November 3rd Luncheon - There are many challenges facing Canadian universities in shaping our future leaders. Almost 28% of grade 12 graduates will attend a university however, the $16,000.00 per year cost prohibits some from accessing our institutions of higher learning. Canada’s Capital University - Carleton University is a $400 million a year operation with 24,000 students attending. Ottawa should be proud to have two great universities that are an enormous resource for the community. Approximately $28 million dollars in scholarships are given out each year. The return on investment will be that today’s knowledge is passed along to the next generation of scholars. They are our future leaders and will make a difference by giving back to communities across the country.
President’s Rose “One Can Make a Difference” Kanta Marwah was introduced to our club in 2003 by Immediate Past President Sam Bhargava. Sam explained that as a volunteer, she is expected to participate wherever possible and instructed her to immediately become involved with whatever projects our club was working on. Kanta took the lead joining the Seniors/Hands-On, Program/Interclub and Medical Foundation committees, all of which she continues to participate in today. In addition to her duties as Club Photographer at our Friday luncheons, she has sold 50/50 at Senators games, served breakfast for Seniors and hotdogs and hamburgers (which she doesn't eat) at the HOPE Beach Volleyball tournament. Scraping and painting at Camp Smitty is her specialty and she also serves as the camp bell ringer. Kanta's interest in Community Service is commendable and the work that she is doing is Making a Difference in our community. President Neil’s Thought For the Week Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
Raffle Prize Congratulations to our guest Irene Cameron, who won the raffle of an engraved pen and ladies golf shirt, donated by Phil Rossy; and to Howard Whittaker, who won 8 Suite tickets to the Ottawa 67’s vs. the Plymouth Whalers, donated by Harold Moore. Thank you all for contributing, $122.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $40.75
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday November 10, 2006, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Chateau Laurier, Adam Room Remembrance Day luncheon, We will be joined by the Cadets Color Party who will lead the March and share with us their Flag Presentation. Our Guest Speaker will be, Dr. H.W. Keenan, A medical core officer with the infantry in Holland during WWII. Distinguished Past President Lorne Smith, one of our own members, will share some of his poetry with us, as he has done for many years. Our war veterans will be joining us, and displaying their medals and ribbons of honor, and sharing with us some of their stories. Join us and invite a Veteran to lunch, as we pay respects to those who have served.
On the menu: Grilled Chicken Breast with Potatoes & Vegetables, Lemon Sherbet
Nov 17 Al Hatton, President of the United Way of Canada/Centraide Canada
Nov 24 Vince Bevan, Ottawa Police Chief
Dec 1 General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces
Dec 8 Kiwanis International President, Nelson Tucker – his official visit to Ottawa
Dec 15 No Luncheon Meeting (see December 17)
Dec 17 (Sunday) 12:00-2:00 pm, Family Holiday Party – Bring your family, friends, your children and your grandchildren!
Committee Meetings Wed.Nov.8 Young Children’s Projects (formerly YCPO), 12:00 pm, Ian Sterling’s office Key Club, 8:00 am, Trane (Note not on Thursday this month) Fri.Nov.10 Helping Hands, 11:00 am, Before lunch at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Tue.Nov.14 Bed Race, 12:00 pm, Apollo Management Board of Directors, 5:30 pm, Kiwanis office Program, 7:00 pm, Wayne Beaudoin’s home
Happy Birthday Nov.4 – Father Bill More, Nov.5 – Mike Moore, Nov.8 – Richard Munro, Nov.10 – Victor Hanna & Fred Rendell We were pleased to share Father Bill’s 80th birthday cake
100% Attendance Tabs: President Neil was pleased to present the following 100% attendance tabs, for those members who attended 52 meetings this past year, whether by volunteering at one of our club projects, attending a sponsored youth event, participating in their committee meeting, or attending our Friday luncheons. Martin Diegel - 2 years Helene Crabb - 2 Kanta Marwah - 3 Guy Bourbonnière - 10 Ron Wing - 17 (he must’ve joined when he was 12!)
Mark Your Calendars Kiwanis Holiday Party – Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:30 pm. Join us to celebrate the holiday season with your Kiwanis Friends & Guests. Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street. 15th floor.
Kiwanis Club of Nepean – 52nd Annual Charter Night Centurion Conference & Event Centre, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Cocktails and dinner followed by the ELVIS show with Shawn Barry. $30.00/person. For tickets contact: Gord Clark 613-224-4158.
Kiwanis University - An Invitation for all members Kiwanis International is coming to Kingston, Ontario, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Days Inn & Conference Centre. Every member in Division 12 is invited. Workshop choices throughout the day include: 1.Marketing/Public Relations, 2.Team Building, 3.Retention, 4.Envisioning Kiwanis' Future, 5.Service in a Box, 6.Communication Skills, 7.Best Practices. Participants will choose workshops on-site on the day of the event. Hear from Kiwanis leader and professional speaker, Immediate Past President Steve Siemens, in addition to International office staff. Interact with other motivated Kiwanis members and take home new ideas! Learn about the Kiwanis vision for the future. Your $50 registration includes lunch, workshop materials, a diploma and a Kiwanis University souvenir. If you are interested in attending, please inform Rita Harper who will be registering. For more information visit www.kiwanis.org/ku
A Night With Patrick Watson Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon Partner – The Ottawa Public Library Foundation presents an evening with celebrated Canadian author and journalist, Patrick Watson at a literary gala and auction in support of the Ottawa Public Library. Monday, November 27, 2006, 6:00 pm, Ottawa Congress Centre. Tickets $175.00 each ($100 tax receipt) available from Howard Whittaker 613-234-8468. Includes: cocktails, dinner, silent auction, reading, conversation and book signing.
Kiwanis Club of Bytown – 5th Annual Charter Night Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 6:30 pm. Governor Ed Kelly will make his official visit to Division 12. $32.00/person. For tickets contact: Janet Atkinson, tel: 613-728-3624 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt. Gov. Shirley Ayers, tel: 613-226-3657 Email email@example.com
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West – Christmas Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 7:00 am, Macies Best Western, $17.00/person, Guest of Honour and Speaker will be EC&C District Governor Ed Kelly. Entertainment will be provided by participants in the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Dear Kiwanis Leader It is my privilege to announce to you the official membership numbers for the 2005-2006 Kiwanis year. As of September 30, 2006, the total membership for Kiwanis International is 260,701 members in 8,241 clubs. This represents an increase of 11,413 members and 124 clubs over the baseline numbers established last year, and is the first measurable progress towards our goal of one million members. This is truly an exciting time to be a Kiwanis member and leader. In 2005 Kiwanis established the goal to be One Million Members strong by our 100th anniversary in 2015. The organization has made a concerted effort to focus on the development and implementation of specific strategic initiatives to achieve overall growth in Kiwanis. The regional growth plans for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin American regions, coupled with the “One Can Make a Difference” marketing campaign, have laid an important foundation for continued future growth. Our commitment to focus on regional growth plans, positive organizational messages, Kiwanis branded service, K University, and membership growth teams (TAG TEAM), are all examples of the ways we are building momentum. As an organization, it is time to celebrate! We must extend our appreciation to the members that invited new members to join, the clubs that sponsored new Kiwanis clubs, the club presidents, governors and district leaders for their support and leadership to grow the organization, and the membership growth teams for reenergizing our growth efforts. We have established a strong foundation and must continue our commitment to achieve One Million Members by 2015. Thank you for your dedication and service during the 2005-06 administrative year. It is a great time to be in Kiwanis.
Sincerely, Rob Parker, CEO/Executive Director, Kiwanis International EC&C District Office - Kiwanis Convention Cash Draw 1 Return Airfare, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Registration to Jamaica Convention August 2007 or $1500.00 Canadian Cash. Tickets $10.00 each. Contact our office if you wish to purchase a ticket. 613-233-1900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good News Network Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Ross Hadwen was pleased to present a cheque for $500.00 to Irene Cameron, Principal of Connaught Public School, for the Reading is Fundamental Program. The funds are in recognition of the artwork provided by the children, which was part of the silent auction at this summer’s garden party held at Dominic Ferrarotto’s home.
Babies??? We haven’t heard of any new babies being born in some time. Remember to inform the office of your new arrival, or your new grandchild. It’s nice to share this information with our members.