Weekly Meeting - Remembrance Day, Dr. Jack Granatstein, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Thank you to Dr. Jack Granatstein for sharing his thoughts and experiences of the past thirty years. He emphasized that we cannot forget what our veterans have brought to our country and to the world, because to forget would be a crime against history. The Canadian War Museum is preserving the artifacts of our past and is having a significant impact on our youth. They are realizing that the artifacts help to tell the story, but they are not the story.

Our Remembrance Day celebration wouldn’t be the same without the 211 Air Cadets & the 2784 GGFG’s Cadets. We thank them for their Flag Party, and for providing their bugler, and, Thank you to George Perrin for laying the wreath at our meeting.

Thank you to all Veterans, including our own members and our guests. Thank you to Distinguished Past President Lorne Smith for providing his war poems for our luncheon. You may purchase Lorne’s published books of Poems, “You Must Have a Dream and Other Poems, “Certain Things Touch Me and Other Poems, “The Secret of Happiness and Other Poems, “When Someone Cares and Other Poems”. The Price is $10.00 each with all proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.

President Bill’s thought for the week - How different the world would have been, but for the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. This past year we were touched by the horrors or war, Corporal Jordan J. Anderson – Matt and Jean McGrath’s granddaughter’s husband, was killed while proudly serving in Afghanistan in early July, at the tender age of 25. I can’t help but think it brings a deeper more meaningful perspective to the following words of Colonel John McCrae…… ‘We are the dead. Short days ago, we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now We lie in Flanders Fields”.

Next Luncheon Meeting

Friday November 16, 2007 – 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, On K1N 8S7 Chief Vernon White - Ottawa Police Service - Restorative Justice Issues of the City of Ottawa 12:00 pm – Guest Speaker 12:30 pm – Lunch is served 1:00 pm – Club Announcements,etc. 1:30 pm – Adjournment If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Thyme Roasted Sirloin of Beef with Merlot Jus, Alsatian Apple Tart

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri. Nov. 23 Jackie Holzman, “How the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa contributes to addressing the needs in our community”

Fri Nov 30 Jim Durrell, “Building a New Downtown - Development of the Ottawa Congress Centre”

Committee Meetings

Mon. Nov.12 Membership, 5:30pm, Peter Charboneau’s home Program, 7:00pm, Paul Drouin’s home Tue.Nov.13 Bed Race, 12:00pm, Apollo Property Management Wed.Nov.14 Young Children Projects, 12:00pm, Ian Sterling’s office Mon.Nov.19 Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Staples Bank Street

Happy Diwali

To our members celebrating Diwali this week. On Diwali, wishes for every joy and prosperity. Here's hoping, that the beauty of this festival of lights, brings a world of joy, happiness and contentment to you, to last the whole year through. The biggest of all Hindu festivals, it is the festival of lights that is marked by 5 days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance and dazzles all with its joy. It is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. Happy Diwali.

Happy Birthday

Nov.10 Fred Rendell Nov.15 Brian Quinn & Shawn Williams

Hands-On Volunteers

The Hands-On committee is looking for volunteers to help the Hospice at May Court with their fundraiser, Homes for the Holidays. We need Kiwanians to volunteer at each home on the tour for a 3 hour shift on November 16, 17 & 18. If you can help out contact Neil McDonald at 613-725-2128 X224 or email at neil@capitalbenefit.ca

Kiwanis Round Robin

Saturday, November 24, 2007 Ticket price $75.00 First come, first served: Only 18 Tickets Left!!! Hosted by Ian Hendry, Hassa & Olive Mirchandani, Kathleen Holst. For details contact Kathleen Holst.

Family Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars and inform your family – our club’s Family Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 16th, in the Ballroom at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. This event is growing as our families grow and last year we had almost 200 people. Be sure to inform your family now so they can book the date. All Members Are Invited… Sunday, Dec 16 12:00 – 2:00.

Interclub with Nepean's Charter Night

The Kiwanis Club of Nepean is holding its 53rd Annual Charter Night at the Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road South, on Saturday, November 17, at 6pm (cocktails) for 7pm (dinner). The featured entertainment will be Ottawa magician Eric Leclerc. Tickets are priced at $35 per person each. If you are interested in joining our Interclub, please contact Kathleen Holst, Interclub Chair at holstkr@aol.com or phone 613-721-4141

Kiwanis Club of Kanata has Christmas Cakes!! Dark Fruit Cakes are in Cans/Light Fruit Cakes in Kiwanis Boxes. Both cost $15.00 delivered in Ottawa area. Please call Kanata Past President Eldon Fox 613-831- 9900 or our member Tom Spence 613-741-0741 ex.250. Proceeds to support Kiwanis Idol & Kiwanis community projects.

Can you help?? Read-a-thon needs books

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon needs elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 8) books, fiction and nonfiction in good condition, to distribute to beacon schools and community houses for their annual read-a-thons. If you have any books that would be suitable, please contact Lee Scott, Kiwanis Read-a-thon 613-290-5504 email: info@kiwanisreadathon.org

World Trivia Night

Thank you to our sponsored youth! The Champions For Children Foundation's "World Trivia Night", which was held on Friday, November 2, was thankful for the support of our sponsored Key Clubbers who helped with the counting, and the 2784 Ggfg Cadets, who were assigned the task of running to pick up the answer sheets. They had over 2,300 people in attendance and 130 volunteers were on hand, and we are proud that our sponsored youth were able to assist. Way to go kids!

Thanks Kiwanis!

Dear Kiwanis, Thank you very much for your recent donation towards Centennial Public School’s Accessible Play Structure. The Centennial School community is anxiously awaiting our new play structure and it is through the generous support of Community Partners such as the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa that this will be made possible. The Kiwanis Club has worked with Centennial School in the past and we are so pleased to continue such a positive partnership. We have a plaque in the school office attesting the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. With gratitude, Susan Derby On behalf of Centennial School