Weekly Meeting - Meagan McGrath / Key Club Luncheon

A great presentation was made by the Kiwanis Key Club students from Lisgar Collegiate, Nepean High School, Glebe Collegiate, and Sir Robert Borden High School. They gave a very clear, condensed report on the activities of each of the Key Clubs noting that they raised $10,000 this past year.

A special presentation was made to President Peter of $391.65 that was raised by the Key Club Christmas Gift Wrapping program – to be added to our Kiwanis Legacy Fund, in the hopes that it will help to ensure the support of future Key Clubs. The Future!

President’s Roses were presented by each Club to their chosen recipient. Their Guest Speaker, Captain Meagan McGrath, an Aerospace Engineer with the Canadian Air Force, spoke of how she was “Seduced by the Seven Summits”. Her inspirational story started with her 2002 climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, 19,563 ft, where she first discovered her passion for climbing. Then on to South America to climb Aconcagua 22,841 ft which took 23 days. She continued to save her money enough to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska, an arctic mountain which provided cold weather challenges and the temperaments of her group. Learned more about working as a team with this trip, since no one can do this alone. Antarctica gave her a chance to climb Vinson Massif, 16,066 ft – a good place to be the first to make a footprint. Then came K2 and Kosciuszko. A friend told her she had climbed 5 of the 7 highest mountains on the continents so to climb the 7th became her goal. Her employer agreed to help her, she got other sponsors and she completed Mount Everest 29,035ft in 2007. She has been through dangerous climbs, ice breaks, gliders, and avalanches, and she has beautiful photos of her trips. She was determined, she worked hard and saved hard, and she made it happen!

Raffle

Congratulations to Ken Miller, who won the briefcase with umbrella, donated by the Kiwanis Bon Appetit Silent Auction committee, and to Matt McGrath, who won the $25 gift card to the Keg restaurant donated by Bill Gosewitz, and to Ross Hadwen who got the 2 million candle power flashlight, donated by Bill Gosewitz, which was also won by Matt McGrath. Thank you all for contributing, $80 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session funds went to the Key Clubs, and I think they emptied everyone’s pockets! Good job!.

Next Kiwanis Meeting, Friday, May 15, 2009 Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa MacDonald Room (upstairs), Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. No Guest Speaker, No Head Table, Join us to share in the, Kiwanis fellowship and laughter. GUESTS WELCOME!! Enjoy your Victoria Day long weekend!

Happy Birthday to you! May 12 Vince Calzonetti, May 17 – Francois Cronier and Dr. Wilbert Keon, May 21 Howard Lithwick and Ev Colton, May 22 Rev. Art Conrad and Gary Flockton, May 27Greg Payne, May 29 Vic Whittaker, May 31 Rt. Rev. Peter Coffin

Committee Meetings

Mon May 11: Program 7:00 pm Wayne Beaudoin’s home Tue May 12: Bed Race WRAP-UP 12:00 Hilton Golf 12:00 Apollo Mgmt Membership 6:00 Dawn Morewood’s home Wed May 13: Wed May 13 Bon Appetit WRAP-UP 12:00 at Restaurant International, Algonquin College Thu May 14: Key Club 8:00 a.m Trane

Upcoming Luncheons

May 22 Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO & Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at Ottawa Health Research Institute / Kiwanis Medical Foundation Luncheon

May 29 Brian McGarry, “Membership Matters”

Jun 5 President’s Meeting

Jun 12 Semi-Annual General Meeting

Jun 19 Legion of Honour – Guests Welcome!

Jun 26 ** Relocating to Waste Management of Canada

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)

Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert Friday, May 15, 2009 – Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive. The Festival included Music competitions for all types of performers of all ages, degrees of education and ability, to have the opportunity to perform and be adjudicated by teachers and performers of the highest professional standing from across North America. – You can see the best of the Festival from the following categories and more… Chamber Music / Brass and Winds / Choral Ensemble – massed choir up to Grade 6 / Flute solo / Harp Ensembles / Piano Duet / Junior-Intermediate Violin Solo / Piano Solo / Open Vocal section Operatic Solo / Guitar Duo classes / Junior Vocal Folk-Song / String Ensemble Tickets $20.00 can be purchased by contacting the Centrepointe Box Office : 613-580-2700 – Last year tickets SOLD OUT so be sure to purchase yours as soon as possible.

Salvation Army 2009 Red Shield Breakfast

YOU ARE INVITED to join President Peter Patafie at the Salvation Army 2009 Red Shield Breakfast on Wed. May 27th at 7:30 a.m. at the Westin Ottawa. Their guest speaker will be Frank O’Dea, the founder of the Second Cup, author of “When All You Have is Hope”. Tickets are $60 each / table of 10 is $500. They also have sponsor opportunities starting at $1,500. Please contact the Kiwanis office as we want to organize a table of 10.

Get Together in the Community Direct Assistance Committee under the leadership of Chair Neil McDonald, received a letter from Get Together in the Community, “I would like to thank you and your organization for the very generous donation of $1,000 to enable us to provide a recreational and social skills program to children and youth who are blind or have low vision… Your gift covers registration costs for 10 children … to participate in ice skating, cross country skiing, weight training, canoeing, aqua-fitness, and introduces them to recreational activities that can they continue after the program. Most importantly, the program promotes friendship in a fun and inclusive environment”.

Kiwanis Idol Spring Concert & Dinner May 17th at the Villa Lucia Dinner Club, 3430 Carling Avenue, Dinner 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Come hear your Top 10 Kiwanis Idol's and enjoy the All-you-can-Eat homemade Pasta Buffet for only $20.00. Idol Concert 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Hope to see a room full of Kiwanians, the room hold's 300 if you are coming please call or email me re tickets I will get them to you or put them aside at the door for you. Thank you, Eldon Fox, Past President Kiwanis Club of Kanata – 613-831-9900 hdoctor@rogers.com PS. FYI we have two more shows coming up soon - first at the Gloucester Fair May23rd and Dickinson's Days in Manotick June 7th - this event is run by Manotick Kiwanis.

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)

Kiwanis Silent Auction

The Kiwanis Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Wine and Food Extravaganza held on Tuesday May 5/09 succeeded in raising $31,000 for our club projects! In these challenging economic times, this shows that our hard work paid off! The Sponsor of our event, Surgenor Pontiac Buick GMC Hummer, donated a one-year car lease as they have been doing for many, many years! We thank the McGurn Family at Surgenors for their continued support, and special thanks to their employee, Tom Spence, for making it happen. Thank you to ALL the members who helped to make this event a success: the Donors of the items, the Members who obtained the items from their personal contacts, the Committee Members who made the phone calls and attended the meetings, the silent auction Bidders, and the Volunteers who were on hand to set up, to work the event, and to clean up after the event. Special thanks to all of YOU, as we surely couldn’t have done it without you: Tom Beveridge and his wife, Kim Wilson, Tom Burnie, Bruno Di Chiara, Paul Drouin, Rita Harper, Lee Storm, Phil Rossy, Bob Alyea, Lynda Campbell, Francois Cronier, Dave Donaldson, Kathleen Holst, Bob Garrow, Ross Hadwen, Kanta Marwah, Ross McIntyre, Cathy James-Zelney, Tom Spence, Stephen Tanner, and the Staples staff: Abdel Ahmed, Jeff Carroll, Adam Church, Dan Hannah, Cheryl Owens, Melissa Oulton and Leslie Rendell. What a gang!

(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)

Interclub with Kiwanis Club of Hull - Mussels And Fries Dinner ! Pasta (Penne), in a “rosée” sauce is available for those who would rather leave the mussels to others The Hull Kiwanis Club celebrates ten years of partnership with the 'Maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie' in the organization of the 10th edition of the popular Mussels and Fries. The 'Maison' has just moved into a brand new home (a refurbished church) where 5 new beds (rooms) have been added. Renovations, as you can expect, were expensive and with this event, we hope to be able to give them $25,000. Can I count on your support ? An interclub would be Great ! The Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Time: 6:30 P.M. The Place: Kingsway Golf Course, 1461 Mountain Rd. Aylmer The Cost: $50.00 per person For Tickets: Robert Normand, Dlg Tel: (Res.) (819) 771-0984 Cell: (819) 743-6404 email: robnor@videotron.ca