Weekly Meeting - Legion of Honour – Guests Welcome!

It was a terrific meeting with a lot of good humour, and President-Designate Peter Nadeau did a fine job chairing this Legion of Honour Luncheon in the absence of President Peter Patafie. Thanks go to Lt. Governor Sam Bhargava who presented each of the Legion of Honour members with their certificates and pins, and to Barry Weatherdon for assisting in the presentation. The combined history of 265 years of service of today’s recipients contributed to the 1,585 years of service provided by our 44 Legion of Honor members. Their dedication and service to Kiwanis and the community, is the backbone of our Club and is the strength that has held our club together for over 91 years! Things would be very different if Kiwanis did not play a major part in the City of Ottawa. Thank you all for your hard work and your continued support!

Attendance: 64 = 54 Members , 10 Guests

Thought for the week - If you lend someone $20 and never see them again, it was probably money well spent.


Congratulations to Michelle Hutchinson, who won the framed pressed flower arrangement, donated by Con Stoltz, who won the International Pressed Flower Artist Award in Japan in ‘07. Also, congrats to guest Jim Doris, who won the framed photograph of the Tribute to Former Mayors along with the autographed Ottawa Then and Now book, donated by the Kiwanis office. Thank you all for contributing, $66 was raised for our General Account

Next Kiwanis Meeting Friday, June 26, 2009 12:15 -1:45 p.m. We are relocating our meeting to… Waste Management of Canada, Ottawa Operations - Carp Landfill site We will enjoy a Buffet Lunch in their Boardroom then board a few buses for the Site Tour of their landfill, and the gas to energy plant. Thanks to Wayne French for organizing this tour. Arrive at 254 Westbrook Road (exit Highway 417 West at Carp Road, turn left towards Stittsville and at the first set of lights turn right – this is Westbrook –on the right hand side of the road). 12:15 -12:45 pm ~ Welcome, announcements and Buffet Lunch 12:45 ~ Board the bus for Site Tour 2 kms. (Landfill and Gas to Energy plant) One bus could do the landfill tour while the other does the Gas to Energy plant tour and then reverse. 1:45 ~ Return to Westbrook Road where your car is parked. Why Not Carpool? Call the office if you can offer to carpool or if you are looking for a drive – then we’ll match you up. Guests are welcome! If you are bringing a Guest, please inform the office at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the Menu: Lemon chicken with roasted potatoes, Vegetarian lasagna ,fruit platters, salads, dessert

Happy Birthday to you! June 14- Jack Warner, June 15 -Victor Ferreira, June 26 – Mike Lundy and Sheri Farahani, June 30 – Barry Weatherdon Committee Meetings none until July

Upcoming Luncheons - Summer schedule is as follows:

July 3 - No Meeting Scheduled – have a good weekend.

July 9 - Thursday - Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club – Kiwanis Golf Tournament - with a putting contest – see more info Page 5.

July 18 - Saturday - BBQ at Dawn Morewood (joint event Social and Program) - 4:00 pm for croquette and cocktails, dinner at 6:00. - this Bbq replaces the July 16th luncheon meeting

For this Bbq - The Program and Social committee is bringing the meat and main dishes. All other members of the club are asked to bring pot luck salads, desserts, appetizers, enough for 5-6 people. Contact Dawn to inform her of what you are bringing, so she can ensure there is not a duplication and that there is enough. (this Bbq is Not part of prepaid luncheons – no charge ).

July 23 - Thursday - Ritz on the Canal - Round table luncheon (Note - No Friday luncheons at the Fairmont Chateau in July – only as stated above)

Aug 7 - Friday - To Be Determined

Aug 14 - Jim Durrell, the Automotive Industry

Aug 21 - Jackie Holzman, presentation of her trip to Egypt

Aug 28 - Bed Race Luncheon – Alison Poirier and Gary Flockton.

Do It For Dad for Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day

A “Big Thank You” to all members who supported me in my run and walk for prostate cancer. There were 57 teams entered raising over $239,000. The Spence Team came in 1st Place with pledges of $22,000 (I had a great team). My personal goal to raise $10,000 was met as I raised $12,000. Once again, Thank You! Past President Tom Spence

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)

Mayor's Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park- 7:00 a.m. Our Community Services Committee is once again looking for at least 20 volunteers to serve breakfast to 4,000 Seniors on Wednesday, July 1. The food is set up and the Seniors simply walk past your table for easy service. It’s a lot of fun! This event provides a lot of exposure for Kiwanis as our banners are put up and all volunteers wear Kiwanis aprons and t-shirts. All volunteers must check in for 6:45am and get their t-shirt and grab a quick bite to eat. Immediately inform Wayne French if you can help out. Cell 613-222-7192 / email wfrench@wm.com

Riverside South Community Association – Canada Day Family BBQ Rideauview Community Centre 4310 Shoreline Drive off Earl Armstong ( at the corner of Shoreline and Spratt). 11:00 – 3:00 We have offered to assist with their community event for the families in Riverside South Community Association. They require 6-10 volunteers to assist with Cooking the Hamburgers and Hotdogs, and help to serve the 2,500-3000 attendees. They provide all the food and barbecue equipment, and our volunteers can bring their family – we are offered free attendance and free food. You will wear the Kiwanis aprons and we are permitted to display Membership Information. Volunteers need to be there by 10:30 a.m. (Park at St. Jerome School,Four Seasons Park, Steve MacLean School,Mountain Meadows Park) Immediately inform Neil McDonald if you can help out. Email neil@capitalbenefit.ca or phone 613-725-2128 x 224. For map press Ctrl and click on this link http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Ottawa&state=On&address=4310+Shoreline+Dr.+(At+Spratt+Rd.)

(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, Amount: $1,200 per Foursome Participants: Business leaders from the greater Ottawa community Activites: 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.

(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)

Sympathy of the Club

The sympathy of the Club goes out to Tom Beveridge and his family, in memory of his sister, Evelyn Ann Fountain, who passed away on June 18, 2009, at the age of 70. Services will be held in Burlington on Thursday, June 25. Our thoughts are with Tom and his family at this time.

Casual Business Dress

Summer is officially here, so Casual Business Dress is acceptable for our Kiwanis Luncheon meetings until the end of August. A jacket and tie is Not required, unless you are at the Head Table. No jeans or shorts, or logos on golf shirts please.

Club Elections

“Congratulations to Peter Charboneau, who accepted the appointment of Honorary Secretary/Treasurer on our Board of Directors. Peter has been a member of our club since 1991 and grew up with Kiwanis as a household name since his father, the late Don Charboneau, was a member of our club from 1938 to 1955, served as Club President and Ec&C District Governor, and is a member of our Hall of Fame. President-Designate Peter Nadeau Congratulations to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Board of Directors for 2009-2010 starting October 1, 2009!! President - Peter Nadeau Past-President - Peter Patafie President-Elect - Phil Rossy Vice-Presidents - Martin Diegel and Steve Moore Honorary Secretary/Treasurer - Peter Charboneau Directors - Guy Bourbonniere, Lynda Campbell, Helene Crabb, Bruno Di Chiara, Bob Fisher, Geoff Godding, Barb Perrin, Alison Poirier, and Bron Vasic.

Good News Network

42 women were recognized at the 2009 Ymca-Ywca Women of Distinction Awards, which were held at the National Arts Centre. This was the 15th anniversary of the awards in the National Capital Region, which have recognized over 600 women who are the visionaries of the past, the courageous women who change the way we live today, and the young women who shape our tomorrow. Congratulations to Donna Hicks who was the recipient of the 2009 Not for Profit and Public Service Award Recipient. Congratulations, Donna!

Congratulations to Hassa Mirchandani, who won the United Way Community Builder Award on June 16th. Since its inception in 1993, his golf tournament has raised over $150K for the Youville Centre and Children’s Wish Foundation. Congratulations, Hassa!

2009-2010 Membership Roster

A notice will be sent out to all members asking if there are any changes to your information in the roster. Please be sure to return the form to the Kiwanis office by July 15, 2009, as we would like to get the rosters printed for October 1. Thanks.

Committee Selection

Committee selection sheets will be sent out to you shortly, asking which Committee you would like to serve on, as of October 1. Be sure to select a committee where youfeel you can best serve the club and your community, and one that also will provide you with enjoyment in the club.

Kiwanis Putting Contest - Thursday July 9th luncheon Where: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club What: Kiwanis putting challenge Who: Open to all Kiwanis members, guests, friends, relatives and any one else you may wish to invite. Why: Because we want you to have a great time with your fellow members So here is the drill. On Thursday July 9th, we are holding a winner takes all putting contest at our weekly luncheon. Bring along your lucky putter and come dressed in your best golf attire (any one with a tie may be subject to "President Peter’s Fine Session"). Entry in this exclusive event is only $ 2.00 per ball. We will start the contest putting from about two (2) feet and keep backing up until we have only one person left that can sink the ball. Practice will be permitted before and during the luncheon, however you may be subject to cat calls and other distractions so be prepared. Let’s pack the house and have some fun. Geoff Godding