The audience was completely enamored by the "Trio Con Brio” who performed one musical piece, then spoke of their schedules and practice. Each only 15 to 17, they have been playing since they were 4 or 5, and practice 3- 4 hours a day. More of that can be seen during the Kiwanis Music Festival which runs April 6 to May 2, 2009 - The Highlights Concert is May 15, 2009 (Mark Your Calendar) http://www.ottawakiwanismusicfestival.com.
President Peter was the lead for the Kiwanis Trivia which included questions on Kiwanis history. Bet you didn’t know that one of the 13 clubs we sponsored is in Georgetown, Guyana. Congratulations to Bill Gosewitz’s table with the highest score and each received a beautiful small plaque for their desk from the Membership Committee. Attendance 64 = Members 49, Guests 15
Congratulations to Tom Spence Tom was presented with the “Community Builder Award” by the United Way/Centraide Ottawa, and was completely surprised at our luncheon!. One Can Make a Difference -
President’s Rose – Vic Jones Peter was very proud to present the Rose to Vic Jones, noting that Vic was the one responsible for Peter joining Kiwanis 26 years ago. At that time he was employed by Vic and also met Tom Beveridge, Matt McGrath, Vince Calzonetti and others, who impressed him with their involvement.
Congratulations to Russ Salo who won $42. from the 50/50 Raffle and donated it to the Kiwanis Music Festival. Thank you all for contributing. Fine Session $49.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:15 – 1:45, We are relocating to…Restaurant International, Algonquin College, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Building H, 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa, On (access the Restaurant by turning north onto Navaho Drive from Woodroffe. Parking is free in front of the Restaurant) Our own Corporate members, at Algonquin College: Kent MacDonald, Vice President, Academic, and Dave Donaldson, Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Hospitality, will give us an overview of the College and its innovative programs and facilities. They will be joined by a student who will outline some of the activities taken by her class to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation, topping last year’s contribution of $46K. For information on the location, Click on this link. http://www.algonquincollege.com/HospitalityAndTourism/restaurant/find.html
Mon. Jan 12Program 6:00 Staples, 403 Bank Street Tue. Jan 13Membership 5:30 pm Dawn Morewood’s office Wed. Jan 14Bon Appetit Silent Auction 7:00 a.m. Perkins Restaurant Young Children’s Projects 12:00 Warren Gencher’s office Mon Jan 19Board Of Directors 5:30 Staples 403 Bank Street Tue Jan 20Golf 12:00 Apollo Property Mgmt, Boardroom Bed Race 6:30 pm Lone Star on St. Laurent Blvd. (Captain’s meeting) Wed Jan 21Circle K 12:00 Anthony McGlynn’s office Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Medical Foundation 6:00 pm 409 Industrial Ave. Corporate Membership 12:00 Chimo Hotel
Jan 23 Michael Chambers, President Canadian Olympic Committee, Recalling Beijing - Looking Ahead to Vancouver” J
an 30 Jim Estill, Ceo Synnex Canada Limited, “Secrets to Success”
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) Seniors Christmas Luncheon A wonderful lunch was held on Christmas Day, with a turnout of 160 Seniors, which is almost double last year. The members had a great time and Kiwanis was thanked for once again providing lunch to some who may have otherwise been alone on Christmas Day. Thank you to the following who volunteered to help with the set-up on Dec 24th Neil McDonald, Kanta Marwah, Russ Salo, Bob Garrow, Bob Horlick, Tom Burnie, Ross Hadwen and Phil Rossy. The following helped on Christmas Day- Neil McDonald, Kanta Marwah, Bob Garrow, Bob Horlick, Howard Lithwick, Mike Lafontaine, and President Peter, who ended up playing Santa! Thanks to Dominic D’Arcy who provided the entertainment and did a fantastic job. Also, thank you to Lynda Campbell who provided the centerpieces, and to Joni Swedlove, (Robert Horlick’s wife) who provided the loot bags.
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
Sympathy of the Club
Howard Whittaker’s father - Charles Jesse Whittaker, died peacefully in Ottawa on Saturday, December 27th, 2008. Born in 1921 in England, Charles immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s where he forged his career in the aircraft, chemical, power and oil/gas sectors. Services were held Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 . Our thoughts are with Howard and his family at this time.
Ken Birch – Ken passed away peacefully at the age of 81, on Monday, January 5, 2009, with his loving wife, Liane, by his side. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa since 1983 and was a 25-year Member of Kiwanis International’s Legion of Honour. He gave a lot of himself to our Club, and following the third Object of Kiwanis International, he “promoted the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards”. Our thoughts are with Liane and her family at this time. Services were held on Saturday, Jan 10th at Hulse Playfair and McGarry. Donations can be made to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Foundation – Legacy Fund, in memory of Ken.
Health of the Club Reverend Arthur Conrad has relocated from Elisabeth Bruyere and is now at Riverpark Place. His wife Genowefy will be joining him in the same location soon. c/o Riverpark Place, 1 Corkstown Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 1B6 . Phone (613) 683-1924 http://www.riverparkplace.ca/riverpark_facilities.htm Revernd Art is able to walk now without the assistance of a walker or a cane. He has had a few visitors from Kiwanis at the Bruyere and he appreciates them keeping in touch.
Rob Thompson –It was great to see Rob at our Luncheon on January 9th
Fine Dining for You and Your Valentine
When and Where: On Friday, February 13th, in the International Dining Room at Algonquin College. Cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:00pm Tickets: Only $40.00 per person, available through David Daubney, or Bob Garrow **** 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 . Who to bring: Your spouse or other special person, and your best friends. (Members of the public seldom have an opportunity to dine in the International Dining Room at Algonquin College.)
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Phil Rossy)
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-592-1230