Weekly Meeting - Mary Lemay, NCC

Marie Lemay has a challenging job ahead of her and one that she is embracing with enthusiasm. An engineer with a wealth of experience including chief of the project development division for the City of Gatineau, she knows about infrastructure, new city developments, and social and economic developments. She is a breath of fresh air for the Ncc and is the right person, with the right job, at the right time. Her goal as Ceo is to build a great capital with planning focusing on a green capital – maintaining our parks, bridges, hiking and skiing trails, and Parliament Hill. She wants to promote the Capital of Canada and encourage visitors to come to Winterlude, the Rideau Canal, the Canada Day celebrations, and our heritage sites. Openness and transparency of the Ncc is high on her agenda, and with the dedication and quality of her employees, who love this great Capital, it will be easy to make it work. Public collaboration and partnership will engage the public more and give them a voice. Active listening and action will increase the public’s trust and she is committed to ensuring the youth in our Capital are involved.

Raffle Congratulations to Francois Cronier, guest of Peter Patafie, who won the raffle of a book on the Golf Courses of Stanley Thompson, donated by Bob Fisher. Thank you all for contributing, $55.00 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session – $85.00 - Ross Hadwen was highlighted since he went to the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, Sept 12th, and wondered where everyone was. Way to go, Ross!

One Can Make A Difference” President’s Rose – Bob Vergette

Bob has 30 years of perfect attendance and will be recognized for 30 years of service at our 2009 Legion of Honour luncheon. He is an ideal Kiwanian who has served the community by participating on many committees in our club. He has chaired Key Club, former Tv Auction, Interclub Sports and Social Committee, and the Cadets for 2 consecutive years. Bob is a regular attendee at our Interclubs with other Kiwanis clubs and his commitment is non-stop. Congratulations Bob, your involvement does Make A Difference!

Next Kiwanis Luncheon

Friday, Sep 26, 2008 12:15-1:45 pm

We Are Relocating to the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport, 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa *** Turnover Day *** Join us as we say "Thank You" to President Bill Gosewitz and the Board of Directors for their support this past year, and to welcome in our new Kiwanis year, President Peter Patafie, and his Board for 2008-09

The Board of Directors for 2007-08 will be released of their duties by Past Lt. Governor Shirley Bradley; and the new Board of Directors for 2008-09 will be charged with their responsibilities by Lt. Governor Sam Bhargava. The Committee Chairs for 2007-08 and 2008-09 will also be asked to stand and be recognized. We are pushing for 100% Attendance for this Luncheon, and we encourage all members to join us. The Past Presidents will all be joining us. Why not call a member you haven’t seen lately and invite them to come to the Luncheon. You could offer to give them a lift to the Hilton! Guests are welcome! $33.00 per person. Parking is Free behind the Hilton Turnover Night Celebration 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. *** Sold Out *** - Caffé Nostra, Traditional Italian Trattoria, 357 Preston Street, Ottawa (corner of Beech) Contact Kathleen Holst

Luncheon Line-up

Be Sure To Join Us and Invite A Guest.

Oct 3 Jim Watson, Mpp - Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Affordable housing – the need is now!

Oct 10 7:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau, Gatineau Room Guest Speaker, Reverend John Moor “Giving thanks for the little things in life”

Oct 17 Read-a-thon Luncheon Keynote speaker, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, James Bartleman, will speak on his literacy work in the native communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec

Oct 24 Marina Neumat “Human Rights in Tehran” – she will speak about her personal experience of having been a political prisoner for 2 years.

Oct 31 Michael Geist , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law University of Ottawa,“Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”

Committee Meetings

New Committee Chairs Mon Sep 29 Cadets

Please inform the office of your meeting for October.

Happy Birthday to You! Sep 24 Rev John Moor, Sep 25 Brian McGarry, Sep 26 Robert Sirotek, Sep 30 Ted Parsons

Membership Resignations – At the Board of Directors’ meeting on September 15, 2008, they approved the resignations for Past President Marcia Saipe, who became our first female member in 1990, and our club president in 1997-98, and, Roberta Driscoll, who hopes to rejoin our club in the near future.

Sympathy of the Club

Sympathy goes out to Jack Warner, in memory of his sister, Leara Kingston, who passed away on Sunday, in her 88th year, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Visitation will be held in Prescott on Tuesday, and funeral service will be on Wednesday. Our thoughts are with Jack and his family at this time.

The Kiwanis Club of Bytown presents “ Cards & Dessert” a Community Fundraiser Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. $20 per ticket · Bring your own cards · The cards referred to are Bridge or other card games that people enjoy--dessert is provided by their club together with tea and coffee. Door prizes will be available. It is a fun night and one that has been a successful fundraiser for their club.To purchase tickets please contact Firma French. A group of ladies from our club is organizing an Interclub and a scrabble table – please contact Kathleen Holst if you’d like to join us.

Summer Casual Wear is over

Proper business attire is now required at the Friday luncheons. A shirt and jacket is required by the gentlemen, and ladies are to dress accordingly. A jacket, shirt and tie, are required by gentlemen sitting at the head table.

Murder Mystery Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-Vanier Invites You to attend their 50th Anniversary Charter Night Murder Mystery Dinner presented by Big Time Murder Productions. October 25th, 2008 Centre Francophone de Vanier, 270 Marier Ave, Vanier. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm, Show starts at 6:30 sharp Tickets $50.00 per person (Door prize, raffle draw, silent auction) EC&C District Governor Sheron Dunn and her husband past Governor Trevor will be in attendance.