Weekly Meeting - No Luncheon Scheduled, Family Day Long Weekend

Next Meeting Kiwanis Medical Foundation Luncheon, Antoine M. Hakim, O.C., Md, PhD, Frcpc. Ceo & Scientific Director The Canadian Stroke Network

“The Expanding Universe of Stroke” Dr. Hakim's research interests have included the study of selective cerebral vulnerability in stroke and other conditions, the determination of conditions for neuroprotection against ischemic damage, and investigation of post-stroke plasticity and means of enhancing it.

Luncheon Line-Up

Feb.29 Ken Bickley, “Laughter”

Mar.7 Dr. Jacques Lemelin, Chair Department of Family Medicine, “Organizing Primary Care”

Mar.14 Linda Eagen, President & Ceo Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Mar.21 * No Meeting Scheduled – Easter Long Weekend

Mar.28 Circle K Luncheon – Grete Hale, Chair of Morrison Lamothe

Committee Meetings

Tue.Feb.19 Golf 12:00pm, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wed.Feb.20 Circle K 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Corporate Membership 12:00pm, Chimo Motel Direct Assistance 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Mon.Feb.25 Cadets 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue.Feb.26 Membership, 7:00pm, Ian Peddie‘s home

Happy Birthday Feb.17 Derek Finley Feb.19 Jackie Holzman & Keith McGruer Feb.22 Sam Bhargava

Family Christmas Party ?! - Did we have it?? Many members have asked since there was no write-up in the eDge because of the holiday season. Yes, on Sunday, December 16/07, when the weatherman told us that 25-30 centimeters of snow was coming, and to stay off the streets unless necessary, we had a great Family Christmas Party!! We confirmed that Dominic D’Arcy was going to be there, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier was ready, and nothing could keep Santa away. We were happy to have almost a full turnout of 142 in attendance including 25 members and 117 guests – the 61 children under 12 kept everybody hopping! Thanks to the Key Club students who dressed as elves and helped to supervise the children, a great big thank you to Grant Yusak who provided wonderful loot bags based on the ages of the children, and another big thank you to Griffin Yusak, Grant’s son, who helped select the items to fill the loot bags, then helped to pass them out. A great team! “One of the best Christmas parties” said a newcomer and they’ll be back next year!

Club Elections are coming!

Our Club By-Laws State that “The Elections Committee shall send out to each, Active, Privileged and Senior member in good standing a nominating ballot, which shall list in alphabetical order, all Active, Privileged and Senior members of the Club”. This list will contain only those names of the Club members in good standing as defined in Article 5; a member is not in good standing if (“a member being two (2) months in arrears in the payment of dues and/or financial obligations”). Please make sure that your Account is up-to-date at the Kiwanis office, to ensure that you have voting privileges. If you have any questions about the balance of your account, please contact Mike Kruger. Thank you. The Club’s Primary Ballot for the elections of next year’s Board of Directors will be mailed out on March 31, 2008.

Interclub, Sports and Social Committee Asks??? Would you care to curl at the Nepean Sportsplex Wednesday February 20, from 5 to 7pm? Cost is $10.00 per person. Family, teenagers+ and friends welcome. Free parking. Sign up sheets will be on the tables at our weekly luncheons or call the Kiwanis office if you are interested. For further information, please contact Bob Vergette at 613-225-0400, bobvergette@associateair.ca or Kathleen Holst 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Accessories by Sid

The Kiwanis Club of Bytown is presenting a tea and fashion show, “Accessories by Sid”, on Sunday, April 27, 2008, 1:30pm at the Centurion Restaurant, 170 Colonnade Road S. The tickets are $35 each. Proceeds will be going to causes which are supported by the Club, i.e. women, children (camperships and literacy) and seniors in particular. We are hoping to sell at least 200 tickets for this fun event. Sid puts on a wonderful show, and his accessories are reasonable and within reach of all budgets! Do make up a table of eight if you can. Or come on your own with a friend and you will be seated by us at a table at which you will enjoy good company. Step into spring and support worthy causes in your community. Tickets are available through Shirley Bradley, shirley.bradley@rogers.com or 613-226-3657, or even by fax at 613-226-5220. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Some men have been addressed here. Please tell your wives or partners about this event or come yourselves!

Links

Kiwanis Music Festival - http://www.ottawakiwanismusicfestival.com/ Kiwanis International - http://www.kiwanis.org/ Kiwanis EC&C - http://www.kiwanisecc.org/ 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Squadron - http://www.cadets.net/est/211aviation/intro_e.htm Aktion Club - http://www.aktionclub.org 2784 Ggfg’s Cadets – http://www.central.cadets.forces.gc.ca/public/Lhq-Qgl/2784army/index_e.html

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. Kiwanis Music Festival Come and watch these amazing young musicians build their own history “C. Dinning - Chair, Kiwanis Music Festival” 2008 Festival April 7 - 26 Highlights Concert - May 16, 2008 For more information you can contact us at
gdmorton@magma.ca or Kiwanis Music Festival, 457 Edison Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1V1 613-226-7572 Tel 613-226-6872 Fax