Dr. Steve Ballou explained how this grassroots project began in 2005 where physicians and other health care staff, volunteer to bring health workers and medication to underserved regions in Panama twice a year, to host a clinic for surrounding communities.
Pregnant women and people in their 70s and 80s walk all night from the jungle to see the doctors from Canada. They use wheelbarrows for transporting sick patients. They need medical treatment for very commonly-treated diseases and have no other medical resources. Water is not readily available and is polluted, often resulting in parasites and stomach diseases.
The doctors bring up to 400 boxes of medicine which is provided by their own fundraising efforts. The doctors pack up the medicine in Canada, take it with them on the plane, and they administer it themselves – so there is no middle man. The doctors provide their expertise and care for the local people, and show others how to take care of the sick. They need support for medication and logistics.
Thank you to Judi Pullen who is working with the Family Medicine Department at uOttawa, and suggested Dr. Ballou as a guest speaker.
Attendance 39 = 33 Members, 6 guests
Congratulations to Will Thompson who won the raffle of 2 tickets to the Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens game in the Waste Management box on Saturday night, donated by Wayne French and Waste Management, which Will generously donated back to the club, since he couldn’t attend the game. They were then Auctioned off and thank you to Tom Pullen, who bid $220 for the tickets. Thank you all for your contribution, $52 was raised from the raffle and $220 raised from the Auction, for our General Account. Fine Session $35
Next Kiwanis Luncheon
Friday, September 25, 2009 12:15 -1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, Burgundy Room upstairs This will be a casual meeting, with no Head Table or Guest Speaker, where members can enjoy lunch and share in some fellowship.
On the menu: Lemon Thyme Turkey Schnitzel, Vegetables, Chocolate Cream Pie Join us for our Friday Luncheons, and invite a guest to join us! ** Parking ** The Rideau Street front entrance to the parking lot at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be closed until October. You can still enter the parking lot using the MacKenzie Street entrance on the east side of the building. This is accessible from Sussex Drive. Or park at the Rideau Centre
Shana Tova! To our Jewish Members celebrating Rosh Hashanah – Shana Tova! Have a sweet year!
Happy Birthday to You! Sep 22 Mark Max / Sep 24 Rev John Moor / Sep 25 Brian McGarry / Sep 26 Robert Sirotek / Sep 30 Ted Parsons
Mon. Sep 21 Board of Directors 5:30 Staples, 403 Bank Street Tue. Sep 22 Golf Wrap-Up 12:00 Apollo Property Mgmt Thu Sep 24 Corporate Membership 12:00 Chimo Hotel Mon Sep 28 Cadets 7:00 pm Cartier Square Drill Hall Tue Sep 29 Bed Race 12:00 Hilton Garden Inn
Fri Oct 2 Turnover Day! – Be sure to join us to say Thanks to President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09, and to Welcome President Peter Nadeau and the Board of Directors for 2009-10. Committee Chairs will also be recognized. All Members are encouraged to attend and show their support.
Fri Oct 9 No Meeting Scheduled – Thanksgiving Day long weekend
Fri Oct 16 Cyril Leeder
Fri Oct 23 Dr. Roseann Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
Fri Oct 30 President’s Meeting – President Peter Nadeau - results of Members Survey
Fri Nov 6 Remembrance Day Luncheon Speaker to be announced
Fri Nov 20 Senator Jim Munson
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
New Kiwanis Read-a-thon Coordinator
After 4 years of wonderful work, Lee Scott (wife of Howard Whittaker) is stepping down as the coordinator of the Kiwanis Read-a-thon. Lee will continue to stay involved in the background, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Lee's contributions to the program have been incredible, and her enthusiasm and dedication are appreciated. Laura Johnson (wife of Jamie Johnson) has taken over the coordination of the program, and is in the process of learning the ropes. If you have questions about the Kiwanis Read-a-thon, please contact Laura at email@example.com. She is looking for your ideas and input, so start up some thoughts in the new discussion group.
Congratulations!! Kiwanis is recognized at Carleton! The Inaugural Awarding of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics was awarded on Thursday, September 17/09 at Carleton University. Dr. Paul Johns, Professor in Physics made the presentation to Claire Foottit, doctoral candidate in medical physics, the first recipient of the Award. Dr. Kanta Marwah, Wayne French, Chair of the Kiwanis Medical Foundation, and Past President Bill Gosewitz, were on hand to speak about Kiwanis and to assist with the presentation. The endowment fund totals $100,380 and up to $10,000 will be awarded annually to an outstanding student based upon the recommendation of Carleton’s Scholarship Committee. [<p>]Claire Foottit (second from right) said a few words, “ thank you for your most generous award. As a PhD student in the later years of my degree, I have often felt the financial burden of my lengthy schooling … your thoughtful contribution will relieve much of that worry and allow me to focus on my research…Additionally knowing that I have the support of my community is important to me and is appreciated. Photos of the presentation are posted here.
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
Come Celebrate! 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 Program At A Glance: - 6:00/7:00 p.m. – Cocktails – Members of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will be staffing the cocktail bar - 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 !) For tickets – contact Robert Normand, Ddst, Committee Chair Tel: 819-771-0984 Cel: 819-743-6404 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in joining the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa table, please contact our office
New Roster update
A reminder to all members to inform the Kiwanis office if you want any changes made to your personal information in the Roster, as it is in the final stages of being updated. You can have a photo taken after any Friday luncheon, if needed. Also, the advertising in the Roster covers the cost of the Roster and helps keep down our admin expense. If you don’t already purchase an Ad and would like one, please contact the office.
Interclub, Sports and Social Committee
You Are Invited to celebrate with Past President Peter Patafie and President Peter Nadeau !! *** Turnover Night *** Friday, October 3, 2009 6:30 Cocktails 7:30 Dinner $35.00 per person P.J. Quigley’s Bar & Grill 250 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, On (613) 820-2969 Pj Quigley’s Bar & Grill is a classic neighbourhood pub nestled in the heart of Ottawa West. Their menu, inspired by celebrity Chef David Adjey, features sizzling fajitas, in-house smoked Bbq chicken & ribs, charbroiled Angus Beef burgers, and more! Contact Bob Garrow if you can join us at 613-733-7721 or email@example.com