Weekly Meeting - Michael Chambers - Canadian Olympic Association

A lifelong Ottawan, Michael Chambers, knows that the good work done for his community is because of organizations like Kiwanis, and he was saddened to have to resign from our club a few years ago, to take on more responsibility with the Canadian Olympic Committee. He has had the great fortune to have had many mentors and coaches in his career, but he had no idea he would one day be President of Coc. He is still learning from the athletes, as their motto is - Believe in yourself. He has met many remarkable athletes that we should be proud of, many who pushed through personal obstacles to realize their dream. The people of Beijing were hospitable, warm and welcoming, to the visitors of their city in 2008. Feb 12, 2010 – Vancouver and Whistler will be ready for you and for all our great athletes. The recent surge of ticket sales in indicative of the future sales for this Canadian event. This is not a Vancouver event, but a Canadian event and we should all be proud. In 2006, the Canadian athletes finished 3rd, their goal is to be #1 for the 2010 Olympics. Canada will win gold medals in 2010! And the Canadian Olympic Team will be waiting for you to sing the National Anthem.

Attendance 68 = Members 56, Guests 12

One Can Make a Difference - President’s Rose – Phil Rossy Phil was introduced to our club in 2000 by Steve Moore, and has supported many committees since then. He is a strong supporter of our community, and practices positive networking, always promoting Kiwanis. When he chaired Interclub for 2 consecutive years in ’01 he personally attended many of the Interclub meetings with other Kiwanis Clubs. He Chaired our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee in 2003-04 a very successful event raising almost $30,000 for the Club. In addition to canvassing for auction items, and attending the committee meetings, he worked all day setting up for the Auction, then they worked the event, and, they cleaned up after the event. In 2004-05 he was elected to serve as a Director on our Board, and was elected this year to serve as Vice-President of the Board, and is responsible for guiding the Fundraising Committees. He provides valuable input on our discussions and contributes to our brainstorming sessions. This year, with a little nudge,,, he agreed to be Co-Chair of the Bon Appetit Committee, working alongside Bruno DiChiara. He will need your support to make this project a success, as the donated items mostly come from our members and their contacts. Thank you Phil, for helping us to Make A Difference!


Congratulations to Lisa Wilder from the Circle K at Carleton, who won the raffle of a warm blanket and 2 certificates to Governor’s Walk donated by our guest Peggy Winstan from Governor’s Walk; to Bernie Shinder who won the stuffed Waste Management Truck donated by Wayne French; and, to Bruno Di Chiara, who won the big umbrella donated by Tom Spence. Thank you all for contributing, $81 was raised for our General Account. Fine Session $46.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday, January 30, 2009, 12:15 – 1:45, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa - Laurier Room Jim Estill, CEO, Synnex Canada Limited, “Secrets to Success” Jim Estill is currently the Ceo of Synnex Canada Limited. He started his company, Emj Data Systems, from the trunk of his car after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Systems Design Engineering. From these modest beginnings, Estill grew Emj to a staff of over 300 people, with $350 million in annual sales. Jim attributes much of his economic accomplishments to his success in managing time. He has led numerous Time Leadership workshops, and has produced a time leadership Cd, ebook, and book. His topic will focus on time leadership and effective goal-setting.

Happy Birthday to You! Jan 26, Phil Rossy; Jan 29 Steve Georgopoulos.

Committee Meetings

Mon Jan 26 Cadets 7:00 pm Cartier Square Drill Hall

Upcoming Luncheons

Feb 6 Janet Yale - Telus Communication Company

Feb 13 Round Table luncheon – Family Day long weekend

Feb 20 Annual General Meeting – No Guests please

Feb 27 Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Economist Bank of Canada, “The Bank of Canada’s Response to the Global Financial Market Turmoil”(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)

 $$ 2008-09 Membership Dues $$ Kiwanis International has now been paid for our Club Members’ yearly dues. Therefore, members who had given us permission to charge their credit cards, have now been charged $330.00. Prepaid Luncheons Members who Prepay their luncheons are billed $312.00 for January to March luncheons. Members who had given us permission to charge their credit cards, have now been charged $312.00 Those members, who needed an invoice for processing, are encouraged to process this invoice upon receipt. Thank you.

Fine Dining for You and Your Valentine

Friday, February 13th, Restaurant International at Algonquin College. Cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:00pm Menu: - 1st course Artichoke Ceviche in Belgium Endive, with oregano and lemon olive oil - 2nd course Roasted beet and apple salad, lambs lettuce, horseradish vinaigrette - 3rd course Roasted veal with crumbled blue cheese and a madeira reduction Vegetarian Option Pairing of vegetarian ravioli (caramelized onion and chevre; roast garlic and aubergine) in a house-smoked tomato basil sauce - 4th course Pavlova (meringue) topped with macerated mixed berries. Tickets Only $40.00 per person, available through David Daubney, (david.daubney@justice.gc.ca) or Bob Garrow(bob.garrow@rogers.com) **** Deadline to order tickets 12:00 January 31st *****

The Menu

To be developed in a menu competition among the graduating chefs in Algonquin’s culinary program. The menu will be released to us on January 31st .

You Are Invited ! The Kiwanis Club of Bytown is hosting a fashion show on Thursday, March 12th, at the Hunt Golf & Country Club, at noon. Fashions will be by Marianne's (Westgate) and Pat Flesher Furs, and jewellery by Audrey Farber Jewels. Tickets are $45 each and lunch will consist of quiche, salad, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets are available through Firma French at hffrench@rogers.com, or 613-837-4078.

(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy) Committee members are encouraged to attend and participate on the committees they had signed up for. Your help is needed to ensure a successful event, and to ensure the assignments are shared. If other club members are available to help, the following committees could use more members.

Bedzzz Race - Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Committee is happy to announce that Bedzzz is returning once again to be the Title Sponsor of our Bed Race, with Allstream as Presenting Sponsor and Opl as a Gold Sponsor. For 2009, the Committee goal is 60 teams - why not organize your Team and register early! Registration Forms can be found on our website www.bedzzzrace.ottawakiwanis.org

Partners In Caring - Thursday, February 24, 2009

The Ottawa Senators Hockey Foundation offers their Partners In Caring project to our Club for the Ottawa vs Carolina game on February 24, 2009. Tickets are discounted by 35% off gate price for Kiwanis making our club $20-$25 on every ticket sold. Also, for every 10 tickets sold to this game, 2 free tickets are received for another game. Past President Tom Spence will be selling the tickets for Feb 24th, with his son Jeff. Please contact Tom at 613-741-0741 if you are interested in buying tickets – he will also have them at our Friday luncheons.

Bon Appetit Silent Auction - Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Welcome to Co-Chairs Phil Rossy and Bruno DiChiara who will be leading this committee. The first meeting is on Wednesday, January 14th at 7:00 a.m. at Perkin’s Restaurant. We are looking for more members to join this committee as they require more participation from the club. This is a great event and one of our 4 major fundraisers. If You Are Interested in joining this committee, contact Vp Phil Rossy.