Weekly Meeting -Scott Taylor, Esprit de Corps Magazine

Scott Taylor gave 100 speeches this year, and as a ex-soldier, he is often asked to share his story. He gave a vivid description of the fear he experienced when he was taken hostage, sharing the reality that we can only imagine. He has taken 21 trips to Iraq, more than any journalist, and an opportunity to write another book.  Of the many books he has written, 3 of them have been translated into Serbian language, and he is going to be in movie made by them, where he will play himself. Thanks to the members who purchased his books, and to Scott, as he donated 50% of the sales of $320 back to our club. ( Helping Hands)

President's Rose: Phil Rossy is a strong supporter of our club and our community, encouraging beneficial relationships, and introducing new members to Kiwanis.  He is a good leader as Committee Chair, and provides valuable input as a member of our Board of Directors.  He recognizes the needs of our Service Club but never loses sight of our Kiwanis Mission, ;to address the needs of the community to improve the quality of life”

Attendance on Mar 3:  Active 62/116 (*does not include 12 on LOA) Seniors 5/54 Guests 9 Hon/Staff  3Total

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Roberta Driscoll and Reverend John Moor, who each won a bottle of wine, donated by President Sam.  Thank you all for contributing, $109 was raised for our General Account.

Fine Session $50

Next week: Charles Austin, Principal at Pinecrest Public School. One of 30 exceptional leaders in education chosen from across the country, as Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2006, he was recently inducted into the National Academy of Principals. He has a compelling story to tell about the positive changes at the school since he assumed the position of Principal.  The school had over 500 disciplinary problems per year and he reduced it to 25. Private enterprise like Lee Valley Tools and others have assisted in this turn-a-round. The school is now considered one of the best.

If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Beef Stir-Fry with Rice, Fresh Vegetables and Potatoes, Pear Tart Upside Down Cake.

Head Table, March 10th 1. Patrick McGarry, Thanker 2. Brian McGarry, Intro 3. Charles Austin, Guest speaker 4. Director Phil Rossy 5. Rev. John Moor,  Invocation 6. Peter Patafie, Intro new member 7. Russ Salo, new member   8. Ross Christensen, guest book

Happy Birthday to You! Mar 3   Bob Littlemore, and Sandra Presley Mar 4   Dominic Ferrarotto Mar 5   Abe Lieff – an Honorary member of our   club who now lives in Toronto, will be 103 Mar 5   Elliot Melamed Mar 6   Tom Spence,  and Father Barry McGrory Mar 7   Don Blakslee and a cake for 75!  Congratulations!

Committee Meetings

Mon. Mar. 6  Bon Appetit, 12:00 Rideau Place-on-the-River Tue. Mar 7 Membership 7:00 pm Jackie Holzman’s home, Past Presidents Council 5:30 Capone’s Eastside Thu Mar 9  Key Club 8:00 a.m Trane, Project Development 5:00 pm Kiwanis office

LUNCHEON Line-Up                                                 

Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, Joan Finnigan, Storyteller with the Kiwanis Music Committee “On Stage” – get your green ties out!

Mar 24 Circle K Luncheon – University of Ottawa Piano Program “Virtuoso Pianists! A program not to be missed!

Mar 31  New Members’ April Fools Luncheon

Kiwanis Conventions – Open to all members: April 7-9, 2006  Eastern Canada Key Club Convention, Crown Plaza Hotel.

June 28 - July 2, 2006   91st Annual Kiwanis International Convention, Montreal QC

August 3-5, 2006 89th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, St. John’s NFLD

May 11, 2006  EC&C AKtion Club Conference, Casa Loma Castle, Toronto, ON  

Welcome to our club:   for you to clip out and put in your Roster in the appropriate section Salo, Russ               2006/03/10 #254   Construction Johnsons Environment Products Inc. 1155 Lola St. Unit 7, Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1 ph. 738-7191   fax 738-7228 rsalo@enviroprod.com 1960 Sharel Drive, Ottawa, ON  K1H 6W2 ph. 523-9934

President Sam declares,  MARCH IS “HELPING HANDS” MONTH This is an important fundraiser for our club –  Every bit counts and its success is based on the efforts of all of us.  Enriching the lives of the people in our community is our club mandate and this fundraiser will directly improve the lives of many.  Sponsored youth, young children, seniors, and the disadvantaged, all rely on our support. Contact Kathleen Holst, Chair of the Helping Hands Committee, at 226-6580, if you have any questions, or any member of the Board of Directors. I can be reached at 834-3647 or us.bhargava@sympatico.ca               

President Sam Bhargava   FUNDS     Pledged $25,000         Collected   $8,345               

“MUSIC FOR THE MIND    Get your tickets !!  The Kiwanis Music Festival and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation present an evening of music and wine appreciation with  a sommelier from Groovy Grapes. Guests will learn about regions, pairing and decanting, while listening to wonderful musical presentations.  Thurs. Mar 30, 2006, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Black Tie optional. Tickets $100.  Call the Kiwanis office to reserve yours. MARK YOUR CALENDARS -      

Kiwanis Music Festival,  April 3 – 29, 2006  Highlights Concert, May 19, 2006 YOUR INPUT to Program is Vital  - Your program committee spends hours every month deciding on speakers that they feel can talk on a subject that is timely for our members. BUT, THEY NEED YOUR INPUT.   When you suggest a speaker, please remember that they need to know who the speaker is and what credentials the speaker brings to the subject. They need the WHY, WHO, and the WHAT – WHY this speaker is timely, for Kiwanis members – WHO the speaker is – WHAT credentials does this speaker bring to the subject.   Talks usually fall into three categories:  1. Members deliver talks on a subject of interest to members 2. The work of Kiwanis International, i.e. District Governor, Iodine Deficiency, etc. 3. Fun events, i.e.  Family Christmas party, Dinners with a theme (Lebanese night) Thank you.  Your Program Committee.

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Welcome one and all to The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-Vanier’s Pre-St. Patrick's Day Party 

All Kiwanians interested in raising funds for their club should join us on March 16, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Heritage Manor, 624 Wilson St. (at Borthwick Ave.) for a St.Patrick’s celebration. You can raise funds while putting smiles on many faces on Mother’s Day! We would love to have you join us, so dress in green. Please call Hans Sander at 224-9139 by Tuesday March 14th, or email Gisèle at secretary.kcov.ca if you are able to join us.

DID YOU KNOW??   In 1920, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa organized Ottawa’s the 1st “Safety First Campaign” and the streets of Ottawa were zoned with white-lined crossings. The cost of the Campaign was $5,000.   

BON APPETIT – Kiwanis Silent Auction – Tuesday, May 2, 2006 – Aberdeen Pavilion We will be joining forces again this year with the Bon Appetit’s annual gourmet food and wine extravaganza.  This is a wonderful social event so bring your family, friends and business associates to enjoy the food and fellowship.  Our Silent Auction committee needs the assistance of our members to obtain items for the Auction.  Any assistance you can give is greatly appreciated! The WISH LIST: Golf Clubs,Bicycles,Jewelry, Furniture,Laz-y-Boy Kitchen Aid Mixer. Computers,Power tools,Barbecue,Camping Equipment, Cellphones,Canoe/Kayak Hot Air Balloon Ride, Helicopter/Plane Ride, Playoff Tickets Guitar,Keyboard,Fishing Equipment

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa  - NEW ADDRESS EFFECTIVE MARCH 30th 1283 Algoma Road, Ste 201, Ottawa, ON  K1B 3W7, near the corner of StarTop and Innes Road.    SAME PHONE and FAX NUMBERS.  Email to be confirmed.  

“TOGETHER WE CAN” C limb Higher….  in strengthening Kiwanis Membership A chieve More…  in changing the face of Kiwanis Nurture Excellence … in everything we do