My Fellow Kiwanians,
It has been just over a month since I took over the great responsibility from Immediate Past President Martin of steering our great ship called the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. As many past presidents have told me, the time goes by in a flash. On the bright side, we are certainly getting lots accomplished.
Just before Turnover Day, I visited the Kiwanis Club of Manotick where I, Trish Creppin and Rob Thompson, received a very warm welcome to kick off our year of interclubs. Since then, I have met people from the Kiwanis Club of Orleans, Rideau, Pembroke and Sage.
On Turnover Night, it was so great to see so many Kiwanians and guests come out for an “Evening in Paris” at the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport. I am so pleased that everyone had such a great time.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to visit the Strategic Planning Committee, Program, Interclub Sports and Social, Membership and the Bed Race Committee.
As promised, Kenzie and I have been attending as many functions as possible including the 25th Anniversary of the Youville Centre where our own Steve Georgopoulos and Hassa Mirchandani were honored. We also attended the Kiwanis Club of Manotick Charter Night and our club’s Shred It Day where we received incredible from Shred-it, one of our Corporate Members.
Kenzie and her facebook page are bringing a tremendous amount of exposure to the club. Coming up between now and Christmas, we will be attending the 25th anniversary of the Community Foundation of Ottawa. We will also attend the Christmas Cheer Breakfast, Kiwanis Family Christmas Party, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Holiday Party, as well as, our members Christmas Party. We will also be preparing and delivering Food Hampers on December 22nd as part of our Christmas food hamper program.
I am looking forward to sending you my next update and sharing all the great things our club continues to do. Yours in service, Alison Hunter 95th President Kiwanis Club of Ottawa