Weekly Meeting - Michael Allen, President/Executive Director, United Way/Centraide Ottawa

Michael Allen of the United Way/Centraide Ottawa, spoke of the changes they have made in the last few years noting that they now support over 200 organizations. Founded in 1933, the United Way was known for their fundraising campaigns with 125 offices in Canada. In 1980 they raised $3 Million, $5 in 1988, $12 Million in 1991, then they hit a 7-year plateau and they realized a change was needed. The traditional model of fundraising didn’t have the same appeal for donors so they looked at ways to give value back. They conducted community analysis to determine the needs in the community, and they identified areas to fund, based on the measurable impact in the needed areas, to have the greatest impact. In 2005, they raised $25Million !

President’s Rose – Ken Nelson should be proud of his contributions to our community as he was very instrumental at the inception of our Precious Minds video project, and prepared the application for funding. Once again, he took on the task of applying for funds for our University of Ottawa Circle K Piano Program, and we just received the cheque for $25,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Ken is now Chairing our new Project Development Committee, and we are asking our community service committees to inform Ken of funding that is required for your projects, as we may be able to apply for funding. Ken can be reached at kennel508@aol.com

We welcomed our newest member, Leslie Corkill, who was sponsored by Doug Wilson and Tom Beveridge, as one of our Corporate Members with Billboards In Motion (BIM) Canada. Leslie is Operations Manager at BIM and the mother of 2 sons. She has an extensive volunteer background having worked with the Ottawa Folk Festival, and, other non-profit organizations working with high-risk youth. She will be joining our Community Services Committee. Welcome Leslie!

President’s Thought for the Week: Money talks but all mine ever says is Goodbye!

Attendance: Active 59 of 114* Seniors 7 Guests 15 Hon/Staff - 2 Total 83 (does not include 12 on LOA)

Raffle Prize: Congratulations to Michael McCracken, guest of Ross Christensen, who won the beautiful gift of a Getaway Package for 2 at Le Domaine Bourget Country Inn, donated by owner Peter Blais. Thank you all for contributing, $135 was raised for our General Account.

Next Club Meeting: Friday, January 13, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Laurier Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa Laraine Kaminsky, Executive Vice-President of Graybridge Malkam - “Reflect Ourselves - Building a Culturally Inclusive Club” A recognized leader in the fields of Diversity, Cross-cultural Awareness, Employment Equity, Language, and Mentoring, Training and Consulting, Laraine has lived on three continents and worked in over 20 countries. As a new immigrant in Canada, Laraine worked many years as an adult ESL educator, then launched Malkam Cross-Cultural Training in 1989 as a venue for adult immigrants to develop the linguistic and cultural competencies required in the North American workplace. Focusing on global issues and how they impact on organizational effectiveness and inclusion, she works with senior management teams to help them adapt to the realities of diversity in the ever-changing world of work This interactive presentation will focus on cultural, religious and socially diverse customs of the changing local, national and global environment.

On the menu: Turkey Shnitzel with lemon juice, Vegetables and Potatoes, frozen Raspberry Yogurt

Head Table – January 13 1. Bill Siekierski 2. David Urie, NEW member 3. Ted Parsons 4. Laraine Kaminsky 5. President Sam Bhargava 6. Father Bill More 7. Peter Nadeau 8. Bob Garrow, NEW member 9. Tom Pullen 10. Myrna Beattie, guest book Happy Birthday to You! Jan 3 - Tom Pullen Jan 5 - Kanta Marwah Jan 8 - Steve Moore Jan 9 - Warren Gencher

Annual General Meeting – This is the official notice that we will be holding our AGM on Friday, January 20, 2006, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. At this meeting we will be reviewing our audited Financial Statements for our last fiscal year ended September 30, 2005, and we will be looking at our Budget for the current year. No Guests at this meeting please. If you have any items you want discussed at this meeting, please contact President Sam Bhargava.

Committee Meetings

Mon Jan 16 Board of Directors, 5:45 Staples, 403 Bank Street. Bon Appetit Silent Auction meeting 12:00

Tue Jan 17 Golf Tournament 12:00 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

Wed Jan 18 Community Services 12:00 Rideau Place-on-the-River LUNCHEON Line-Up

Jan 20 Annual General Meeting – NO GUESTS PLEASE

Jan 27 Dave Wallace, Chair of the Board of Governors of Algonquin College “The Business of Community College Education” Feb 3 Bruce H. Swan and Timothy Kluke, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Feb 10 Dave Smith “Contributing to the Community” Invocation – If you are interested in saying the Invocation at one of our weekly luncheons, please contact Major Max Bulmer, at 233-8428. We would love to hear from you.

Committee Update - There is a lot of work going on with each of our Club Committees, and so much information to share with the club. SO, why not use this newsletter to inform ALL members of your achievements. What has the AKtion Club been doing? What’s new on Membership? What did Community Services support this month? All Committee Chairs are asked to forward a few lines to Rita at the Kiwanis office, for insertion in the eDGE on a monthly basis. Email ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org before the last week of the month.

AKtion Club - Thanks to Mike St. Louis' generosity, the AKtion club now has a portable sound system and microphone, which is very necessary for their club meetings.

YUK YUK'S COMEDY NIGHT FOR PARKINSON'S The Second Annual Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night for Parkinson's will take place on Saturday, January 14/06, at 7:30 PM in the Tudor Hall. The inaugural event last January was a great success and this year there are signs of a complete sellout. There is unobstructed seating in the Hall and lots of free parking, (including the Cognos lot next door). Tickets are $25 in advance, and will be $30 at the door if the event is not sold out by then. Tables of ten may be reserved. Tickets for this evening of comedy are ideal for client or staff appreciation gifts, or just plain old "beat the winter blahs" entertainment. All proceeds will support the many programs of Parkinson Society Ottawa. To reserve tickets at the $25 advance price, call Larry Haffner at 724-3878, email lhaffner@magma.ca

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring Once again this year, the Ottawa Senators and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are working together on the Kiwanis Partners in Caring program. This is a project whereby the Kiwanis Club is offered tickets, suites and merchandise from the Senators at a discount enabling them to sell these items at very attractive prices, with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis youth projects. THIS YEAR’S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 – tickets available for $50 in the 300 level A GREAT DEAL: Order 10 tickets for your employees, co-workers or friends and you will receive 2 free bonus tickets for the March 14h game when the Sens play Tampa Bay. OR if not 10 Hockey tickets with 2 free tickets, why not just buy 2 tickets and support Kiwanis. Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741

Read-a-thon needs donations of books and prizes for the Ottawa Beacon schools. Thanks for your help and assistance, Lee Scott, Kiwanis Read-a-thon Coordinator 613-290-5504 info@kiwanisreadathon.org www.kiwanisreadathon.org

The Entertainment® Book costs ONLY $35 - What a great way to save money! You can start using the famous money-saving coupons IMMEDIATELY. Save up to 50% almost everywhere including: • Movie Theaters • Local Restaurants • Sporting Events The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation makes $17 per book, so get yours by calling 233-1900!

ROSTER CHANGES – The Membership Rosters were distributed on Friday, Jan 6th. If you were not in attendance, and have not yet picked up your roster, it has been mailed to you. Please note the following in your new rosters: Suzanne Cyr and Leslie Corkill, new Address for: BIM Canada 2570 Blackwell St, Unit 108, Ottawa, ON K1B 5R1 www.bimcanada.com Telephone numbers, fax number, and email addresses remain the same Steve Moore, new business affiliation: Telecommunications FirstComm Wireless 270 Catherine St. Ottawa, ON K1R 5T3 724-1177 x 7440 fax 761-8633 steven.moore@firstcomm.ca Jane Flain, remove business affiliation (Happy retirement, Jane!) Home phone 724-1911, fax 822-5776 Email: jane7of8@magma.ca Robert Houle, change of business address for CapCorp: 1050 Morrison Drive, 3rd Floor Ottawa, ON K2H 8K7 Phone numbers and email remain the same.