Three members were officially inducted into the club: Francois Cronier, Dave Donaldson, and Bernie Shinder – who then shared with us a few words on why they joined and what they have experienced since they joined. Some fresh ideas to improve fundraising, philanthropy, legacy, and communications as we go forward, and new ways to contribute to our community.
Brian McGarry, our keynote speaker, accentuated that joining Kiwanis is a way of saying Thank You and giving back to the community. He spoke of Charles Hulse, and other former Kiwanis members who made a difference in his life, and was proud to remember projects that Kiwanis founded and/or supported for years, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Camp Banting, and Christie Lake Camp. Brian is a 42 year member of Kiwanis, was President of the former Carlingwood Club, and Lt. Governor of Div. 13, and his most heartwarming feedback is when he sees the youth at work – such as the Cadets with their Wounded Warrior project . He was also Administrator of the Ec&C Key Clubs and then the Circle K Clubs, and he saw first-hand how these young students are sometimes shy and disconnected, then watching them rise in Kiwanis.
Governor General’s Foot Guard Cadets Major Buckler, Commanding Officer of the 2784 Ggfg Cadets, along with Sergeant Mark Henderson, Ggfg Cadets, and Jared Healey, from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School, spoke about a project that will provide comfort to the wounded soldiers waiting to come home. The “Wounded Warrior Fund” prepares and distributes “care packages’ to wounded Canadian Soldiers in Hospitals before they are shipped home. Care Packages contain essential care and comfort items including clothing, toiletries, calling card, Cd player, and playing cards, all designed to make their hospital stay more comfortable - are provided to severely wounded service members arriving at military trauma centers. A great initiative by these young students and Cadets. Congratulations to the Cadets for presenting this to our club and for raising $558. at our luncheon. Thank you to the members who donated.
Attendance 59 = 47 Members , 12 Guests
One Can Make A Difference – President’s Rose - Francois Cronier
Francois was introduced to our Club in November 2008, by President Peter. He asked where he could best serve the community and it was suggested that he join our Community Services Committee. At these committee meetings, Francois learned that there are many families in this city that are very dependent on the assistance of service clubs like ours. Francois is a perfect fit for this committee. He participates in their discussions and follows up on the requests he is assigned. He also presented an idea to the committee that will benefit our soldiers in Afghanistan, with quilts made just for them by Quilts of Valour, and with the Kiwanis ‘ name being recognized on the quilt. Good thinking, Francois! Francois also joined our Silent Auction Committee for Bon Appetit and attended almost every meeting, he contacted his network and obtained items for the event, and he worked the event. As equally important as his contribution to our club projects, Francois is having Fun and making new friends. For our New Members’ Luncheon held in March, he was not hesitant to put on a dress to play his part as Mary Wanna, even though he never shaved his legs, And he danced around the room, singing French songs, flirting with the likes of George Perrin! You are a welcome addition to our club, Francois, one who Can Make A Difference!
Congratulations to Tom Burnie who won the $50 gift certificate to the Running Room, donated by Dawn Morewood. Thank you all for contributing, $73 was raised for our General Account.
Next 2 Kiwanis Meetings
Friday, June 5, 2009 President’s Meeting: All members are encouraged to attend these 2 meetings, and to invite a member that you haven’t seen for a while. There will be time allotted for questions from the floor. Club Elections (Past President Bill Gosewitz) Our election process was designed when we were a much larger club. Past President Bill will explain the difficulties that this causes every year and some of the changes we would like to have the Club consider. Key Leader Programme (Past President Bill Gosewitz) - This is a new leadership training programme for high school aged children. Cost of Membership (President-Designate Peter Nadeau) - The membership survey indicated some significant concern amongst our members regarding the costs of membership. It is seen as impediment for the recruitment of new members - especially younger members. We need to discuss some basic changes to help reduce those changes. Communications - The Members Survey also indicated a widely held concern with the communications activities of the Club, both internal and external. Your Board of Directors is exploring some new ideas to better inform the Club membership and to get our story out to the Ottawa community. Friday, June 12, 2009 Semi-Annual General Meeting This is a closed meeting – no guests please. The discussions will continue as above, along with a brief review of the Club financials to date. If you want any items added to the Agenda please contact President Peter Patafie
Vacation Alert Rita Harper will be on holidays June 1 to June 12 inclusive. The Kiwanis office will be closed and a phone message will be provided for information. Email messages will not be checked in my absence. Contact President Peter Patafie at 613-238-1222. If you have any questions or in case of Emergency. For any questions on the luncheons, please contact Helene Crabb.
Tue Jun 2 Golf 12:00 Apollo Property Management Circle K 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office Mon Jun 8 Programme – John Callan’s home Wed Jun 10 Young Children’s Projects 12:00 Warren Gencher’s office Thu Jun 11 Key Club 8:00 a.m Trane Mon Jun 15 Board of Directors Meeting – 5:30 Hilton Garden Inn, 2400 Alert Rd Tue Jun 16 Community Services (Direct Assistance) 12:00 Kiwanis Office Wed Jun 17 Medical Foundation 6:00 Dominic Ferrarotto’s office Mon Jun 29 Cadets 7:00 pm Cartier Square Drill Hall
Jun 19 Legion of Honour – Guests Welcome! We will be recognizing 8 members as well as the late Ken Birch, who will be celebrating their anniversary this year. Jun 26 ** Relocating to Waste Management of Canada
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
Cadets Annual Inspection - 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
“Please plan to attend the Squadron's Annual Inspection. You will be proud and impressed with the progress that the Cadets have made over the past year. Date: 06 June 2009 Time: 1300 hrs to 1530 hrs Location: E.J.G. Holland Vc Armory, 2100 Walkley Road. Ottawa Reviewing Officer: Jacquelin Holzman Please confirm whether you plan on attending with Ken Miller, Chair Sponsoring Committee 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Rcac Squadron, Cell # 613-720-1946
Cadets Annual Inspection - 2784 GGFG Cadets
The 2784 Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets Sponsoring Committee and The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa invite all Kiwanis members to attend the upcoming Annual Ceremonial Review for our Ggfg Cadets. Location - Cartier Drill Hall on Wednesday, June 10th starting at 7:00 pm. R.S.V.P. Lt Jennifer McNeil at email@example.com or (613)724-2727 by Monday the 8th of June 2009 For More Information Contact Guy Milne 613-592-1736
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)
12th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 12th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament. The net proceeds 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 Date: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun, Rain or Shine, 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 $50,000 putting contest complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,200 per Foursome
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
Congratulations to those elected to serve on the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Board of Directors for 2009-2010, starting October 1, 2009!! President - Peter Nadeau President-Elect - Phil Rossy Vice-Presidents - Martin Diegel and Steve Moore Directors - Guy Bourbonniere, Lynda Campbell, Helene Crabb, Bruno Di Chiara, Bob Fisher, Geoff Godding, Barb Perrin, Alison Poirier, and Bron Vasic.
Happy Birthday to you! June 3 -Peter Nadeau, June 6 -Cathy-James Zelney, June 9 -Bruce Brooks and Frank Hegyi, June 10 -Myrna Beattie and Stephen Tanner, June 14- Jack Warner, June 15 -Victor Ferreira, June 26 – Mike Lundy and Sheri Farahani, June 30 – Barry Weatherdon