In 1963, internationally renowned artist, Nana Mouskouri was asked to participate in collecting funds for the children of the world. This gave her a taste of helping by using her celebrity. Through her career, she has held many concerts, using her voice to sing out in the name of children. In 1993, she officially became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Providing education for children is critical and funds directed to education will lead to better living conditions, teach them how to defend themselves and make their love for life visible so they can help to build their world and give dignity to others. Nana’s goal has always been to achieve results where children can share, sing, write, play and dream of a better future. Thank you to the Trio Con Brio from the Kiwanis Music Festival for providing entertainment; to our sponsors RBC Dominion Securities and The Jewel 98.5, for sponsoring our fundraiser; and to all the members who helped to sell tickets.
President Neil’s Thought For the Week: Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Steve Georgopoulos Steve joined our club in 1994 sponsored by Chris Fournier. He has been on many of our fundraising committees, and is always available to assist with our club projects. In addition to assisting Kiwanis with their projects, he supports his community by participating in the Terry Fox Run and other events through his association as Manager of Les Suites Hotel. He is a dedicated family man, with 2 grown daughters, and his lovely wife Liga. He is very conscientious of his responsibility to support his fellow man, and is always keeping his eye out for ways to support his community. Being a very consistent and persuasive individual, Steve should be very happy, as one of his ideas was to have Nana Mouskouri come to a Kiwanis luncheon. It took a year to come to fruition, but he never gave up. With only 2 weeks to prepare, Steve and his committee of a very few, arranged for sponsorships and was pleased to have RBC Dominion Securities and The Jewel 98.5 as our main sponsors. Steve’s perseverance and dedication to supporting the community is Making a Difference. Thanks Steve!
Congratulations to Tom Pullen, who won the raffle of two tickets to the Kiwanis Chamber Music Recital on June 6, donated by Helene Crabb; and to Tom Spence who won the raffle of a bottle of Greek wine donated by Dawn Morewood, and a CD, Voices of the Women of Wabano, donated by Carlie Chase. Thank you all for contributing, $94.00 was raised for our General Account.
Next Luncheon Friday June 8, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 Kiwanis Club of Ottawa - Read-a-thon – Dr. Alyson Shaw, CHEO “Not Now Mom – I’m Reading” Read-a-thon is an exciting Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Literacy Project specially designed to help children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 become better readers and better learners by nurturing a joy of reading. Through Read-a-thon, students are challenged for three weeks to read more at home and at school. Special classroom activities and school-wide events help children share the reading experience and have fun doing it! Guest Speaker: Let's Read Program: Dr. Alyson Shaw, a CHEO pediatrician, launched the Let's Read! Lisons! program in CHEO's Emergency Department. Bilingual volunteers read to children, from newborns to six-year-olds, during peak afternoon and evening hours, who are awaiting treatment in CHEO's Emergency Department.
June.15 Kiwanis Medical Foundation
June.29 No Luncheon, No Round Table – Canada Day long weekend
July 6th Breakfast at the National Art Gallery 7:30 – 9:00AM – Including a Tour of the Renoir Exhibit - Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kanta Marwah, there is no extra cost to members to attend the Gallery and see the Exhibit. Guests will pay $35 which will include a tour of the Renoir exhibit.
Thu.Jun.7 Medical Foundation, 7:00pm, Ferano Construction Mon.Jun.11 Program, 7:00pm, Bill Gosewitz’s home Wed.Jun.13 YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Membership Engagement/Retention, 6:00pm, Myrna Beattie’s office, 2370 Walkley Road Thu.Jun.14 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada
Upcoming Kiwanis Events
July 3-7 92nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention, San Antonio, Texas
August 9-11 90th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, Kingston, Jamaica
Jun.3 Peter Nadeau
At the Board meeting of May 28, 2007, the resignation of the following was approved: Paul Kane
Sympathy of the Club
Sympathy of the Club goes out to Leslie Boyce, Walter Boyce's wife, in memory of her father, Mr. Leslie Bradbeer. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Thursday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 11:30am. Our thoughts are with Leslie and Walter and their family at this time.
Sympathy of the Club goes out to the family and friends of Mr. Art Moody, who passed away June, 1, 2007 at the age of 81. A member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa from 1960 – 2004, Art was a 40-year member of the Kiwanis Legion of Honour. He was on our Board of Directors from 1963-1972, and enjoyed working with the Key Club and Circle K Clubs, providing mentorship and encouragement to our sponsored youth. He was loved by everyone who had the opportunity to know him and had a wonderful sense of humour. Not a day passed when he didn’t have a joke to share, and he often visited the Kiwanis office leaving us laughing while he walked out the door. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Tuesday, June 5, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
WANTED – USED BIKES
The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike grab it, we need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee with the help of the Hands-On Committee will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008 Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across ones in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore – (613) 781-7196
Bill Navan Memorial Award
Dear Mr. President I am the 2007 recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Bill Navan Memorial Award. I would therefore like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this important scholarship. I am currently a grade 12 student at Ecole Secondaire Catholique Garneau, in Orleans. This August, I will be completing my studies with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto by doing my Performer’s ARCT examination. Although I am pursuing my university studies in International Development at the University of Ottawa in September, music will always be a part of my life and I intend to keep playing the piano. Your award will allow me to buy many music scores from my favourite composers, such as Bach, Scarletti, Mendelssohn and Schumann but also from the jazz repertoire, which I have always wanted to explore. Again, I would like to thank you and to express my gratitude for this award. Best regards, Marie-Luc Seguin Lemay Chamber Music Recital
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa – Chamber Music Recital – Wednesday, June 6, 8:00pm, Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 75 Laurier Avenue East, Tickets $15.00 Adults, $10.00 Students/Seniors. Patrick Graham – clarinet, Samuel Bisson – cello, Nadia Boucher – piano All proceeds got to our Club. Tickets are available at the door or contact Helene Crabb 613-247-0500.
The Courriers in Concert
*** ONLY 13 DAYS TO GO!!!*** The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Presents - The Courriers in Concert. Featuring Kiwanian, Mark Max, Russell Kronick and Anne Steinberg. A magical evening of folk music sing-along favourites. Monday, June 18, 2007, 8:00pm. Library and Archives Canada, 305 Wellington Street. Tickets $50.00. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation. For tickets or more information, contact any member of the KMF Committee (see page 8 of your 2006-07 roster) or contact the Kiwanis office.