It was evident that Noel Buckley has a broad knowledge of marketing and sales, and a deep understanding of the tourism industry, as he has spent the past 25 years in progressively more responsible positions within the Canadian tourism industry. He is definitely passionate about tourism and about Ottawa, where $2.3 billion is spent on tourism each year. With an increase in the occupancy rate from 62-70% in Ontario alone, he stressed that the challenge is to market the destination, then ensure you have the resources to meet their needs. Marketing and the return on investment in tourism, is a direct correlation for success. A Destination Marketing Fee program was developed in Ottawa and the pooled fee of 3% is managed by the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association.
Ottawa Tourism is responsible for marketing and sales only – they don’t run festivals, they don’t promote events – and they can’t overcome challenges beyond their control. Their focus is on people who are affluent and not affected by the economy; are not predisposed to international travel; and those who already have a passport. Their strength is based on their four-pillar strategy Capital – similar to the U.S. they want people to want to come to our capital; Cultural – we have a strong cultural focus and travel is the best way to get to know the people in any city; Nature – Ottawa has 1,800kms of bike trails compared to Toronto with 500kms and Montreal with 600kms; Relaxed Urban Vibe – an easy lifestyle.. you can walk or bike or bus to work, or you can have a meal, then go for a canoe ride on the canal, then visit the museums or shop, all within walking distance.
Mr. Buckley is definitely a charismatic leader who will bring strategic business focus to Ottawa Tourism.
“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose - Bruno Di Chiara Bruno was sponsored into our club in 2002, by Past President Mike Lundy and Distinguished Lt. Governor Ron Wing. Bruno is a Partner and the Treasurer of Vicano Tile and Marble Inc. He is proud to include his wife Nancy, and their young daughter, at any of our family events and always at the Family Christmas Party. He immediately joined the Key Club Committee and readily accepted the position of being the liaison between our Club and the Lisgar High School Key Club. He was Co-Chair of the Bon Appetit Silent Auction for the past 2 years and he agreed to do so again this year, working alongside Paul Drouin. He attends all the meetings and always obtains items from his business associates. In 2006-07, Bruno was elected to serve as a Director on our Board and has served for 2 years. He rarely misses a Board meeting, and he is attentive and participates in our discussions, especially when we refer to our sponsored youth programs. We are pleased that Bruno has been re-elected to serve as Director on the Board for the upcoming year. He exemplifies the ideals of Kiwanis and we are very happy that he chose to join our club. Thank you for your loyalty and dedication to the club, and for the support you provide, showing that “One Can Make a Difference!”
President Bill’s Thought for the Week - A babysitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.
Congratulations to Dave Trigger who won the raffle of a Cooler Chair donated by Warren Gencher. Thank you all for contributing, $70.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $64.00.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday June 13, 2008 Legion of Honour The success of Kiwanis International is largely due to the earnest, effective, and active service of thousands of Kiwanians, many of whom attain more than 25 years of membership. The Legion of Honour of Kiwanis International was created to extend a token of appreciation to these Kiwanians, recognizing members with 25 or more years, in 5-year increments. We consider it a privilege that we recognize the following: George Perrin 45 years Alan Smith 30 years Bob Alyea 45 years Mike Lundy 30 years Hassa Mirchandani 40 years Bob Horlick 30 years Vince Calzonetti 40 years Larry Haffner 30 years Kent Wilkinson 35 years Bob Vergette 30 years Tom Beveridge 35 years Peter Patafie 25 years Ian McDonald 35 years Les Morin 25 years Ron Vincent 30 years Ken Birch 25 years Derek Finley, Chair of Programme Botho von Hampeln 25 years
All 26 former Legion of Honour Recipients, who have also been invited, will be recognized for their combined service, and will be seated at reserved tables. Come on out to show your support and to thank these members for their service!
Jun.20 Stuart McCormack, “Kiwanis Aktion Club, Service in Action”
Jun.27 Robert C. Lee, President Rcl International Inc.
Mon.Jun.9 Program, 7:00pm, Helene Crabb’s home Wed.Jun.11 Young Children’s Projects, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Thu.Jun.12 Key Club, 8:00am, Ross McIntyre’s office Mon.Jun.16 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street Tue.Jun.17 Golf, 12:00pm, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Membership, 5:30pm, Dawn Morewood’s office
The Programme Committee invites you to the following Baseball Game on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 pm. This replaces our Friday luncheon. Meal in the restaurant at the Rapidz Stadium, Game at 7:00pm (Rapidz vs. Atlantic City)
Happy Birthday Jun.6 Cathy James-Zelney Jun.9 Bruce Brooks & Frank Hegyi Jun.10 Myrna Beattie & Stephen Tanner
100% Attendance Tabs
Congratulations to the following who were recognized for attending 52 meetings Bruno Di Chiara & Alison Poirier 5yrs, Jackie Holzman 6yrs, Lynda Campbell 12yrs, George Perrin 17yrs, Sam Bhargava 18yrs
Summer Dress is Here! Casual Business Dress has returned for our Friday luncheons. For the months of June to August, a Jacket And Tie Is Not Required. The ladies of the club can also adhere to Casual Business Dress and dress appropriately. A Jacket is required if you are seated at the Head Table.
Interclub - Kiwanis Club of Sage Speaker, Senator Jim Munson - Ottawa - Rideau Canal, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 10:00am-11:30am, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue (just north of Carling Avenue). For further information, please contact Jackie Holzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-729-9710.
Interclub, Sports and Social Committee – Get Ready for the Summer! More information will follow but for now mark your calendars… Jun.21 Summer Solstice Bbq at Dawn Morewood's home in Metcalfe, Our Feast is all local produce, Lamb Kabobs, Chicken Skewers, Mushroom Spears, $15.00 per person, 6:00 p.m. Start, B.Y.O.B, Tickets available at Kiwanis Luncheon’s through Dawn Morewood or Kathleen Holst
Aug.22 Rcmp Camp - Family day sports and Bbq 2:00 – 8:00 pm - joint event with program committee
Thanks Kiwanis!!! Dear Mr. President I'm writing to thank you very much. I am the 2008 recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa - Harry S. Brown Senior Scholarship from the Kiwanis Music Festival. I am a harpist currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in harp performance at McGill University. I'm planning to purchase my first pedal harp this fall, so I really appreciate this scholarship! Thank you so much for supporting young Ottawa musicians!
Carleton University Scholarship - For Your Information
Take a look at the following site which shows the write-up in the Carleton newsletter, regarding the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics at Carleton University. Special thanks from Kanta to everyone who participated. http://www.science.carleton.ca/news_archives/Medical_physics_scholarship.html
Swing for Sing Golf Tournament
Kiwanis Club of Kanata - Invites everyone to join in the Annual Kiwanis Idol – Swing fore Sing Golf Tournament at the Kanata Golf Club, 7000 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Monday, June 30, in support of "Children at Risk" for children and young adults with "Autism", and the Kiwanis Idol program. Sponsorship opportunities Dinner Sponsor $5,000 (4) Free Foursomes / Cart Sponsor $2,000 One Free foursome / Prize Sponsor $1,500 One Free Foursome / Lunch Sponsor $1,500 one free foursome / Hole Sponsors $200.00 / Single Golfer $200 ($180 before June 1) **Dinner only $50.00 (President Bill hopes there will be other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa attendees to join him) "Please help us support these two great causes ...our Kiwanis Idol's will be working on the course, as well as singing at the dinner. This is your chance to play one of the top golf courses in Ottawa and help our children in the community have a better life. We really need players to fill the tournament. Thanks in advance for your help... we are the new Kid on the block and need all the support we can get from our family of established Kiwanis Clubs". Best Regards, Eldon Fox, Past President Kiwanis Club of Kanata 613-831-9900 fax 613-831-0688 or email@example.com (Note: The Kanata Club was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in 2005).
Aktion Club International Convention
Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Bytown Aktion Clubs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday June 19, 2008 We will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street at 1:00pm for a Meeting, Dinner & Dance. Tickets are $10 each. If you can help in any way to make this event a success or if you wish to attend the dinner & dance, please contact Aktion Club Chair, Harold Moore at 613-292-1192 by June 16, 2008.
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.