Dr. Barry Wellar introduced us to some of the essential elements of an action oriented agenda necessary to attain progress with sustainable transport practices. The process of achieving sustainable transport practices involves many factors, and is affected by the ideas and actions of citizens, politicians, journalists, professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers. Take a hike, ride a bike, board the bus or take a train, but leave your car at home whenever possible. Transportation is one of the most critical functions in Canada and we all need to do our part. Dr. Wellar's Presentation, 1.3Mb.
“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Bruno Di Chiara Bruno was sponsored into our club by in 2002, by Past President Mike Lundy and Distinguished Lt. Governor Ron Wing. He immediately joined the Key Club Committee and readily accepted the position of being the liaison with the Lisgar High School Key Club and is one of the most committed members of the Committee. He is Co-chairing the Silent Auction Committee alongside Director Phil Rossy, and he attends all the meetings, and takes the minutes. This year, Bruno was elected to serve as a Director on our Board, and he participates in our discussions, especially when we refer to our sponsored youth programs. The future of these young students is very important to Bruno. He exemplifies the ideals of Kiwanis and the guidance and leadership skills he provides to the students is Making a Difference in their lives.
President Neil’s Thought For the Week: No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only little.
Raffle Prize Congratulations to Russ Salo, who won the raffle of a mini leather portfolio, donated by Warren Gencher; and to Hassa Mirchandani, who won the raffle of a bottle of wine from Argentina, donated by Jamie Johnson. Hassa graciously gave the wine to Rita, who celebrated her 39th??? birthday over the weekend. Thank you all for contributing, $112.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $86.00.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday March 2, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 *** Kiwanis Open House Luncheon *** "ONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE" Invite a friend or colleague to this special Kiwanis luncheon. Selected members will be providing personal testimonies on why they are Kiwanis members, and we will hear about our next 90 years of community service, focusing on what we are doing now. Guests’ luncheon costs will be looked after by the Membership Committee or you can use a pink chit. ***Please be sure to inform the office BY TUESDAY Feb. 28th, if you are bringing a guest.***
Happy Birthday Feb.24 - Rita Harper Mar.1 - Martin Diegel
Committee Meetings Mon.Feb.26 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Wed.Feb.28 YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office
Mar.9 Wayne French & Mike Walters - Ottawa Landfill Expansion- Waste Management Canada Inc.
Mar.16 Circle K Luncheon
Mar.23 Dr. John Dick – “Cancer Stem Cells: Getting to the Root of Cancer”
Interclub Kiwanis Club of Sage – Wednesday, March 7 – Woodroffe United Church, 10:00am Guest Speaker – Jackie Holzman
Membership - Proposed for membership: 1. Ken Miller - returning member - Ken is Manager, Eastern Ontario, with TWIG The Wholesale Insurance Group, sponsored by Vice-President Guy Bourbonnière and Sandra Presley. 2. Lee Barette - Financial Security Advisor with Freedom55Financial, Lee is sponsored by Jim Durrell and President-Elect Bill Gosewitz. 3. Greg Plazek - Sales Manager at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Greg is sponsored by President Neil McDonald and David Daubney. Objections, if any, must be sent in writing, to President Neil McDonald, no later than March 5, 2007.
Bon Appetit!!! Bon Appetit Ottawa, Kiwanis Silent Auction - MARK YOUR CALENDARS - On Tuesday, May 1, 2007, from 5:30 - 9:00, our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee will be holding our 9th Annual Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Food and Beverage Extravaganza at Lansdowne Park. Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Tickets to the event are $75 from Tom Spence 613-741-0741. The Kiwanis Silent Auction showcases over 100 items and we are asking ALL members to consider providing an item of $200 or more. Contact the Kiwanis office to get a Donor slip. For more information, contact Co-Chairs Phil Rossy at 613-288-3131 or Bruno Di Chiara at 613-290-0389.
Sympathy of the Club Sympathy of the Club goes out to the family and friends of Past President Brian (Hap) Nicholds, who passed away in Florida on Thursday, February 22, at the age of 68. Hap was sponsored into our club by Alan MacFarlane in 1966. Following in his father, Gerry Nichold's footsteps, he was President of our club in 1977-78. He went on to become Lt.Governor of Division 12 in 1979-80. He resigned from our club in 2005-06, after a 40-year association with our club. Owners of Dollco Printing, the Nicholds family has always been a very strong supporter of our Club and their Community. They have contributed to all of our projects since the late Gerry Nicholds joined in 1945 - Benefit Dinners, TV Auction, Duck Race, and most recently, the Golf Tournament, which they continue to support today. When making In Memoriam donations, the Kiwanis Medical Foundation was one of their charities of choice. Our thoughts are with the Nicholds family at this time. ***** VISITATION - Friday, March 2nd, 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 -9:00 pm Hulse Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod St. FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00 a.m Chapel at Hulse Playfair & McGarry followed by RECEPTION at Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau
Sympathy of the Club goes out to Myrna Beattie, in memory of her sister, Mary Lou, who passed away at the age of 61 on February 22, 2007. Funeral services to be held in Calgary. Our thoughts go out to Myrna and her family at this time.
Sympathy of the Club goes out to Sid Lithwick and his wife, Ida, and to Howard Lithwick and his wife Carol in memory of Sid’s sister, Sarah Green, who passed away at the age of 86 on February 21, 2007. Funeral services were held on February 23. Our thoughts go out to the Lithwick family at this time.
The 27th Annual Kiwanis Bedzzz Race Presented by AllStream View some excellent photos of this year’s race, online at: http://www2.ottawakiwanis.org/~kco/2007/2007-02-10bedrace/index.html
Never Shake A Baby: Making a Difference in the Lives of Children What impact can we create when we bring together a community of experts on early childhood development and an energetic Kiwanis Club? For the answer, we need only look back to 1997. That year The Major Emphasis Committee (Young Children: Priority One) of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa selected Shaken Baby Syndrome as one of the club’s two major program focus areas.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa consulted extensively with local, provincial and national organizations involved in early childhood development (CHEO, the Champions for Children Foundation of Ottawa-Carleton, the Parent Channel of The Health Television System Inc., the Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) Health Canada’s Health Promotion and Programs Branch plus the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicap and the British Columbia Reproductive Care Program. These leaders in early childhood development overwhelmingly agreed upon the need to better educate young families and care givers on the extensive and irreversible damage done by shaking babies.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, with the support from Kiwanis International, kicked its fundraising efforts into gear and raised the funding needed to produce a documentary on the dangers of shaking babies. Kiwanians including our Project Coordinator, Kiwanian Ross Christensen and his volunteers and their childhood development advisors soon found themselves in the movie business!
The first 2000 video copies were to be distributed by December 1998. Distribution of the videos in Ottawa was just the beginning. Subsequent legislative changes in several US states were to generate sales that continue to this day. The arrival of DVD technology has necessitated the conversion of our video products into electronic and DVD format, which would rejuvenate demand for our products in previous markets and open the door to global dissemination of our products.
Accordingly, in late 2006, Kiwanian Jamie Johnson converted our video technology into DVD format, thus opening the door to global dissemination of our Never Shake a Baby and its sister product Precious Minds which promotes the importance of parents reading to their young children. Outcomes of our dissemination of early childhood development educational products included the following: A breakthrough in the dissemination of educational information to parents and caregivers of young children. (Video content has been used to develop additional learning materials.)
Product sales from across North America. A deep and ongoing respect of a community of childhood development experts for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa as a service club that gets things done. The generation of substantial funds from outside the Kiwanis Club’s own geographical area. A project success that could be replicated elsewhere. A demonstration of the importance of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s administrative office to the success of the club. A flagship project demonstrating that children are indeed priority number one to the Kiwanis Cub of Ottawa A financial windfall for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.
The positive impact of Never Shake A Baby continues, with modest product orders arriving weekly at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa office. Is this an opportunity to revitalize our marketing of Never Shake A Baby into new regional markets or to repeat our successes in previous markets where the DVD format has recreated potential markets? Is it time to demonstrate once again that “One Can Make a Difference”?