Weekly Meeting - Peter MacKay - Working in a Minority Parliament

President Sam Bhargava welcomed 104 members and guests to his first luncheon on Friday, and the ambience and camaraderie were abundant. Peter MacKay, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, highlighted some of his ideas on improving our government including the party providing a sense of commitment and loyalty to our country. He stressed that the decisions being made today will empower those who can, to make a difference. The youth of today should be made aware of their voting rights and responsibilities since their decisions will impact their life, not only in the short-term, but in the long-term.

LUNCHEON – Friday, October 14 , 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. We Are MOVING to….. OTTAWA CONGRESS CENTRE, Colonel By Room, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Let's Celebrate Ottawa’s 150th Anniversary "History of Kiwanis and Ottawa " Kiwanis is proud of its long-standing relationship with the City of Ottawa, going back 88 years to when we raised funds to help pay for the first street signs in Ottawa. In recognition of Ottawa’s 150th Anniversary, we will hear from a few special guests, including Mayor Bob Chiarelli and our own Shirley Tomblin, who will speak on our Club history. MC will be Jim Watson and we will welcome former mayors as our guests. (IF YOU ARE INVITING A GUEST, please inform the Kiwanis office by Wednesday a.m.)

On the Menu: Chicken Kiev, Rice, Garden Fresh Vegetables, Strawberry Parfait

Head Table for October 14 1. Shirley Tomblin 2. Jim Watson as MC 3. Mayor Bob Chiarelli 4. President Sam Bhargava 5. Major Max Bulmer 6. Brian McGarry 7. Jacquelin Holzman 8. Ed Mulkins, Guest book Greeters: Phil Rossy and Lynda Campbell

President's Rose - Mike St. Louis was the recipient of Sam's first Rose, for he is always available to assist with our club projects. As Chair of the Cadets Committee last year, Mike had the responsibility of providing guidance to both the 211 Air Cadets and the 2784 GGFG Cadets. President Sam was happy to announce that Mike will be Chair of the Committee for the 2nd consecutive year. Mike's caring nature is very beneficial to the cadets, as he has their best interest in mind.

Raffle - Congratulations to Harold Moore who won 2 bottles of wine donated by the Interclub Committee, and to Dawn Morewood who won the raffle of 2 tickets to the Renegades Game donated by Jackie Holzman.

Thought for the Week - “ What did the turkey say just before it went in the oven?... Boy, am I stuffed!”

Happy Birthday to You! Oct. 8 Shirley Tomblin, Oct. 11 Alan Smith, Oct. 13 Ross McHardy, Oct 14. Moe Racine and Bill Whillans

TO OUR JEWISH MEMBERS celebrating Yom Kippur on October 13th, "Have a Meaningful Fast"

Committee Meetings Tue. Oct 11 12:00 pm Bed Race, Apollo Management #400-1111 Prince of Wales Dr. 5:00 pm Community Services Committee, Phil Rossy's office, Rideau Place-on-the-River 7:00 pm Membership - Ross Christensen's home, 2043 Cabot Street, Ottawa, 247-9338 Wed Oct 12 7:00 am BOARD BUDGET Meeting - Patafie’s Inc. 888 Belfast Road Thu. Oct 13 8:00 am Key Club, Trane Mon. Oct 17 7:00 pm Programme, Capone's Eastside Wed. Oct 19 12:00 pm Circle K, Brymark Promotions, 2405 A St. Laurent Blvd. 7:00 pm Legacy Fund/ Medical Foundation, Dominic Ferrarotto's office, 409 Industrial Ave.

LUNCHEON Line-Up!

Fri. Oct 21 Graham Fraser, National Affairs Writer for the Toronto Star "Getting It Right - The Continuing Challenge of Canada’s Official Language Policy

Fri Oct 28 U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins " Standing Together when it counts most: The strengths and struggles of the U.S - Canada relationship"

Nov 4. To be announced

Nov 11 Remembrance Day Luncheon

Nov 18 Luncheon Meeting relocated to Nov 17th Dinner. (see below) A TASTE OF LEBANON - Thursday, November 17th 6:00 pm The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Programme Committee invites you to enjoy an evening of fine dining with good friends. Make up a table of eight and experience Genuine Lebanese cooking, Authentic Arabic Belly Dancing and Entertainment. JOIN US at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue (across from Mooney's Bay). Tickets are $40 each. Please RSVP to 248-2414 or reply to this email. (If you are a Prepaid member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, you have already been billed $21 on your Oct-Dec quarterly luncheon invoice. If you attend the Lebanese Dinner, all you have to pay is the balance of $19 and you can instruct the office to charge your credit card)

Great Job, Barry! Thank you to Barry Nicholds and Dollco Printing who raised $30,000 from their employees, family and friends, to participate in PROJECT BACKPACK. Barry spearheaded this idea which resulted in the purchase of 330 backpacks that were assembled with books, toys, pens, and other supplies, to be sent to the children in Baton Rouge who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. We had connected with the Louisiana/Mississippi/Tennessee Kiwanis District Office which is in Baton Rouge and they suggested the St. Charles Parish School which is one of the schools that is now up and running in the Lakeside/Metairie District. Barry Nicholds arranged for transportation and worked very hard to get the PROJECT BACKPACK completed and delivered. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. We were also able to send a cheque to the Louisiana/Mississippi/Tennessee Kiwanis District Office for our members' cash donations. Thank you to everyone for supporting those in need in the Louisiana and surrounding areas.

Congratulations to Hulse, Playfair & McGarry / McGarry Family Chapels/ Cremation Centers, on the Celebration of their 80th Anniversary on October 22, 2005 - . The Charles Hulse and Keith Playfair creed: "To alleviate the sorrow of parting is to render a service to the community. To this principle our efforts are respectfully dedicated." They contribution to the community includes the support of arts and culture, charitable foundations, crime prevention, education at all levels, and serving elected municipal offices. Charles Hulse was a member of our club from 1925-1987, was Club President in 1938, Governor in 1942, and Kiwanis International Vice-President in 1947-48. Brian McGarry has been a member of Kiwanis since 1967, and was Lt. Governor of Division 13, in 1973-74. We are also pleased to have Patrick McGarry as a member of our club since 1999. Sharon McGarry is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown. There will be a building tour; presentation of anniversary paintings; Terra Cotta Warrior unveiling; memorabilia; funeral vehicle presentation, historic and modern; 4:00 pm remarks and tree planting; and refreshments If you are interested in attending their celebration on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00pm - 5:00pm please contact Britta Gerwin by October 18th at 233-8088 ext 263 or email britta.gerwin@mcgarryfamily.ca

HANDS-ON Project of the Month – AKtion Club Almost single-handedly, Harold Moore has Chaired the AKtion Club Committee of one (and therefore it has been merged with the new Community Services Committee) and he has helped the Club grow from one club to two with a total of 104 members. They now hold their Tuesday night meeting EVERY week and this requires Kiwanis representation and assistance. We sponsored the first AKtion Club in Ottawa in 2000 thanks to the vision of Tom Assaly who brought the idea from Florida. We offer support, provide guidance and leadership to the group of Developmentally Disadvantaged Adults as a co-sponsor with OCAPDD (the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) and Kiwanis Clubs from Ottawa-Vanier, Nepean, Ottawa West, and Sage. IF YOU are interested in sharing your leadership skills with the members of our sponsored AKtion club, please contact Harold Moore at 248-1834. This would also allow Harold to share some of the responsibility of serving the meals and clean-up with other members in our club. The meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 330 Kent Street, so why not join them for a great meal and be proud of your Kiwanis support. This is Community Service at its best!

A CALL FOR PHOTOS - Our Club does some great work, and not enough of it is being recorded in photos for our web site and year end books. Kanta does a great job capturing the weekly meetings, however the Club would really like to get images from the many community service activities that we are involved in. The Club's digital camera is available, along with lessons to take to events and bring back those images to share with Club members. If you are not comfortable taking the photos, please make sure the office knows of the opportunity and one of the Club's members who is interested in photography will try and make it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are interested in receiving a copy of the President's Year-End booklet which has photos of our projects and events for 2005-06, please inform the Kiwanis office. The price is approximately $27 ($19.99 US plus shipping) . WE WILL BE PLACING AN ORDER BY OCTOBER 31st so if you are interested, please let us know.

Kiwanis Club of Rideau 50th Anniversary Celebration Friday, October 28th, 6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, at Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa (free parking) Special Guest of Honour - You have heard about him from a number of people, everywhere we go they are talking about him…. And I can’t wait to meet Mr. Steven Siemens, Kiwanis International President. On Friday, October 28th, the Kiwanis Club of Rideau will be proud hosts of President Siemens on his tour of Eastern Canada. He will bring us a message that will make you proud to be Kiwanians, and remind us of the work that we must do in our communities… We will also hear from some of the best performers of the Kiwanis Music Festival. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from our office (Cheques must be made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Rideau NOT the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa) PLEASE PURCHASE your tickets before October 21st so the Rideau Club can get a sense of numbers.

Thank you. NOTE from Nicole Smith (Pat Charbonneau's wife) following the Services for her father, Barry Smith, who passed away on Monday, October 3rd. Pat and Niki's address is 705 Mill Road, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0 " Dear Friends, I wanted to send you all a personal note of Thanks for all your well wishes, and to those who joined Pat and I, along with our family; either at the McGarry Chapel or the memorial Service in Chelsea. It was wonderful to see and hear from you. A special thank you to Patrick and Robin McGarry, who went above and beyond, and to Jan Mansfield, who made our beautiful remembrance cards. My faith was rewarded. It is times like these that make us truly grateful. And they help you realize that we really are not alone, and that we are all surrounded by love. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you all, it meant a lot. Nicole

Clothing! Clothing! Clothing! Getting rid of old sweaters, scarves, mittens, jackets, coats?? Look No Further!! The Circle K Club at Carleton University is holding their annual clothing drive BUT this year with a twist. The Club is asking for warm, winter clothing for men, women and children. The clothing will be distributed to shelters. Thanks to YOUR help, last year over 80 bags of clothing was raised for women's shelters. The campaign ends November 30th. Please bring your clothing to a luncheon or contact Val Wilkins to arrange for a pick up. Many thanks for your continued support.

Board of Directors, for 2005-06 Executive (7) President - Sam Bhargava Immediate Past President - Derek Finley President-Elect - Neil McDonald Vice-Presidents - Bill Gosewitz and Peter Patafie Honorary Treasurer - Jane Flain Honorary Secretary - Solange Guberman Directors (9) Guy Bourbonniere Martin Diegel Harold Feder Dawn Morewood Peter Nadeau Barb Perrin Phil Rossy Chris Thompson Doug Wilson

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