July 27th Luncheon Meeting - Former member, Jill Bobula, was very frank and sincere when she spoke about Tourette Syndrome, and the challenges she and her husband faced when their son was diagnosed. The terrible two’s were much more dramatic for their little one, and, after many visits to different doctors, all the symptoms, that they thought were unrelated to each other, starting fitting into place.
The tics, the sweating and jumping, the energy, the sleep disorders, the inattentiveness, the hyperactivity, the heightened sensitivity, , and the obsessive-compulsiveness, were all thought to be part of his rapid progression. He is brilliant - as many with mental disorders are - he reads the sports section every day and watches ESPN and knows all the stats, at 7 years old! With a lot of research and support, and with daily monitoring by his parents, he is now completely free of all highly addictive medications, and is able to carry on normal daily activities. With vitamins and mineral therapy, a diet free of preservatives and closest to the food source as possible, steady patience and a lot of humor, it is possible to assist someone with Tourette Syndrome, without all the medication.
Jill closed with a reminder that we should all look at the special gifts offered by people with mental disorders, and not just to look at the disorder. She was met with a standing ovation. President Neil was very pleased to present a cheque for $1,000 to the Tourette Syndrome Foundation to assist the Ottawa Chapter with the purchase of an Educator’s Kit for schools to help them recognize a child in need, as well as, to provide strategies on how to work with the child.
President’s Thought for the week - A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and, the lawn mower is broken.
“One Can Make a Difference” – The President’s Rose was given to Dawn Morewood Dawn is a member of the Board of Directors, for her unfaltering support of Kiwanis. Murray McKeage introduced Dawn to our club in 1999, and she has been an active participant ever since, contributing to many of our hands-on projects and our fundraisers. In addition to volunteering wherever needed, she has supported the Duck Race Committee, the Seniors Committee, and the Programme Committee’s Christmas Party. Just recently, she assisted with the planning of the Nana Mouskouri luncheon and also arranged for sponsorship of the event from her employer RBC Dominion Securities. Dawn is a pleasure to work with and her face beams with love and respect when she talks about Kiwanis and all that you do.
Raffle Congratulations to Ken Birch, who won the 50/50 raffle and won $30. The fine session brought in $47. Thank you all for contributing.
Next Meeting - Friday August 10 2007 As part of our Summer programs, we will not be holding a meeting on any Friday before a long weekend. Monday, August 6th is a Civic Holiday, known in Ottawa as Colonel By Day. Lieutenant-Colonel John By was an English military engineer, best remembered for supervising the construction of the Rideau Canal and, in the process, founding what would become the city of Ottawa. Enjoy your Long Weekend and play safe!
Friday August 10 2007: We are Moving… to the National Arts Centre, Le Café Restaurant, bBreakfast Meeting 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. This will be a round table with no Guest Speaker. Guests are invited to join us (cost is $25) On the Menu: Buffet Breakfast of fruit, muffins, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, etc. Luncheon Line-Up (to end of September) The Board of Directors and the Programme Committee has cancelled a number of luncheons throughout the summer, to allow our members to get a jump on the long weekends, and to give you more time with your families. Be sure to JOIN US FOR THE MEETINGS WITH SPEAKERS and our Round Tables !
Fri. Aug 17 Round Table – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fri. Aug 24 Meeting cancelled
Fri. Aug 31 Meeting cancelled
Fri. Sep 7 To be announced
Fri. Sep 14 Camp Smitty – No Kiwanis Luncheon in Ottawa
Fri. Sep 21 Legion of Honour / New Members Induction – BRING A GUEST!
Fri. Sep 28 Turnover Day - Time to say Goodbye and Thank you to President Neil and the Board of Directors, and to welcome President Bill Gosewitz and his Board for 2007-08 Committee Meetings Committee Chairs are asked to confirm their August meeting with the office. thx
Happy Birthday to You! July 28 – Katie Ng / July 29 – Eddy Cook / July 30 – Dominic D’Arcy / Aug 3 – Val Wilkins
$$ Financial Note to all members “ We are working our clearing up our members’ Accounts Receivable, and request that all outstanding accounts be paid to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa office by the end of next week (August 10th). We will be calling some members to remind them – but your co-operation is appreciated”. President-Designate Bill Gosewitz.
10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - 2007-08-20 Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament. All of the net proceeds will be deposited into the Foundation account of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Then, periodically, these funds 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 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun 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 $1,000,000 “shoot-out” complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,300 per Foursome. CONTACT Patrick McGarry at 233-1143 for more info Luncheo Fee Increase 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. 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. Ottawa Seniors High Tea at City Hall – sponsored by AlaVida Lifestyles Thursday, August 9, 2007 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Place Jean Pigott at Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa / Tickets are $7.00 each. “ Join in the fun and sway to the sounds of The Grey Jazz Band” or invite a Senior to join in the fun. Members of our club are asked to volunteer to help set up the tables from 10:00 to 12:00, then for greeting and helping the Seniors from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. If you can help out please contact Helene Crabb at 613-247-0500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Dress Code Casual Business Dress has returned. For the months of June to August a jacket and tie is NOT required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket is required if you are seated at the head table.
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.
Want to join us for the 100-person Interclub in San Antonio, Texas? “ I have done many crazy things in my life – but this may rank as the craziest. I have booked a party for Friday, October 26th in San Antonio at ‘Howl at the Moon’ – dueling piano bar. I actually threw in my business card and won the Party for 100 – which includes: Free admission, Complimentary snack buffet 5-7pm First 2 drinks are .50 each - then 1/2 price to 8pm. 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 Why: Because the opportunity exists to spend some quality time with your significant other – or fellow Kiwanians – or both - in Beautiful San Antonio. Accommodations option: For the Kiwanis Int’l Convention, we stayed at the Hilton Homewood Suites on the Riverwalk President-Designate Bill Gosewitz at 613-563-5083 or email@example.com
In order for the Rosters to be available for end of September, 2007 the DEADLINE FOR CHANGES is July 27, 2007 – for the first draft (I will be sending it to print this week) All members were sent a Roster Change form. If you do not have one, don’t hesitate to inform Rita Harper by replying to this email or call 613-233-1900. Thanks.