Weekly Meeting -Member Bill Harsh on the Importance of Water

The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club was an ideal setting for the season and an excellent venue for our guest speaker and club member Bill Harsh to inform us about water quality. Bill noted that Ottawa has been recognized for one of the best water supplies in the world with a TDS (total dissolved solvents) rating of 110 parts per million (ppm) compared to other cities, such as Toronto and Montreal at 350ppm and sea water at 35,000ppm. Bill is passionate about water and reminded everyone of the importance of hydrating our bodies to keep our joints lubricated as well as, to help in the prevention of allergies and asthma.

Thanks to Past President Frank Cauley and his wife Barbara.

Past President Allan Castledine was honored to be thanking Frank and Barbara for their contributions to the club. Allan thanked Barbara for supporting Frank over the last 54 years, especially during his year as Club President in 1970-71. She was also very active on the Passing the Torch committee researching records to compile a list of Kiwanian veterans since 1917. Frank has been a model Kiwanian and will continue as such with the Kiwanis Club of Sage. His enthusiasm and good humour will be greatly missed along with his numerous contributions to the club. Frank was presented a plaque along with some popular items including a cauliflower (which was Frank’s Presidents Rose), some Sweet & Low (Frank used to be a distributor) and, of course, the infamous pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum. Capping of a fantastic month, Frank thanked everyone and said it is a beautiful privilege to receive the club’s accolades and this is the highlight of being a Kiwanian. Minto Developments will be honoring Frank in their new Avalon subdivision by naming a street after him. Thanks for the memories Frank!

President's Rose - Dawn Morewood is proving to be an excellent choice for the Board of Directors, and never fails to share her expert advice at our meetings. Dawn has taken on the task of developing a database to coordinate our volunteer efforts. She spent many hours preparing the business plan on our new fundraising concept "Helping Hands", and it shows that she is proud to be able to contribute to our club.

Raffle Prize - Congratulations to Mark Max and Matt McGrath who each won a bottle of rum, donated by Jackie Holzman, and to Peter Patafie and Dawn Morewood who each won 4 tickets to see the Ottawa 67's, donated by Stephen Tanner at Staples Business Depot. Thank you all for contributing, $68.00 was raised for our Administrative Account.

President's Quote for the week: I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn

Next Club Meeting: Friday, December 9, 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Adam Room Annual Family Christmas Party 12:30 Hot, Sit-down Meal with a Special Dessert - Cash Bar 12:00 - 2:00 Entertainment will be provided by Dominic D’Arcy and Rising Stars from The Dominic D’Arcy Talent Development Program. There will be clowns, a juggler, and, of course, Santa Claus! If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org (*** RSVP by December 6th, with your guests' names and ages of children *** )

On the menu: Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, Baked Alaska, and special meal for the children Luncheon Meeting louder.

Happy Birthday to You! Dec 3 – Janet Dodds and Kent Wilkinson Dec 6 - David Fair

Committee Meetings Tues. Dec.6 12:00pm Bed Race, Apollo Management Thur. Dec.8 8:00am Key Club, Trane Canada LUNCHEON Line-Up! Fri. Dec 16 Chateau Laurier - Guest Speaker, Dave Smith Dec 23 and Dec 31 No Meeting - Enjoy the Holiday Season

Kiwanis Key Club of Sir Robert Borden High School would like to thank everyone that donated to their collection for Toy Mountain on Friday November 25, 2005. A total of $231. was raised towards their goal of $2000. If you still have Canadian Tire money that you wish to donate, Guy Bourbonniere and Robert Houle will be pleased to accept your donation at any luncheon. Cash is also accepted

Health of the Club – Botho von Hampeln had to stay horizontal last month due to a back injury from over-exercising and is now recuperating at home

CADET CHRISTMAS DINNER The Cadet Committee cordially invites all members to the Annual Cadet Christmas dinner Monday December 12. For the first time ever, our two Cadet Units will gather at the Connaught Ranges Mess Facilities, for Christmas Dinner. Start time is 19:00hrs, (7pm) and runs to approximately 21:30, (9:30pm). Dinner costs $10.00 and includes, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings and Vegetables, Tourtiere, Christmas Cake and other desserts. If you would like to attend please contact Mike St. Louis, at 224-4840 or email mike.stlouis@novavisual.ca no later than December 7.

$$ MONEY VOTE - At the luncheon of Dec 16th(Revised from Dec 9th) you will be asked to vote on the following: 1) $4,173 for the purchase of Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club seasons tickets for the 2005-06 Adopt-a-School Program, to be donated to the Cambridge Street Public School and Pleasant Park Public School. These funds are expensed to our Board of Directors and give an opportunity for the students to go to a 67s game. 2) $4,850 for the Kiwanis Music Festival to assist them with their operating costs. These funds are expensed to the Community Services Music Festival committee.

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring Once again this year, the Ottawa Senators and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are working together on the Kiwanis Partners in Caring program. This is a project whereby the Kiwanis Club is offered tickets, suites and merchandise from the Senators at a discount enabling them to sell these items at very attractive prices, with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis youth projects. THIS YEAR’S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 – tickets available for $95 in the 100 level , $75 in the 200 level and $50 in the 300 level A GREAT DEAL: Order 10 tickets for your employees, co-workers or friends and you will receive 2 free bonus tickets for the December 15th game when the Sens play Dallas. OR if not 10 Hockey tickets with 2 free tickets, why not just buy 2 tickets and support Kiwanis. Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741 ALSO - Our volunteers will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at the game on Thursday, February 9, 2006. These raffle tickets practically sell themselves, as the prize value is up to $15,000 for the lucky winner at each game. This year, we will be guaranteed $15,000 for our 50/50 ticket sales, to be donated to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Health Care Group Youth Psychiatry. Thanks to Jackie Holzman who will be coordinating our volunteers. IF YOU WANT to help sell 50/50 tickets before the game and between the 1st and 2nd period, and you get to watch the game, please contact Jackie at 729-9710.

Sympathy of the Club goes out to Rita Harper and her family in memory of her nephew's 1 year old twin daughter who passed away, after complications from choking on a piece of food.

Kiwanis Club of Nepean - Christmas Trees and Christmas Cakes will be sold again this year on the lot on the North side of Merivale Rd. between Loblaws and CJOH TV from Saturday Dec 3 until December 21 (or sooner if they sell out). All proceeds go back into the community to support worthy causes.

Kiwanis Club of Kanata Charter Night and Christmas Party - December 17, 2005 “We are a new member of the Kiwanis Family, we want to invite all Club Presidents and the members of your club to come celebrate our New Kiwanis Club’s Charter Night on December 17 – 2005, 6:00 at the Amberwood Golf Club, 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville. Past District Governor, Dr. John Button, will be in attendance to present us with our New Club Charter , and we will have some of our Kiwanis Idols from 2005 Idol contest to showcase there talent.” Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Program 8:00, Dance 9:00 to 11 Dress: Business. Tickets are $35.00 per person. It would be great to have an interclub for all Clubs in Division 12 & 13 RSVP BY: December 9, 2005 to Eldon J. Fox, Kiwanis Club of Kanata. 831-9900 or e-mail hdoctor@rogers.com Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Tom Spence.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West (formerly Carleton) invites you to celebrate the holiday season with them at our Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast on December 7, 2005 at 7:15 a.m. at the Dovercourt Community Centre, 411 Dovercourt in Westboro. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Tom Sherwood, ecumenical chaplain of Carleton University. Tickets are $17 and can be obtained by calling Kevin Kavanagh at 226-1011 x 204, or home 749-8018, email kavanagh@francisandassoc.com

Kiwanis Club of Bytown “It is my pleasure to invite all the clubs in Division 12 to interclub with the Kiwanis Club of Bytown on December 13th, 2005, at Hunt Club, Bowesville Road, 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $32. We look forward to a good turnout. Please advise me by December 6th at ayerssp@magma.ca if you can be with us on this special evening. Shirley Phillips Ayers, Chair, Interclubs, Kiwanis Club of Bytown

Board of Directors, for 2005-06 Executive (7) 88th President - Sam Bhargava (613) 834-3647 Immediate Past President - Derek Finley President-Elect - Neil McDonald 2 Vice-Presidents - Bill Gosewitz and Peter Patafie Honorary Treasurer - Jane Flain Honorary Secretary - Solange Guberman Directors (9) Guy Bourbonniere Martin Diegel Harold Feder Dawn Morewood Peter Nadeau Barb Perrin Phil Rossy Chris Thompson Doug Wilson Weekly meeting : Friday 12:30 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON (613) 241-1414 (changes or cancellations are noted in ‘ Upcoming Meetings’ )

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