Weekly Meeting - Medical Foundation Luncheon - Parkinson's Consortium

Past President Larry Haffner did a great job organizing the head table guest speakers, even during the week of moving his home. The Kiwanis Medical Foundation Committee was very pleased to present a cheque for $25,000 to the Parkinson’s Research Consortium at the University of Ottawa, as part of their continuing support of the PRC.

Dr. Michael Schlossmacher mentioned how pleased he is to be moving to uOttawa, where he will continue his research work done at Harvard Medical School, on neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders associated Parkinson’s Disease. The PRC Team at uOttawa was in need of someone to bridge the gap between the clinic and research. Dr. Schlossmacher said he has two goals: to develop a better tool for diagnosing Parkinson's, and to eventually treat the root cause, not just the symptoms. He also hopes to conduct more personal research with patients and their families to learn more about the daily changes, as well as exploring gene and environmental contributors.

President's Thought for the Week: Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

President's Rose Larry Haffner was introduced to our club by the late Distinguished Lt. Governor Jack Gordon, in 1978 and he is a 25-year member of our Legion of Honour. He was Chair of the Camp Banting committee in 1979, a project that resulted in our club supporting this camp for Diabetic Children for 30 years before it was taken over by the Canadian Diabetes Association. As a Past President of our Club, Larry remains a very, very active member and contributes regularly to our Friday programmes. He has secured many speakers for our Club over the years and he was very instrumental in the coordination of the Kiwanis Medical Foundation luncheon program, and its guest speaker. Thanks for all your hard work Larry!

Friday June 30 Luncheon is cancelled, No Round Table

Next Club Meeting: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Friday July 7, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00pm Semi-Annual Business Meeting – all are encouraged to attend. The Board of Directors will be hosting this meeting and will give you a progress report on our activities for the year. All members are encouraged to join us to share in the open discussions. If you have any items that you would like added to the Agenda, please contact President Sam at 613-834-3647 or inform the office.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: No Committee Meetings next week

LUNCHEON Line-Up

The Board of Directors and the Programme Committee has cancelled a number of luncheons throughout the summer, to allow our members to get a jump on the long weekends, and to give you more time with your families. Come JOIN US FOR THE MEETINGS WITH SPEAKERS!

Jul 14 - Robert Garrow, Pirate Leadership (one of our new members will take the podium - BRING A GUEST!) "Leadership Principles from Successful Pirates"

Jul 21 - ** Meeting Cancelled

Jul 28 - GUEST Speaker to be announced

Aug 4 - ** Meeting Cancelled. Long weekend

Aug 11 - ** Breakfast on the Terrace at the Ottawa Congress Centre *** GUEST Speaker to be announced

Aug 18 - ** Meeting Cancelled

Aug 25 - GUEST Speaker to be announced Summer Dress Code For the summer months of June, July and August, a jacket and tie is not required. A jacket should be worn if you are at the Head Table.

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Phil Rossy and his family in memory of his special aunt Doris Takla Rossy, who passed away on Thursday June 22 following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with Phil and his family at this time. Services were held on Saturday.

ROSTER CHANGES 2006-07 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER A notice has been sent to all Kiwanians for any changes to the roster. Please be sure to return the form to the Kiwanis office by July 15, 2006 Please cut out and paste into your membership roster. Larry Haffner Change of Address #701 – 40 Arthur Street Ottawa, ON K1R 7T5

WELCOME TO OUR CLUB! We welcomed our newest member, Thomas Burnie, who was introduced by his sponsor, Ross Christensen. Tom is the principal consultant with TJIB Management Consulting. WELCOME to the Club TOM! Burnie, Thomas #211 2006 TJIB Management Consulting 1991 Shakewood Place Ottawa, ON K1W 1H4 Spouse: Fae We welcomed our newest member, Marlene Murray, who was introduced by her sponsor, Alan Smith. Marlene is the Development & Community Relations Officer, with SOS Children’s Villages Canada WELCOME to the Club MARLENE! Murray, Marlene #132 2006 SOS Children’s Villages 244 Rideau Street #200 Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y3 613-232-3309 fax: 613-232-6764 m.murray@soschildrensvillages.ca 5 Windsor Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 0W3

GOOD NEWS NETWORK

On behalf of my fundraising group, the Spence Team, I want to say a big thank you to my fellow Kiwanians who supported out team in the 7th Annual Alterna “Do It For Dad” Run & Family Walk. More than 1,800 participants came out on Father’s Day to raise funds for prostate cancer research, awareness, education and patient care in the Ottawa area. The turnout was the best yet for this event and a record $208,000.00 was raised in support of the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre. Thanks to your generosity, our 10 person fundraising team managed to contribute $17,790.00 to this total, placing us first overall (out of 57 teams) in the MBNA Team Challenge! I personally received over $8000.00 in pledges, an amount I could not have reached without your generous support. Once again, a heartfelt thank you! Tom Spence Past President 1983-84

In 1958, Mark Max, Russell Cronick and Ann Steinberg formed a folk singing group called the Courriers. For 8 years they enjoyed success that included concerts at university campuses and coffee houses in Canada and the U.S., three albums, a syndicated CBC television show and many special guest appearances on Canadian and American TV. Tuesday June 20, they presented a sold-out benefit concert for the AJA 50+, a Jewish group who provide assistance to 50+ seniors. They now have a CD which is available to purchase. It was a great night of folk songs most of the audience knew and could sing along too. There were a good number of Kiwanians there and they would be a great trio to invite to perform at a Kiwanis luncheon sometime. They really are as good as the Kingston Trio.

COMING EVENTS

Mayor's Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors - Aberdeen Pavilion URGENT!!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our Seniors/Hands-On Committee is once again looking for at least 30 volunteers to serve breakfast to 4,000 Seniors on Saturday, July 1 at 7:00 am. Contact Wayne French on his cell 222-7192. if you can help out.

Heather & Dominic Ferrarotto invite you for an evening in Rockcliffe Park, Saturday July 15, 2006. Enjoy their stately home with its beautiful gardens, great food and refreshing beverages. Plenty of activities are planned; swimming, croquette, silent auction and a guided walking tour of the neighbourhood. (Open Bar) Tickets $75.00 per person, proceeds to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Kiwanians and friends welcome! (SPACE is limited !!) RSVP by June 30, 2006 to Lynda Campbell or Kathleen Holst 613-762-6766 613-296-6580

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! – Seniors’ Tea The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Office of the Mayor Present…High Tea at City Hall Tuesday 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 at 232-0500. Sponsored by the Retirement Residences Group