Weekly Meeting - Annual General Meeting, No Guests Please.

A good meeting with 51 attendees. President Bill gave special thanks to Honorary Treasurer Bob Fisher for his presentation of the Financial Statements and the 2007-08 budgets, on behalf of the Board of Directors, and to Rita and Mike for ensuring the audit was done in a timely fashion and the Annual Reports were delivered to all members.

Thank you to Past President Allan Castledine for acting as our Club Parliamentarian. Most importantly, President Bill thanked all members for attending our Agm - it shows your interest, obligation and dedication as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Immediate Past President Neil McDonald Neil joined our club in 1990, sponsored by Distinguished Lt. Governor Ron Wing. His caring nature is a great benefit to our club, and because he has such a big heart, he has touched the lives of many of the youth in our community through his contribution to our club projects, and our committee work. Maintaining a high level of business sense and good judgment is a definite requirement for the job of President and Neil passed all the tests! He kept in touch with the Committee Chairs, made personal phone calls when needed, and guided all of us through the year, without flinching ! Neil, thank you for your commitment, passion and solid leadership in our 2006-07 year. You have helped the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa maintain our commitment to build a stronger caring community - You Have Made A Difference!

Thank You to Gerry Arial, owner of The Silver Rose, for his contribution of providing the Rose for our weekly luncheons. 196 O’Connor Street, Ottawa 613-238-8236 www.thesilverrose.com

President Bill’s Thought for the Week - A true friend is one who likes you despite your accomplishments.

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to President Bill Gosewitz, who won the raffle of a bottle of Mendoza wine, donated by Jamie Johnson. President Bill auctioned the wine off to the highest bidder, Bruno DiChiara, who pledged $50.00 for the Headboards in our upcoming Bedzzz Race. Thank you all for contributing, $60.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday February 1, 2008 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Bill Gowling Sos Emergency Response Technologies Main products are Cpr Prompt and Lifeline Aed Semi-Automatic Defibrillators. In addition, the company carries an Sos Emergency Oxygen Inhalator. Their Mission "To prepare the workplace to manage medical emergencies 
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Luncheon Line-Up

Feb.8 President's Meeting

Feb.15 No Luncheon Scheduled, Family Day Long Weekend

Feb.22 Medical Foundation Luncheon - Dr. Tony Hakim, Program Director, Neuroscience, Ottawa Health

Feb.29 Ken Bickley, “Laughter”

Mar.7 Dr. Jacques Lemelin, Chair Dept. of Family Medicine, “Organizing Primary Care”

Mar.14 Linda Eagen, President & Ceo Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Mar.21 * No Meeting Scheduled – Easter Long Weekend

Mar.28 Circle K Luncheon – Grete Hale, Chair of Morrison Lamothe

Committee Meetings

Mon.Jan.28 Membership, 7:00pm, Peter Charboneau’s home Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue.Jan.29 Bed Race, 12:00pm, Tba Wed.Jan.30 Corporate Membership, 12:00pm, Chimo Motel Annual


In an effort to reduce mailing costs for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa office, we will Not be mailing out the Annual Reports to all members this month. We will have copies available at the Friday luncheons in February, so if you did not get a copy at the Annual General Meeting on January 25, or the week prior, please be sure to pick up your copy. If you know you will be seeing a member that hasn’t been attending the Friday luncheons regularly, maybe you can pass a copy of the Annual Report on to them. The remainder will be mailed early March. Thank you for your assistance.


The following attended an Interclub at the Kiwanis Club of Manotick – Tuesday, January 22, 2008, Bob Garrow, President Bill Gosewitz, Kathleen Holst, Dawn Morewood & Glen Vaillancourt.

Health of the club

Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to: Ross Christensen, who has recently undergone surgery on his knee, And, Doug Wilson, who is also recuperating from knee surgery. President-Elect Peter Patafie is now at home, but still No Visitors and No Phone Calls please! He is recuperating and needs plenty of rest and care from his family.

Interclub, Sports and Social Committee Asks??? 1. Are you interested in curling at the Nepean Sportsplex in late February? Curling (teenagers + welcome) on Wednesday February 20, from 5 to 7pm, free parking. 2. Are you interested in skating at Scotia Place in late February? Family Skate at Scotia Place on Friday February 15, from 7 to 8pm, free parking in Ymca lot Sign up sheets will be on the tables at our weekly luncheons or call the Kiwanis office if you are interested. For further information, please contact: Bob Vergette at 613-225-0400, bobvergette@associateair.ca or Kathleen Holst 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Reading Is Fundamental (Rif) Book Presentation – Connaught Public School “I will be attending the Connaught Public School/Kindergarten book presentation on Tuesday, February 5, at 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm. I am looking for 10 Kiwanians for each session to join me and share the joy and see the excitement of the children for this event. This is what Kiwanis is about – making a difference in the life of a child! I believe every Kiwanian should see this. Please inform the Kiwanis office, and indicate which session you will be able to attend”. Thank you!

President Bill Gosewitz Support for our sponsored youth - Amy Pressman Amy is a recent graduate of Carleton U and is an alumnus of the Carleton University Circle K Club as well as the Key Club at Sir Robert Borden H.S. She has just moved to Kelowna, B.C. She is hoping that some of us may know members in a Kiwanis Club there or indeed may have friends in Kelowna that she could contact to help in her job search. She has a Ba in Criminology but is a quick study and very competent. Amy is most appreciative of any help we could provide. She can be contacted directly at 1-250-707-0830 or amypressman@gmail.com. You can also contact Val Wilkins at 613-254-7172 or v.wilkins@rogers.com.

Aktion Club International Convention

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Bytown Aktion Clubs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Tuesday June 3, 2008 We are looking for donations to help us in our efforts including: - Agenda handout. - Pins to handout. - Vehicles/buses to transport our out of town guests. - Any other gifts/items to provide to our guests. We have a great day planned for everyone including tours of Parliament Hill, escorted by the Honourable John Baird, Mp Ottawa-West Nepean and Minister of the Environment. Tours will be followed by lunch and then a sitting in Parliament’s Question Period at 3:00pm. We will then be off to the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street for a Dinner & Dance. Accommodations will be made available at Carleton University at $37.50/night for our out of town guests. If you can help in any way to make this event a success, please contact Aktion Club Chair, Harold Moore at 613-292-1192. Engagement A Kiwanian is a volunteer who agrees to commit their time, talent energy and resources to be actively engaged in Kiwanis Club of Ottawa activities.