Weekly Meeting - Meeting Cancelled for the Victoria Day Long Weekend

The weekly meeting for the Club was cancelled for the Victoria Day long weekend.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday May 23, 2008 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Cadets Luncheon - Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Foster, Cd, Adc "Measuring Success, the Value of the Guards Cadet Corps" Lt. Col. Foster will provide some examples from the history of the Ggfg (Thomas Ross, Alfred Hamyln Todd, Robert Tyrell, Desmond Burke, Conrad Black) to demonstrate people in society that he deems successful and how the Guards Cadet Corps promotes the values that makes one successful. Lt. Col Foster is employed on full time service as the Senior Military Officer with the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Defence Research and Development Canada. The Governor General’s Foot Guards Cadets will be providing a Drill Team Presentation and the 211 Air Cadet Squadron will showcase their Cadets Band. The Raffle $ and the Fine Session pot will both be given to the Cadets so please remember to be generous. Come out and support the young men and women of our Sponsored Cadets!

Luncheon Line-Up

May.30 Semi-Annual General Meeting, All members are encouraged to attend, No guests please

Jun.6 Noel Buckley, President, Ottawa Tourism Convention Authority

Jun.13 Legion of Honour and New Members Induction

Jun.20 Stuart McCormack, Aktion Club

Jun.27 Robert C. Lee, President Rcl International Inc.

Committee Meetings

Wed.May.21 Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Direct Assistance, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Medical Foundation, 6:00pm, Ferano Construction Mon.May.26 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Membership, 5:30pm, Peter Charboneau’s home Wed.May.28 Corporate Membership, 12:00pm, Chimo Hotel

Rapidz Baseball Game

Interclub Sports and Social Committee, and Programme Committee – Invite you to the following Baseball Game on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 pm. This replaces our Friday luncheon. Meal in the restaurant at the Rapidz Stadium, Game at 7:00pm (Rapidz vs. Atlantic City). Cost: $30 for guests and non pre-paid members. Children under 14 $12.

Happy Birthday May.17 Wilbert Keon May.18 Jeff Kyle May.19 Michael Lafontaine May.21 Everett Colton, Howard Lithwick & Roberta Driscoll May.22 Rev. Arthur Conrad & Gary Flockton

Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics

Well, We Did It!! With the support of our own club members, who contributed to the above initiative as per my many pleas, we reached our goal of $10,000.00!! This will be combined with the $20,000 donation from Dr. Kanta Marwah, and the $20,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation. The total of $50,000 will be presented to Carleton University, at our luncheon on Friday, May 23. The $50,000 will be matched by Carleton University for a total of $100,000. The funding of $100,000 will then be set up as an Endowment Fund account listed as the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah scholarship in Medical Physics. The interest earned on the funds will be used each year to award a scholarship up to $10,000, in perpetuity. This will ultimately prove ‘One Can Make A Difference’. Thank you for your support! You should all be very proud of contributing to the future of medical students. Come to lunch on May 23, which is our Cadets Luncheon, where we will be making the cheque presentation to Carleton University, and see my new…..hairdo…… before it all grows back! It’s growing back at a great pace – I will be ready for another shaving venture in a month or two. Yours in Kiwanis President Bill Gosewitz

Bon Appetit Kiwanis Silent Auction “A toast to a great Silent Auction!” We were aiming for our budget of $21,000 net for the Silent Auction, and are very happy to announce that we raised net proceeds of a little over $30,000!! We had a record of 137 items up for auction, thanks to the help of the club members and their contacts, and to the members who donated cash. We could not have this Auction without your help as we depend on the members to help us get the items. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Also, thank you to the following volunteers who made the event run without a hitch: Tom Spence, Bob Alyea, Tom Burnie, Harold Feder, Kanta Marwah, Helene Crabb, Tom Beveridge and Kim Wilson, Rita Harper, Bob Garrow, Grant Yusak, Ross Hadwen, George Old, Joanne Drouin, Stephen and Lana Tanner and the staff from Staples Adam Church, Cheryl Owens, Jeff Carroll, Dan Hannah, Dennis Francoeur & Brad Clement. Most important, thank you to the committee members – all 6 of them who were also the volunteers – for helping us reach our goal as one of the top 3 fundraisers for the club!! Committee Co-Chairs Paul Drouin and Bruno Di Chiara

Interclub, Sports and Social Committee Events

Get Ready for the Summer! More information will follow but for now mark your calendars…

May.29 Sail on the Tallship Black Jack $30.00, includes light dinner (sandwiches, fruit, cheese) dockside at Britannia Yacht Club followed by sail on the river. On shore cash bar available.

Jun.21 Bbq at Dawn Morewood's home in Metcalfe

July 10 Baseball Game, This replaces our Friday luncheon. Meal in the restaurant at the Rapidz Stadium. 5:30 pm Thursday Game at 7:00pm, (Rapidz vs. Atlantic City) Cost $30 for guests and non pre-paid members. Children under 14 $12.

Aug.22 Rcmp Camp Family day sports and Bbq joint event with program committee


The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West (previously the Kiwanis Club of Carleton) takes pleasure in hosting the “The biggest annual lobster event of the year”, at the Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd. S. on Friday, May 23, 2008. The Stevens & Kennedy Band will provide entertainment, and there will be Door Prizes / Silent Auction / Free parking Social Hour 5:30 / Dinner 6:30 / Dancing/Ent 8:00. For those who are allergic to lobster there will be Bbq chicken available Ticket Price $50.00. Ticket Reservations call Paul McCumber 613-723-8971 or p.mccumber@rogers.com

Kiwanis Read-A-Thon update

Following is a note from one of the schools participating in the Kiwanis Read-a-Thon, showing that Kiwanis initiatives continue to benefit many in our community.... “Forest Valley raised $4,600.00. We will be using $4,000.00 to purchase Guided reading tables for our classrooms and we will be donating $600.00 to Cheo to purchase books for their waiting rooms. Thank you”.

Programme Committee

Results of the survey about our luncheon Start Time -- In favour of 12:00 Start -22; 12:15 start-19; 12:30 start-14; Speaker before lunch-28; speaker after lunch-28. Total number of replies for Time was 55 and Speaker 56. One person had no preference about time and indicated so. The Programme Committee recommends a 12:15 start with the speaker after lunch, unless otherwise required, and the meeting will run until 1:45. This will take effect on June 1st.

Attention All Kiwanis Musicians

George Old, a relatively new member and a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Rideau, is a retired high school music teacher. He has some fairly basic scores of a number of popular songs written for “B” flat instruments (clarinet, trumpet, tenor sax, soprano sax), “E” flat instruments (alto sax, baritone sax) and “C” instruments (piano, guitar, bass, banjo). He would like to try and get a group of Kiwanians together who might be able to play at a luncheon meeting maybe 3-4 times a year. If you have an interest in doing something like this, please call George at 613-224-6806.

Aktion Club International Convention

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and Bytown Aktion Clubs Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Thursday June 19, 2008 We will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kent Street at 1:00pm for a Meeting, Dinner & Dance. If you can help in any way to make this event a success or if you wish to attend the dinner & dance, please contact Aktion Club Chair, Harold Moore at 613-292-1192 by June 16, 2008.


A Kiwanian is a volunteer who agrees to commit their time, talent, energy and resources to be actively engaged in Kiwanis Club of Ottawa activities.