Weekly Meeting - Valentine's Luncheon

The Capital City Chorus, under the direction of Denis Laflamme, sang us through memory lane with some old time classics such as “Wait Till the Sun Shines Nelly”, “Friends” and “You Make Me Feel So Young”. Tom Burns, the stage MC, noted that the better the director, the better the chorus, and these gents are going right to the top. The Chorus is celebrating 50 years of barbershop harmony this year and will be hosting their “Down Memory Lane, Golden Anniversary Celebration” on Saturday, June 2 at the National Arts Centre. This will include a gathering of singers from the past 50 years. You can also say “I Love You” to that special someone in your life by booking a singing valentine. Imagine: from out of the blue, four men bearing flowers appear at your sweetheart's home or work place, saying… "Suzanne.... Raymond has something special he'd like to tell you..." and out pours a sweet, tender love song in gentle close harmony. For more information on the Golden Anniversary or to book your Singing Valentine, visit their website at www.capitalcitychorus.org. Thanks for a great afternoon gentlemen!

President Neil’s Thought For the Week - A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Marlene Murray, who won the raffle of a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream, donated by Cathy James-Zelney; and to Sandra Presley, who won the raffle of a gift basket of wines, donated by Lynda Campbell. Thank you all for contributing, $88.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $37.75

NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

Friday February 16, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm, fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room One of our own members… Patrick McGarry, Vice President ,Hulse Playfair & McGarry Funeral and Cremation Services Discussing the sensitive subject of funerals is often easier in a group setting and amongst friends. Patrick will share with us how and why he dedicated his professional career to funeral service, and the rewards and challenges of doing so. Current legislative changes affecting the Bereavement Sector in Ottawa and the benefits of Funeral Preplanning will also be discussed. There will be time for questions from the floor, so feel free to jot them down before the meeting.

Upcoming Luncheons

Feb.23 Dr. Barry Wellar, Transport 2000 Canada, President, Wellar Consulting

Mar.2 Membership Focus Day - Invite a friend/business colleague to learn about Kiwanis!

Mar.9 Ottawa Landfill Expansion – Waste Management Inc.

Mar.16 Circle K Luncheon

Committee Meetings Mon.Feb.12 Program, 7:00pm, Kanta Marwah’s home Tue.Feb.13 Bon Appetit, 12:00pm, Rideau Place on the River Membership Engagement & Retention, 7:00pm Barry Weatherdon’s home

Wed.Feb.14 PARTNERS IN CARING GAME!!! 7:30pm, Sens vs. Panthers

Happy Birthday Feb.9 - Ian Sterling Feb.11 - Marlene Murray Feb.12 - Robert Houle

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa & The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club - Partners in Caring Game We will be putting together a group to sell 50/50 tickets on February 14. Bring a friend along to help out. All you need is a loud voice. If you can help, contact Jackie Holzman 613-729-9710 or email her at jackiefh@rogers.com Proceeds of the evening go to YM/YWCA, Roger’s House and Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Youth initiatives. Wednesday February 14, 2007. Hat Trick Sponsorship and Face-off Sponsorships are still available. Last year we ran out of bonus game tickets so remember to get your ticket order in early. If you are not interested in purchasing 10 tickets (with two free tickets), please consider buying a two or four ticket package. If you cannot attend, Tom Spence has arranged to donate tickets to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs. For more information please contact Tom Spence 613-741-0741.

Membership Committee Announcement "Invite a Friend/Colleague to Kiwanis Day on March 2” - Membership recruitment is a club responsibility. Our goal is to bring in 20 new regular member and 12 corporate members for 2007! How can you help? Invite a friend or colleague to our Kiwanis luncheon on March 2, or any Friday leading up to March 2. The prospective member will be a guest of the club so no cost to you! (or you can use a pink chit). Please be sure to inform the office if you are bringing a guest and if they are a prospective member.

Bon Appetit!!! Bon Appetit Ottawa, Kiwanis Silent Auction - MARK YOUR CALENDARS - On Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 5:30 - 9:00, our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee will be holding our 8th Annual Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Food and Beverage Extravaganza at Lansdowne Park. Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Tickets to the event are $75 and can be obtained from Tom Spence at our Friday meetings. The Kiwanis Silent Auction, showcases over 125 items and we are asking ALL members to consider providing items in the area of $200 or more to be auctioned off. This is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, or for your business associates, while supporting one of our major fundraisers. Last year, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa gave back over $300,000 to our community through its many fund raising initiatives, and thanks to the help of our club members, the Silent Auction at Bon Appetit raised $29,000. Donor Slips will be available at the luncheons for you to complete, or contact the Kiwanis office to get a form. New Members are encouraged to give us a call if you have any questions or if you are able to volunteer to work at the auction. For more information on this event, contact Co-Chairs Phil Rossy at 288-3131 or Bruno Di Chiara at 613-290-0389

100% Attendance Tabs Congratulations to the following who was recognized for attending 52 meetings: Barb Perrin 1 year

27th Annual Kiwanis Bedzzz Race Presented by AllStream 40 teams were out in the winter weather to have fun and help the raise funds for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa initiatives. Best Fund Raisers Apollo Property Management Kiwanis Medical Foundation International Union of Elevator Constructors

Best Decorated Bed The Lord Elgin Les Suites Hotel Apollo Property Management

Honorable mention - Hendry Warren LLP

Fastest Bed Hotel Welcom Inns International Union of Elevator Constructors Algonquin College Student Services

Special thanks to… -our sponsors, they make the event possible: BEDZZZ, MTS Allstream, Claude Detillieux Creative, Hot 89.9, Lone Star Texas Grill, OPL Rental Communities, CJOH, Corporate Photography, IBI Group, McDaniel’s Independent Grocers, Ottawa Citizen, Throop Photo -all of the participants who showed such energy and enthusiasm -our MC's, Max Keeping and Chris Day from CJOH -our best decorated judges: Lee Scott from the Kiwanis Read-a-thon, Jim Brough from the Kiwanis Music Festival, and Capt. Chris Sloan from the Governor General's Foot Guards Cadets -all the volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and their friends and family members who help make the event happen

Kiwanis Key Club (KEY - Kiwanis Educating Youth) The Ottawa Kiwanis Key Club has been very active this year. We started off the year very strong, much better than previous years, with club memberships up an average 20% from last year. Our school administration advisors have been extremely supportive this year. All advisors have been with their clubs over 5 years now. SRB has been active with their annual Canadian Tire drive which raised $3,200 for Toy Mountain. They helped out the Christmas dinner at the Good Companion Center and they are also planning to be participating in the Bedzzz Race this year. Sir Robert Borden’s advisor Mr. Eugene Zubryn was recognized at our Friday luncheon in December for his considerable contribution to his club. Our Glebe club has been very active with fundraising and volunteering. Also this year’s lieutenant governor Ms. Trang Pham hails from Glebe. Lisgar has also been active with their most notable contribution of $700 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a cheque presentation was hosted at our February 4th Friday lunch. They also plan to present this cheque at the annual telethon on February 25. Nepean has also been very active with local assistance to the Dovercourt Community Center and they are planning their big spaghetti night fundraiser to be held March 29. Last year they raised $1700 for Breast Cancer. And finally, a number of students are planning to attend the annual Key Club convention in Halifax in April. These are only some of the things our key clubs are doing. The Ottawa Kiwanis Club should be very proud of our key clubbers.

Ross McIntyre Chair