee has been asked by Angela to assist this year and we are looking to make even more of an impact in the community. A donation of $75 will provide a basket of food to feed a family of 5 – there are many families in our region who need our help at this time of year. We are asking for your help in 3 possible ways. Ask your friends, family or corporations to make a donation to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa – we will need a list of donors and full addresses along with their donation amount, to provide a charitable tax receipt. Please be aware 100% of the funds will go to this program. All donations must be confirmed by December 5th to provide time for us to arrange the baskets and all funds must be received by December 12th December 20th – we need volunteers to help deliver the spirit of Christmas to the families in need. We will meet on Saturday morning at the Food Basics at Hampton Park where boxes will be loaded into vehicles and delivered – To confirm your availability please send an email to Bill Gosewitz at greygoose@rogers.com with the headline – Christmas baskets.

Members Christmas Party

The Interclub, Sports and Social Committee invite you to the Kiwanis Christmas Party (Members) Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Villa Lucia, www.villalucia.com. 3430 Carling Ave, Nepean, On 613-596-1346 Cost: $50.00 per person Cocktails/Cash Bar 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dancing at 9:00 p.m. If you can, please bring an inexpensive unwrapped gift for ages 6-12 to delight the children of Connaught Public School

An Evening with Supreme Court Judge, Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein

The Kiwanis Club of Kanata presents ”An Evening with the new Justice Supreme Court Judge, Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein”. Justice Rothstein will be speaking on the workings of the Supreme Court. Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road, Kanata. Reception 6:00 p.m, Dinner 7:00 p.m Beef Tenderloin & Salmon. $30.00 at Door. Program 8:00pm - If you are interested in joining an Interclub with a group from our club, please contact Bob Garrow.

Annual Christmas Luncheon for Seniors

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Annual Christmas Luncheon for Seniors – 11:30 am. Thursday, December 25 – The Good Companions Centre at 670 Albert Street will feature Traditional Turkey Luncheon with all the trimmings. Entertainment will be provided by Dominic D’Arcy the Singing Policeman. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased from Past President Neil McDonald, Sandra Presley at 613-726-1131, or the Good Companions Centre at 613-236-0428 Volunteers are needed as follows: Wed. Dec.24, 10:00 – 12:00 - to set up the room (10 people required) Thu. Dec.25, 11:00 – 2:00 - to serve the meal, and help with clean up (10 people required) If you can volunteer for either day, please contact Neil McDonald at 613-725-2128 or by email neil@capitalbenefit.ca Thanks for helping us to Make a Difference!

Annual Family Christmas Party

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa invites you to attend their Annual Family Christmas Party, Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:00 – 2:00 Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ballroom, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa *** Hot Sit-down Meal with a Special Dessert / Cash Bar *** Entertainment by Dominic D’Arcy and his Rising Stars,Clowns, jugglers, elves, and, of course, Santa!! Please confirm by Monday, Dec 1, or email your guests’ names to ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org