Weekly Meeting - Michael Hughes – Networking

Michael Hughes, Canada’s Networking Guru shared his philosophy and expert knowledge on networking. He asked, “Is business networking becoming obsolete?” Getting involved with the organizations you are involved with is an investment in your network. The power and potential of any network is built on the trust, value and the contribution that is invested into it. Kiwanis is a global network making an incredible contribution to our community and we ought to promote the success of the network and the positive impact we have on others in the community. Michael challenged all Kiwanians to contact/reconnect with someone in the room or in the Club. Kiwanis is here to stay and by renewing the relationships we have already established by becoming a member of Kiwanis, we show that they will not be taken for granted. Each and every Kiwanian must realize that they are having an amazing impact on someone, somewhere in this world, including the impact on your fellow members.

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Stephen Tanner Steve was introduced to our Club in 1991 by Bob Horlick. Stephen Chaired the Duck Race (1997) and Bon Appetit (2001-02) Committees and continues to be an active member of Bon Appetit, enlisting his staff from Staples Business Depot to help out as cashiers, working the tables and running. Staples continue to provide our Board of Directors with their boardroom for all Board meetings. Stephen is a regular contributor to Kiwanis and his community, encouraging members to drop school supplies into the bus at his store on Bank Street and regularly thinks of those less fortunate in the community. Thanks for Making a Difference Stephen!

Thank You to Gerry Arial, owner of The Silver Rose, for his contribution of providing the Rose for our weekly luncheons. 196 O’Connor Street, Ottawa 613-238-8236 www.thesilverrose.com

President Bill’s Thought For the Week - Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is to take a bath.

Raffle

Congratulations to Grant Yusak, who won the raffle of a $50 gift card for goods at Loblaws, Provigo, Independent Grocers and others, donated by former member, Peter Clark, of Standards Council of Canada; and to Steve Georgopoulos, who won the raffle of a lunch for 2 gift certificate, donated by the Brickstone Restaurant. Thank you all for contributing, $90.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday October 26, 2007 – 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Geneviève McNicol - “Kenya 07, A Summer to Remember” A grade 10 student who traveled to Kenya to assist in a school building project, Gennie is President of the Nepean High School Key Club whose charity goal for 2006 was to build a high school in Kenya. The previous year the Spaghetti Dinner had raised $1,700.00 for breast cancer, and they thought "How in the world could they raise all that money?" But they did it – they raised $10,000.00. When the funds were raised, Gennie's mom and dad sprung for a flight and a months’ stay in Kenya, for Gennie to get the school building project underway. This was obviously a life altering event for her and we want to give her the Kiwanis recognition she deserves. Yes, a grade 10 student Can Make A Difference! Help acknowledge her success by joining us for lunch. New for our new Kiwanis year started October 1, 2007: The Head Table will walk in at precisely 12:00 Registration starts at 11:30, and, our Guest speaker is on first, so we must be seated by 12:00. Meal service 12:30 - 1:00. Introduction of guests, club announcements, fines, etc. 1:00 – 1:30. (This Is For All Upcoming Luncheons)

On the menu: Parmesan Crusted Filet of Sole with White Wine Sauce, Apple-Rhubarb Crumble If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri.Nov.2 Bob Abrames, Salesologist & Voyageur

Fri.Nov.9 Remembrance Day Luncheon, Dr. Jack Granatstein, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation **Invite a Veteran to lunch**

Committee Meetings

Mon.Oct.29 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue.Oct.30 Membership, 5:30pm, Dawn Morewood’s office, 1420 Blair Road #801 Happy Birthday Oct.21 Paul Drouin, Geoff Godding, Ron Wing Oct.22 Wendall Hughes, Buck Madden, Con Stoltz Oct.25 Walter Boyce, Ian McDonald

Hands-On Volunteers needed

The Hands-On committee is looking for volunteers to help the Hospice at May Court with their fundraiser, Homes for the Holidays. We need Kiwanians to volunteer at each home on the tour for a 3 hour shift on November 16, 17 & 18. If you can help out contact Neil McDonald at 613-725-2128 X224 or email at neil@capitalbenefit.ca

Turnover Day – Year-end Souvenir book

Thanks to Jamie Johnson, who put the video and book together, and to Kanta Marwah, who took the majority of the photographs, we have a souvenir booklet of our 2006-07 Kiwanis year. President Neil McDonald was presented with this book on Turnover Day and it is available to members of the club who wish to purchase a copy. The soft cover costs $55 and the hard cover is $65. If you are interested in purchasing one of these books, please inform the Kiwanis office before October 31 when we will be placing the order.

Kiwanis Fit Kids

You are invited to celebrate - My 45th birthday, my first 100,000 kms of running and the launch of The Kiwanis Fit Kids Program on Monday, October 22, 2007 from 5.30-7.30. “Yes, 100,000 kms of running (been running now for over 31 years and have averaged over 60kms a week since I was 14). My next 100,000 kms will be dedicated to helping kids get fit and healthy. I am spearheading a program to help lower Child obesity in our schools and the Ottawa Area. We are going into schools and handing out pedometers and programs that kids and parents can do for 20 minutes a day, plus offering an educational and motivational approach to help kids keep active and healthy the rest of their lives Bring your kids, and walk the first 100 steps of my next 100,000 kms of running. All children will be given pedometers, gift bags, etc. This event will take place from 5:30-7:30 with the walking being at 6pm. Please Rrvp by calling The Phytness Centre @ 613-728-0978 or send me an email wendall@phytness.ca Gifts are not required, a 5$ donation to the Kiwanis Fit Kids program would be appreciated to help purchase more pedometers and material for our cause” Thank you, Wendall Hughes

Board of Director Minutes

The Board minutes are available for all members to view. If you would like a copy of the approved minutes, please request a copy from the Chair of one of your committees. These would be the approved minutes, so they will be one month behind.

Ottawa Senators Alumni/Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa Hockey Tournament November 9 - 11, 2007, Bell Sensplex. We are looking for a few good men to join our Kiwanis hockey team. Come join us with special guests Bob Probert, Terry O'Reilly and Jim Kyte at the Hall of Fame Fight Night Reception. The $110 entry fee includes a Friday night buffet dinner, provided by the Lonestar Texas Grill. For more information contact Rick Barrigar at 613-724-9277 or email at rickbarrigar@myway.com

Membership Committee Chair – We need a Leader! We are looking for a dedicated and committed member to lead the Membership Committee for the upcoming year, starting October 1st. In this position you would conduct the monthly committee meetings, and liaise with Corporate Membership and Partnerships Co-chairs, Tom Pullen/Angela Cummings; you would coordinate the meetings for Retention/Engagement and New Members, and, you would also liaise with the Kiwanis office for issues on recruitment of potential members, luncheons, committee budget, etc. If you are willing to spend the time on this most important club function, please contact me as soon as possible at 613-563-5083 or bill@e-canadianmortgages.com President Bill Gosewitz

Interclub Sports & Social - Want to Join us for an Interclub? Saturday, October 27, 2007 – Kiwanians needed to accept the challenge… Join us at the Algonquin College Gym at 4:00pm. Cadets vs. Kiwanians, Come out to the basketball and volleyball showdown. If you are interested contact Buck Madden 613-724-6770 or Kathleen Holst 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com Angela Cummings speaking to Rideau Club November 1, 2007 – Angela Cummings, Habitat for Humanity (and Member of our Club) is speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Rideau on Nov 1 at 12:00 at Villa Marconi on Baseline, just east of Merivale. Cost is $15.00. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com Interclub at Sage The following attended an Interclub at the Kiwanis Club of Sage to hear Lt. Governor David Daubney speak on Wednesday, October 17: Don Blakslee, Guy Bourbonnière, Frank Hegyi, and Dawn Morewood