Bulletin of 1997.11.14


FRIDAY, November 21/97 -12:30 pm Chateau Laurier - Laurier Room Kiwanis Salutes “The School of Dance “ and Celia Franca Award with founders Joyce Shietze - Merrilee Hodgins - Celia Franca OC Special guest, Jennifer Fournier, Principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada

On the Menu: Sheppard’s Pie with vegetables (or Fruit Plate, or Vegetarian....just ask the waiters when they come to your table) Nov 14 meeting ...Her Excellency gave us a personal glimpse into her experience with a close family friend who needed palliative care or hospice care, as it is also known. She explained that hospice is about compassion and caring for people who are dying. It is about hope in the broadest sense, to improve physical and psychological comfort and to improve the quality of life for those nearing death. Hospice is also available to assist family and friends come to terms with their loss. Her Excellency reminded us that everyone of us can make a difference. Thank you to Earl Crowe for his assistance in arranging this programme.

Congratulations .....to Earl Crowe who was the recipient of the President’s Rose for his commitment to Kiwanis, his assistance to our Programme Committee and for sharing his singing with us. .....to Harry Brown who won the raffle prize of “A Stunning Book - Rideau Hall” which was personally signed by Her Excellency Madame Fowler LeBlanc, donated by Gowling,Strathy & Henderson. We thank Chris Fournier for arranging the donation, the funds raised have been donated to the Hospice of All Saints which brings the total doantion of local Kiwanis Clubs to $10,000!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Tell me I’ll forget, show me I’ll remember, involve me I’ll understand.

*** NOVEMBER 17/97 - Corel Centre ***** KIWANIS and OTTAWA SENATORS “Partners in Caring” Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins $38.00 per ticket A reminder, if you haven’t already bought a Tshirt through Tom Pullen, please wear white to the game so we will stand out in our section. All funds should be paid to the Kiwanis office immediately if you haven’t done so already. Thank you all for your support.

SENIORS CITIZENS COMMITTEE would like to acknowledge Don Blakslee for his donation of Ottawa Senators “Partners in Caring” tickets to 6 Seniors at the Ottawa West Community Centre. What a nice gesture for the seniors who couldn’t attend otherwise.

VOLUNTEERS AT KIWANIS OFFICE If you or someone in your family has a few hours a week to spare and would like to volunteer, there are periods when the office could use your assistance. I would like to have a bank of names available for an on-call basis, should the need arise when we could use an extra set of hands. If you could help out, please call Rita at the Kiwanis office 233-1900.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Mon Nov 17 Charitable Gift Planning 12:00 Bill Siekierski’s office Tue Nov 18 Board of Directors 5:35 Kiwanis office (**NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) Wed Nov 19 Youth & Community Services 12:00 In Touch Survey Systems, Key Club 12:00 Bill Keating’s office Thu Nov 20 Lottery For Kids 8:00 Easter Seal Society Boardroom Medical Foundation 12:00 Fuliwah Mon Nov 24 Air Cadets 8:00 Elliot Melamed’s office Tue Nov 25 Spiritual Aims & Int’l Affairs 12:15 St. Paul’s University


Nov 28 New Members’ Induction / Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 demonstration

Dec 5 Annual General Meeting

Dec 12 Kiwanis International President Walter Sellers - in recognition of our Club’s 80th Anniversary Luncheon of the Charter of our Club.

Dec 19 Annual Family Party, Chateau Laurier Dec 26 Round Table, Chateau Laurier

Jan 2 Club Members’ 1998 Forecasts

Jan 9 J. Factor - Country Music (tentative)

Jan 23 Ron Zambonini, Cognos Inc.

KIWANIS LOTTERY FOR KIDS -BLITZ DAY - Sunday, Nov. 30/97 (DATE CHANGE) The Committee needs 200 volunteers for this blitz! We need your help to canvass sales of our Lottery For Kids tickets in 2 neighborhoods: West End - meet at Carlingwood Mall and East End - meet at Place d’Orleans. Two shifts are required for each location: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am and 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. This can be a fun day with everyone working together for a great purpose...you can even bring your family to help out! Please sign up on the sheets on the table or call Neil McDonald 725-2128 or Stan Maj 560-7912.

Remember, this is 1 of our 5 MAJOR FUNDRAISERS and with the sale of 6,000 tickets our Club can net between $45,000-$50,000 and our 3 partners will receive $10,000 each. Total of almost $80,000 going back into our Community! Now just think of how many people can benefit from this!

INTERCLUBS to be held at the Kiwanis Club of Orleans, Tues. Nov 18. 6:30 pm, contact Bernie Ethier at 749-5611 if you would like to attend; the Kiwanis Club of Rideau, Thu. Nov 20, 12:00, contact Stan Greenwood at 596-1232 ; Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn, Thu. Nov. 20, 7:00 pm, contact Bob Vergette at 225-0140, and Kiwanis Club of Manotick, Tues. Nov. 25, 7:00 pm. contact Bob Vergette

WHAT IS A MAKEUP?? Makeups are credits towards your attendance in the event that you are unable to attend a Friday luncheon meeting. They can be obtained by attending another Kiwanis Club’s meeting (which are listed in the back of your roster), attending a Board of Directors meeting, selling Dream of a Lifetime tickets, attending a Circle K or Key Club meeting or ringing the Salvation Army kettles, to name a few. If you have any questions about makeups, please call Membership Committee Chair Chris Thompson at 236-0677.

CATCH THE SPIRIT - You are invited to join in the spirit of Kiwanis friendship and the spirit of the holiday season on December 15/97 at the Laurentian Club with your fellow Kiwanians and their special guests. Cocktails at 6:00 followed by dinner at 7:00 and Christmas carols - all for $40 per person. Please contact Mary Dashney at 748-0495 to reserve your tickets. Maximum of 110 tickets available, so get your tickets now! First come, first serve.

SALVATION ARMY - CHRISTMAS APPEAL It is hard to believe but we are thinking Christmas as we prepare for the annual Christmas “Kettle” Appeal. Kiwanis Club’s assistance is very appreciated by the Salvation Army and they are looking for volunteers to ‘ring the bells’ this year on Tuesday and Thursday, December 2 & 4 for 3 two-hour shifts between 11:00 and 5:00 pm at 4 different locations downtown. If you can offer 2 hours of your time please be sure to sign up on the sheets on the tables at the next luncheon.

CHEO - DREAM OF A LIFETIME $100.00 ticket Early Bird Draw December 2/97. Final Draw December 9/97 - Get your tickets now!! Vic Reed reported that sales are going well and we have just a little over 300 tickets left to sell of the 800 our Club has been allotted. Our club has a chance to make a profit of $31,000 if we sell all 800 tickets. If you have taken tickets to sell, please hand the ticket stubs and the payment to Vic Reed so CHEO can enter the stubs into the draw. If you can spare some time to sell tickets at the mall, please contact Vic Reed at 741-3166 OR sign up on the volunteer sheets every Friday.

KIWANIS CLUB OF CARLETON celebrates their Annual Prayer Breakfast, December 3/97, 7:10 a.m. at Macie’s on Carling Avenue. Archdeacon Bill Wright, a 45-year Kiwanian presently a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sage, will be the guest speaker. This is a wonderful morning meeting to meet other Kiwanians, so let’s get together for an Interclub. Contact Gerry Slobodian before November 21, if you would like to attend. 1997 LOTTERY CALENDAR - 4,962 calendars were sold for 1997!

CALENDAR WINNER for Sunday, November 9, 1997 Calendar # 3720 Leroy & Janet Blake $700.00 cash

ROSTER CHANGES: President Marcia can be reached at her home office number 737-9845, fax 737-7064 When there are changes here, please make the change in your roster as well.

HEAD TABLE FOR NOV. 21/97 1. Don Blakslee 7. Father Bill More 2. Jennifer Fournier 8. Merrille Hodgins 3. Chris Fournier 9. Jim Watson 4. Earl Crowe 10. Joyce Schietze 5. Celia Franca OC 11. Tom Keogh 6. President Marcia 12. Dan Greenberg

Rather Amusing: When you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?