The Music Committee's songs were created (and copyright) by Mark Max and presented at turnover day.
To the tune of “Blue Tail Fly” All:1. Sam Bhargava was Past President, Gosewitz is the next to consent, Vice-Presidents Patafie and Bourbonniere, With Neil McDonald in the Chair. Chorus We have had another great year, Fun and fellowship, lots of good cheer, For projects and service we volunteer, That makes us Number One. Mark:2. All our Directors couldn’t be better, There’s Diegel, Morewood, Nadeau and Feder, Di Chiara, Perrin, Poirier, Wilson, Rossy, And Gary Flockton as Treasurer-Secretary. Chorus All:3. There are those who deserve a special thanks, Bhargava and Flockton are leaving Board ranks, And so to Gary and to Sam too, We offer this very warm thank you. (No chorus, right into next verse) All:4. Yes this year’s Board has been first rate, Our trust in them, they did substantiate, The Club has developed a great way to run, The Board does the work and the members have fun. Chorus We have had another great year, Fun and fellowship, lots of good cheer, For projects and service we volunteer, That makes us number one We have had another great year, Fun and fellowship, lots of good cheer, For projects and service, we volunteer, (hold) That’s how we stay Number One. (Go sit down, we will not sing again for about 30 minutes) (The “old” Board will be discharged and the “new” Board will be inducted, including President Bill. When the introduction is entirely completed – at about 1:50 if we stay on time – and JUST BEFORE Bill is to give his speech, we will sing) To the tune of: “When You Wore A Tulip” All:1. Step up Bill Gosewitz - We’ll accept no counterfeits It’s your turn to take the Chair, You’ve earned top billing, Because you’ve been willing, To work your way up there. Its our big thrill Bill, To now know that you will, Be leading the Club your way, ‘Cause this year’s gonna be a great year, It’s bound to be in high gear, ‘Cause we’re celebrating our 90th birthday. Mark:(Very slowly and deliberate) 2. Bill’s a very smart guy, He graduated quite high, He’s a member of MENSA as well, He’s a hard worker, goal-setter, Skis okay but golf’s better, And his kind, generous heart makes him swell. He was born United, baptized Anglican, Brought up Jewish, married a Catholic, In a Presbyterian Church to boot, He loves pumpkin and blueberry pie, Grey Goose Vodka, Jack Daniels rye, And he definitely is a bit of a hoot. All:3. So now you are “President Bill” And we know that you will, Grab hold of the gavel with zest, You’ll need all your strength and verve, And likely some real good nerves, To keep this Club the best, We know you can do it, And we’ll help you through it, We’re certain you’ll pull us through, We know you’ll be just great, And we’ll get a great rate, For the mortgage that we have on you. To the tune of: “Oh Susanna” All:1. So President Bill’s now in the Chair, A place he well deserves, It sure is great to see him there, We promise to help him serve. Neil McDonald now is toast, To him we owe great thanks, Patafie is our Pres-Elect, Our money in the bank. Chorus Ottawa Kiwanis, it’s gonna be a real great year Our 90th Anniversary, with Bill as our Premier, So let’s go members, get yourselves in gear, And let’s all make this milestone, A year to make us cheer. Bourbonniere and Feder Are Vice-Presidents, Scotiabank’s Bob Fisher Will watch our dollars and cents, Mark:Bruno di Chiara and Martin Diegel too, Are Directors once again, They’re joined by Rossy and Wilson, Good tried and true men. Mark:Also Dawn Morewood and Peter Nadeau, And Mses Perrin and Poirier, Ross McIntyre has joined the Board, To serve and have his say. Chorus Ottawa Kiwanis, it’s gonna be a real great year Our 90th Anniversary, with Bill as our Premier, So let’s go members, get yourselves in gear, And let’s all make this milestone, A year to make us cheer. Reprise Ending So let’s go members, get yourselves in gear, And let’s all make this milestone, The greatest possible year.