“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Vic Whittaker

Vic joined our Club in 1974, sponsored by former member Dave Thelen. Vic approached the Club with the idea of hosting a luncheon to pay tribute to all the former mayors of the Ottawa region, while celebrating Ottawa’s 150th anniversary. He spent many hours walking through City Hall confirming invitations and fielded continuous phone calls resulting in his own list of 110 very special guests. Vic has the gift of friendship and his respect and admiration for his fellow man is evident by those in attendance at this historic luncheon. In addition to calling everyone personally or going to see them, Vic approached his personal associates to be sponsors of the luncheon, covering the costs for the special guests, boutonnieres, photographers and the special souvenir photo that each former mayor will receive. Vic practices the Golden Rule, which is one of the Objects of Kiwanis International, and we are happy that he is a member of our club. Thanks for Making a Difference, Vic!