Dr. Pierre Turgeon talked about how we adjust to concerns and stresses in our lives. Becoming mindful of life can help educate us on how to put a counter spin on that spinning out of control feeling. Often times, our lives can become unbalanced and the key he says is to maintain balance in the middle. By taking what we have learned over the years, we can develop a series of notions to counter spin these stresses and bring us back to the middle as opposed to being to high or too low. Dr. Turgeon chanted “RED40CIA” as Kiwanians and guests joined in. His acronym spells out the steps needed in his counter spin method. Purging individual attitudes is important as we are the only participant in our wellness. Relaxing, exercising and dietary factors are elements that affect stress and when practiced over a period of time provide outstanding benefits. Dr. Turgeon concluded with a quote from Abraham Harold Maslow, “Let people realize that every time they threaten someone or humiliate or hurt unnecessarily or dominate or reject another human being, they become forces for the creation of psychopathology, even if these be small forces. Let them recognize that every man who is kind, helpful, decent, psychologically democratic, affectionate, and warm, is a psychotherapeutic force even though a small one.”
“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Dominic Ferrarotto
Dominic joined our club in 2001, sponsored by Past President Marcia Saipe and Janet Dodds. He joined the Kiwanis Medical Foundation (KMF) committee and was chosen to serve as a trustee and currently serves as Co-Chair with Bob Fisher. The trustees have a big responsibility to ensure the funds are provided for the best of the medical research in our community. He is a big supporter of the ACT Foundation and along with his contacts, raised almost $38,000.00 for their “Dollars for Mannequins” campaign. He approached the KMF who agreed to provide an additional $12,500.00 to top up the contribution to a full $50,000.00. We saw how friendly Dominic can be when he and his wife Heather were gracious hosts at our first Garden Party held at his home last summer. We are proud that you joined our club and for all that you do for our community; Thank you, for Making a Difference, Dominic.
Golf Tournament Committee
Jeremy Moore, former Chair of the Committee, along with the current Chair, Patrick McGarry, was pleased to make a cheque presentation to Ryan Schreider, Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Junior Boys Golf Champion. Each year, on behalf of our Golf Tournament Committee, we give a $500 cheque to the Junior Boys Golf Program. Thanks to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club’s continued support by allowing us to use their golf course, our club has raised over $500,000 in the last 9 years from our Golf Tournament Committee.
President Neil’s Thought For the Week
Preserve your health – if it is good, preserve it; if it is unstable, improve it; if it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
Congratulations to Father Bill More, who won the raffle of a $25 PetroCan Gift certificate and corkscrew, donated by Bill Gosewitz; to Doug Wilson, who won the raffle of a Golf Shirt, donated by Gary Flockton; and to Ross McIntyre, who won the raffle of a Courriers CD, donated by Mark Max. Thank you all for contributing, $82.00 was raised for our General Account.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday May 11, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
Key Club Luncheon hosted by the Lisgar Key Club
K - Kiwanis
E - Educating
Y - Youth
Come on out and show your support for our Sponsored Youth.
In addition to a Report on their club activities, entertainment will be provided.
$$ All funds raised from the Raffle and Fine Session will be given to the Key Clubs, so bring some change!
May.18 No Luncheon or Round Table scheduled – Victoria Day Long Weekend
May.25 Former Mayors’ Luncheon – 35 invited!! Invite a guest for this special luncheon!
June.15 Kiwanis Medical Foundation
June.22 Legion of Honour & New Members Induction
Thu.May.10 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada
Mon.May.14 Program, 7:00pm, Peter Charboneau’s home
Tue.May.15 Golf, 12:00pm, Apollo Property Management
Wed.May.16 Community Services, 12:00pm, Kiwanis Office
YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office
Kiwanis Medical Foundation, 7:00pm, Ferano Construction
May.4 George Perrin & Glen Vaillancourt
May.5 Peter Charboneau & Clive Woolley
May.7 John Callan
May.9 Jan Mansfield
Upcoming Kiwanis Events
May 18 Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert, Centrepointe Theatre
May 25 Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West Lobster Night, Centurion Conference Centre
June 7 Mega Meeting, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West, Div.13. Location TBD
July 3-7 92nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention, San Antonio, Texas
August 9-11 90th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, Kingston, Jamaica
The 211 Air Cadet Squadron is having a fundraiser garage sale on Saturday, May 26 from 9:00 - 1:00 at St. Basil's Church on Maitland Avenue at the Queensway. Any item(s) may be dropped off in advance at the weekly Wednesday night meeting at Notre Dame H.S. from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. or early in the a.m. the day of. No articles of clothing please.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Presents - The Courriers in Concert
Featuring Kiwanian, Mark Max, Russell Kronick and Anne Steinberg. A magical evening of folk music sing-along favourites. Monday, June 18, 2007, 8:00pm. Library and Archives Canada, 305 Wellington Street. Tickets $50.00. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation. For tickets or more information, contact any member of the KMF Committee (see page 8 of your 2006-07 roster) or contact the Kiwanis office.
Mesmerizing, a Night of Captivation
The Kiwanis Club of Rideau, (which was sponsored by our club in 1955) invites everyone to take part in their First Annual Dinner/Dance. This year’s theme is “Mesmerizing, a Night of Captivation”, with comic hypnotists from the Canadian Hypnosis Centre. The event takes place on Thursday, May 17, at 6:00 at the Hellenic Community Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive – a first-rate venue with excellent food and service. The cost is $50 per person which includes dinner. Your Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Board of Directors will have a table and tickets are available by calling the office at 612-233-1900 or tickets can be purchased by contacting Kim Chadsey, 613-230-4663 before May 10. Please note that tickets will not be available at the door, they must be purchased by May 10th.
Club Kiwanis de Hull Invites you to their 8th Annual Mussels and Fries Dinner
Tuesday June 5, 6:30 pm, Chateau Cartier (The old Chaudiere Club) 1170 Aylmer Road, Aylmer *Under The Big Top* Lots of free parking. Tickets are $40.00 per person. All profits go to “La Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie” a non-profit organization that welcomes sick Outaouais residents in the terminal phases of ill-ness. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will have a table. If you are interested in joining us please contact the office 613-233-1900 by May 28. (Pasta in a “rosé” sauce is available for those who would rather leave the mussels to others.)
Sympathy of the Club
Goes out to Jan Mansfield and her husband Mike (former member of our club), in memory of Mike’s father, Frank Mansfield, who passed away in Ottawa on May 6 at the age of 83. Services to be announced.
Kiwanis Silent Auction at Bon Appetit - 96 items Net Sales $26,600
We are very pleased with the results of the Kiwanis Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit event. The auction went off without a hitch, and everyone was pleased with the items that were displayed.
A Special THANK YOU to Surgenor Pontiac Buick GMC Hummer, and Hertz Car and Truck Rental, who was our major donor once again, and provided us with a 1-year car lease and a weekend car rental. Thank you Tom Spence!
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the achievement of another successful event - the members who donated the items, the business associates and friends that you contacted for items, the volunteers who helped us to set up and to sell bidder registrations, and to our office staff.
What a wonderful way for new Kiwanis members to get acquainted with a great fundraising event. With minimal costs this fundraiser provides us with the funds needed to continue with our community support.
Thank you on behalf of the 2007 Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee for supporting Kiwanis.
Bruno Di Chiara, Phil Rossy