Weekly Meeting - A Taste of Lebanon

Dinner Meeting, Friday, November 17, 2005 - Wow! A Taste of Lebanon was a great success, thanks to the personal efforts of the key organizers: Lynda Campbell, Sharon Gill, Don Keyes, Albert Monsour, and Phil Rossy.

One of the Programme Committee’s goals this year, is to present Friday luncheon programs which offer more diversity and to promote membership to different cultures in our community. This first event, of a series to come, welcomed 280 people to a taste of Lebanon at St. Elias Hall, sampling sumptuous Lebanese foods, meeting old friends, and enjoying the traditional dance and music. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event. Some great photos will be posted to our website later this week. Go to http://www.ottawakiwanis.org

Happy Birthday to You! Nov 20 - Ana Nesic Nov 21 - Hassa Mirchandani, and Peter Patafie

Next Club Meeting: Friday, November 25, 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 pm. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, Robert Dyck, CEO of CODE Incorporated, “Freedom and Democracy” Multiparty elections are seen as the world’s preferred from of governance – an independent judiciary, constraints on executive power, freedom of the press and respect for human rights, give substance to this form of electoral choice. However, many countries with multiparty elections are democracies in name and electoral autocracies in practice, with corrupt political leadership. Could Canada help to create a more just, prosperous and secure world by supporting democratic development, in a more measured and meaningful way, especially in those countries that received our tax dollars in the form of aid? Robert Dyck, the founder of CODE Inc., in Ottawa, is responsible for the indelible purple ink that stained the fingers of Iraqi voters in the recent election. Since the 1980s, CODE, an eight-person operation, has been supplying election materials to Third World countries - 106 elections in 62 countries so far. Admirable work. But here's another reason why Dyck gets our vote: 75 percent of the profits fund literacy programs in developing countries If you are bringing a guest, click here to inform the office: mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the Menu: Roasted Lamb Leg, Tomato Fava Beans, Potatoes, Opera Cake

Head Table for November 25, 2005 1. Ross Christensen, Introducer 2. Sally Burks 3. Robert Dyck 4. President Sam Bhargava 5. Reverend John Moor 6. Steve Georgopoulos 7. Sharilyn Colletti, Guest Book 8. Grant Yusak Greeters: Sally Burks and Grant Yusak

Committee Meetings Mon Nov. 28 Cadets 7:00 pm Notre Dame High School LUNCHEON Line-Up! Fri. Dec 2 ** MOVING to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for lunch. “Drinking Water – from Walkerton to Kashechewan” Guest Speaker is our own member Bill Harsh, President of WMC Water Management Consultants, Inc. Fri. Dec 9 Santa is Coming to Kiwanis!! Family Christmas Party – Bring your family, your friends, your children, your grandchildren, your neighbor’s ….Presenting: “The Rising Stars” from the Dominic D’Arcy Talent Development program, providing the best of the Holiday Music, which will entice you to sing along! All children are encouraged to dance. SIGN UP NOW! REGISTRATION FORM to follow.

Fri. Dec 16 Chateau Laurier - Guest Speaker, Dave Smith Dec 23 and Dec 31 No Meeting - Enjoy the Holiday Season $ $ $ $ $

BRING IN YOUR CANADIAN TIRE MONEY AND/OR CASH $ $ $ $ - Kiwanis Key Club of Sir Robert Borden High School is once again collecting Canadian Tire money and /or Cash for Toy Mountain! Guy Bourbonniere and Robert Houle would be pleased to accept your donation at any luncheon - DEADLINE is DEC 2nd $$ MONEY VOTE

At the luncheon of Dec 9th, you will be asked to vote on the following: 1) $4,173 for the purchase of Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club seasons tickets for the 2005-06 Adopt-a-School Program, to be donated to the Cambridge Street Public School and Pleasant Park Public School. These funds are expensed to our Board of Directors. 2) $4,850 for the Kiwanis Music Festival to assist them with their operating costs. These funds are expensed to the Community Services Music Festival committee.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR KIWANIS TABLE for The Westin Ottawa Christmas Cheer Breakfast on DECEMBER 9th ? This annual fundraiser is in the Westin’s Confederation Ballroom, located on the 4th floor of the hotel. Ottawa’s largest annual networking Breakfast will run continuously from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. and is a great way for you to get into the holiday spirit. There will be various celebrity servers from the Ottawa Region, entertainment, and exciting draw prizes. Tickets are $50 each and there is seating for 10. There will Kiwanis table with 6 people already signed up. If you would like to join the Kiwanis table, inform the Kiwanis office. Proceeds to the Christmas Exchange.

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring

Once again this year, the Ottawa Senators and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are working together on the Kiwanis Partners in Caring program. This is a project whereby the Kiwanis Club is offered tickets, suites and merchandise from the Senators at a discount enabling them to sell these items at very attractive prices, with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis youth projects. THIS YEAR’S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 – tickets available for $95 in the 100 level , $75 in the 200 level and $50 in the 300 level A GREAT DEAL: Order 10 tickets for your employees, co-workers or friends and you will receive 2 free bonus tickets for the December 15th game when the Sens play Dallas. OR if not 10 Hockey tickets with 2 free tickets, why not just buy 2 tickets and support Kiwanis. Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741 ALSO - Our volunteers will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at the game on Thursday, February 9, 2006. These raffle tickets practically sell themselves, as the prize value is up to $15,000 for the lucky winner at each game. This year, we will be guaranteed $15,000 for our 50/50 ticket sales, to be donated to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Health Care Group Youth Psychiatry. Thanks to Jackie Holzman who will be coordinating our volunteers. IF YOU WANT to help sell 50/50 tickets before the game and between the 1st and 2nd period, and you get to watch the game, please contact Jackie at 729-9710, or contact the Kiwanis office.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles – Every year we provide volunteers to assist the Red Shield Appeal through the ringing of the bells for the Salvation Army, at the ZELLERS entrance at the corner of Sparks Street Mall and O’Connor . We ONLY need 2 more members to EACH take a 1-hour shift to ring the bells and staff the bubble, during the lunchtime period of Wed. Dec 7, 12:00 to 1:00, OR Thur. Dec. 8, 1:00 to 2:00. IF you can help out, PLEASE contact the Kiwanis office as soon as possible.

LAST CALL TO GET YOUR TICKETS call 232-1945 or NewPort Restaurant 722-9322 Ottawa’s singing policeman celebrates 50 years in the entertainment business- Dominic D’Arcy, with MC Max Keeping of CJOH-TV, and the Dominic D’Arcy Rising Stars Talent Development youth performers, are joining forces for an evening of celebration and music. Who: Dominic D’Arcy (with special guests) What: CD Release party and celebration of 50 years in the entertainment business Why: In partial support of the Rising Stars Talent Development program When: Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, 7:30-9:30 pm refreshments to follow Admission $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12 Where: Ron Kolbus Centre (formerly Lakeside Gardens). West on Carling Ave, turn right into BritanniaPark (at Pinecrest) Background Dominic D’Arcy lends a sympathetic ear through his music that helps in turning troubled youth around and encourages them to become involved in their community in the war against drugs and alcohol. Many of Dominic’s Rising Stars have gone on to the world stage Kiwanis Club of Kanata Charter Night and Christmas Party

December 17, 2005 “We are a new member of the Kiwanis Family, we want to invite all Club Presidents and the members of your club to come celebrate our New Kiwanis Club’s Charter Night on December 17 – 2005, 6:00 at the Amberwood Golf Club, 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville. Past District Governor, Dr. John Button, will be in attendance to present us with our New Club Charter , and we will have some of our Kiwanis Idols from 2005 Idol contest to showcase there talent.” Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Program 8:00, Dance 9:00 to 11 Dress: Business. Tickets are $35.00 per person. It would be great to have an interclub for all Clubs in Division 12 & 13 RSVP BY: Friday December 7, 2005 to Eldon J. Fox, Kiwanis Club of Kanata. 831-9900 or e-mail hdoctor@rogers.com

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West (formerly Carleton) invites you to celebrate the holiday season with them at our Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast on December 7, 2005 at 7:15 a.m. at the Dovercourt Community Centre, 411 Dovercourt in Westboro. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Tom Sherwood, ecumenical chaplain of Carleton University. Tickets are $17 and can be obtained by calling Kevin Kavanagh at 226-1011 x 204, or home 749-8018, email kavanagh@francisandassoc.com Kiwanis Club of Bytown “It is my pleasure to invite all the clubs in Division 12 to interclub with the Kiwanis Club of Bytown on December 13th, 2005, at Hunt Club, Bowesville Road, 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $32. We look forward to a good turnout. Please advise me by December 6th at ayerssp@magma.ca if you can be with us on this special evening. Shirley Phillips Ayers, Chair, Interclubs, Kiwanis Club of Bytown

Support the OTTAWA FOOD BANK - “Singing For Supper Tour” with Tom Jackson on November 28, 6:00 p.m. at the this Gala Dinner at the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. All proceeds will go to the Ottawa Food Bank for the purchase of a refrigerated cube van for their Fresh Harvest Program, a perishable food retrieval program that picks up food from local supermarkets daily and delivers it to more than 100 local food programs, such as Shepherds of Good Hope, The Mission, etc. Tickets are $225 per person. For more information contact http://www.theottawafoodbank.ca

Board of Directors, for 2005-06 Executive (7) 88th President - Sam Bhargava (613) 834-3647 Immediate Past President - Derek Finley President-Elect - Neil McDonald 2 Vice-Presidents - Bill Gosewitz and Peter Patafie Honorary Treasurer - Jane Flain Honorary Secretary - Solange Guberman Directors (9) Guy Bourbonniere Martin Diegel Harold Feder Dawn Morewood Peter Nadeau Barb Perrin Phil Rossy Chris Thompson Doug Wilson