The Kiwanis Medical Foundation was founded in 1981 when Dr. Lorne MacLachlan, a native of Carp who practiced dentistry and oral surgery in Ottawa, challenged the club to raise $25,000 which they did and he matched it 4 to 1. Today the Foundation capital is nearly $800,000 with the yearly interest income used to support grants for medical research and equipment. Almost $1 million has been dispersed to date. The Bruyere Foundation was pleased to accept the grant of $15,000 with the commitment of $10,000 in 2010, to be used for research of a heat-sensitive mat that will be used to assess our health.
Dr. Duncan Stewart spoke of the future of medicine with people living longer and, at the same time, living healthier lives. The flip side of a longer life is people will have more chronic disease and dysfunction of their organs, putting a tremendous strain on personal care and costs. There is still so much to learn, and they are still in the planning stages, but they can renovate the body. Stem cell research has proven that adult stem cells can be identified and using regenerative medicine, can be repaired. Future scenario has heart attack patients undergoing a procedure to isolate stem cells, which are processed and gene-enhanced, and then injected back into the heart. This sounds like Sci-Fi but this is not the future, this is now, and can be done to us. Note: The Fine Session raised $515.00 for the Kiwanis Medical Foundation. If you donated to the fine session, let me know, so we can issue you a tax receipt. I wrote down the names, but I want to confirm that I didn’t miss anyone. Attendance 68 = 52 Members , 16 Guests
One Can Make A Difference – President’s Rose - Dave Donaldson
Dave is the Executive Dean at Algonquin College, was introduced to our club in March 2008, by Past Presidents Tom Pullen and Tom Beveridge. He is one of the Corporate Members, alongside Kent MacDonald, from Algonquin College - our first Corporate Membership. Dave made a promise to himself that he would attend at least one meeting per month, and he has done so much more. He was a very active member of our Silent Auction Committee, acting as the liaison between our committee and the Bon Appetit Ottawa committee, and he attended all our committee meetings as well. He was a big help to Phil Rossy and Bruno DiChiara, and, even provided a volunteer from his own assistant to help our office the day before the event. Thank you, Ginette Belair! He personally arranged for donations of items, and he followed up and often delivered them to our office. He also worked the event, and helped to deliver supplies and items back to the Kiwanis office when we finished cleaning up after the event at 11:30 at night. We were pleased when he offered the Restaurant International at Algonquin’s School of Hospitality and Tourism, for one of our luncheons, and introduced us to the culinary students. Dave, we are very pleased that you are enjoying your association with Kiwanis, and we look forward to a long relationship with Algonquin College. You are a welcome addition to our club, one who Can Make A Difference!
Congratulations to Neil McDonald who won the all-season zippered jersey donated by Mike Zanon. Thank you all for contributing, $88 was raised for our General Account .
Next Kiwanis Meeting Friday, May 29, 2009 Brian McGarry, CEO of Hulse Playfair and McGarry, “Memberhip Matters” A member of Kiwanis since 1967, Brian has a long history of community service, and will reflect on how Kiwanis has contributed to his life. We will also hear from two newer members, Francois Cronier and Bernie Shinder. This luncheon is a great opportunity for you to bring potential members and guests. Former Key Club, Circle K and other members, Join Us!
Jun 5 President’s Meeting
Jun 12 Semi-Annual General Meeting
Jun 19 Legion of Honour – Guests Welcome!
Jun 26 ** Relocating to Waste Management of Canada
Mon May 25 Board of Directors 5:30 Kiwanis Office 1283 Algoma Road, Ste 201 Tue Jun 2 Golf 12:00 Apollo Property Management Circle K 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office
Happy Birthday to you! May 27 Greg Payne, May 29 Vic Whittaker, May 31 Rt. Rev. Peter Coffin
Rita Harper will be on holidays June 1 to June 12 inclusive. The Kiwanis office will be closed and a phone message will be provided for information. Email messages will not be checked in my absence. Contact President Peter Patafie at 613-238-1222 if you have any questions or in case of Emergency. For the luncheons, contact Helene Crabb.
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
Cadets Annual Inspection - 211 Ottawa Kiwanis Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Please plan to attend the Squadron's Annual Inspection. You will be proud and impressed with the progress that the Cadets have made over the past year. Date: 06 June 2009 Time: 1300 hrs to 1530 hrs Location: E.J.G. Holland Vc Armory, 2100 Walkley Road. Ottawa Reviewing Officer: Jacquelin Holzman Please confirm whether you plan on attending with Ken Miller, Chair Sponsoring Committee 211 Ottawa Kiwanis RCAC Squadron, Cell # 613-720-1946 Cadets Annual Inspection - 2784 GGFG Cadets The 2784 Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets Sponsoring Committee and The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa invite all Kiwanis members to attend the upcoming Annual Ceremonial Review for our GGFG Cadets. Location: Cartier Drill Hall on Wednesday, June 10th starting at 7:00 pm. R.S.V.P. Lt Jennifer McNeil at email@example.com or (613)724-2727 by Monday the 8th of June 2009 For More Information Contact Guy Milne 613-592-1736
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)
12th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 12th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament. The net proceeds 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 Date: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun, Rain or Shine, 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 $50,000 putting contest complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,200 per Foursome
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
Interclub with Kiwanis Club of Hull Mussels And Fries Dinner ! Pasta (Penne), in a “rosée” sauce is available for those who would rather leave the mussels to others. The Hull Kiwanis Club celebrates ten years of partnership with the 'Maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie' in the organization of the 10th edition of the popular Mussels and Fries. The 'Maison' has just moved into a brand new home (a refurbished church) where 5 new beds (rooms) have been added. Renovations, as you can expect, were expensive and with this event, we hope to be able to give them $25,000. Can I count on your support ? An interclub would be Great ! The Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Time: 6:30 P.M. The Place: Kingsway Golf Course, 1461 Mountain Rd. Aylmer The Cost: $50.00 per person For Tickets: Robert Normand, (Res.) (819) 771-0984, Cell (819) 743-6404 email, firstname.lastname@example.org