Weekly Meeting - Cancelled for the Canada Long Weekend

The weekly meeting is cancelled for the Canada Day long weekend.

Celebrating 90 years of community service! June 29, 2007

NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING: Friday July 6, 2007, 7:30am – 9:00am *** WE ARE MOVING TO…. 
The National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa (parking $8.50)
Restaurant Des Beaux – Arts (main floor cafeteria) "Invite a guest to join you for Breakfast as the sun comes up at the National Gallery! Following breakfast we will hear about the Renoir exhibit from Mr. Graham Larkin, Curator of European and American Art at the National Gallery of Canada who is referred to as: “one of the most promising Canadian art historians of his generation”. Members and guests will then be able to enjoy the Exhibit at their own pace. COST: There will be no additional cost for Club members to see the Exhibit thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kanta Marwah. Guests will pay $35.00 for breakfast and the Exhibit. As a membership initiative, a limited number of free guest admissions is available. More information is available from the Kiwanis Office when you RSVP on your attendance and the guests that you wish to bring. As this is a catered event, we must provide firm numbers to the Gallery by July 3, 2007. To meet this deadline, please RSVP by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 3rd; the earlier that you reply, the better the chance you have of being able to bring a guest without charge.

Special announcement!!! - We will also have room to accommodate members and guests that would like to attend the exhibit only at no cost. Those who wish to attend only the exhibit should arrive at the main entrance and proceed to the Restaurant Des Beaux – Arts by 8:30am. " Please rsvp to the Kiwanis office by Thursday, July 5, 2007, 4:00pm. Our meeting will take the following form: 7:30 Chair Harold Feder goes to podium. Invocation – Major Larry Jones, O Canada , Toast to the Queen 7:35 Buffet breakfast 8:05 Club Announcements, etc. 8:15 Introduction of Guest Speaker - John Callan 8:30 Thank you to guest speaker – Cathy James-Zelney 8:35 Adjournment and Tour of Gallery Renoir Exhibit

On the menu: Juice, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Ham, Hash Brown Potatoes, Basket of baked goods, Fruit, (Pancakes for Vegetarian Option) Happy Birthday Jul.1 Ed Mulkins Jul.4 Lee Storm

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings scheduled

Luncheon Line-Up

July 13 Semi-Annual Business Meeting - IF YOU HAVE ANY TOPICS that you want addressed at this meeting, please inform President Neil at neil@capitalbenefit.ca or phone his office at 613-725-2128 x224. Note that he will be attending the Kiwanis International Convention from July 2 – 9th.

July 20 Relocating to Congress Centre Terrace

July 27 TBA

August 10 Breakfast at the NAC NOTE: Our special Luncheon to recognize the anniversary of our Legion of Honour members and to formally induct our New Members who joined in the last year, will take place on Friday, September 21, 2007, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Mark Your Calendars! Summer Dress is here! Now that summer is upon us, Casual Business Dress has returned, which means gentlemen must wear a jacket to our luncheons, however, a tie is not required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket and tie is required if you are seated at the head table.


The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike grab it, we need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee with the help of the Hands-On Committee will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008 Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across ones in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore – (613) 781-7196


Effective September 1, 2007, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be increasing luncheon fees by $2.00 (to $30.20 all inclusive), therefore there will be an increase to our Active members of $2.00 (to a total of $23.00) Active members will be billed quarterly at a rate of $23.00 (currently $21) and Senior/Honorary & Guests will pay $30.00 at the door effective September 1, 2007.

Health of the Club – Rita will be away from the office June 22 – July 9, as she will be having carpal tunnel surgery on her left wrist.

Are you the next Kiwanis Idol? Ottawa’s very own singing competition. August 4th, 5th & 6th, 9am – 5pm (Semi-finals, Saturday September 1st, Finals Sunday, September 2nd). Ottawa City Hall, Council Chambers, 110 Laurier Avenue West. $20.00 Cash Entry Fee. This is a great way to promote Kiwanis to the youth in the Ottawa area. This event won the Godfrey Dyer, Marketing Kiwanis Award last year. The Godfrey Dyer award is given for the best Marketing of Kiwanis, Please join us this year to help market Kiwanis. For more information visit www.kiwanisidol.org or call Eldon Fox 613-831-9900.

Kiwanis – What can you do?

What can you do... when children see their homes swept away by nature's wrath? What can you do... when a parent can't stay near a hospitalized child? What can you do... when a person who has disabilities can't find affordable housing? What can you do... when an area's only playground is about to vanish? What can you do... You Can Make a Difference! A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs invest more than 6.2 million hours and US$100 million in communities around the world. Through these efforts, the Kiwanis organization truly leaves a lasting impression on future generations.