Cyril Leeder shared his passion for the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team with a presentation of some memorable moments and Sens highlights! He stressed the work of the great people that contribute to the Sens family, including 200 full-time and 1,500 part-time staff. As one of the largest contributors back to the Ottawa community, the Senators Foundation has provided more than $50 million in support to many local organizations, including Rogers House, the Military Family Fund, and the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club. They also maximize their partnerships by securing matching funds as they did with Algonquin College and the Government.
He introduced some of the ongoing projects, including being one of the top 40 venues for concerts, 6 restaurants, Bert’s Bar in Barbados, changes at Scotiabank Place, revamped parking lots, and buses. ‘Stick-handling’ in today’s economic environment is down 10-15% but they are on the upswing. His closing message,“ Rely on your people / Be creative / there is no substitute for hard work”. Attendance: 69 = 59 members, 10 guests
New Member Reverend Pieter Heerema
We welcomed to our newest member – Reverend Pieter Heerema, a new Honorary Chaplain to our club, who was introduced by Reverend Harold Johnson. New Corporate Member - The Ottawa Senators We also welcomed our 2nd Corporate Member, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, who will be represented by Jim Orban Jr., Director of Sales, and Bill Courchaine, Director of Corporate Partnership for Senators Sports & Entertainment. Corporate Membership in the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is an opportunity for executives to connect and be a part of the premiere service club in Ottawa, and to enhance their corporate social responsibility profile. We look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with our new Corporate Member. Algonquin College was our first Corporate Member. Be sure to Introduce Yourself to our new members!
“One Can Make a Difference” President’s Rose – Tom Pullen
President Peter was proud to recognize Past President Tom Pullen, who was introduced to our club by Jim Preston in April 1975. Tom was our Club President in 1991–92 and like many of our past presidents, Tom continues to be a regular attendee at our Friday luncheons as well as an energetic participant on our committees. Tom was instrumental, in 1997, in developing a new fundraiser with the Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring, which he arranged on his own initiative. The Partners In Caring project was one our major fundraisers allowing us to provide much needed funding to many organizations, such as Candlelighters, Ronald McDonald House, and the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Youth Psychiatry. Tom has always worked closely with our Membership Committee, and was very instrumental in establishing our Corporate Membership. This membership category involves inviting corporate clients, to become members of our Club, and provides many benefits to our club as well as increasing our relationships with the leaders of the City of Ottawa. Today there is a heavy emphasis placed on Corporate Responsibility, and companies are being approached on a daily basis. This year Tom is Co-Chair of the Corporate Membership Committee, working alongside Past President Derek Finley.
Congratulations to Past President John Callan who won the raffle prize of 2 tickets to an Ottawa Senators game, donated by Cyril Leeder; and, to Elaine Wagman, guest of Rev. Harold Johnson, who won the raffle of a bottle of wine and a Fairmont parking pass donated by Dawn Morewood. Thank you for your contribution, $120 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $5.
Next Kiwanis Luncheon
Friday, October 23, 2009 12:15 -1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, MacDonald Room, upstairs Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, “Carleton’s Future Plans” – challenges and dreams as we live in an increasingly global community. Be sure to invite your friends and business associates who are Carleton graduates! Please inform the Kiwanis office if you are bringing a guest. On the Menu: Montreal Smoked Meat, Potatoes, Vegetables, Cappuccino Mousse Cake
Happy Birthday to You! Oct 21 Geoff Godding / Oct 22 Buck Madden, Con Stoltz / Oct 25 Ian McDonald, Walter Boyce / Oct 26 Bob Fisher
Tue Oct 20 Circle K, 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office Wed Oct 21 Community Services (Da), 12:00 Kiwanis office Medical Foundation, 6:00pm Dominic Ferrarotto’s office Thu Oct 22 Young Children’s Projects, 12:00 David Urie’s office Fri Oct 23 Communications Committee 11:00 in MacDonald Room before Luncheon Mon Oct 26 Cadets 7:00 pm Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue Oct 27 Bed Race 12:00 Allstream 495 Terminal Ave
Fri Oct 30 President’s Meeting – President Peter Nadeau – Members’ Survey results - This is a closed meeting – no guests please.
Fri Nov 6 Remembrance Day Luncheon – Brigadier-General Denis W. Thompson, Canadian Forces Commander, Joint Task Force-Afghanistan
Fri Nov 20 Senator Jim Munson, Ottawa/Rideau Canal
Dec 6 ** Sunday, 12:00 – 2:00 Kiwanis Family Christmas Party, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom
Bring your children and grandchildren! All members welcome!
Dec 11 Robert Chiarelli, Policy and Project Consulting, Inc.
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
Community Services Committee “Watch-it Shred-it” Day October 24/09
The First Annual Kiwanis Shred-A-Thon! Dispose of your personal records securely—and support Kiwanis community programs, too! On Saturday, October 24/09, Kiwanis will host our first-ever Shred-a-thon in partnership with Shred-it, the mobile document destruction service. Bring your old tax files and other personal records to Hampton Park Plaza for this one-day fundraising event. You can watch as Shred-It technicians destroy your documents, ensuring your data security—and peace of mind. The cost is $7 per box, and proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Basket Program. For the past 10 years, the program has helped countless families in need within our community during the holiday season. Last year Kiwanis distributed over 60 baskets. Each basket is large enough to provide a family with food for a week, with cost of $75–$100. If you don’t have anything to shred, donations will also be accepted. So clean out your home files and join us for the Shred-a-thon! You don’t even have to remove the staples, paper clips, or coil bindings. When: Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at corner of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway Cost: $7.00 per box of documents (cash or check!) Maximum 5 boxes (banker box size) For more information, contact the Kiwanis office at 613.233.1900 or via email at email@example.com
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Steve Moore)
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Phil Rossy)
An Interclub is a recorded event whereby 4 members of our club would go to another club to attend their meetings or special events. In turn the other clubs may also request to attend our meetings. The object of Inter-clubs is to have Kiwanis members in other areas get to know each other better and to exchange ideas. Why not form a party and go together? Please advise Interclub Chair, Bob Garrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend. Bob will notify the relevant club contact person that you will be attending.
Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West presents an evening of Major Merriment & Mirth with a Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night in support of “No Community Left Behind” (Caldwell Area), Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 Location: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Dr. Britannia Park, Ottawa Time: 7:30Pm Cash Bar and Light Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $30 Ec&C District Governor Gary Levine, and his wife Julia, will be joining this event to celebrate 50 years of service!
The Kiwanis Club of Hull is celebrating 50 years of Service to the Community - Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 pm Where? École Secondaire Mont-Bleu 389, boulevard de la Cite des Jeunes, Gatineau What? 5-course Dinner / Show ‘Grande-RiviÈRe’ Stage Band who won a Double Gold Medal at the 2009 Kiwanis Music Festival - 6:00/7:00 p.m. – Cocktails – Members of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will be staffing the cocktail bar. President Peter Nadeau will be in charge, so why not volunteer to give him a hand. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner - 8:30 p.m. - a bit of business - 9:00 p.m. - Show time Cost $35.00 per person ( a real bargain !) “This event is an opportunity for all Kiwanians in the Ottawa-Gatineau area to celebrate half a century of involvement in the community. I hope that all clubs in divisions 12 And 13 will be able to send an interclub” Membership Committee At the Board meeting of Monday, Oct 19 the following Membership recommendations were approved by the Board of Directors.
Resignations: Myrna Beattie, now finds it difficult to participate, but will come back when retired. ii) Paul Drouin, due to business pressures. iii) Frank Hegyi, will be transferring to the Kiwanis Club of Rideau
Welcome to our newest members: Heerema, Reverend Pieter - Pastor / Honorary Chaplain Courchaine, Bill - Sports – Hockey Club Orban Jr., Jim - Sports – Hockey Club