Weekly Meeting - Michael Geist , Professor University of Ottawa “Why Copyright? – The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”

We were pleased to host a special guest, District Governor Sheron Cameron-Dunn, who was on her official visit to Ottawa from Jamaica. She has been a member of Kiwanis for 18 years and reiterated that Ec&C is the best district in Kiwanis with eighteen countries represented. She presented the Governor’s Banner to President Peter and Governor’s pins to Lt. Governors Sam Bhargava (Div 12) and Glenn Pushman (Div 13), and to Administrative Manager Rita Harper. The 2007 District Convention held in Niagara Falls approved a Unicef/Kiwanis Project to combat Hiv/Aids in the Caribbean countries. It will operate in Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. There are a total of 420,000 cases, the highest ratio in the world - 6% of this total is the result of mother to child infections, and 3% of newborn babies are infected. Local Kiwanis clubs will play a part by organizing the distribution of food and medical supplies to treatment facilities. A committee chaired by former Lt. Governor David Daubney consisting of past Lt. Governors, will administer funds collected in our district. The target goal is $1,000,000 over 3 years and each club has a target of $1,200 which will be matched by the Kiwanis Foundation.

Our keynote guest speaker, Michael Geist, explained how the Internet revolution and the significant advances in technology has prompted the government to get involved with the current Canadian copyright law, and how copyright law will affect all of us. He provided us with examples of what would be impeded if Bill C61 was passed - Digital Advocacy the power for individuals to speak out and discuss issues like health and finance that affect us personally; Government 2.0 allows the government to ask questions and get replies from the public, using petitions etc; Digital future what is available to us now and how to quickly respond to our new demands. Fair copyright would provide us with more choices – fair use of internet in schools, without a time limit on the use of the information; digitizing and sharing your own information with conditions and provisions; copying legally acquired music to your Mp3 player and copying videos or photos to other media; consumers would have rights to more information, and we would be protected where needed. It’s been said that had such a law existed in 1980, the Vcr and the personal computer might not exist today. That sort of chilling effect on innovation has never been the intent of copyright law. “Copyright is a way of balancing the public good with the right of artists to be paid,” quote from Charlie Angus, a former musician.

One Can make a Difference – President’s Rose - Bob Garrow Bob was pleasantly surprised when he was recognized as a relatively new member who has jumped right in and become very active in the club. He was introduced to our club in 2006 by past president Tom Pullen, and Ross Christensen. He is a quiet individual with a good sense of humour, who is really enjoying his relationship with Kiwanis. He is also a licensed Pirate and is a published author of “Ahoy Mates - Leadership Lessons from Successful Pirates”. He takes modern day leaders back in time to experience the pirate approach to leadership, and has provided mentoring and leadership training to many local high schools. He is Chair this year of our Interclub, Sports and Social Committee, and his motivation and enthusiasm make him a welcome Kiwanian He is leading a small but strong and enthusiastic committee which meets regularly to plan fun and entertaining events for our club members and their families. (Like the upcoming Kiwanis Members Christmas party at Villa Lucia on November 28th, Bob is ensuring that there will be social entertainment throughout the year.) He is also a regular attendee at many of the other Kiwanis clubs in our Division. Congratulations Bob, your support helps us to Make A Difference.

Raffle Congratulations to Gary Flockton, who won the raffle of a free weekend rental of a Gps system provided by Russ Salo, President of Gps to Go; to Tom Pullen who won a Patafie blanket to keep his feet warm, donated by President Peter; and, to Harold Feder, who won the raffle of the book “Death Can Wait” co-authored by 3 Kiwanians with excerpts from other cancer survivors, donated by Frank Hegyi. Thank you all for contributing, $96 was raised for our General Account. Note The Kiwanis office depends on the members of the Club to provide raffle prizes in the area of $25 value. The raffles raise about $3000 a year for our General Account which helps to cover our administrative expenses. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact the office. Items can be certificates to dinner, hockey games, books, bottle of liqueur, tickets to the theatre, gift baskets with coffee, chocolates, etc.

Next Kiwanis Luncheon

Friday, Nov 7, 2008 12:15-1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa, Canadian Room (Downstairs) Remembrance Day Luncheon, We will be joined by the Cadets Color Party who will lead the March and share with us their Flag Presentation Our Guest Speaker will be Gordon Pimm, who served during World War Ii as a Signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy. He will speak about his book, “ Leo’s War” from Gaspe to Vimy”, which provides a unique insight into a Canadian soldier’s life in the trenches. We will be proudly recognizing our members who are veterans, and we encourage you to invite other veterans to join us for our Remembrance Day program.

Committee Meetings

Mon. Nov 3 Interclub, Sports & Social 6:00 pm Kathleen Holst’s Wed. Nov 5 Circle K 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office Mon. Nov 10 Golf Wrap-up 12:00 Apollo Membership 5:00 Dawn Morewood’s office Program 7:00 pm Wayne Beaudoin’s Wed. Nov 12 Young Children’s Projects 12:00 Warren Gencher’s office Thu Nov 13 Key Club 8:00 Trane Corporate Membership 12:00 Chimo (to be confirmed) Mon. Nov 17 Board Of Directors meeting Staples, 5:30 pm

Luncheon Line-up - Be Sure To Join Us and Invite A Guest….

Nov 14 Jean Vaillancourt, Manager of Operations for the 2009 Iihf World Junior Championship to be held in Ottawa. Jean is an accomplished women's hockey coach.

Nov 21 Scott Bradford, Ottawa Boys and Girls Club

Nov 28 General W.J. Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces

Dec 5 Round Table at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Dec 7 ** Sunday – Family Christmas Party 12:00 – 2:00 Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Dec 12 Peter Tilley, Ottawa Food Bank

Dec 19 Members Christmas Party – more to follow soon

Dec 26 No Luncheon Meeting scheduled

Kiwanis World Trivia Night

November 21, 2008, 7:00 start. If you are interested in joining a team, Phil Rossy is looking for team members to build his team of 10. Please contact Phil at 613-797-9498 or email him at phil.rossy@rogers.com Following link will give you information about Kiwanis World Trivia Night http://www.worldtrivianight.com/register.html

Intercub Opportunity

Kiwanis Club of Manotick – You are invited to join the members of the Manotick Kiwanis at their Charter night on Saturday, Nov 8th, at the Carleton Golf and Country Club from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Toni Bosic Band. If you are interested in joining an Interclub, contact Dawn Morewood dawn.morewood@rbc.com or 613-749-9849