Weekly Meeting - Graham Fraser, National Affairs Writer for the Toronto Star

Graham Fraser gave his personal views on the language barriers highlighting the obvious challenges in the Outaouais region. Considering the proximity of Ottawa and Gatineau, language problems still exist, some arguments dating back to the 1970's. Public sector employees receive training in both official languages but this is not always the case in the private sector. A good example is in the tourism sector. Many of the visitors to Ontario come from the U.S. however, those numbers are in decline while right next door is a potential market of approximately 4 million people. New generations will learn a second language and this will provide for better opportunities in the future whether in the workplace or in personal relationships. This is an essential step in the growth of our country.

Raffle - Congratulations to Victor Ferreira who won the raffle of a fleece jacket donated by Dawn Morewood, and to Thank you all for contributing, $122 was raised for our General Account.

Fine Session $90.11

Attendance Oct 21 Active - 56/114 Senior - 7/56 Honorary and Guests - 10 Total Attendance = 73

President’s Thought For The Week: Light travels faster than sound, which explains why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

LUNCHEON – Friday, October 28 , 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, ADAM ROOM

The Honorable David Wilkins, United States Ambassador to Canada. An attorney by trade, who ran his family law firm for more than 3 decades, Mr. Wilkins resigned from the South Carolina House of Representatives after 11 years as Speaker of the House, and was nominated by US President George W. Bush in April 2005, as the 21st US Ambassador to Canada. He presented his credentials to former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson on June 29, 2005. The topic of his speech will be, “Standing Together when it counts most: The strengths and struggles of the U.S. – Canada relationship”.

On the Menu: Roasted Veal Leg with Mushroom Sauce, Vegetables, Potatoes, Dark chocolate Mousse Head Table for October 28 1. Peter Blais 2. Jim Durrell 3. US Ambassador David Wilkins 4. President Sam Bhargava 5. Major Max Bulmer 6. Jan Mansfield, guest book 7. Katie Ng 8. Ian Hendry

CONGRATULATIONS - President Sam was pleased to present his first 100 % Attendance tabs to the following who have attended 52 meetings in 52 weeks: Helene Fortin- Crabb 1 year Martin Diegel 1 Harold Moore 1 Kanta Marwah 2 Ron Wing 16 (Nice birthday present!)

We were pleased to be joined by the following guests: Francis Aheto Tsegah - McLeod Clermont & Associates - Guest of Bob Horlick Kibondo Max Kilongozi - Kilongozi Law Office – Guest of Pastor Harold Johnson Tony Pacheoc - YMCA - Guest of Patrick McGarry Mike Cameron - Rogers Radio Group, CHEZ 106, and Oldies 1310 – Guest of Eric Cosgrove Jim Ivers - Ivers Financial Services Inc. – Guest of Cathy James-Zelney Happy Birthday to You!

Oct 21 - Past President Ron Wing

Oct 22 Past President Con Stoltz, and Buck Madden

Oct 24 Botho von Hampeln Oct 25 Ian McDonald and Walter Boyce

Oct 26 Bob Fisher Committee Meetings Mon

Oct 24 Cadets Committee 7:00 pm Notre Dame High School LUNCHEON Line-Up!

Nov 4. Closed meeting, no guests please – FULL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED - Presentation of new fundraiser for ALL Members! This is an important meeting that will introduce you to an exciting initiative that promises to engage ALL members while raising community service funds.

Nov 11 7:30 a.m. BREAKFAST - Delta Ottawa Hotel Remembrance Day Meeting - Father Joe LeClair, Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Nov 18 Luncheon Meeting relocated to Nov 17th Dinner. (see below)

Nov 25 Robert Dyck, CEO of CODE Incorporated

A TASTE OF LEBANON - Thursday, November 17th 6:00 pm The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Programme Committee invites you to enjoy an evening of fine dining with good friends. Make up a table of eight and experience Genuine Lebanese cooking, Authentic Arabic Belly Dancing and Entertainment. JOIN US at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue (across from Mooney's Bay). Tickets are $40 each. Please RSVP to 248-2414 or reply to this email. (NOTE: If you are a Prepaid member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, you have already been billed $21 on your Oct-Dec quarterly luncheons invoice. If you attend the Lebanese Dinner, all you have to pay is the balance of $19 and you can instruct the office to charge your credit card)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are interested in receiving a copy of the President's Year-End booklet which has photos of our projects and events for 2004-05, please inform the Kiwanis office. The price is approximately $27 ($19.99 USplus shipping) . WE WILL BE PLACING AN ORDER BY OCTOBER 31st so if you are interested, please call the office 233-1900 or email.

Kiwanis Club of Rideau 50th Anniversary Celebration ** LAST CALL ** Friday, October 28th, 6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, at Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa (free parking) Special Guest of Honour - You have heard about him from a number of people, everywhere we go they are talking about him…. And I can’t wait to meet Mr. Steven Siemens, Kiwanis International President.

On Friday, October 28th, the Kiwanis Club of Rideau will be proud hosts of President Siemens on his tour of Eastern Canada. He will bring us a message that will make you proud to be Kiwanians, and remind us of the work that we must do in our communities… We will also hear from some of the best performers of the Kiwanis Music Festival. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from our office (Cheques must be made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Rideau NOT the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa)

Clothing! Clothing! Clothing! CIRCLE K PROJECT Getting rid of old sweaters, scarves, mittens, jackets, coats?? Look No Further!! The Circle K Club at Carleton University is holding their annual clothing drive BUT this year with a twist. The Club is asking for warm, winter clothing for men, women and children. The clothing will be distributed to shelters. Thanks to YOUR help last year, over 80 bags of clothing were raised for women's shelters. The campaign ends November 30th. Please bring your clothing to a luncheon or contact Val Wilkins to arrange for a pick up at 254-7172, or email v.wilkins@rogers.com . Many thanks for your continued support.

Kiwanis Club of Nepean is selling tickets for a Cruise Lottery, with all proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club of Nepean Community Service Projects. Win a 7-day cruise for 2 with Holland America during 2006, to Alaska, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or Canada-New England. Draw December 7/05. Only 250 tickets to be sold . If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please call Ernie Bies 825-2292

Roster Changes: NOTE: The new Roster should be available first or second week of November.