Weekly Meeting - No Meeting Scheduled – Easter Long Weekend

There was no meeting was scheduled due to the long Easter weekend.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday March 28, 2008 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Marguerite (Grete) Hale, ‘Philanthropist, Leader, Story Teller Extraordinaire! This is a meeting that you don’t want to miss! Marguerite (Grete) Hale, Member of the Order of Canada, has an unequalled enthusiasm for life, and she is passionate about helping others, a trait instilled in her by her father. Grete has been and continues to be a pioneer in many ways when seeing a need in our community and beyond. Grete’s zest for life and passion for giving to others will hold you spellbound as she shares some of her life experiences through her captivating stories. A meeting not to be missed! If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org Bring A Guest….Share the club with your colleagues. Spread the word about community service. Be sure to call a member you haven’t seen in a while, and even offer to drive with them to the luncheon.

Luncheon Line-Up

Apr.4 ** 7:30 – 9:00am… We Are Moving…. to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for our Golf Tournament Committee Breakfast, 
Danielle Nadon, Tournament Co-Chair for the Cn Canadian Women’s (Lpga) Open

Apr.11 Official Visit of the Ec&C District Governor Chuck McIlravey
 Our Club’s 90th Anniversary – all Kiwanis Clubs are invited!

Apr.18 Kiwanis Music Festival / Canterbury High School Choir - James Caswell

Apr.25 Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail’s National Affairs Columnist

Committee Meetings

Wed.Mar.26 Bed Race wrap-up, 5:00-7:00pm , Lone Star, Baseline Road Mon.Mar.31 Cadets, 7:00pm, Cartier Square Drill Hall Wed.Apr.2 Interclub Sports & Social, 7:00pm, Tba Corp. Membership, 12:00pm, Chimo Motel

Happy Birthday Mar 28 Marcia Saipe

Interclub Sports and Social “Chili and Chuckles” - the Interclub, Sports and Social Committee invites You to a *Fun* evening on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the home of Uttra and Sam Bhargava, 84 Rothwell Avenue, Ottawa. The evening starts at 6:30 and $20.00 is all you will pay for Chili, salad, dessert, and wine. This will be a fun evening including a Trivia Contest. Tickets are On Sale Now and can be picked up from Kathleen Holst at the Friday luncheons.

Kiwanis Club of Rideau – Lt. Governor David Daubney Thursday, March 27, 2008 at the Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Road, 12:15pm. For further information, please contact: Bob Vergette or Kathleen Holst. Kiwanis Club of Orleans Interclub We will be holding an interclub on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at 6:30 pm at Eastside Mario’s (250 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans) If you are interested in joining us, please contact Bob Garrow.

Kiwanis Club of Belleville Interclub “We will be holding a joint 85th Anniversary Celebration and Governor's Banquet on Friday April 18 at the Banquet Centre at 1 Alhambra Square in Belleville. A social hour will commence at 6:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 and may be ordered and picked up at the door. Thanks for your support, Plg Ralph Porter.”

Kiwanis Conventions

The Executive will decide on the attendees from the Board of Directors, and other members are also invited to attend. If you are interested, please contact the Kiwanis office for more information. - Kiwanis International Convention, June 25-28, 2008, Orlando, Florida - Kiwanis District Convention, August 7-9, 2008, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Kiwanis Idol Red Carpet Concert

The Kiwanis Idol Red Carpet Concert is back again this year. This spectacular event will showcase the vocal talents of young people from right here in the national capital region. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Kanata, this is the Kiwanis Juno’s to show off our Kiwanis Idols!!! Centrepoint Theatre, Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Tickets for adults are $19.50 with youth tickets available for $14.50 and can be purchased online at http://centrepointetheatre.com or contact Eldon Fox.

Club Elections for the Board of Directors for 2008-09 are coming! $$ Our Club By-Laws State that “The Elections Committee shall send out to each, Active, Privileged and Senior member in good standing a nominating ballot, which shall list in alphabetical order, all Active, Privileged and Senior members of the Club”. This list will contain only those names of the Club members in good standing as defined in Article 5; a member is not in good standing if (“a member being two (2) months in arrears in the payment of dues and/or financial obligations”). Please make sure that your Account is up-to-date at the Kiwanis office, to ensure that you have voting privileges. If you have any questions about the balance of your account, please contact Mike Kruger at 613-233-1900. The Club’s Primary Ballot for the elections of next year’s Board of Directors will be mailed out on March 31, 2008.

Mark Your Calendars !! Less than 50 days to go! Bon Appetit Ottawa, Kiwanis Silent Auction - On Tuesday, May 6, 2008, from 5:30 - 9:00, our Bon Appetit Silent Auction Committee will be holding our 9th Annual Silent Auction at the Bon Appetit Food and Beverage Extravaganza at Lansdowne Park. Over 2,000 people are wooed by more than 90 of the region’s top Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, and this event sells out every year. Eat and drink to your heart's content for only $75.00! Tickets to the event can be purchased from Tom Spence at our Friday meetings or give Tom a call at 613-741-0741. The Kiwanis Silent Auction showcases over 125 items and we are asking All members to consider providing items in the area of $200 or more to be auctioned off. This is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure for your business, or for your business associates, while supporting one of our major fundraisers. Last year, thanks to the help of our club members, the Silent Auction at Bon Appetit raised $29,000. For more information on this event, contact Co-Chairs Paul Drouin or Bruno Di Chiara. Donor Slips are available by contacting the Kiwanis office.

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The Kiwanis School Bus Program

On behalf of the students and staff at Featherstone Drive P.S., I would very much like to thank Stephen Tanner at Staples Bank Street and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa for your very generous donation to our school last fall. Our school was selected along with a few others to receive many boxes of school supplies to distribute to needy students. We were thrilled to have received the supplies which were already made up in kits for primary, junior and intermediate students. Featherstone is comprised of approximately 420 students. Our school population is very diverse and we have many different languages which are spoken at the school. Our families greatly appreciate the support of the community and of organizations like the Kiwanis Club who support their children. Thanks again for your kind generosity Christine Lanos Principal Engagement 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.