40 Members enjoyed breakfast followed by Rev. John Moor’s presentation flavored with light humor. Giving thanks for things that matter. As children, we are thought to say “please”, “thank you” and “I am sorry”. In turn, we teach this to our children. As adults, we often forget these important words and they are never said often enough. Rev. John encouraged us to consider life, family, friends and community and to say “thank you” for all these things, and also encouraged us to take care of one another. He ended his talk telling us about a little girl confined to her bed who liked to count the stars at night and say thank you….thank you for daddy, thank you for mommy, thank you for my little brother, thank you for my bed…and wished they were more stars. Rev. John reminded us that we have an abundance of things to be thankful for and that there were not enough stars to go around.
One Can make a Difference – President’s Rose - Kathleen Holst Kathleen has been a very busy member since she re-joined in 2002, and lucky for us, she moved right along as if she never left. She was Chair of our Iodine Deficiency Disorders Committee and lead the committee in their 1st annual “Loonies on the Mall” fundraiser raising $5,200 which contributed to our commitment of $50,000 to eliminate Idd. She lead the Oktoberfest Committee and raised $10,000 for our club. She chaired the Interclub, Sports and Social Committee, a few times now and organized our first Mega Interclub Meeting of all 18 clubs in our Division when we hosted the District Governor in 2005. Kathleen’s motivation and enthusiasm make her a terrific all-around Kiwanian. This year she will be staying on the committee, to assist Bob Garrow who is Chair of Interclub. Congratulations Kathleen, your efforts do make a difference.
Next Kiwanis Luncheon
Friday, October 17, 2008 12:15-1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa, Laurier Room Appreciation Luncheon Read-a-thon is an exciting Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Literacy Project, specially designed to help children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 become better readers and better learners, by nurturing a joy of reading. Through Read-a-thon, students are challenged for three weeks to read more, at home and at school. Special classroom activities and school-wide events help children share the reading experience and have fun doing it! At this luncheon, we will be hearing from some of the children and participating schools. Keynote speaker: Honorable James Bartleman will talk about his 5 1/2 years as Lieutenant-Governor: ”Expanding and mobilizing civil society in support of Aboriginal literacy in Canada”.
Luncheon Line-up - Be Sure To Join Us and Invite A Guest….
Oct 24 Marina Neumat “Human Rights in Tehran” – she will speak about her personal experience of having been a political prisoner for 2 years.
Oct 31 Michael Geist , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law University of Ottawa,“Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada's Digital Future”
Mon. Oct 20 Membership 5:00 Dawn Morewood’s office Board of Directors 5:30 pm Staples 403 Bank Street, 2nd floor boardroom Wed. Oct 22 Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Mon. Oct 27 Cadets, 7:00pm Notre Dame High School
Interclub Mega Meeting
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - The Kiwanis Club of Nepean invites all members of clubs in Div 12 and 13 to come and listen to Ec&C District Governor Sheron Cameron-Dunn “An Outlook on Kiwanis” followed by a Panel Discussion on Membership Growth, Hiv/Aids Project and Marketing Kiwanis. Time: 11:30 a.m. - Meet & Greet / 12:00- 2:00 p.m. - Lunch Location: Banquet Hall, Building D, Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, On Tickets: $23.00 each, includes lunch, free parking in back lots 8,9 and 12 Tickets available from Lg Sam Bhargava, Div. 12, or Bob Garrow, Chair of our Interclub, Sports and Social Committee