A modest group of Kiwanians turned out for breakfast on the scenic Rideau Canal to enjoy some time together unhindered by our regular program.
President Neil thanked Helene Crabb and her committee for their efforts in organizing the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Annual Senior’s Tea. 180 guests attended making the event a sell-out.
Kiwanians in attendance took the time to discuss various topics from summer vacations and how fast they can go by to upcoming meetings of interest, as well as, Club initiatives including Children Priority One and our upcoming Hands-On event at Camp Smitty. Members are encouraged to come out on Friday, August 17, for our next round table meeting. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow Club members.
Next Luncheon Meeting: Friday August 17, 2007, 12:30am – 2:00pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Tudor Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Round Table – No Guest Speaker Guests are invited to join us (cost is $28)
On the Menu: Oriental Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry, Steamed Rice with Ginger & Garlic, Opera Cake August 10 Breakfast:
Luncheon Line-Up (to end of September)
The Board of Directors and the Program Committee has cancelled a number of luncheons throughout the summer, to allow our members to get a jump on the long weekends, and to give you more time with your families. Be sure to JOIN US FOR THE MEETINGS WITH SPEAKERS and our Round Tables!
Fri. Aug 24 No Meeting Scheduled
Fri. Aug 31 No Meeting Scheduled
Fri. Sep 7 Speaker to be announced
Fri. Sep 14 Round Table at the Fairmont Chateau for those not going to Camp Smitty
Fri. Sep 21 Legion of Honour / New Members Induction – BRING A GUEST!
Fri. Sep 28 Turnover Day - Time to say Goodbye and Thank you to President Neil McDonald and the Board of Directors, and to welcome President Bill Gosewitz and his Board for 2007-08.
Mon Aug 13 - Program, location to be announced Tue.Aug.14 - Golf, 12:00pm, Apollo Property Management Wed Aug 15 - Community Services, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Mon.Aug.20 - Kiwanis Golf Tournament, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Wed.Aug.22 - YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Mon. Aug 27 - Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples 403 Bank St. Wed.Aug.29 - Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office
Committees for 2007-08
We are in need of leaders to step forward to chair committees for next year. A strategic plan has been developed to assist with goals of all committees. Individuals must be motivated, passionate, and willing to have fun. Committee Chairs required for: Bon Appetit – Silent Auction event is on May 5, 2008 – committee runs from Jan - May Direct Assistance - Committee reviews requests for assistance - Oct – Sep If you are able to step forward and help us with these committees, please contact me. President-Designate Bill Gosewitz at 613-563-5083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to You! Aug.18 - Wayne French / Aug.21 - Sid Lithwick (who is 86) / Aug.27 Pat Charbonneau / Aug.29 - Guy Bourbonnière / Aug.30 Harold Feder / Sep.5 Chris Fournier / Sep.6 Bill Siekierski
10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - 2007-08-20 Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament. All of the net proceeds will be deposited into the Foundation account of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Then, periodically, these funds will be distributed to support various deserving initiatives within the community - principally those that align themselves with our primary Kiwanis mission “Children – Priority One”. Location: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun Participants: Business leaders from the greater Ottawa community. Activity: Registration, lunch on the patio, 18-holes of golf (shotgun start), four Par 3’s with $50,000 hole-in-one prizes and a $1,000,000 “shoot-out” complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,300 per Foursome. CONTACT Patrick McGarry at 613-233-1143 for more info Sponsorship Opportunities Available
10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Monday, August 20, 2007 2 Par 5 Sponsorships - $1,500.00 each (or $2,700.00 with golf foursome) Silent Auction Items Needed: The Silent Auction Committee is still looking for prizes for our silent auction table. At this point, we are a little behind where we were last year. In keeping with the prestigious nature of this tournament, we are looking for items that have a minimum value of $200. That being said, we are happy to create prize lots from items that don’t have the minimum value we are seeking and will create some lovely prize packages. If you are able to assist the Golf Committee’s Silent Auction Sub-committee with a prize donation, please contact Tom Pullen by phone at 613-225-1555, Ext. 17. Thanks in advance for your support. For more information please contact Committee Chair Patrick McGarry at 613-233-1143
Want to join us for the 100-person Interclub in San Antonio, Texas? “ I have done many crazy things in my life – but this may rank as the craziest. I have booked a party for Friday, October 26th in San Antonio at ‘Howl at the Moon’ – the world’s greatest dueling piano show. I actually threw in my business card and won the Party for 100 – which includes: Free admission, Complimentary snack buffet 5-7pm First 2 drinks are .50 each - then ½ price to 8pm. I am hoping to have the craziest long distance interclub in honour of our 90 years of serving the community. We will invite the San Antonio Kiwanis clubs to join us and will see how many members and friends we can get to go from here.
When: October 26, 2007
Where: Howl at the Moon – dueling piano bar – San Antonio, Texas http://www.howlatthemoon.com/index.htm
Why: Because the opportunity exists to spend some quality time with your significant other – or fellow Kiwanians – or both - in Beautiful San Antonio. Accommodations option: For the Kiwanis Int’l Convention, we stayed at the Hilton Homewood Suites on the Riverwalk. President-Designate Bill Gosewitz at 613-563-5083 or email@example.com
The Ottawa Boys & Girls Club Camp Smitty 98 Mink Lake Road, RR #3, Eganville, ON, K0J 1T0 (Highway 17 West towards Arnprior) Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, 2007 WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! To sign up Contact: Lee Storm, Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 613-746-5785 w 613-741-5660 h OR Guy Dagenais, Coordinator email@example.com 613-789-0123 w 613-523-6373 h Kiwanis provides Hands-On Service for The Ottawa Boys & Girls Club This is our 4th year contributing to the maintenance of Camp Smitty – if you’ve never joined us before, this is a great way to have some fun with your fellow Kiwanians and friends, and help Camp Smitty. Thursday evening accommodations are available. Friday - 8:00 a.m. Work commences (you must be there by 7:30 to get assigned your tasks) - 6:00 p.m. Super Dinner with entertainment provided by Dominic D’Arcy. Sleeping accommodations are provided in the cabins. More to follow. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Work commences - 12:00 p.m. Farewell lunch arranged by the staff at the camp AREAS OF WORK: Clean up / Repairs includes: installing exterior wood siding, installing interior tongue and groove siding, interior staining, painting, demolition, raking, cleaning campsites, general maintenance. Lee Storm has arranged for a group of skilled tradesmen to lead our teams.
My Kiwanis Moment – From the Kiwanis International Website Kiwanis first came into my life 46 years ago when I joined the Centralia Township High School Key Club in my hometown of Centralia, Illinois. I enjoyed those four years, learning to become a leader and how to provide the best service to others in my community. Key Club was a big part of my high school years, even though it did not start that way. I guess you could say I entered into it “kicking and screaming” because I carried such a load with my studies and I played on every sports team the school had. But my father, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Centralia, insisted I join to learn the Kiwanis way of life. I am so glad he pushed me because my Key Club experience would serve me well in the years ahead. But my father, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Centralia, insisted I join to learn the Kiwanis way of life. I am so glad he pushed me because my Key Club experience would serve me well in the years ahead. After high school, I got away from Kiwanis in my years of furthering my education in college, a career in the military, and developing my own business; it took 42 years to find (Kiwanis) again. During the winter of 2004 I was near the end of a successful career as a professional photographer and was mourning the loss of my youngest daughter. I was thinking of retiring so I could try to fulfill her wishes of completing several community service projects she started. I soon found they were too much for me to handle alone and I knew I was just spinning my wheels. To the rescue came a friend and a member of the newly chartered Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches (Florida), who invited me to a meeting. As they say, the rest if history. I brought with me my daughter’s projects and, with the help of the club, they were all successful and have served hundreds of children. As a Kiwanian, I have served as a committee chairman, a member of the board of directors, president-elect, and, currently, president. I have been a part of building a $350,000, state-of-the-art baseball field for special needs children, chartering a new Kiwanis club, chartering the world’s largest K-Kids club, and hundreds of other meaningful projects. I heard someone talk about a person who died with their life unfulfilled. I never have to worry about that because, thanks to Kiwanis, my life is very much fulfilled. I guess you can say, I am a far better person with Kiwanis.
Alan L. Dill, President, Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches