Weekly Meeting - Steve Georgopoulos – Les Suites Hotel – Student Co-op Program.

Steve Georgopoulos was proud to speak about Les Suites Hotel’s participation in the “Passport to Prosperity” High School Coop Program, which contributed to the hotel’s recognition for “The Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award by the Provincial Partnership Council”.

One of Steve’s passions is to see young people succeed and this program helps to build business leaders. Employers can introduce students to the business world providing a chance for students to see if that is the type of career they want. All top management gets involved in this program, committing to selection of students, interviews and orientation. Students see a variety of areas in an industry and can further develop their skills before they proceed into the work environment. With coop programs they experience every department, their attendance is checked, they have homework and special assignments. This is a win-win situation providing maximum return on your investment. For more information you can contact Helena Daly, Manager Passport to Prosperity at Ocri 613-828-6274 x 238 or hdaly@ocri.ca

Raffle Congratulations to Kathleen Holst who won the raffle of 2x$25 gift certificates for the Whalesbone Oyster House, donated by the Bon Appetit Committee; and, to Wayne Beaudoin who won the raffle of a beautiful wine carrying case and corkscrew set, donated by Warren Gencher. Thank you for your contributions, $63 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $347 with help from former member past president Brian Reinke who got the Oreo Cookie award!

“One Can Make A Difference” President’s Rose – Neil McDonald Neil is a Past President who is even more busy today than when he was leading the Club in 2004-05. His caring nature is a great benefit to our club, and because he has such a big heart, he has touched the lives of many of the youth in our community through his contribution to our club projects, and our committee work. He continues to serve as Chair of our Direct Assistance Committee and he personally participates in many of their Hand-On projects, including Camp Smitty. Neil does Make A Difference!

Next Kiwanis Luncheon, Friday, Sep 19, 2008, 12:15-1:45 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa, *MacDonald Room Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission, “Leading a More Open and Collaborative NCC" Marie Lemay has been Chief Executive Officer of the Ncc since January 2008 and was recently recognized by Ottawa Life Magazine as one of the top 50 people to watch in Canada's Capital Region. She will speak about her vision for the Ncc, and will address the Ncc's new governance structure, the work that lies ahead, and how she is leading the organization as it takes on its current and future challenges.

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri. Sep 26 Turnover Day – Join us to say ‘Thank You’ to President Bill Gosewitz and the Board of Directors for 2007-08, and to ‘Welcome’ President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09. We Are Relocating to - Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport, 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa. We Hope You Can Join Us. Why not call a member that You haven’t seen in a while and ask them to join us. You could offer to give them a lift to the Hilton.…Guests are welcome! $33.00 per person. Turnover Night Celebration - 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. - Caffé Nostra, Traditional Italian Trattoria 357 Preston Street, Ottawa (corner of Beech) Three course Italian Dinner. Restaurant will be closed to the public $35.00 per person. Guarantees by Sept 19th (no refunds after Sept 19th) ** Limited seating ** so book now with Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com Oct 3 to be confirmed Oct 10 7:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Gatineau Room with Guest Speaker our own member, Reverend John Moor. Oct 17 Read-a-thon Luncheon – Keynote speaker, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, James Bartleman, will speak on his literacy work in the native communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec Oct 24 Marine Nemat “Human Rights in Iran” – she will speak about her personal experience of having been a political prisoner for 2 years. Oct 31 Michael Geist , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law University of Ottawa,“Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”

Committee Meetings

Mon Sep 15 Membership 5:00 pm Peter Charboneau’s home Board Of Directors 6:30 pm President Bill’s home Wed Sep 17 Golf Tournament 8:00 – 9:00 am Apollo Property Mgmt Kiwanis Medical Foundation 6:00 pm location to be announced.

Happy Birthday to You! Sept 16 – Bob Alyea, Sept 17 – Jamie Johnson, Sept 22 – Mark Max

Committee Selection

If you are an incoming Chair, please review the updated list enclosed, to ensure your committee members are correct. All members should have selected at least one Committee on this list, to contribute to the Club’s committee work. Our hands-on projects and fundraisers would not be successful without our members’ contribution and we encourage continued support. If your name is not on the list, please contact the Kiwanis office to indicate your Committee choice, no later than Friday, Sept 19th so that all names get listed in the Roster.

Charity Golf Tournament The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is pleased to announce that we will be presenting our 11th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. This is a premier charity golf event attracting the top business leaders from the Ottawa community. We hope you and your business will want to again participate in this event. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Ottawa’s most prestigious private golf facility. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament offers many outstanding sponsorship opportunities. We recommend that you confirm your sponsorship for this year and/or register your foursome as soon as possible. An information Kit is available - to register your foursome, or to register as a sponsor and foursome – contact the office or check our website.. www.golf@ottawakiwanis.org We will also be having another fantastic Silent Auction with great items to bid on. If you or your company is able to provide us with an item we would be very grateful. Patrick McGarry, Chair of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee

The Membership Roster

The roster is now gone to Mansfield Rodney Printing, for a run at the first draft…so you have until the end of September to make any final changes. If you would like to place an ad in the Roster, contact Don Keyes. Don is assisting Ken Birch with the advertising.

Interclub

The Kiwanis Club of Sage, invites you to attend their Annual Charter Night to celebrate 33 years of serving the community, on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. The event will be held at the Richmond Room of the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. The 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be preceded by a Reception at 6:30 pm . Entertainment and music will be provided throughout the evening and there will be door prizes. With limited speeches the emphasis will be on fun and fellowship for all. Tickets are $35.00 Contact Kathleen Holst if you are interested in forming an interclub. (We sponsored the Sage Club in 1975 under the direction of the late Jack Gordon, Distinguished Lt. Governor in 75-76) President-Designate Peter Patafie will be part of their Head Table line-up.

The Kiwanis Club of Bytown presents “ Cards & Dessert” a Community Fundraiser Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. $20 per ticket · Bring your own cards · The cards referred to are Bridge or other card games that people enjoy--dessert is provided by their club together with tea and coffee. Door prizes will be available. It is a fun night and one that has been a successful fundraiser for their club.To purchase tickets please contact Firma French (A group of ladies from our club are organizing an Interclub and a scrabble table – please contact Kathleen Holst if you’d like to join us)

Summer Casual Wear is over

Proper business attire is now required at the Friday luncheons. A shirt and jacket is required by the gentlemen, and ladies are to dress accordingly. A jacket, shirt and tie is required by gentlemen sitting at the head table.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-Vanier Invites You to attend their 50th Anniversary Charter Night A Murder Mystery Dinner* Presented By Big Time Murder Productions. October 25th, 2008 Centre Francophone de Vanier, 270 Marier Ave, Vanier. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm, Show starts at 6:30 sharp Tickets $50.00 per person (Door prize, raffle draw, silent auction) District Governor Sheron Dunn and her husband past Governor Trevor are expected to attend.