Weekly Meeting - Legion of Honour/New Members’ Induction

What a wonderful meeting! Thank you to Distinguished Lt.Governor Rick Barrigar for his presentation as we recognized our 10 Legion of Honour members celebrating their quinquennial Anniversary this year, and to our new 25-year inductee, Wayne Beaudoin. PLUS, all Legion of Honour Members were recognized for a total of 1,496 years of service to Kiwanis and to their community!! Your dedication is the backbone of our club, and it is this strength that has held our club together for over 88 years! Rick also officially inducted 13 new members who joined our club in the past year. This is the Past, Present and Future of our Club!

President's thought for the Week: We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

Congratulations to all of our LEGION of HONOUR members. 25 years Wayne Beaudoin 26 years Father Bill More 27 years Don Keyes, Bob Littlemore 28 years Larry Haffner, Bob Vergette, Bob Horlick, Mike Lundy, Alan Smith, Ron Vincent 29 years Jim Durrell 30 years Ross Hadwen, Barry Nicholds, Tom Spence, Howard Lithwick 31 years Tom Pullen, Mike Moore, Lorne Smith 32 years Matt McGrath, Con Stoltz, Vic Whittaker 33 years Ian McDonald, Tom Beveridge, Kent Wilkinson 34 years Frank Hegyi, Mark Max 35 years Chris Fournier, Larry Nelms 36 years Vince Calzonetti, Hassa Mirchandani 38 years Brian McGarry 40 years Father Barry McGrory 41 years Don Blakslee 43 years Bob Alyea, George Perrin 46 years Keith McGruer 49 years Sid Lithwick, Tom Assaly 50 years Barry Weatherdon 55 years Allan Castledine 59 years Reverend Art Conrad 63 years Abe Lieff

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Victor Hanna, who won the raffle of 2 passes to the Music Recital at the University of Ottawa on June 8, donated by Helene Crabb, and to Kathleen Holst, who won 3 tickets to Chicago at the NAC donated by Harold Feder. Thank you all for contributing, $90.00 was raised for our General Account.

President's Rose: Tom Pullen was introduced into our club by Jim Preston in April 1975. He quickly moved to the position of President of our club in 1991-92 and he continues to be a very active member of our club today. This year, Tom is working very closely with our Membership Committee, on a new membership initiative for our Club that has been a few years in the making. Tom and his team have confirmed a Corporate Membership with Algonquin College, and you will be hearing more about this soon. Thanks Tom!

Next Club Meeting:

*** June 9, 2006 - MOVING TO THE DELTA HOTEL OTTAWA *** *** 361 Queen Street – Champlain Room *** UNDERGROUND PARKING AVAILABLE Tony Belcourt, President Metis Nation - "Riel's People, finally recognized" Mr. Belcourt has made it his career-long commitment to raise awareness of Métis rights and help promote and preserve the history and culture of the Métis in Canada. In 1993, he was instrumental in the formation of the Métis Nation of Ontario and since 1994 he has served as the founding President and was re-elected to that position in 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2005. Tony has been keenly involved in numerous actions for the recognition of Métis rights. His work on the provincial level is complemented by an equally determined effort at the national and international levels. He is a member of the Métis National Council’s Board of Governors and up until recently served for many years as the MNC’s Minister responsible for International Affairs. He has also represented the Métis Nation at various U.N. Conferences in South Africa and other parts of the Western Hemisphere.

Head Table June 9, 2006 1. Ed Healey 2. Doug Wilson 3. Tony Belcourt 4. President Sam Bhargava 5. Major Max Bulmer 6. Bill Siekierski 7. Sally Burks 8. Ken Birch

If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Grilled Beef Strip loin, Mushrooms, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Mocha Coffee Torte

Committee Meetings:

Wed. Jun 7 YCPO 12:00pm Ian Sterling’s office Thu. Jun 8 Key Club 8:00am Trane Project Development 5:00pm Kiwanis office

LUNCHEON Line-Up

June 16 - Read-a-Thon Luncheon

June 23 - Medical Foundation Luncheon / Parkinson's Consortium ***Relocating to the University of Ottawa Atrium on Smyth Road***

June 30 - No Meeting - Canada Day Long Weekend

July 7 - Semi-Annual Business Meeting

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! June 3 – Peter Nadeau June 6 – Cathy James-Zelney

100% Attendance Tabs

Congratulations to the following who were recognized for attending 52 meetings: Alison Poirier 3 years, Doug Wilson 4 years, Don Blakslee 5 years, Bill Gosewitz 6 years, Tom Pullen 8 years, Lynda Campbell 10 years, President Sam Bhargava 16 years, Ross Hadwen 30 years & Tom Spence 30 years.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! – SENIORS TEA The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Office of the Mayor present…High Tea at City Hall Thursday August 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue West. Bring a friend and join Ottawa Seniors. Sway to the sounds of the Grey Jazz Big Band. Tickets are $7.oo each available while they last through Helene Crabb tel: 247-0500 or email: helene@alc-auriga.ca Sponsored by the Retirement Residences Group

ROSTER UPDATE Bob Vergette New Business Address Associate Air Mechanical 81 Auriga Drive, Unit 40 Ottawa, ON K2E 7Z2 Add cottage phone # 613-264-1285

Congratulations to Wayne and Firma French on the birth of their new grandson. Phoenix. was born at 2:00 am. May 26, 2006 weighing 8 lbs. 9 ozs. He is a welcomed addition for Mom, Dad & big brother Dayton (16 months). Congratulations!!!

Elections Chair, Derek Finley was pleased to announce on behalf of the Elections Council, the Board of Directors for the 2006-2007 Kiwanis fiscal year. President Neil McDonald President-Elect Bill Gosewitz Vice-Presidents Guy Bourbonniere Peter Patafie Directors Bruno DiChiara Martin Diegel Harold Feder Dawn Morewood Peter Nadeau Barb Perrin Alison Poirier Phil Rossy Doug Wilson

Helping Hands - Thank you to everyone who has contributed. TOTAL TO DATE - $25,245.31 Only 120 Days Until Our Year End!

COMING EVENTS DO IT FOR DAD! June 18, 2006, Carleton University, Father’s Day Past President Tom Spence has formed a team of 10, which includes his sons and his wife, Terry, to run and walk in the 8th Annual “Do It For Dad Run and Family Walk” which benefits prostate cancer research and patient care. To make a pledge, please contact Tom at 741-0741 X250. Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Chamber Music Recital - In support of the Kiwanis Music and Dance Festival Améline Chauvette-Groulx (violin), Stéphanie Crabb (trumpet), Jiaming Han (piano) The Chapel of Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa 550 Cumberland (at Wilbrod) - Thursday, June 8, 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Adults: $15 / Seniors and Students: $10 Contact Helene Fortin-Crabb for more info at 613-247-0500

MEGA MEETING hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bytown. (You will recall that last year it was hosted by our Club at the Centurion on Colonnade Road). This is a must-attend event for all Kiwanis Clubs in Division 12 and 13. Help us welcome Ron Coulson, Lt. Governor for Division 12, and Dave Lochead, Lt. Governor for Division 13, along with many other Kiwanis members and guests. The focus for this meeting will be to share creative ideas on; Membership, Fundraising, Community Services, Web Design (or presence on the Web), Public Relations, Networking - Interclubs. Join the members of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown who are hosting this event at the Ottawa Hunt Golf & Country Club, Bowesville Road, Ottawa, Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., for a wonderful dinner for only $20.00. A great opportunity for you to meet and greet other Kiwanis Club members. Please confirm with Kiwanis Club of Ottawa by June 9 for catering purposes.