Weekly Meeting Cancelled for Thanksgiving

The weekly meeting was cancelled for the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Next Meeting Note: We are moving to...the new Brickstone Restaurant, 320 Rideau Street (old Place Next Door) Deirdre McMurdy, Political Columnist, The Ottawa Citizen Her quick wit, great sense of humour, and her easy approach to politics, business, home, and family, is regularly quoted in the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. She will be a delight to open President Bill’s first luncheon meeting

On the menu: Chicken Supreme in Gorgonzola cheese sauce, roasted potatoes, vegetables, Pumpkin cheese cake – Vegetarian and Fruit option available.

New: The Head Table walks in at precisely 12:00 Registration starts at 11:30, and, our Guest speaker is on first, so we must be seated by 12:00. Meal served at 12:30

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri.Oct. 19 Michael Hughes – Networking

Fri.Oct. 26 Gennie McNicol, Trip to Kenya to build a new school

Fri.Nov. 2 Bob Abrames, Salesologist & Voyageur

Fri.Nov. 9 Remembrance Day Luncheon, Dr. Jack Granatstein, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

Committee Meetings

Tue.Oct. 9 Aktion Club, 6:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 330 Kent Street Bedzzz Race, 12:00 Apollo Property Management Thu.Oct. 11 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada

Happy Birthday To You! Oct.7 - George Old Oct.8 – Shirley Tomblin Oct. 11 – Alan Smith & Sharilyn Cyr

Membership Committee Chair – We need a Leader! We are looking for a dedicated and committed member to lead the Membership Committee for the upcoming year, starting October 1st. In this position you would conduct the monthly committee meetings, and liaise with Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Co-chairs, Tom Pullen/Angela Cummings; you would coordinate the meetings for Retention/Engagement and New Members, and, you would also liaise with the Kiwanis office for issues on recruitment of potential members, luncheons, committee budget, etc. If you are willing to spend the time on this most important club function, please contact me as soon as possible at 613-563-5083 or bill@e-canadianmortgages.com President-Designate Bill Gosewitz

Mark Your Calendars - 2008 Bedzzz Race - Kiwanis Bed Building Day When: Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:00am -3:00pm
Where: Patafie’s Moving Supply and Rentals- 888 Belfast Road We still need old bikes and old metal beds for the bed race. We also require someone with welding equipment who could assist us to construct the beds. more details to follow shortly

Kiwanis Club of Orleans – Skreamers Proulx Farm at 1865 O’Toole Road just east of Trim Road. Located in an old barn, the Kiwanis Club of Orleans and volunteers are preparing a wagon load of surprises and hair-raising attractions. Be afraid – Be very afraid. This site is dark and scary and sometimes gruesome and is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. For more information on dates and times, visit their website at http://www.orleanskiwanis.com/skreamers/

Stars of the City - Congratulations to Jamie Johnson!

The Stars of the City is a program organized by Tourisme Ottawa Tourism, which aims to recognize, motivate, and educate our region's front line staff - the face of tourism. They invited nominations for people who have gone above the call of duty. Jamie was nominated for his volunteer work with different Kiwanis clubs, Kiwanis Idol, Children at Risk, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Ra Centre Photo Club, 211 Air Cadets, website and computer time at public schools, and countless hours of advice and support offered to business associates and friends, and more. Jamie's name will be listed as a nominee and he will be recognized at the Stars of the City Recognition Evening, a 5-star event generously hosted by Algonquin College's School of Hospitality & Tourism. The finalists have already been selected. President Bill has purchased a table for 8 (tickets are $35 each, first come, first served.) Past President Neil McDonald, Vp Guy Bourbonnière, and Jamie and Laura Johnson, will be sitting at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa table for 8 (5 confirmed). If you are interested in joining them please contact President Bill directly at 613-563-5083 (Bill has already paid for the table). Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Algonquin College, 1385 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Main Dining Room, Building "D" 6:30p.m. Reception, 7:00 Dinner, 8:30 Awards Presentation (for more info: http://www.starsofthecity.ca)

Celebrating Women in Kiwanis

Twenty years ago, Kiwanis International extended an invitation to women to join. Now Kiwanis is celebrating this anniversary by honoring women who have made a significant contribution through their leadership and service. Learn how these outstanding women are changing their communities and the world! This week’s stories highlight Kiwanians from Pascagoula, Mississippi and McHenry, Illinois. To read more go to http://www.kiwanis.org

Help Wanted: Change Agents

Kiwanis is looking for a few great men and women who want to help change the world. Must be open to new ideas and innovative ways of solving problems. Must have personal courage and a willingness to challenge those in authority. Should be willing to ask important questions like: Why? So What? Who Cares? Positions available in 8000 locations worldwide, with opportunities for advancement into positions of leadership at a District and International level. Salary is not negotiable ($0), but the benefits are awesome. Kiwanis clubs and members undertake nearly 150,000 service projects each year, contributing more than Us$107 million and 6.2 million volunteer service hours. Together, we’re changing the world, one child and one community at a time! Contact the Kiwanis office for more information. 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.

Want to join us for the 100-person Interclub in San Antonio, Texas? Friday, October 26th in San Antonio at ‘Howl at the Moon’ – 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. Flight Information Bytown Travel has provided a price for airfare to San Antonio via Chicago. United Airlines - $524.57 (includes agent fee) Depart Ottawa – October 25th at 11:41 am – arrive San Antonio 5:46 p.m. (via Chicago) Depart San Antonio - October 28th at 1:51pm - Arrive in Ottawa 9pm Please contact Vivian directly vivian@bytowntravel.com Accommodations option: Hotels currently being explored -Westin Riverwalk San Antonio $299/night -Homewood Suites Riverwalk $229/night (these suites are large – a bedroom with 2 double beds and sitting area with pullout couch – could sleep 3…) - Alison Poirier has booked a block of rooms at the Sheraton – but we must get them quick. walking distance to the Riverwalk and the piano bar. $139/night Usd plus tax – call Alison Poirier at 613-225-7969 X228 or alison@apollomgt.com Please contact President-Designate Bill Gosewitz at 613-563-5083 or bill@e-canadianmortgages.com Asap to confirm your registration. Travel arrangements must be confirmed by the end of September.

Kiwanis Turnover Luncheon – September 28, 2007 – President Bill Gosewitz’s speech “ Lt. Governor David, Past Lt Governor Shirley, Past President Neil, fellow Kiwanians and guests, let me start by saying, I am proud and honoured to be your 90th President.

Thank you to Les Morin – who brought me into the club and to Grant King who passed on the opportunity saying ‘I am not interested ….but do I have someone for you…’ Thank you to my wife, Joanne – who has stood by me – to allow the time to participate in Kiwanis. I would like to thank Immediate Past President Neil and his Board, for a job well done. We had some trying issues – but Neil kept his hand on the wheel and we moved forward. If I can do half the job, I will be successful. I am blessed to have the assistance of Guy Bourbonnière, Harold Feder, Peter Patafie, Rita and Mike, and the Board of Directors. We still have many challenges to overcome as I will outline shortly. We must realize we are not alone – all service clubs are having issues as the world changes. I feel the members of this club are up to the task and I look forward to working with each and every one of you. I would like to say - In the words of Rick Barrigar – “Be Careful What you wish for” he said - would you like to be a president – I said sure excitedly – but I thought he asked if I would like to get a present…….well here I am. It is now my pleasure to introduce our Committee Chairs for the coming year. It has been a challenge to fill our committees and we still have some work to do, but I am confident our members will come through – I would ask each person to stand and remain standing until I have completed the list. Interclub Sports and Social – Kathleen Holst Program – Helene Crabb and Lynda Campbell Communications – Jamie Johnson Bedzzz Race – Steve Moore and Scott Bradford Bon Appetit – Paul Drouin Golf Tournament – Patrick McGarry Corporate Partnerships – Tom Pullen and Angela Cummings Project Development – Ken Nelson Cadets – Ken Miller and Guy Milne Circle K – Ian Hendry and Anthony McGlynn Key Club – Grant Yusak Direct Assistance – Will Thompson and Neil McDonald Medical Foundation – Peter Nadeau Ycpo – Ian Sterling and Wendall Hughes Membership Engagement/Retention – we have several Kiwanians who have agreed to step up to the plate and we are currently working to outline the direction – Clive Woolley, Bob Vergette, David Urie and David Costford. I would now like to take our guests, new members and experienced members, through a powerpoint presentation I prepared – it’s the first time and I am no expert – but it will give you the hi-lites for next year and a challenge. I challenge the club to raise $90K for the Bed Race in February. Last year we raised $38K – we have the potential for more beds – pledges for the ‘Headboards’ (Board of Directors team) – possibly inviting other charitable organizations and Kiwanis clubs to participate –lets hit $90K and I will shave my head on National Tv! We also need new members – keep your eyes and ears open – lets bring new people to share in our activities. In summation – This great Club is a group of volunteers Committed to changing Our Community and The World One Child at a time. I look forward to working with you –lets ensure we have fun at the same time”.

One Can Make A Difference!

Yours in Kiwanis President Bill Gosewitz