November 10th Luncheon – Thank you to Dr. Bud Keenan for sharing his wartime memories.
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, for providing their bugler and for laying the wreath at our meeting.
Thank you, Past President Lorne Smith, for sharing with us your poetry in memory of the war, and those you have personally lost. Your poetry always brings us close to the memory of the men and women who fought in the wars and who gave of themselves, for all of us.
Thank you to all War Veterans, including our own members… Matt McGrath, Harold Moore, George Perrin and Lorne Smith. We have a collection of Lorne Smith’s poetry books at the Kiwanis office for $10.00 each, with all proceeds going towards Helping Hands.
President Neil’s Thought For the Week: We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. ~Francis A. Walker~
Happy Birthday Nov.10 Fred Rendell, Nov.15 Brian Quinn & Shawn Williams
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday November 17, 2006 12:30 – 2:00pm, Chateau Laurier, Laurier Room. Al Hatton, President of the United Way of Canada/Centraide Canada In 2005, United Ways-Centraides collectively raised over $435 million to fund more than 7,000 local charitable organizations, and to an additional 10,000 charities through donor directed giving.
On the menu Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Yukon Jack Whiskey Cream Sauce & Oka Cheese, Tiramisu
Nov 24 Vince Bevan, Ottawa Police Chief
Dec 1 General Rick Hillier, Chief of Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces ***Relocating to the Delta Hotel, 361 Queen Street***
Dec 8 Kiwanis International President, Nelson Tucker – his official visit to Ottawa
Dec 15 No Luncheon Meeting (see December 17)
Dec 17 (Sunday) 12:00-2:00pm, Family Holiday Party – Bring your family, friends, your children and your grandchildren!
Committee Meetings Tue.Nov.14 Bed Race, 12:00pm, Apollo Management Board of Directors, 5:30pm, Kiwanis office Program, 7:00pm, Wayne Beaudoin’s home Wed.Nov.15 Community Services, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Circle K, 12:00pm, Ian Hendry’s office Mon.Nov.20 Golf, 5:45pm, Scotiabank Place, Gate #2
Mark Your Calendars!
Kiwanis Holiday Party – Thursday, November 30, 2006, Cash Bar 6:00pm, Dinner 7:30pm. Join us to celebrate the holiday season with your Kiwanis Friends & Guests. Royal Ottawa Golf Club, 1405 Aylmer Road, Gatineau. $65.00/person. Your choice of meal: Starter: (1)Creamy winter parsnips & roasted garlic soup with Crème fraiche or (2)Belgian endive with radicchio, mandarin oranges & Stilton cheese Meal: (1)Alberta prime rib with beef au jus or (2)Atlantic Salmon on roasted corn & orange glaze or (3)Vegetarian dish. Everyone is asked to bring a new or slightly read unwrapped book for children aged 6 – 12 years in support of the children at Connaught School. Contact the Kiwanis office by Monday November 27th to reserve your tickets and give your meal choice. For more information contact Lynda Campbell 613-762-6766
Sir Robert Borden Key Club – Toy Mountain Toonie Challenge November 13 – 30. Our goal is to bring joy to the less fortunate kids in the Ottawa area. Our hope is to raise $2,500.00. Please bring toonies and or Canadian Tire money at the Dec.1 luncheon. Our plan is to buy toys at Canadian Tire and deliver them to the Salvation Army. Thanks for your support!
Kiwanis Club of Nepean – 52nd Annual Charter Night Centurion Conference & Event Centre, Saturday, November 18, 2006, 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Cocktails and dinner followed by the ELVIS show with Shawn Barry. $30.00/person. For tickets contact: Gord Clark 613-224-4158.
Kiwanis University - An Invitation for all members Kiwanis International is coming to Kingston, Ontario, on Saturday, November 18, 2006, 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the Days Inn & Conference Centre. Every member in Division 12 is invited.
Workshop choices include: 1.Marketing/Public Relations, 2.Team Building, 3.Retention, 4.Envisioning Kiwanis' Future, 5.Service in a Box, 6.Communication Skills, 7.Best Practices. Participants will choose workshops on-site on the day of the event. Hear from Kiwanis leader and professional speaker, Immediate Past President Steve Siemens, in addition to International office staff. Interact with other motivated Kiwanis members and take home new ideas! Learn about the Kiwanis vision for the future. Your $50 registration includes lunch, workshop materials, a diploma and a Kiwanis University souvenir. If you are interested in attending, please inform Rita Harper who will be registering. For more information visit www.kiwanis.org/ku
Music for the Mind Thursday, November 23, 2006, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Residence of the Austrian Ambassador. Tickets $65.00/person. Sample Austrian wine and cheese pairings, enjoy classical music in celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday. For tickets contact Buck Madden 613-724-6770 or purchase online at www.rohcg.on.ca or www.kiwanismusicfestival.com
An Evening with Patrick Watson Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Read-a-thon Partner – The Ottawa Public Library Foundation presents an evening with celebrated Canadian author and journalist, Patrick Watson at a literary gala and auction in support of the Ottawa Public Library. Monday, November 27, 2006, 6:00pm, Ottawa Congress Centre. Tickets $175.00 each ($100 tax receipt) available from Howard Whittaker 613-234-8468. Includes: cocktails, dinner, silent auction, reading, conversation and book signing.
Kiwanis Club of Bytown – 5th Annual Charter Night Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 6:30pm. Governor Ed Kelly will make his official visit to Division 12. $32.00/person. For tickets contact: Janet Atkinson, tel: 613-728-3624 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt.Gov. Shirley Ayers, tel: 613-226-3657 Email email@example.com
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West – Christmas Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 7:00am, Macies Best Western, $17.00/person, Guest of Honour and Speaker will be EC&C District Governor Ed Kelly. Entertainment will be provided by participants in the Kiwanis Music Festival.
EC&C District Office - Kiwanis Convention Cash Draw 1 Return Airfare, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Registration to Jamaica Convention August 2007 or $1500.00 Canadian Cash. Tickets $10.00 each. Contact our office if you wish to purchase a ticket. 613-233-1900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roster Changes: Grant Yusak new business affiliation Cody Party Centre 1460 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON K2G 4A5 Tel: 613-226-4780 Email: email@example.com A report from Direct Assistance Committee (formerly Community Services)
One Can Make a Difference in the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa whether we are engaged in Fundraising activities or Community service. We are hardly out of the gate in our new club year, committee budgets have yet to be approved, and you have already Made A Difference in the life of a very disabled young girl. On Tuesday, October l7th 2006, we received a request for assistance for a 16-year old girl hospitalized at CHEO for the purchase of essential equipment that she will require in making the transition to her home and performing her activities of daily living independently. The Background This 16-year-old girl will be returning home in early November after having spent l0 months in hospital at CHEO and at the Bloorview Rehabilitation Centre in Toronto, to face many challenges. She suffers from an Acquired Brain injury secondary to a cerebral hemorrhage following an arteriovenus malformation (AVM) embolization procedure. As a result she has a right hemiplegia (weakness of the right side of her body including her right arm and her right leg, she requires the use of a sling to support her right arm and she requires the use of an ankle foot orthosis for her right leg in order to walk but often when she is tired she needs her wheelchair for mobility. In addition to her physical disabilities she is Aphasic meaning she has difficulty communicating. Her home will be a subsidized apartment which she will share with her mother (a single parent on social assistance) and her sister who is a student. Her mother actually had to leave her employment in order to be by her daughter’s bedside during the last l0 months. The family has extremely limited means and has sought help from various organizations in order to acquire this essential equipment but to no avail. The Equipment Everything from an over-bed table to assistance rails to grab bars and a transfer tub bench (There are actually 20 items on the list) The Action Plan Our Direct Assistance Committee immediately investigated this request as time sensitive and sought approval for the expenditure of $1.009.45. The essential items were purchased from Conval - Aid Healthcare Specialists at a discount and will be delivered and installed in the immediate future. The young girl was discharged from CHEO on Friday, November 3rd. We wish her well. Les Morin Chair, Direct Assistance Committee
Have You Any Mittens?? Or children's winter coats, ski pants, toques, scarves, or skates, that are sitting in your closet? If you have any spare winter clothing for children 5-12 why not pass it along to Ross Hadwen, for the children at Connaught Public School. As we approach the colder months, many families struggle to provide the necessary clothing for their children, and no child should be without these essentials. Also, any little items that you think a child would like - a small toy, a little trinket, a bracelet, a great pencil, a magnifying glass - something that can be used as a treasure for the teachers to give to a deserving student. Contact Ross Hadwen at 613-225-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cold Feet?? No one should have cold feet!
The Ottawa Mission for men is always looking for supplies such as socks, and more socks, shaving cream, toothpaste, razors. Why not take a small shoe box and drop in some of these essentials. Towels and outer clothing such as sweatshirts and coats are also needed. If you have any to spare, we are collecting these items at the Kiwanis office until December 1. The Ottawa Mission is a non-profit agency meeting the needs of the homeless in the Ottawa region for 100 years.
“One Can Make a Difference” and the Communications Committee
Ask 10 Kiwanians what Kiwanis is, and you will get 15 different answers, maybe more. For a number of years the Club has identified the lack of a clear statement of direction for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa as an issue for the Club. The Communications Committee will address this issue this year.
The strategic plan for the Communications Committee calls for four high level tactics: 1. Create a committee who has the skill sets required to achieve the committee's goals. 2. Clarify the messages for what is Kiwanis? and What does Kiwanis do? 3. Build the tools for internal communications. 4. Build the tools for external communications.
Building a committee
I am happy to report that the Communications committee is a great group of engaged Kiwanians who will help the Club make a difference. Scott Bradford, Derek Finley, Bob Garrow, Jamie Johnson, Mark Max, Ian Peddie, Doug Wilson along with President Elect Bill Gosewitz and Director Alison Poirier will form the committee this year. Other interested Kiwanians are welcome.
Clarify the message
This Club does some great things. Over 10,000 participants each year in the Kiwanis Music Festival; over 120 schools in our Read-a-thon; 200 cadets in our two programs; 4 Key Clubs with over 200 members, 100 members in our Kiwanis Circle K Clubs, we have some great stories to tell, today! The committee will make use of the Kiwanis International definition of Kiwanis (Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time), along with the new Kiwanis International slogan (One Can Make a Difference) as ways of delivering the message about the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa (The premier Service Club in Ottawa, recognized for our leadership in the interests of children, youth and families). Build the tools for internal communications
This year the Communications Committee will be working to make sure that members of the Club can understand the good work that the Club does, and be able to communicate this to sponsors, partners, potential members and the public in general. This year there have been some tools in place already. Mike Kruger has done a nice job on the refresh of the eDGE to simplify its production and improve readability.
The web site has a new interface to emphasize our Community Service projects. The presentation of the weekly President’s Rose emphasizes how people in the Club make a difference. Over the next short while, the Committee will be providing some tools including Kiwanis Club of Ottawa email addresses, business cards, web pages, and banners that will show off what the Club does well. Build the tools for external communications The external tools that are currently available to the Club include our ad space with the Citizen as well as our events themselves. We will be leveraging these tools, and adding more throughout the year including quarterly reports for our partners and sponsors and a stewardship luncheon.
One Can Make a Difference
That will be our message, so be the One who makes a difference and help us get the message out. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions at email@example.com.
Jamie Johnson Chair Communications Committee