Weekly Meeting - Cadets Luncheon, Lt. Colonel Foster

Thanks go to the Club’s sponsored Cadets of the 211 Air Cadet Squadron and the 2784 Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets, who reminded us how important our sponsorship and support is to the youth. The GGFG Drill Team was impressive and in great form, and we could’ve listened to the 211 Band even longer. To come to the Fairmont Chateau to perform for the Club also takes courage, and it was evident that Kiwanis’ support is helping to create good citizens.

Lt. Colonel Robert Foster experienced an epiphany on his birthday when he realized his goal to be starship commander was just too unattainable, and that we should measure our success by reaching for the values that will make us happy. He spoke about the successes of the 2784 GGFG who are the largest in Eastern Ontario and one of the Top 5 in Ontario, and other remarkable people who were exemplary examples of the Values of the Cadets, showing Determination, Intelligence, Excellence and a Desire and Willingness to help others in their community.

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Guy Milne Guy was introduced to our club by Ted Parsons in 2002. He immediately became very active on our Air Cadets Committee, and was Vice-Chair of the Committee for 2004-05 and in 2005-06. Guy was always available to help out with the Cadets projects and after some fine training, he agreed to be Chair of the Cadets Committee in 2006-07, and again for the current year. The Chair must maintain a strong relationship with the Commanding Officers of both Air and GGFG Cadets, and it is up to Guy to ensure a smooth interaction between their groups and our Club. Guy’s caring nature is very beneficial to the cadets, as he has their true interest in mind. He is a strong leader for the cadets and is a good mentor. We are very proud of the Cadets and, as we can tell by their presentation today, they should be proud of themselves and their cadet corps. On behalf of the members of our club, Guy, Thanks for Making a Difference!

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Donna Hicks who won the Big remote control; to a 211 Cadet who won the Big calculator; both donated by Stephen Tanner and Staples; to a GGFG Cadet who won the automatic pencil sharpener, donated by the Kiwanis office; and, to David Urie who won the raffle of a bottle of Rum from Barbados, donated by Jamie Johnson (a bribe not to pay a fine I bet). Thank you all for contributing, $58.00 was raised for the Cadets.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics at Carleton University The deal is signed!! President Bill, Kanta, and Peter Nadeau, Chair of the Kiwanis Medical Foundation, were very proud, on behalf of the club, to make the cheque presentation of $50,380.00 to David Timms, Senior Development Associate, Faculty of Science, Serge Arpin, Chief Advancement Office and Paul Johns, Chair of the Physics Department, at Carleton University. David thanked us for this wonderful opportunity for a partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Carleton University, and for our vision in this initiative. The $50,380.00 will be matched 100% for an endowment fund with the interest of up to $10,000 going to a student for a scholarship each year. President Bill thanked all of the club members who contributed to the $10,380 raised by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa members. And again we see, “One Can Make A Difference”.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday May 30, 2008 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Semi-Annual General Meeting, The Board of Directors will provide an update on the Items discussed at the Board Retreat, and other items. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be time for questions from the floor. This is a closed meeting – no guests please. If you have any items you want added to the Agenda, contact President Bill at his office 613-563-5083. Be sure to call a member you haven’t seen for awhile and even offer to drive them to the luncheon

Luncheon Line-Up

Jun.6 Noel Buckley, President, Ottawa Tourism Convention Authority

Jun.13 Legion of Honour and New Members Induction

Jun.20 Stuart McCormack, Aktion Club Jun.27 Robert C. Lee, President RCI International Inc.

Committee Meetings

Mon.May.26 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Membership, 5:30pm, Peter Charboneau’s home Wed.May.28 Corporate Membership, 12:00pm, Chimo Hotel

Baseball Game Interclub Sports and Social Committee, and Programme Committee – Invite you to the following Baseball Game on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 pm. This replaces our Friday luncheon. Meal in the restaurant at the Rapidz Stadium, Game at 7:00pm (Rapidz vs. Atlantic City) Cost $30 for guests and non pre-paid members. Children under 14 $12.

Happy Birthday May.26 Ken Birch May.27 Greg Payne May.29 Vic Whittaker

Sympathy of the Club

Sympathy goes out to Mr. Pat McGurn, President of Surgenor Pontiac Buick Gmc, in memory of his wife, Margo, who passed away on Thursday. The McGurns, including their sons Mike and Andrew, are like an extended family of our club. The Surgenor Group of Companies is our longest supporting donor, providing us with a one-year car lease for many years – first for our TV Auction fundraiser which ran for 33 years, and they continue to do so for our Bon Appetit Silent Auction. They have supported Kiwanis through their employee Tom Spence’s membership for 32 years. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 27, 2:00–4:00pm & 7:00–9:00pm, at Hulse Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 28 at 11:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa. Our thoughts are with the McGurn family at this time.

Interclub, Sports and Social Committee – Get Ready for the Summer! More information will follow but for now mark your calendars… May.29 The sail on the Black Jack has been postponed until Wednesday, June 4 because of all Postponed the rain, they do not have the boat ready to sail yet. Please include this information in today's newsletter. Sail on the Tallship Black Jack $30.00, includes light dinner (sandwiches, fruit, cheese) dockside at Britannia Yacht Club followed by sail on the river. On shore cash bar available. Jun.21 BBQ at Dawn Morewood's home in Metcalfe

Aug.22 RCMP Camp Family day sports and BBQ joint event with program committee 211 Air Cadet, 2008 Annual Inspection The honour of your presence is requested at the 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Air Cadet 2008 Annual Inspection. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 19:00 – 20:45 hours, Notre Dame High School, 710 Broadview Avenue, Ottawa. All members are welcome to attend. No cost. For more information contact Ken Miller at kenottawa@msn.com

Mussels & Fries Dinner

Kiwanis Club of Hull invites you to their Annual Mussels & Fries Dinner! Pasta (Penne), in a “rosé” sauce is available for those who would rather leave the mussels to others, Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 6:30pm, Chateau Cartier (The old Chaudiere Club) 1170 Aylmer Road, Aylmer. Lots of free parking. $45.00 per person All profits to “La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie” a non-profit organization. The Centre welcomes sick Outaouais residents in the terminal phases of ill-ness. The philosophy of “La Maison” is to respond to their needs in a comfortable, family-oriented environment. For information contact Robert Normand, Dlg, Tel 819-771-0984 Email robnor@videotron.ca

Swing fore Sing Golf Tournament

Kiwanis Club of Kanata invites everyone to join in the Annual Kiwanis Idol – Swing fore Sing Golf Tournament at the Kanata Golf Club, 7000 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Monday, June 30, in support of "Children at Risk" for children and young adults with "Autism", and the Kiwanis Idol program. Sponsorship opportunities Dinner Sponsor $5,000 (4) Free Foursomes / Cart Sponsor $2,000 One Free foursome / Prize Sponsor $1,500 One Free Foursome / Lunch Sponsor $1,500 one free foursome / Hole Sponsors $200.00 / Single Golfer $200 ($180 before June 1) **Dinner only $50.00 (President Bill hopes there will be other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa attendees to join him) "Please help us support these two great causes ...our Kiwanis Idol's will be working on the course, as well as singing at the dinner. This is your chance to play one of the top golf courses in Ottawa and help our children in the community have a better life. We really need players to fill the tournament. Thanks in advance for your help... we are the new Kid on the block and need all the support we can get from our family of established Kiwanis Clubs". Best Regards, Eldon Fox, Past President Kiwanis Club of Kanata 613-831-9900 fax 613-831-0688 or hdoctor@rogers.com (Note The Kanata Club was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa in 2005). Kiwanis Idol Red Carpet Concert Eldon Fox, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Kanata, has copies of the Videos & Cd's from the 2008 Kiwanis Idol Red Carpet Concert. Video is only $20.00 Cd is $10.00 / for both $25. 23 songs in total for you to enjoy. Contact Eldon Fox 613-831-9900 hdoctor@rogers.com For more info on Kiwanis Idol visit www.kiwanisidol.org

Aktion Club International Convention

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Bytown Aktion Clubs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday June 19, 2008 We will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street at 1:00pm for a Meeting, Dinner & Dance. Tickets are $10 each. If you can help in any way to make this event a success or if you wish to attend the dinner & dance, please contact Aktion Club Chair, Harold Moore at 613-292-1192 by June 16, 2008. 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.