June 11, 2010 - Legion of Honour and New Members' Induction - the past and the future!

What a wonderful meeting!  It was great to have so many long-term members in attendance, some we haven't seen recently!  Thank you to Past President Neil McDonald, for his heartfelt presentation as we recognized the 5 Legion of Honour members celebrating their quinquennial Anniversary in 2010 -

  • Keith McGruer, 50 years
  • Don Blakslee, 45 years
  • Father Bill More 30 years
  • Tom Pullen, 35 years
  • Mike Moore, 35 years

PLUS, all Legion of Honour Members were recognized for a total of 1,533 years of service to Kiwanis and to their community!!     As President Peter stated, “each of you has contributed greatly to the success of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, as well as to Kiwanis International. Without you we would be just another service club.  Your dedication is the backbone of our club, and it is this strength that has held our club together for 92 years!!”   Thank you to Past President Mike Lundy for his assistance with the presentation, and thank you to Vince Calzonetti and Lynda Campbell, who coordinated the program.

We were also pleased to officially induct the following members who joined the club in the last 2 years -

  • Francois Cronier
  • Michelle Hutchinson
  • Rev. Pieter Heerema
  • Armelle Chataigner-Guidez
  • Tyler McCabe
  • Elaine Wagman
  • Wadah Al-Ghosen

June 11  Attendance   65 = Members  62 / Guests 3

Thank you to Bruno DiChiara who donated a FIFA World Cup soccer ball replica, and  Steve Tanner for donating the attache case for our raffle.