Weekly Meeting - Read-a-thon Luncheon

Thank you to Major Larry Jones of the Grace Manor who did our Invocation, and will soon be joining our club. 

Ian Sterling, Chair of the Young Children Priority One Committee, was pleased to present Lee Scott with a bouquet of flowers, followed by a standing ovation, for her commitment and hard work as the Read-a-thon Coordinator for our club. Lee is doing a great job on behalf of our Club. The Read-a-Thon is now in 73 schools and since 2003 has increased in student readers from 4,677 to 18,210. We are now reaching out to schools in 6 countries, such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Bahamas, the U.S. and Canada. The PowerPoint presentation clearly highlighted the positive effect that this project is having in the schools and the thank you notes from the children and the schools shows that it is also a lot of fun. Roslyn Bern of the Lea Cross Foundation was also presented with flowers and a big thank you for the Foundation's 3-year commitment to support the Read-a-Thon at $20,000 per year. Thanks to Ken Nelson for his grant seeking support for this sponsor.

Our guest speaker, Joan Fitzgerald McCurdy (the popular Serpent's Egg trilogy) read some of the notes from children that she has met, while visiting and reading to 24 schools, as part of her support of Read-a-Thon. She is hopeful that the imaginations of the children are being inspired by reading again -- something that television, video games, PS2s and Game boys don't do. For more details on Read-a-thon, and how you can help promote this great project, contact Lee Scott at 613-290-5504 or visit this link: http://www.kiwanisreadathon.org Chair's

Thought for the Week: If you plan for a decade, plant a tree. If you plan for a century, teach the children.

Next Club Meeting: Friday June 23, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, ***WE ARE MOVING to: The Atrium of Roger Guindon Hall at the Ottawa Health Sciences Centre, behind CHEO and the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital (see map - page 5). Please pre-register your guests by phoning the Kiwanis office by Wednesday*** Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation Luncheon Dr. Michael Schlossmacher, M.D. “From Bench to Bedside: New Approaches for Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders”. Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Associate Neurologist, Partners Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General HospitalDr. Michael Schlossmacher, is a top-ranked clinical research physician and scientist who will be leaving Harvard University to join the Parkinson's Research Consortium (PRC) of the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Health Research Institute. The PRC will be presented with a cheque for $25,000 from the KMF in support of Dr. Schlossmacher's work in his new position. In addition, the Committee will provide an update on other medical research projects currently or recently supported or under consideration. Parking is free; just tell the attendant you are with the Kiwanis group. We look forward to seeing you there!

Head Table Friday June 23, 2006 1. Hassa Mirchandani7. Rev. John Moor 2. Allan Castledine8. Dominic Ferrarotto 3. Dr. David Park9. Dr. David Grimes 4. Larry Haffner10. Kanta Marwah 5. Dr. Michael Schlossmacher11. Dr. Antoine Hakim 6. President Sam Bhargava12. Walter Boyce

On the menu: Herb-stuffed Chicken Breast, Potatoes & Carrots, Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raffle Prize – Congratulations to Jack Warner, who won the raffle of a RedHead Pantry Gourmet Hot Sauces, donated by the Bon Appetit Committee. Thank you all for contributing, $110.00 was raised for the Silent Auction Committee.

Committee Meetings: Mon. Jun 19 Board of Directors 5:30pm *** Guy Bourbonniere’s home*** Tues. June 20 Golf 12:00 Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wed. June 21 Circle K 12:00 Brymark

LUNCHEON Line-Up

June 30 - No Meeting - Canada Day Long Weekend

July 7 - Semi-Annual Business Meeting – all are encouraged to attend.

July 14 - Robert Garrow, Pirate Leadership “Leadership Principles from Successful Pirates”

July 21 - No Meeting

Summer Dress Code For the summer months of June, July and August, a jacket and tie is not required. A jacket should be worn if you are at the Head Table.

WELCOME TO OUR CLUB! On Friday June 23, 2006, we will welcome three of our newest members. Please cut out the following information and paste it into your membership roster… Burnie, Thomas 2006 #211 TJIB Management Consulting 1991 Shakewood Place Ottawa, ON K1W 1H4 613-784-0604 thomasburnie@sympatico.ca 1991 Shakewood Place Ottawa, ON K1W 1H4 613-834-6231Murray, Marlene 2006 #132 SOS Children’s Villages 244 Rideau Street #200 Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y3 613-232-3309 X22 m.murray@soschildrensvillages.ca 5 Windsor Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 0W3 Nidd, David 2006 #159 Business Development Bank of Canada 55 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5 613-995-8185 david.nisdd@bdc.ca 31 Tartan Drive Nepean, ON K2J 2W3 613-823-4925

GOOD NEWS NETWORK Father Bill More is now back at home. He is feeling much better and through physiotherapy has regained a lot of strength and is feeling stronger than he has felt for a long time. He will be happy to hear from members. Thanks, Val Wilkins Father Bill can be reached at 235-3697

Congratulations to Sally Burks who was awarded the status of Certified Real Estate Law Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is the only one in Ottawa and one of only 24 across the province. She was also elected to serve as President of the Ottawa Food Bank, a returning position for Sally. Congratulations!

COMING EVENTS

Mayor's Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors - Aberdeen Pavilion VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our Seniors/Hands-On Committee is once again looking for at least 30 volunteers to serve breakfast to 4,000 Seniors on Saturday, July 1 at 7:00 am. Contact Wayne French on his cell 222-7192. if you can help out.

Heather & Dominic Ferrarotto invite you for an evening in Rockcliffe Park, Saturday July 15, 2006. Enjoy their stately home with its beautiful gardens, great food and refreshing beverages. Plenty of activities are planned; swimming, croquette, silent auction and a guided walking tour of the neighbourhood. Cocktails start at 4:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm (Open Bar) Tickets $75.00 per person, proceeds to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Kiwanians and friends welcome! (SPACE is limited !!) RSVP by June 30, 2006 to Lynda Campbell or Kathleen Holst 613-762-6766 613-296-6580

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! – Seniors’ Tea The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Office of the Mayor Present…High Tea at City Hall Tuesday August 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue West. Bring a friend and join Ottawa Seniors. Sway to the sounds of the Grey Jazz Big Band. Tickets are $7.oo each – available while they last through Helene Crabb at 232-0500. Sponsored by the Retirement Residences Group