Weekly Meeting - Read-a-thon – Dr. Alyson Shaw, Pediatrician at CHEO

Dr. Alyson Shaw talked about how early childhood experiences shape the future of a child’s brain. The greatest interaction between a parent/adult and a child is reading and the more they read the better they will do in life. With over 52,000 participants worldwide, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon continues to grow. Guests in attendance were thankful to Kiwanis for bringing the initiative to our schools and in agreement that the program brings an enthusiasm for reading into the schools.

President-Designate Bill’s Thought For the Week: As a son handed his father his poor report card, he asked, “Father, what do you think is my trouble – heredity or environment?”

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose – Howard Whittaker Partner of The Gordon Group, Howard joined our Club in 2000 sponsored by Bill Cowie and Ian Hendry. He quickly became a very active member of the Club and spent time working with the Young Children – Priority One Committee. He jumped right in as Vice-Chair of the Young Children - Priority One Committee, in 2001-2002. He was responsible for the design of our new Kiwanis brochure, and if you look closely, you will even see his two daughters in the booklet. Howard also designed our Board of Directors ads and many other ads that have been inserted into the Ottawa Citizen, with the help of Jamie Johnson, as part of our Communications. We thank Howard for his part in the mammoth task of pulling together the Read-a-thon project for our Club, and we look forward to participating in this project again in 2007-08. Thank you for Making a Difference, Howard!

Raffle Prize

Congratulations to Ken Birch, who won the raffle of a Courriers CD, donated by Mark Max; and to one of our guests, who won a book on Grilling on the BBQ, donated by Bob Horlick. Thank you all for contributing, $82.00 was raised for our General Account.

Next Meeting

Friday June 15, 2007, 12:30 – 2:00pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Drawing Room, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 Kiwanis Medical Foundation Luncheon Dr. Brian Leonard Professor of Ophthalmology – University of Ottawa Eye Institute President – ORBIS Canada “Wings of Sight” - Saving sight in developing countries. Through its International Outreach program, the Eye Institute touches the lives of many individuals who would not otherwise have access to highly specialized care. Dr. Leonard is an active member of an international network, which develops eye surgical centres in Third World countries. The program brings together volunteer surgeons, nurses, technicians, pilots and sponsors to carry equipment and skills to these countries aboard a refurbished DC-10, outfitted as an ophthalmological flying operating room.

Luncheon Line-Up

June.22 Stuart McCormack, Past Lt. Governor AKtion Club Administrator for EC&C – “ Sleeping Children Around the World”

June.29 No Luncheon, No Round Table – Canada Day long weekend

July 6th 7:30 – 9:00AM **Breakfast at the National Art Gallery– Including a Tour of the Renoir Exhibit - Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Kanta Marwah, there is no extra cost to members to attend the Gallery and see the Exhibit. Guests will pay $35 which will include a tour of the Renoir exhibit.

Committee Meetings

Wed.Jun.13 YCPO, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Membership Engagement/Retention, 6:00pm, Myrna Beattie’s office, 2370 Walkley Road to be rescheduled Thu.Jun.14 Key Club, 8:00am, Trane Canada Mon.Jun.18 Program, 7:00pm, Lynda Campbell’s home

Upcoming Kiwanis Events

July 3-7 92nd Annual Kiwanis International Convention, San Antonio, Texas

August 9-11 90th Annual Kiwanis EC&C District Convention, Kingston, Jamaica

Happy Birthday

Jun.9 Bruce Brooks & Frank Hegyi Jun.10 Myrna Beattie & Stephen Tanner Jun.14 Jack Warner


The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike grab it, we need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee with the help of the Hands-On Committee will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008 Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across one in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore – (613) 781-7196

Roster Changes

The Roster Change Forms have been sent out for you to print and complete IF there have been any changes to your information in the roster. Even if you informed us throughout the year, please complete this form to ensure we have the correct information. If you would like a new photograph please let me know and we can take it at a luncheon, since we have the digital camera with us every week. OR, if you prefer, send one by email or to the address below. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks, Rita office@ottawakiwanis.org 613-233-1900


The Major General W. A. Howard Award is the highest award an Army Cadet can receive. Thirteen medals are presented each year, one for each province and territory in Canada, to a Cadet who has been assessed as an outstanding Cadet. In order to be considered for the award, the Cadet must score 85% or higher on the National Star Certification Program. Congratulations to Jade Hopkins from 2784 GGFG’s Ottawa on winning the Major General W. A. Howard Award, scoring 98.4% on her National Star Certification Exam.

The Courriers in Concert

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Presents - The Courriers in Concert. Featuring Kiwanian, Mark Max, Russell Kronick and Anne Steinberg. A magical evening of folk music sing-along favourites. Monday, June 18, 2007, 8:00pm. Library and Archives Canada, 305 Wellington Street. Tickets $50.00. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation. For tickets or more information, contact any member of the KMF Committee (see page 8 of your 2006-07 roster) or contact the Kiwanis office.

Summer is here! Now that summer is upon us, Casual Business Dress has returned, which means gentlemen must wear a jacket to our luncheons, however, a tie is not required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket and tie is required if you are seated at the head table.