Dr. Anne Kienle briefed us on the Renoir Landscapes of 1865–1883 featuring 60 of Renoir’s most exquisite canvases, on loan from leading art museums and private collections from around the world. He was a provocative artist that challenged the ordinary of the times. With the availability of paint in tubes, artists could now take their tools with them. Renoir and his fellow artists, that would become known as the Impressionists, transformed landscape painting by moving their canvases outdoors and away from the indoor studio. Critics of the time rejected this revolution in the art world but it allowed artists to introduce scenes from in and around Paris. The works of Renoir were a result of a long process of learning and a biography of his life emerges from his works. The Renoir Landscapes exhibit runs through the summer at the National Gallery of Canada until September 9, 2007.
Chair Harold Feder’s Thought For the Week: Sign under a mounted fish – “If I’d kept my mouth shut, I wouldn’t be here”.
Congratulations to Ken Birch, who won the raffle of a hand blown glass hummingbird by Paull Rodrigue, donated by Mike Krüger. Thank you all for contributing, $100.00 was raised for our General Account.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday July 13, 2007, 12:30am – 2:00pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Semi-Annual Business Meeting There will be a brief review of our strategic plan for each committee and a financial update. There will also be a chance for members to present questions from the floor. IF YOU HAVE ANY TOPICS that you want addressed at this meeting, please inform President Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone his office at 613-725-2128 x224. Note that he will be attending the Kiwanis International Convention from July 2 – 9th.
July 20 Round Table, Ottawa Congress Centre Terrace
July 27 Jill Bobula, "Tourette Syndrome: More than just a tic"
August 10 Breakfast at the NAC
Tue.Jul.10 YCPO Golf, 12:00pm, Apollo Property Management Mon.Jul.23 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples, 403 Bank Street Happy Birthday Jul.8 Albert Monsour Jul.11 Gord Fleming
Summer Dress is here! Now that summer is upon us, Casual Business Dress has returned, which means gentlemen must wear a jacket to our luncheons, however, a tie is not required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket and tie is required if you are seated at the head table.
Sympathy of the Club goes out to Matt & Jean McGrath In memory of their granddaughter’s husband, Corporal Jordan Anderson, who was killed on Wednesday, July 4 in Afghanistan. Our thoughts go out to Matt and Jean and their family at this time.
WANTED – USED BIKES
The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike grab it, we need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee with the help of the Hands-On Committee will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008 Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across ones in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore – (613) 781-7196
LUNCHEON FEE INCREASE
Effective September 1, 2007, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be increasing luncheon fees by $2.00 (to $30.20 all inclusive), therefore there will be an increase to our Active members of $2.00 (to a total of $23.00) Active members will be billed quarterly at a rate of $23.00 (currently $21) and Senior/Honorary & Guests will pay $30.00 at the door effective September 1, 2007.
Thanks Kiwanis!!! The Kiwanis office received a note from the family of Art Moody thanking Kiwanians for their donations to the Hospice at Maycourt in Art’s memory. The 40 plus years Art spent with Kiwanis gave him so much pleasure. Thank you.
Kiwanis Idol Are you the next Kiwanis Idol? Ottawa’s very own singing competition. August 4th, 5th & 6th, 9am – 5pm (Semi-finals, Saturday September 1st, Finals Sunday, September 2nd). Ottawa City Hall, Council Chambers, 110 Laurier Avenue West. $20.00 Cash Entry Fee. This is a great way to promote Kiwanis to the youth in the Ottawa area. This event won the Godfrey Dyer, Marketing Kiwanis Award last year. The Godfrey Dyer award is given for the best Marketing of Kiwanis, Please join us this year to help market Kiwanis. For more information visit www.kiwanisidol.org or call Eldon Fox 613-831-9900.
10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament - 2007-08-20 The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament. All of the net proceeds will be deposited into the Foundation account of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Then, periodically, these funds will be distributed to support various deserving initiatives within the community - principally those that align themselves with our primary Kiwanis mission “Children – Priority One”. Location: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa Date: Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun Participants: Business leaders from the greater Ottawa community. Activity: Registration, lunch on the patio, 18-holes of golf (shotgun start), four Par 3’s with $50,000 hole-in-one prizes and a $1,000,000 “shoot-out” complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,300 per Foursome.
Changes aplenty with new kiwanis.org
When you visit Kiwanis International’s Web site, you’ll notice a lot has changed. Here is a rundown: - The home page now serves as a centralized communications hub. - A new calendar of events features an expanded detail view. - The Club Locator is now called “Find a Club,” and features the ability to map locations. - “Contact Kiwanis” features current 411 Help Line and international data. - Headlines are now found under K-News. - All Kiwanis-family programs are now represented on the home page. - Member Community forums will be discontinued. Conversations will not be archived. - “My Kiwanis Moment” is a story- and photo-sharing database that allows members to submit their stories and photos for online reading and viewing. Visit the Kiwanis International website at http://www.kiwanis.org
Literacy: Local Kiwanians Making a difference year after year. As a newer member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, I was confused about our two school literacy programs, one known as Reading Is Fundamental, and the other known as our Read-a-thon program. I looked into them more closely and learned the following: Kiwanian Ross Hadwen headed up the Reading is Fundamental program, introduced in 1997-98 at Connaught Public School to provide individual attention and one-on-one reading help to young children who would not otherwise have such attention and help. Ross made a difference with the Reading is Fundamental program, by continuing to volunteer week after week, year after year and by recruiting other volunteers to help out. Ross’s impact spread when others saw the success of his efforts and set up spin off programs in other schools where other “Ross Hadwen sound-alikes” can be found quietly reading to children, each making a difference in the lives of children.
In 2002-2003, Kiwanian Howard Whittaker and his wife Lee Scott took the lead in launching our Read-a-thon program. They chose to nurture a love of reading in a much wider audience. Read-a-thon challenges students over a three week period to read more at home and at school. Special classroom activities and school-wide events help children share the reading experience and have fun doing it! In a short period of only three years from 2003 to 2006, Read-a-thon has grown from fifteen schools in Ottawa to 223 schools serving 53,000 students world wide. Reading Is Fundamental serves students who were socially and economically disadvantaged. The Read-a-thon focuses entire schools on the joys of reading. Each program addresses its own niche within literacy for children. These programs succeed thanks to individuals have stepped forward to truly make a difference in the lives of others. -#176 Bob Garrow