Al Hatton, President of the United Way/ Centraide Canada, spoke of how their goal in the years ahead is to be more focused on achieving impact in local communities, partnering with agencies, governments, corporations, labour and citizens, in tackling the most pressing community issues, and strengthening the capacity of charities to achieve their individual missions. The plan is to leverage their brand as a vehicle to generate enthusiasm and to promote the charitable sector by working together to engage each community to help those in need. Identifying and attacking the root causes of poverty and homelessness, as well as increasing the number of high school graduates, will effect real change to the community identified priorities.
President Neil’s Thought For the Week: Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
One Can Make a Difference – President’s Rose – Stephen Smye Stephen joined our club in 1992, sponsored by former member Ray Chartrand. Steve is our club piano player and was a good friend and protégé of the late Past President Harry Brown. He is proud to continue Harry’s tradition of playing the piano for our weekly luncheons. Steve is a member of our Kiwanis Music Festival Committee and along with his wife Stacey, have volunteered many hours at the Festival. Each year the club provides scholarships for the Music Festival and we continue to encourage young people to excel in their musical talents.
Raffle Prize Congratulations to Derek Finley, who won the raffle of a man’s fleece pullover donated by Donna Hicks. Thank you all for contributing, $72.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $34.00.
Happy Birthday Nov.18 Garry Guzzo & Doug McGregor, Nov.21 Hassa Mirchandani & Peter Patafie
Next Luncheon Meeting Friday November 24, 2006, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Chateau Laurier, Adam Room Chief Vince Bevan , O.O.M. , Ottawa Police Service: “Public Safety in Ottawa” We will hear his reflections on public safety issues in Ottawa and his thoughts on what community groups such as ours can do to support and magnify the work of the Ottawa Police Service.
On the menu: Herb-Crusted Halibut with Mango-Habanero Coulis, Pecan Pie
Luncheon Line-Up Dec 1 General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces, ***Relocating to the Delta Hotel, 361 Queen Street***
Dec 8 Kiwanis International President, Nelson Tucker – his official visit to Ottawa
Dec 15 No Luncheon Meeting (see December 17)
Dec 17 (Sunday) 12:00-2:00pm, Family Holiday Party – Bring your family, friends, your children and your grandchildren!
Committee Meetings Mon.Nov.20 Golf, 5:45pm, Scotiabank Place, Gate #2 Wed.Nov.22 Medical Foundation, 7:00pm, Ferano Construction Fri.Nov.24 Communications, 11:00am, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Adam Room Membership (Corporate) 12:00 Fairmont Chateau Laurier Mon.Nov.27 Cadets, 7:00pm, Notre Dame High School Tue.Nov.28 Bed Race, 12:00pm, Apollo Management Seniors, 12:00pm, Good Companions Centre, 670 Albert Street Membership Recruitment & Retention, TBA, David Fair’s home
New Membership Rosters are here! We are pleased to present the 2006-07 Roster now being sent out to all members, thanks to the great work of Mansfield Rodney Printing. Enjoy the Roster and thank you for your support! Please note: We have taken great care in preparing your Roster but names, titles, and addresses change. As the Roster was already printed, we were not able to correct the listing for the office of the Mayor. We regret any inconvenience.
Mark Your Calendars! Kiwanis Holiday Party Thursday, November 30, 2006, Cash Bar 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm. Join us to celebrate the holiday season with your Kiwanis Friends & Guests. Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau. $65.00/person. Your choice of meal: Starter: (1)Creamy winter parsnips & roasted garlic soup with Crème fraiche or (2)Belgian endive with radicchio, mandarin oranges & Stilton cheese Meal: (1)Alberta prime rib with beef au jus or (2)Atlantic Salmon on roasted corn & orange glaze or (3)Vegetarian dish. Everyone is asked to bring a new or slightly read unwrapped book for children aged 6 – 12 years in support of the children at Connaught School. Contact the Kiwanis office by Monday November 27th to reserve your tickets and give your meal choice. For more information contact Lynda Campbell 613-762-6766
Sir Robert Borden Key Club – Toy Mountain Toonie Challenge November 13 – 30 Their goal is to bring joy to the less fortunate kids in the Ottawa area and to raise $2,500.00. Please bring toonies and/or Canadian Tire money at the December 1 luncheon. Thanks for your support!
Music for the Mind – Thursday, November 23, 2006, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Residence of the Austrian Ambassador. Tickets $65.00/person. Sample Austrian wine and cheese pairings, enjoy classical music in celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday. For tickets contact Buck Madden 613-724-6770 or purchase online at www.rohcg.on.ca or www.kiwanismusicfestival.com
An Evening with Patrick Watson Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon Partner – The Ottawa Public Library Foundation presents an evening with celebrated Canadian author and journalist, Patrick Watson at a literary gala and auction in support of the Ottawa Public Library. Monday, November 27, 2006, 6:00pm, Ottawa Congress Centre. Tickets $175.00 each ($100 tax receipt) available from Howard Whittaker. Includes: cocktails, dinner, silent auction, reading, conversation and book signing.
Christmas Cheer Broadcast The 16th Annual Christmas Cheer Breakfast will be held on Friday, December 8, 2006, from 7:00am-9:00am in the Westin Ottawa’s Confederation Ballroom. The tradition benefiting the Christmas Exchange of Ottawa, expands in 2006 with the introduction of a second beneficiary, The Ottawa Food Bank. Tickets $50.00 each. If you are interested in joining the Kiwanis table please contact the office by November 30.
Kiwanis Club of Bytown – 5th Annual Charter Night Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 6:30pm. EC&C District Governor Ed Kelly will make his official visit to Division 12. $32.00/person. For tickets contact: Janet Atkinson, tel: 613-728-3624 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt.Gov. Shirley Ayers, tel: 613-226-3657 Email email@example.com
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West – Christmas Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 7:00am, Macies Best Western, $17.00/person, Guest of Honour and Speaker will be EC&C District Governor Ed Kelly.
Have You Any Mittens?? Or children's winter coats, ski pants, toques, scarves, or skates, that are sitting in your closet? If you have any spare winter clothing for children 5-12 why not pass it along to Ross Hadwen, for the children at Connaught Public School. Also, any little items that you think a child would like - a small toy, a little trinket, a bracelet, a great pencil, a magnifying glass - something that can be used as a treasure for the teachers to give to a deserving student. Contact Ross Hadwen at 613-225-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cold Feet?? No one should have cold feet! The Ottawa Mission for men is always looking for supplies such as socks, and more socks, shaving cream, toothpaste, razors. Towels and outer clothing such as sweatshirts and coats are also needed. If you have any to spare, we are collecting these items at the Kiwanis office until December 15. Thank you to those who have already dropped off clothing and other essentials.
Strategic Planning is Your Friend
Over the past year the Strategic Planning Committee has been busy reviewing the Club’s Strategic Plan with a view to creating a series of “road maps” to ensure that we are all heading in one direction. “One Can Make a Difference”. The process began with a detailed review of the existing Plan to evaluate how we were doing, to take note of our successes and identify our failures. The Plan was tweaked resulting in a Plan which is relevant to the 2006-7 Kiwanis year. From that updated Plan, the Major Directions for the Club were identified and approved by the Board. The next step in the process was to create accountability for the implementation of the Major Directions and the attainment of the goals and objectives identified in the Plan. This was done by creating strategic plans for each of the three streams within the Club: Operations, Community Service and Fundraising. Messrs. Gosewitz, Patafie and Bourbonniere are responsible for each of these streams respectively. The strategic plans were then broken down further by committee. Each committee therefore has its own “road map” for success. The idea is that if each member of the club does their part to help implement a tactic which, in turn, helps a committee to achieve one of its goals then we will be successful as a Club. “One Can Make a Difference”. The focus for committee chairs is to assign responsibility for the tactics that have been identified. Committee meetings should be about monitoring the success of the attainment of the committee’s goals and objectives. The VP’s and President-Elect are there to help manage the process and are ultimately responsible for the success of the committees within their respective streams. Copies of the Strategic Plans for the Club and Committees can be found at: http://www.strategicplan.ottawakiwanis.org. Take a moment to check out not only what the committees that you are involved with are up to but what the rest of the Club is doing and where we are headed. There are a lot of great things going on. In the coming year the Strategic Planning Committee will also be focusing on Leadership Development and Project Evaluation. Any comments or feedback would be most welcome.
Harold Feder, Chair