Weekly Meeting - Mexicali Rosa's for a Round Table.

It was a sunny day for lunch at Mexi Cali Rosa’s at Dow’s Lake, and we had a good time with 22 members in attendance. Lots of laughter and sharing personal stories about what everyone has been doing for their summer, so far.

Friday, July 25th - The Round Table luncheon followed by the tour of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, was a success with 35 members and 2 guests in attendance. Members were pleased with the tour and thrilled to hear some of the history which was well-presented by the Fairmont staff. Thank you for arranging the tour, Greg Plazek!

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday, August 15, 2008, 12:15 – 1:45 Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Renaissance Room, upstairs President’s Meeting “Listen and learn the secrets of the rules of life…..” President Bill welcomes all members to join us for a casual lunch, where he will be sharing some tidbits he has learned over the years.

President’s table - President Bill Gosewitz Ken Miller, Invocation Pawan Gupta, New Member Harold Moore, introducer

Summer Luncheon Line-Up

Fri. Aug.22 - Family Picnic at RCMP Long Island Camp in Manotick, 2:00 – 8:00 PM (Confirmations needed by Friday, August 15th)

Fri. Sep 5 - Round Table luncheon – no guest speaker, no head table. Guests are welcome!

Fri. Sep 12 - Steve Georgopoulos – Les Suites Hotel – Student Co-op program.

Fri. Sep 19 - Mary Lemay, NCC

Fri. Sep 26 Turnover Day – Join us to say Thank You to President Bill Gosewitz and the Board of Directors for 2007-08, and to Welcome President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09. Full Attendance is encouraged. Guests are welcome!

Committee Meetings

Mon. Aug 11 Program – 6:00 pm Staples 403 Bank Street, 2nd floor boardroom Mon. Aug 18 Board of Directors 5:30 Staples – Please confirm your attendance to office Wed. Aug 20 Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Kiwanis Medical Foundation 6:00pm location to be announced Tue. Aug 26 Golf 12:00 – 1:30 Ottawa

Hunt Club Happy Birthday to You! Aug 9 - Wayne Beaudoin and Anthony McGlynn Aug 11 - Ed Healey Aug 16 - Michel Podeszfinski Aug 18 -Wayne French

Charity Golf Tournament

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is pleased to announce that we will be presenting our 11th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. This is a premier charity golf event attracting the top business leaders from the Ottawa community. We hope you and your business will want to again participate in this event. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Ottawa’s most prestigious private golf facility. 2008 will see the Lpga Cn Canadian Open held at the Hunt Club in August. With a beautifully renovated clubhouse and world class dining experience, the Hunt Club offers only the finest in amenities. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament offers many outstanding sponsorship opportunities. We recommend that you confirm you sponsorship for this year and/or register your foursome as soon as possible. An information Kit is available - to register your foursome, or to register as a sponsor and foursome – contact the office or check our website.. www.golf.ottawakiwanis.org We will also be having another fantastic Silent Auction with great items to bid on. If you or your company is able to provide us with an item we would be very grateful. Patrick McGarry, Chair, Charity Golf Tournament Committee, 613-233-1143 Health of the Club Rev.

Art Conrad suffered a bad fall and broke his right femur (thigh bone). He was recuperating at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital and has been transferred to the Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, 613-526-7170. He is in room 120 Ottawa One East. Visitors are welcome. His wife, Genowefy, is at the Queensway-Carleton, recuperating from pneumonia.

Kiwanis Music Festival following is an excerpt from a letter sent to Neil McDonald, Chair of the Community Services Committee (which includes the Kiwanis Music Festival)

“ My name is Michael, and I am 12 years old. I am writing to thank you for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bill Navan Memorial Piano Scholarship, which was awarded to me at the Kiwanis Music Festival. I have been participating in the Kiwanis since I was six years old. It gives me good experience in performance and a chance to get advice from very qualified adjudicators. I have been taking piano lessons from my mother, since I was 4 years old. This year I am preparing for my Grade 10 Rcm examination in June 2008. I have also been a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition for three years in a row. Most of all, I like to play pieces by composers such as Bach or Rachmaninoff. I am a member of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir for Men and Boys, where I perform as a frequent soloist. I recently had a lifetime experience to sing in the NAC as a boy soloist in Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah” Thank you again for your support and generosity, which will help me in my future music experiences. Sincerely, Michael

Mark Your Calendars ! Camp Smitty - It's time to think about camp… where we don our overalls and our working gloves, for the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, and do our best work at Camp Smitty. This is our 5th year helping with the maintenance of the camp and we will be partnering with friends of Gary Flockton’s from Allstream, and are looking forward to your help. This is a project where you really feel like you are contributing and you’ll have your Kiwanis friends to share in the sweat! Friday, September 5th One Day Only 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be served on-site 98 Mink Lake Road, Rr #3, Eganville, On, K0J 1T0 (Highway 17 West towards Arnprior) A map will be sent to volunteers in a separate email. Clean up / Repairs includes installing exterior wood siding, installing interior tongue and groove siding, interior staining, painting, demolition, raking, cleaning campsites, general maintenance. Confirm your availability with Neil McDonald, Chair of the Community Services Committee at neil@capitalbenefit.ca or by phone (613) 725-2128 x 224. Thanks !!

The Kiwanis Club of Bytown presents “ Cards & Dessert” A Community Fundraiser, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. $20 per ticket · Bring your own cards · The cards referred to are Bridge or other card games that people enjoy--dessert is provided by their club together with tea and coffee. Door prizes will be available. It is a fun night and one that has been a successful fundraiser for their club. To purchase tickets please contact Firma French · 613-837-4078 or hffrench@rogers.com Interclubs

An Interclub was held by our ambassadors at the EC&C District Convention in Niagara Falls on August 7/08 – Lt. Governor David Daubney, President-Designate Peter Patafie, Past President Sam Bhargava, and Peter Nadeau. An Interclub was also held with the Kiwanis Club of Sage on Wed. July 30th, and the following attended Past Presidents Neil McDonald and Vince Calzonetti, Jack Warner, Bob Vergette, Ken Miller, Patrick McGarry, and Kathleen Holst.

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.