Weekly Meeting - Jim Watson, Minister of Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

The weekly meeting for the Club at the Chateau Laurier at 12:00.

Next Kiwanis Meeting

Friday, October 10, 2008 7:30 a.m Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa Thanksgiving Breakfast Meeting Renaissance Room (Upstairs) 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Our Guest speaker will be one of our own members, Reverend John Moor, (retired) United Church Minister “Giving thanks for the little things in life” No Head Table October 10, 2008 On the Menu: Buffet Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Hash browns, Fruit, Yogurt, Toast, If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office by Tuesday, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org Guests are welcome! $33.00 per person. Parking $9.00

To our Jewish members celebrating Yom Kippur – “Have a Good Fast” Yom Kippur, literally "Day of Atonement," is the holiest day of the Jewish year and begins at sundown on Wednesday October 8 and ends at nightfall on Thursday October 9.

Sympathy of the Club Sympathy of the club goes out to Rita Harper and her family, in memory of her sister, Teresa “Beanie” Carew, who passed away Monday, October 6th, after a short battle with lung cancer. Beanie was employed briefly at the Kiwanis office in 2001, and often volunteered at our club events. There is no visitation. A Christian Mass will be held on Friday, at 2:00 at St. Mark’s Church, 160 Principale St., (Upper Aylmer Road, Aylmer Sector, Gatineau). A private burial will follow.

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

Oct 17 Read-a-thon Luncheon – Keynote speaker, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, James Bartleman, “My 5  years as Lieutenant-Governor Expanding and mobilizing civil society in support of Aboriginal literacy in Canada”

Oct 24 Marina Neumat “Human Rights in Tehran” – she will speak about her personal experience of having been a political prisoner for 2 years.

Oct 31 Michael Geist , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law University of Ottawa,“Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”

Committee Meetings

New Committee Chairs remember to inform the office of your meeting for October Wed. Oct 8 - Young Children’s Projects 12:00 Warren Gencher’s office, 2405A St. Laurent - Program 7:00 p.m. Helene Crabb’s home

Happy Birthday to You! Oct. 4 -Neil McDonald, Oct. 8- Shirley Tomblin, Oct 11 – Alan Smith

Interclub – 4th Annual Mega Meeting The Kiwanis Club of Nepean invites all members of clubs in Division 12 and 13 to come and listen to Ec&C District Governor Sheron Cameron-Dunn “An Outlook on Kiwanis” followed by a Panel Discussion on Membership Growth, Hiv/Aids Project and Marketing Kiwanis, with a question period. Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 11:30 a.m. - Meet & Greet / 12:00- 2:00 p.m. - Lunch Location: Banquet Hall, Building D, Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, On Door Prizes and 50/50 Draw Tickets: $23.00 each, includes lunch, free parking in back lots 8,9 and 12 Tickets available from LG Sam Bhargava, Div. 12, Or Bob Garrow, Chair of our Interclub, Sports and Social Committee

President’s Peter Patafie’s – Turnover Day Inaugural speech, Sept 26, 2008

Fellow Kiwanians and guests. This year will be a year of building and having fun. Yes, building. I will need your help to aid us in keeping our great club going strong. We need to revive our present membership, and to seek new members. Members, male and female, who will be invited to our luncheons to see what Kiwanis does, and to join our great group. We need to band together and to share our strengths. We have the knowledge and the wisdom in our club, to do many great things. We have accomplished much in our 90 years but the need in our community is as strong as ever.

Kiwanis is full of great people. To be a part of this organization, means that we all care about our community, and when we joined this club, we committed to do what we can to make life easier for those in need. We can’t stop now Your promise to contribute must be fulfilled. Fellow members, Committee chairs, Board of Directors, Past presidents… We are all needed. Not too long ago, I was approached by an individual and asked what my plans were, and what I hoped to accomplish as your President. What an hour we had. This gentleman, has been a great friend of mine for more than 27 years, and I feel the same towards him today. To Past President Vince Calzonetti, I say Thank You, and I need your help…

To all the past presidents who attended the President’s Dinner at Perkin’s, I say Thank you for giving me insight on what to attempt to accomplish, and I say to you all, I need your help. Yes, I need your help. To Alan Smith, Thank you for being a good advisor in business and Thank You for all the fun and laughter we have had in the last 27 years, and I need your help again.

To Ian Hendry, Thank you very much for all that you have done for me in business as our accountant, and yes, I need your help again.

To Ron Wing, Thank you for your help in business and your friendship, but I still need your help.

To Mike Lundy, I would like to openly apologize for something that happened in 1988-89.. when I sided with a Past President on a comment and I know it bothered Mike, and it was immature. I know it was wrong and I know it bothered Mike but I would like to confirm my feelings for you and I was wrong. I truly hope you will forgive me.

To my Wife and family. Mavourneen, who I have been married to for 35 years, and has always been ‘second fiddle’ in everything I have done in business. I am not that intelligent, so my street smarts, what little I have, have always kept me alive, and I hope you can be patient for 1 more year. This challenge has always been a dream of mine, and it has now arrived. Mavourneen, I ask you to stay close beside me as you have always done and as I said, you have always been the ‘second fiddle’, but it will be a challenge that will be fun.

Thank you.