An update from the Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa

The objects of the Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa are:

To provide community service opportunities; to unite our members in fellowship and in finding personal satisfaction in serving; to cooperate with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in carrying out its Objects, Community Service Projects, Programs and Activities.

On the second Tuesday of each month, the 56 women of the Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa meet to serve their community through hands-on projects and fund-raising activities. The Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa has donated more than $200,000 and many thousands of hours of hands-on service to benefit the Ottawa community since receiving their charter from Kiwanis International in 1988.

The Club holds twice monthly recreational bingo evenings for the residents of Maurice Grimes Lodge at the Civic Hospital’s Regional Cancer Treatment Centre provides annual scholarships to graduating students of the Youville Centre. Rideauwood Addiction Centre was the Kiwanianne Club's most recent beneficiary. A cheque for $1,000 was presented to Rideauwood at the Club’s monthly dinner meeting on June 12 th.

Recipients of the Club's generosity over the years include St. Mary's Home, a residential facility for pregnant and parenting adolescents and many of the city's hospice support programs: All Saints, Riverside Palliative Care, Shepherd's of Good Hope, Bruce House, and DayBreak Housing.

The Kiwanianne Club’s Library Literacy Program, begun in 1989 to encourage reading skills through book presentations at four Ottawa schools, has enriched the lives of more than 5,000 elementary students. The program was twice nominated for the Governor General’s Literacy Awards. A strong supporter of many Kiwanis initiatives, including the Worldwide Service Project to eliminate I.D.D., this year the Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will jointly support the new Youville Centre by supplying the books and resource material for their Library.

The Kiwanianne Club of Ottawa meets at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club on the second Tuesday of each month. Our meetings begin promptly at 7:00PM and Dinner is $23.00. President Linda and the entire Club extend a warm welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, our sponsors for the past 13 years, to join us for an inter-club!! On July 10 th our guest speakers will be Drs. Chopra and Hayden, two Government scientists who were recently vindicated for the courage to speak out on their concerns about additives in the food we consume. We anticipate lively questions and answers to their panel discussion on antibiotics, hormones and food!

Call Anne Fleming (737-5107) to reserve.