Key Club

Kiwanis Luncheon - Key Club - Ray Zahab - Cdn Long Distance Runner

2018-05-11 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

On November 1, 2006, former “pack a day smoker” turned ultra runner Ray Zahab and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, both accomplished runners, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, Africa they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Key Club Luncheon - Lianne Laing

Lianne Laing,  Host, CTV Morning Live at CTVglobemedia will be the guest speaker at our Key Club Luncheon at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

This Ottawa native has been profiling people, places and events in our community since joining the TV station in 1998. Lianne has covered the sports beat from amateur athletes to the Ottawa Senators. After ten years as a sports anchor, Lianne made the transition to the morning show in 2008. She also created a health & fitness segment called “Today’s The Day” that aims to help people make healthier life choices one small step at a time.

Kiwanis Luncheon - Key Club Luncheon

Wow, a big turnout of students and guests attended the Key Club Luncheon to hear Cheryl Jensen speak. A group of Key Clubbers also made their annual visit from Ogdensburg, NY,  and were recognized with a plaque.  Congratulations to Vanessa Khuong, Co-President of Lisgar High School Key Club, who was the lucky recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Annual Rick Barrigar $5,000.00 Citizenship Scholarship.  Thank you to volunteer Val Wilkins who coordinated the agenda on behalf of the Key Clubs.

Walter Zeller Award – At the luncheon on May 8th, Past President Alan Smith was proud to recognize Past President Mike Lundy who was awarded as a Walter Zeller Fellow for his 37 years’ contribution to Kiwanis and his community.  Mike was very instrumental in providing support for the start-up of the Youville Centre in 1987 to help single mothers to become self-sufficient and independent of the welfare system and to ensure a nurturing and developmental care for their children.  Mike continues to support the Youville Centre and many of our other fundraising and community support projects.  Congratulations Mike!

Luncheon Meeting - Key Club – Gina Parker - One Match Program

12:00 - 13:45 at Fairmont Chateau Laurier

The Key Club Luncheon with Gina Parker, a Carleton University student who spoke to us on the One Match program – for swabbing to obtain donors for the bone marrow matching registry. She has lived with a family member who is in need of a donor – with no match having been found to date – world wide. She shared  her passion and provided the message of how simple it could be to save a life.  To pay it forward – along with the true message – that one can make a difference.  There are people in need of our assistance in our own backyard – we don’t have to travel the world to make a difference.


Kiwanis Luncheon - Sarah Speevak, Counsel for the Intervener, Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Sarah Speevak, Counsel for the Intervener, Privacy Commissioner of Canada “Working at the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada”

Sarah is also a former Nepean High School Key Club member and former President of the Carleton Circle K Club.

On the Menu: Sundried Tomato and Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breast with Basil and Garlic Jus

Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room

Key Leader Program a Success

Key Leader 2013 will be in its 5th year serving Eastern Ontario, and once again Key Clubbers have flocked to this sold out event. In 2003, Kiwanis International assembled a task force of professionals with more than 175 years of experience in teaching, coaching, developing and encouraging young leaders. They were asked to design a program that moves beyond where most other youth leadership programs stop. The result: Key Leader Program. This leadership retreat will be held at Circle Square Ranch in Arden, Ontario. Students alumni have said it's been a life-changing experience for them.

“As you all know, Elaine Wagman and I just returned from the Key Leader Program (KLP) held at Arden, Ontario last weekend. There were a total of 68 students participating. Governor Hope Marks, Program Chair Jim McIntosh, Event Coordinator Firma French, and several other chaperones attending past KLPs all unanimously agreed this was by far the best leadership training conference we have had across all sites in Eastern Canada. It is clear we have succeeded as a club to launch this fantastic initiative in the Ottawa area to great praise given the attending participants”.  Robert Sirotek, Chair of Key Club Committee.

One Can Make a Difference - Key Clubs

The President of each of the 7 Key Clubs presented a President’s Rose to their most highly valued Key Club’ers.

Recipients of the & Presidents’ Roses were as follows:

  • Cam Dowell, Nepean Key Club
  • Erin Janna, Sir Robert Borden Key Club
  • Khaled Kekhila, Earl of March Key Club
  • Judy Rwentambo, Glebe Key Club
  • Yoshuna Chan, Lisgar Key Club
  • Christine Moica, Colonel By Key Club
  • Nelly Letourneau, Canterbury Key Club