Weekly Meeting -Guy Laflamme - NCC

Guy Laflamme, VP of National Programming and Marketing for the NCC, is responsible for promoting Canada's Capital Region across the country, and it was evident by his presentation that Ottawa was the best choice for the Capital in 1857. Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, made the decision after much discussion with her senior ministers, and chose Ottawa over Quebec, Montreal, Kingston and Toronto. Many celebrations will take place during 2007, starting with the Winterlude kick-off by Governor General Michaelle Jean, followed by a series of concerts and festivities to celebrate the Capital's 150th Anniversary. Guy noted that the Kiwanis Bedzzz Race, to be held on February 10, 2007, will make the Capital more representative of all of Canada, as it is part of the essence of the country's history and values. (/ )

“One Can Make a Difference” – President's Rose – Helene Crabb Helene joined our club in 2004 sponsored by Director Martin Diegel. She immediately joined our Senior Citizens committee and has been an active member ever since. Last spring, she organized a music recital at Ottawa University raising over $1,000.00 for our Helping Hands project. She attends all seniors events, such as the boat tour, Seniors Christmas luncheon and summer tea at City Hall and more. Helene is a very committed and dependable Kiwanian who strongly believes in Making a Difference.

Raffle Prize Congratulations to Mark Max, who won the raffle of a bottle of Johnnie Walker scotch, donated by Albert Monsour. Thank you all for contributing, $90.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday January 12, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Canadian Room (downstairs) Mayor Larry O’Brien We are pleased to present our guest speaker, the new Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Larry O’Brien. At this meeting, we will be pleased to welcome Mayor O’Brien as a member of our club, as is a long-time tradition which we are proud to uphold. We are looking forward to his speech.

On the menu: Honey Roasted Chicken with Gatineau Hills Mushroom Jus, Crème Caramel

Luncheon Line-Up

Jan.19 Rod Bryden, President, SC Stormont

Jan.26 Annual General Meeting, No guest speaker, no guests please.

Feb.2 To be announced

Feb.9 Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Committee Meetings Tue. Jan.9 Bedzzz Race, 12:00pm, Apollo Property Management Wed.Jan.10 Membership Retention, 7:00pm, Jackie Holzman’s home YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Thu.Jan.11 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada Happy Birthday Jan.5 Kanta Marwah, Jan.8 Steve Moore, Jan.9 Warren Gencher

Welcome to our newest (and former) member - Bron Vasic Bron is President of Otus Group, a financial consulting firm??? (http://www.otusgroup.com ) Bron was re-introduced by Past President Tom Pullen who was thrilled that Bron has returned. Be sure to introduce yourself to Bron and make him feel welcome. Bron Vasic 2007 Financial Management OTUS Group

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa & The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club - Partners in Caring Game We will be putting together a group to sell 50/50 tickets on February 14. Bring a friend along to help out. All you need is a loud voice. If you can help, contact Jackie Holzman 613-729-9710 or email her at jackiefh@rogers.com Proceeds of the evening go to YM/YWCA, Roger’s House and Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Youth initiatives. Wednesday February 14, 2007. Hat Trick Sponsorship and Face-off Sponsorships are still available. Last year we ran out of bonus game tickets so remember to get your ticket order in early. These seats will only be held for us for a limited time (Note that these tickets will be for the Sens vs. 2005-06 rookie of the year Alex Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals on January 16). For more information please contact Tom Spence 613-741-0741.

Third Annual Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night for Parkinson's - Saturday, January 27, 2007 7:30pm, Tudor Hall, 3750 Bowesville Road (Next to the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club) Tickets $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door. Tables of ten available. No individual reserved seating. For tickets contact Larry Haffner at 613-724-3878 or email elh-jvh@rogers.com What better way to spend a cold January Saturday evening than in the warm, laugh-filled company of your family and friends while supporting the Parkinson's Society of Ottawa? There is ample free parking, accessible facilities for disabled persons, and the Hall is fully licensed. Snack foods will be available.

Kiwanis Idol Red Carpet Showcase – Saturday, February 10, 2007 All the best Idol's from the last three years. This will be a great Kiwanis event with a lot of media. The singers will all arrive in limos on the Red Carpet. Don't miss this Kiwanis Night at Centrepointe Theatre and support Kiwanis Idol as well. Tickets prices are: Adult $20.00, Youth $15.00, Student Rush tickets day of $10.00 and are available through Centerpointe Box Office or online at http://www.centrepointetheatre.com/index_en.html

Keep your Christmas cards

The students at Connaught Public School will use them in their classes. Bring them to the luncheon and we will get them to the school.

28th Annual Christmas Luncheon for Seniors

Thank you to all the volunteers that took the time to help out and make this event a success. Don Blakslee, Guy Boubonnière, Hélène Crabb, Dominic D’Arcy, David Daubney, Bob Garrow, Kathleen Holst, Jackie Holzman, Bob Horlick, Howard Lithwick, Kanta Marwah, Dawn Morewood, Marlene Murray, Peter Patafie, Sandra Presley, Phil Rossy, Val Wilkins and Grant Yusak.

Health of the Club Ross Christensen's recovery is coming along well, after the major surgery on the back of his neck. He is now walking and has a lot more use of his arms and hands. Therapy and physiotherapy are doing wonders for his recovery and the doctor is pleased. He can receive phone calls at home, but needs plenty of rest so is not ready for visitors. He enjoyed Christmas with Carol and many of his children and grandchildren, and he thanks everyone for their get-well wishes and cards.

Did you Know??? Founded in 1915 in Detroit and with headquarters now in Indianapolis, Kiwanis International is a thriving organization of service- and community-minded individuals who support children and young adults around the world. More than 600,000 Kiwanis-family members in 96 countries make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address worldwide issues. Through these efforts, Kiwanis International truly is "Serving the Children of the World." A typical Kiwanis club is a snapshot of its community, with members from all walks of life and at every step of the career ladder. They are unified in their belief that children and their communities benefit from the efforts of a proficient group of caring and involved volunteers. In a typical year, Kiwanis clubs invest more than 6.2 million hours and US$100 million in communities around the world.

Through these efforts, the Kiwanis organization truly leaves a lasting impression on future generations. Ontario-Quebec-Maritime District The Ontario-Quebec-Maritime District was organized on September 25, 1918, in Toronto, Ontario. At that time the district boasted four clubs: Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. At the first meeting, A.H. Fitzimmons of Ottawa was chosen governor, and he served until October 23, 1919. At that year’s convention in Hamilton, Dean C.E. Jeakins of Brantford was elected governor. On October 29, 1920, at a convention in Ottawa, E.J. L’Esperance of Montreal was elected and he served until October 7, 1921. The first club in the district and the first club in Canada was Hamilton, which was completed November 1, 1916. Toronto was the second club completed on June 8, 1917. The first change of name for the district came on December 7, 1927, when Maritime was added making the name the Ontario-Quebec-Maritime District. Later, a request was made of the Board for a change of name to Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District to reflect addition of the Caribbean nations.