Weekly Meeting - Ottawa’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

Luncheon Meeting, Friday, October 14, 2005. An abundance of pride was felt on Friday, when our history as a Club was highlighted alongside the City of Ottawa's 150th Anniversary. Mayor Bob Chiarelli was grateful for our contribution to the city going back to when we assisted with Ottawa's first Safety First Campaign for the first time Ottawa streets were zoned with white lined crossings. It takes plenty of support to keep a city working well, and the input from service clubs is a very important factor. Bob thanked us for our club's strong support of the people in Ottawa for over 60% of the history of Ottawa.

Shirley Tomblin was the perfect club historian as she highlighted some important events in the club's continued support of our community. (for more history;see attached) This is just a beginning, as Shirley has started to write a book about our Kiwanis Club starting with historical facts dating back to 1917; she is now at 1942. Thank you, Shirley, for your extra special participation and hard work.

Thank you to Jim Watson who was MC Extraordinaire with his genuine quick wit and sense of humour. He spoke of the history of Ottawa and Kiwanis while displaying photos retrieved from the City of Ottawa archives, thanks to the personal efforts of Lorne Usher.

The Camp Smitty Gang received accolades and applause for the sweat they put into this years Hands-On Project for the Boys and Girls Club. They scraped, and sanded, and painted, and shingled, and even felled a 100-ft tree; all for the kids at the Camp and for the personal satisfaction of helping our community. A video presentation of the volunteers at camp was shown, with the assistance of our webmaster Jamie Johnson.

Head Table for October 21 1. Bob Horlick 2. Bill Gosewitz 3. Graham Fraser 4. President Sam Bhargava 5. Major Max Bulmer 6. Bruno Di Chiara 7. Don Keyes 8. Helene Fortin-Crabb, guest book Greeters: Ross Hadwen and Lynda Campbell Raffle tickets: Will Thompson

Raffle - Congratulations to Doug McGregor and Guy Bourbonniere who each won the raffle of a bottle of Wine, donated by the Interclub Committee. Thank you all for contributing, $88 was raised.

Happy Birthday to You! Oct. 14 - Moe Racine and Bill Whillans Oct. 17 - Dawn Morewood

Committee Meetings Mon. Oct 17 7:00 pm Programme, Capone's Eastside Board of Directors, 5:45 Staples, 403 Bank St. Wed. Oct 19 12:00 pm Circle K, Brymark Promotions, 2405 A St. Laurent Blvd. 7:00 pm Legacy Fund/ Medical Foundation, Dominic Ferrarotto's office


Fri Oct 28 U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins " Standing Together when it counts most: The strengths and struggles of the U.S - Canada relationship"

Nov 4. To be announced

Nov 11 Remembrance Day Luncheon - Father Joe LeClair, Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Nov 18 Luncheon Meeting relocated to Nov 17th Dinner. (see below) Nov 25 Robert Dyck, CEO of CODE Incorporated A TASTE OF LEBANON - Thursday, November 17th 6:00 pm The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Programme Committee invites you to enjoy an evening of fine dining with good friends. Make up a table of eight and experience Genuine Lebanese cooking, Authentic Arabic Belly Dancing and Entertainment. JOIN US at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue (across from Mooney's Bay). Tickets are $40 each. Please RSVP to 248-2414 or reply to this email. (NOTE: If you are a Prepaid member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, you have already been billed $21 on your Oct-Dec quarterly luncheon invoice. If you attend the Lebanese Dinner, all you have to pay is the balance of $19 and you can instruct the office to charge your credit card)

Congratulations to Hulse, Playfair & McGarry / McGarry Family Chapels/ Cremation Centers, on the Celebration of their 80th Anniversary on October 22, 2005 - . The Charles Hulse and Keith Playfair creed: "To alleviate the sorrow of parting is to render a service to the community. To this principle our efforts are respectfully dedicated." They contribution to the community includes the support of arts and culture, charitable foundations, crime prevention, education at all levels, and serving elected municipal offices. Charles Hulse was a member of our club from 1925-1987, was Club President in 1938, Governor in 1942, and Kiwanis International Vice-President in 1947-48. Brian McGarry has been a member of Kiwanis since 1967, and was Lt. Governor of Division 13, in 1973-74. We are also pleased to have Patrick McGarry as a member of our club since 1999. Sharon McGarry is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown. There will be a building tour; presentation of anniversary paintings; Terra Cotta Warrior unveiling; memorabilia; funeral vehicle presentation, historic and modern; 4:00 pm remarks and tree planting; and refreshments. If you are interested in attending their celebration on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00pm - 5:00pm please contact Britta Gerwin by October 18th at 233-8088 ext 263 or email britta.gerwin@mcgarryfamily.ca

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are interested in receiving a copy of the President's Year-End booklet which has photos of our projects and events for 2005-06, please inform the Kiwanis office. The price is approximately $27 ($19.99 USplus shipping) . WE WILL BE PLACING AN ORDER BY OCTOBER 31st so if you are interested, please call the office 233-1900 or email. Kiwanis Club of Rideau 50th Anniversary Celebration

** LAST CALL ** Friday, October 28th, 6:00 pm reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, at Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa (free parking) Special Guest of Honour - You have heard about him from a number of people, everywhere we go they are talking about him. And I can't wait to meet Mr. Steven Siemens, Kiwanis International President. On Friday, October 28th, the Kiwanis Club of Rideau will be proud hosts of President Siemens on his tour of Eastern Canada. He will bring us a message that will make you proud to be Kiwanians, and remind us of the work that we must do in our communities. We will also hear from some of the best performers of the Kiwanis Music Festival. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from our office (Cheques must be made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Rideau NOT the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa)

Clothing! Clothing! Clothing! CIRCLE K PROJECT Getting rid of old sweaters, scarves, mittens, jackets, coats?? Look No Further!! The Circle K Club at Carleton University is holding their annual clothing drive BUT this year with a twist. The Club is asking for warm, winter clothing for men, women and children. The clothing will be distributed to shelters. Thanks to YOUR help last year, over 80 bags of clothing were raised for women's shelters. The campaign ends November 30th. Please bring your clothing to a luncheon or contact Val Wilkins to arrange for a pick up at 254-7172, or email v.wilkins@rogers.com . Many thanks for your continued support.

Kiwanis Club of Nepean is selling tickets for a Cruise Lottery, with all proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club of Nepean Community Service Projects. Win a 7-day cruise for 2 with Holland America during 2006, to Alaska, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or Canada-New England. Draw December 7/05. Only 250 tickets to be sold . If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please call Ernie Bies 825-2292

Roster Changes: Shawn Williams - remove business affiliation He can be reached at home number 591-1573 ext 1, or on his cell at 302-5019 email: shawn_e_williams@yahoo.ca NOTE: The new Roster should be available first or second week of November.