Kanta was sponsored into our club by Past President Sam Bhargava in 2003. Sam had explained that as a volunteer she was expected to participate where possible, and she immediately became involved with almost every project our club was working on. She didn’t plan to sit on the sidelines, she wanted to work.
In addition to attending every Friday luncheon, Kanta is also trustee of our Medical Foundation. She is an active participant of the Community Services Committee and the Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee. She also joins us for Interclubs with other Kiwanis clubs, as well as assisting with the Seniors Christmas Luncheon, she volunteers at the Bedzzz Race, and is known as the chief bell ringer at Camp Smitty….AND she is our Club photographer.
Kanta gives generously to many worthy causes in our community – and you just heard about her donation to the Medical Foundation that led to the Medical Physics scholarship fund at Carleton University. I think she had the most fun helping to shave Lt. Governor Bill‘s hair!
She is a leader and a strong example of dedication for all of us to follow. Her generosity is selective and she supports what she is passionate about – Education and the Arts. And, for which we are grateful, her other love is the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.
For your charitable support of our Club and our Community, Kanta, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of our club, it is my pleasure to present you with this week’s President’s Rose.