Weekly Meeting - New Members' Luncheon

Our Annual New Members Luncheon is usually a good time to come out and have a few laughs at the expense of the new members who have been introduced over the past year.  This year was no exception.  Playing parts in a recall election skit, Bob Bender, Tom Burnie, Donna Hicks, Wendall Hughes, Major Larry Jones, Marlene Murray and Russ Salo (with regrets from David Nidd and Bron Vasic) entertained us with some fancy electioneering, with more than enough humour on the side. 

Special assignment editor for the eDGE, Sam Snoop Alot, took questions from the floor covering taxes, waste management and transit, with local sports being a hot topic.  Running on a platform of “Vote for Satisfaction, Vote for Fulfillment”, Dr. Feelaloneah Floozie came out on top as the winning candidate.  Dr. Floozie presented a President’s long stem rose to Tom Pullen for agreeing to help out with the luncheon and for the assets that he brings to the club.  In politics things do not always add up correctly and require a recount.

The one question still remaining to be answered, is which member deposited 72 cents into the fine pot? Fine Session $60.72  

Attendance 56  =  Active 44 /  Senior 9   / Guests: 3  

Chair Bob Bender’s Thought For the Week:  It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.  I believe that I have learned today that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday April 13, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room   Honourable Steven W. Mahoney - Chair, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board   "The Road to Zero: A Business Case for Workplace Health and Safety"  

Luncheon Line-Up

Apr.20   Cadet Luncheon

Apr.27   TBA

May.4     Dr. Pierre Turgeon, Wings of Phoenix

May.11   Key Club Luncheon

May.18   TBA

May.25   Former Mayors’ Luncheon

Committee Meetings Apr.9 Program, 7:00pm, Ross Christensen’s home Apr.10    Bon Appetit, 12:00pm, Rideau Place on the River, Membership Retention, 7:00pm, Myrna Beattie’s office, 2370 Walkley Road  - to be confirmed  Apr.11    YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Apr.12    Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada

Upcoming Kiwanis Events

April 7 International Kiwanis Day, Key Clubbers will be doing yard clean up at the AbbyField House - Seniors Residence on Parkdale Avenue near Wellington Street for 3 hours from 9am to noon.

April 10-28     

2007 Kiwanis Music Festival, various locations across Ottawa

April 24          

Citizenship Court, see details below

May 18            

Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert, Centrepointe Theatre

Happy Birthday   Apr.3 Bob Horlick  Apr.5 Bob Vergette  Apr.8 Ian Peddie  Apr.9 Howard Whittaker  Apr.10 Ken Nelson, Larry Haffner (65)  Apr.11 Helene Crabb, Ed Healey, Don Keyes

Sympathy of the Club

Our thoughts go out to Past President Wayne Beaudoin and his family in memory of his father, Mr. Mark Beaudoin, who passed away on Monday, April 2, 2007, at the age of 95.  Services will be held in Barrie, Ontario, on Wednesday, April 4, 2007.

Citizenship Court hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will host a reception service for “New Canadians” at 1:30pm.  The Court is located at 200 Catherine Street, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Parking is available on the property. Volunteers should arrive at 12:45pm.  This is a big day for “New Canadians” and we are there as a club to offer a big welcome, coffee, tea and, of course, cake.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Presents - The Courriers in Concert Featuring Kiwanian, Mark Max.  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.  

ONLY 32 Days to go! .... Bon Appetit Ottawa, Kiwanis Silent Auction - On Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 5:30 - 9:00, our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee will be holding our 9th Annual Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Food and Beverage Extravaganza at Lansdowne Park.    **  The Kiwanis Silent Auction, showcases over 125 items and we are asking ALL members to consider providing an item in the area of $200 or more to be auctioned off.  CASH DONATIONS are accepted and you will get a tax receipt.   This is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, or for your business associates, while supporting one of our major  fundraisers.  Last year, thanks to the help of our club members, the Silent Auction at Bon Appetit raised $29,000.  ** New Members are encouraged to give us a call if you have any questions or if you are able to volunteer to work at the auction.  This is an easy, fun job and you get to enjoy the food and beverages.  ** Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Eat and drink to your heart's content for only $75.00!  Tickets to the event can be purchased from Tom Spence at our Friday meetings or call Tom at  613-741-0741.  For more information, contact Co-Chairs Phil Rossy at  613-288-3131 or Bruno Di Chiara at 613-290-0389. 

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Presents – The Blind Boys of Alabama, Thursday, April 12, 2007, 8:00pm, at the Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street (free parking).  Tickets – Balcony - $35.00, $45.00 General Admission available at capitaltickets.ca, CD Wharehouse, Compact Music & Sports Experts, VIP $150.00 available at CD Warehouse and by phone at 613-523-5496. Includes pre-concert reception with the Blind Boys and reserved upfront seating.  For more information contact Howard Lithwick.

Can you Help? – Men’s Clothing (new or gently used) and toiletries are still required by the homeless at St. Joe’s Centre.  Contact Les Morin  at 613-282-7253 if you can help.

Circle K Committee "Last week the CKI Committee, with the assistance of Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, held Career Forums for undergraduate students. The Forums covered Law, Medicine and Politics/Public Administration on consecutive nights from March 20 to 22. The concept evolved through years of discussion at the CKI Committee about the mentoring obligations of Kiwanians towards our Mentored Youth Groups. In total over 30 students participated in the panels and, although the numbers were small, there were some deep connections made in the process. It was readily apparent to all the panelists that indeed "One Can Make a Difference".

It is hoped that this will become an annual event. There are significant opportunities to expand the event to involve not only the CKI Clubs at Ottawa and Carleton Universities, but also the Key Clubs and Cadets. There is also ongoing discussion to pursue an expanded partnership between Kaplan and CKI in Ottawa and across Canada to create opportunities and advantages for CKI members for Kaplan services. A list of the participating panelists follows below.  Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this initiative a success." Harold Feder, Director responsible for Circle K. PANELLISTS: LAW -Harold J. Feder, partner, Brazeau Seller.LLP. -Anthony P. McGlynn, partner, Perley-Roberston Hill & McDougall. -Martin Diegel, sole practitioner. -Shelley Appleby-Ostroff, director of Legal Services Directorate of the Canadian Transportation Agency. -Arlene Godfrey, Counsel for the Legal Services Branch of Canada Revenue Agency.   -Ambie Chana, articling student at Brazeau Seller.LLP. -Mitch Miller, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Ottawa Centre Manager.   MEDICINE -Dr. Ramzi Abunassar MD FRCP(C), staff Gastroenterologist at the Ottawa Hospital - General, Riverside and Civic campuses. -Dr. Hillel M. Finestone, MDCM, FRCPC, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa, Physiatrist-in-Chief, SCO Health Services Elisabeth-Bruyère Health Centre. -Dr. Fraser W. Scott PhD, Senior Scientist in Molecular Medicine at the Ottawa Health Research Institute and a Professor, Department of Medicine, Department of biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa. -Joe Abunassar B.Sc.(H), MD Candidate 2008, third year medical student. -Mitch Miller, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Ottawa Centre Manager.   POLITICS/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION -David Daubney, General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy and Coordinator of the Sentencing Reform Team, in the Policy Sector of Justice Canada. -Jacquelin Holzman, former Mayor, current Chair of Ottawa Health Research Institute. -Dawn Pickering, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada.