Weekly Meeting - Key Club Luncheon at Sala San Marco

Co-Chairs Genevieve McNicol of Nepean Key Club, and Bushra Khan of Sir Robert Borden Key Club, did a great job keeping this busy Key Club Luncheon moving along. The students were very clear and informative with their Club Reports, providing an entertaining and interesting view of their activities this past year. Each club presented the Rose to a deserving student, and President Bill was pleased to present an Award to Mary Lou Boyle, the Key Club Teacher Advisor at Lisgar, for her 15 years of dedication to the Key Club students. Thank you to everyone who participated in the luncheon. Mark Lafleur, Vice Principal at Ridgemont High School, explained his philosophy of “hanging around until you’ve caught on”, noting that young people do try very hard and eventually do become smarter and stronger. If you can recall, adolescence is a very challenging time and we have to realize that there are also physical changes so “Yes, your teen is crazy”. Their brains are actually reforming, as neuro-connections are still being formed and this can have huge implications on their emotions and their reactions. Be mindful – they are working their way through and have much to think about, “Who and what they want to become”. And with 800-1,000 all in one place, the system’s priority is to provide leadership for the students and help them develop into successful adults. The school board has shifted their paradigm and chooses more non-disciplinary measures and restorative justice practices, which are more successful in helping the students continue to grow and reach their goals.

Key Club Thought for the Week “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead.

President Bill’s Thought for the Week - “What hair colour do they put on the passport of bald people?”

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Doug Wilson who won the raffle of a glass game board, donated by President Bill Gosewitz; to Principal Karen Gledhill, who won Luau Party Supplies, donated by Grant Yusak; and to Bron Vasic, who won a Teddy Bear, also donated by Grant Yusak. Thank you all for contributing, $220.00 was raised for our Sponsored Youth Key Clubs. Fine Session $122.00.

Next Meeting

No Kiwanis Meeting, Friday, May 16, 2008, Enjoy the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Luncheon Line-Up

May 30 Semi-Annual General Meeting, All members are encouraged to attend, No guests please

June 6 Noel Buckley, President, Ottawa Tourism

June 13 Legion of Honour and New Members Induction

June 20 Stuart McCormack, Aktion Club

June 27 President’s meeting

Committee Meetings

Mon May 12 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street Program, 7:00pm, Wayne Beaudoin’s home Tue May 13 Golf, 12:00pm, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wed May 14 YCP, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Wed May 21 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Direct Assistance, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Medical Foundation, 6:00pm, Ferano Construction

Rapidz Baseball Game Interclub Sports and Social Committee, and Programme Committee – Invite you to the following Baseball Game on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 pm. This replaces our Friday luncheon. Meal in the restaurant at the Rapidz Stadium, Game at 7:00pm (Rapidz vs. Atlantic City) Cost: $30 for guests and non pre-paid members. Children under 14 $12.

Happy Birthday May 9 Jan Mansfield May 12 Vince Calzonetti May 17 Wilbert Keon May 18 Jeff Kyle May 19 Michael Lafontaine May 21 Everett Colton, Howard Lithwick & Roberta Driscoll May 22 Rev. Arthur Conrad & Gary Flockton

Survey Results Results of the survey about our luncheon Start Time -- In favour of 12:00 Start -22; 12:15 start-19; 12:30 start-14; Speaker before lunch-28; speaker after lunch-28. Total number of replies for Time was 55 and Speaker 56. One person had no preference about time and indicated so. The Programme Committee recommends a 12:15 start with the speaker after lunch, unless otherwise required, and the meeting will run until 1:45. This will take effect on June 1st.

Attention All Kiwanis Musicians

George Old, a relatively new member and a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Rideau, is a retired high school music teacher. He has some fairly basic scores of a number of popular songs written for “B” flat instruments (clarinet, trumpet, tenor sax, soprano sax), “E” flat instruments (alto sax, baritone sax) and “C” instruments (piano, guitar, bass, banjo). He would like to try and get a group of Kiwanians together who might be able to play at a luncheon meeting maybe 3-4 times a year. If you have an interest in doing something like this, please call George at 613-224-6806.

Club Elections for 2008-09 Board of Directors

The Final Ballots were mailed to all members on Friday, May 9, and must be returned to the Kiwanis office no later than Friday, May 23. Thank you to the candidates who have allowed their names to stand for the following positions: President-Elect Doug Wilson, Peter Nadeau (listed in roster # order) Vice-Presidents Doug Wilson, Peter Nadeau, Phil Rossy Directors Martin Diegel, Gary Flockton, Helene Crabb, Alison Poirier, Geoff Godding, Guy Bourbonnière, Bob Fisher, Lynda Campbell, Angela Cummings, Barb Perrin, Steve Moore, Harold Feder, Bruno Di Chiara. The next Elections Council meeting to count the Final Ballots will be on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 at the Kiwanis office, and the results will be announced on Friday, May 30. If you have any questions, please contact Elections Chair, Neil McDonald at 613-725-2128 x 224.

Get Ready for the Summer! More information will follow but for now mark your calendars…

May 29 Sail on board the Tallship Black Jack $30.00, includes light dinner (sandwiches, fruit, cheese) dockside at Britannia Yacht Club followed by sail on the river. On shore cash bar available. Jun 21 BBQ at Dawn Morewood's home in Metcalfe

Jul 10 Baseball game at the Rapidz Stadium, Rapidz vs. Atlantic City. 5:30pm – meal in restaurant, 7:00pm game – Cost $30.00 for guests and non pre-paid members, Children under 14 $12.00. Aug 22 RCMP Camp in Manotick, Member & Family day sports and BBQ joint event with program committee

Lobsterfest

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West (previously the Kiwanis Club of Carleton) takes pleasure in hosting the “The biggest annual lobster event of the year”, at the Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd. S. on Friday, May 23, 2008. The Stevens & Kennedy Band will provide entertainment, and there will be Door Prizes / Silent Auction / Free parking Social Hour – 5:30 / Dinner 6:30 / Dancing/Ent 8:00. For those who are allergic to lobster there will be BBQ chicken available Ticket Price $50.00. Ticket Reservations call Paul McCumber 613-723-8971 or p.mccumber@rogers.com

Aktion Club International Convention

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Bytown Aktion Clubs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday June 19, 2008 We will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street at 1:00pm for a Meeting, Dinner & Dance. If you can help in any way to make this event a success or if you wish to attend the dinner & dance, please contact Aktion Club Chair, Harold Moore at 613-292-1192 by June 16, 2008.

Thanks Kiwanis Read-a-thon 2008

Dear Kiwanis "I was so scared when I had to go to the office today. Then, I was so happy when I found out that I had won a bike from Canadian Tire because I had read the most books in my division! Then, Mr. Magro and I went downstairs to call my mom from the ESL room. My mom was so happy when she heard I won a bike! I can not wait until on May 1 when I have the bike to keep. ‘ Thank you for the bike and thank you for holding the Kiwanis Read-a-thon!"

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.