Weekly Meeting -Robert Dyck, CEO of CODE Incorporated

Robert Dyck has spent a lot of time traveling to other countries and remarked on the differences in our view on democracy. He stated that good democracy is something that is based on the will of the people. We have to be more coherent as to how we manage freedom and democracy in Canada and how we support the freedom and democracy in other countries, but we should be sure that they have the same mission as our country. We must review who the people are and what systems they are using, and we must be vigilant about how our taxes are spent.

A Taste Of Lebanon - When you have goals, and you achieve them, that is success. The Program Committee has a goal to introduce Kiwanis to different cultural communities in the city, with the hope of attracting more diversity to our membership, and on November 17th, they did just that. They launched their first cultural event, with “A Taste of Lebanon” at St. Elias Hall, and it reached their goal of introducing Kiwanis to almost 200 guests from the Lebanese community. I would like to congratulate the members of the Program Committee and those specific members who organized our first cultural event: Lynda Campbell, Phil Rossy, Sharon Gill, Albert Monsour, and Don Keyes. We look forward to more of the same!

President Sam President's Rose - Albert Monsour and Don Keyes worked very hard “behind the scenes” and invited many friends from the Lebanese community to ensure a successful event. Don Keyes stuck to his idea and both his and Albert's enthusiasm was evident and they both contributed significantly to the event.

Next Club Meeting: Friday, December 2, 2005, 12:30 - 2:00 pm We are relocating to the.....Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, 1 Hunt Club Road (free parking) Guest Speaker - our own member, BILL HARSH, President of WMC Water Management Consultants Inc.;Drinking Water from Walkerton to Kashechewan

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On the Menu: Grilled Herbed Chicken Breast, Potatoes, Vegetables.

Head Table for December 2 , 2005 1. Tom Pullen, Thanker 2. Bob Vergette, Introducer 3. Bill Harsh 4. President Sam 5. Reverend John Moor 6. Barbara Cauley 7. Frank Cauley 8. Glen Vaillancourt, Guest Book Greeters: Peter Patafie and Paul Drouin Raffle: Lee Storm

Happy Birthday to You! Nov 27th Harold Moore

Attendance - Nov 25/05 - 91

Committee Meetings Mon Nov. 28 Cadets 7:00 pm Notre Dame High School


Fri. Dec 9 Santa is Coming to Kiwanis!! Family Christmas Party – Bring your family, your friends, your children, your grandchildren, your neighbors. Presenting: The Rising Stars from the Dominic D'Arcy Talent Development program, providing the best of the Holiday Music. SEND IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORM or call / email the office with your guests names and ages.

Fri. Dec 16 Chateau Laurier - Guest Speaker, Dave Smith

Dec 23 and Dec 31 No Meeting - Enjoy the Holiday Season

MEMBERSHIP Proposed for Membership – At the Board meeting of November 21, the Board accepted the recommendation of the following 2 potential members: 1. Francis Aheto-Tsegah, Lawyer with McLeod Clermont & Associates, sponsored by Bob Horlick and Stephen Tanner 2. Leslie Corkill, Operations Manager with Billboards In Motion, sponsored by Tom Beveridge and Doug Wilson Objections, if any, must be sent to the Honorary Secretary of the Club no later than December 9th

$ $ $ $ $ BRING IN YOUR CANADIAN TIRE MONEY AND/OR CASH $ $ $ $ - Kiwanis Key Club of Sir Robert Borden High School is once again collecting Canadian Tire money and /or Cash for Toy Mountain! Guy Bourbonniere and Robert Houle would be pleased to accept your donation at any luncheon - DEADLINE is DEC

2nd CADET CHRISTMAS DINNER The Cadet Committee cordially invites all members to the Annual Cadet Christmas dinner Monday December 12. For the first time ever, our two Cadet Units will gather at the Connaught Ranges Mess Facilities, for Christmas Dinner. Start time is 19:00hrs, (7pm) and runs to approximately 21:30, (9:30pm). Dinner costs $10.00 and includes, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings and Vegetables, Tourtiere, Christmas Cake and other desserts. If you would like to attend please contact Mike St. Louis, at 224-4840 or email mike.stlouis@novavisual.ca no later than December 7.

$$ MONEY VOTE - At the luncheon of Dec 9th, you will be asked to vote on the following: 1) $4,173 for the purchase of Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club seasons tickets for the 2005-06 Adopt-a-School Program, to be donated to the Cambridge Street Public School and Pleasant Park Public School. These funds are expensed to our Board of Directors and give an opportunity for the students to go to a 67s game. 2) $4,850 for the Kiwanis Music Festival to assist them with their operating costs. These funds are expensed to the Community Services Music Festival committee.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR KIWANIS TABLE for The Westin Ottawa Christmas Cheer Breakfast on DECEMBER 9th ? This annual fundraiser is in the Westin’s Confederation Ballroom, located on the 4th floor of the hotel. Ottawa’s largest annual networking Breakfast will run continuously from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. and is a great way for you to get into the holiday spirit. There will be various celebrity servers from the Ottawa Region, entertainment, and exciting draw prizes. Tickets are $50 each and there is seating for 10. There will Kiwanis table with 7 people already signed up. If you would like to join the Kiwanis table, inform the Kiwanis office. Proceeds for this Breakfast go to the Christmas Exchange.

Kiwanis - Ottawa Senators Partners In Caring Once again this year, the Ottawa Senators and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa are working together on the Kiwanis Partners in Caring program. This is a project whereby the Kiwanis Club is offered tickets, suites and merchandise from the Senators at a discount enabling them to sell these items at very attractive prices, with the proceeds going to the Kiwanis youth projects. THIS YEAR’S GAME - Ottawa Senators vs Marion Hossa and the Atlanta Thrashers - Thursday, February 9, 2006 – tickets available for $95 in the 100 level , $75 in the 200 level and $50 in the 300 level A GREAT DEAL: Order 10 tickets for your employees, co-workers or friends and you will receive 2 free bonus tickets for the December 15th game when the Sens play Dallas. OR if not 10 Hockey tickets with 2 free tickets, why not just buy 2 tickets and support Kiwanis. Call Tom Spence to get YOUR tickets at 741-0741 ALSO - Our volunteers will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at the game on Thursday, February 9, 2006. These raffle tickets practically sell themselves, as the prize value is up to $15,000 for the lucky winner at each game. This year, we will be guaranteed $15,000 for our 50/50 ticket sales, to be donated to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Health Care Group Youth Psychiatry. Thanks to Jackie Holzman who will be coordinating our volunteers. IF YOU WANT to help sell 50/50 tickets before the game and between the 1st and 2nd period, and you get to watch the game, please contact Jackie at 729-9710.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles – Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help.

Kiwanis Club of Kanata Charter Night and Christmas Party - December 17, 2005 “We are a new member of the Kiwanis Family, we want to invite all Club Presidents and the members of your club to come celebrate our New Kiwanis Club’s Charter Night on December 17 – 2005, 6:00 at the Amberwood Golf Club, 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville. Past District Governor, Dr. John Button, will be in attendance to present us with our New Club Charter , and we will have some of our Kiwanis Idols from 2005 Idol contest to showcase there talent.” Cocktails 6:00, Dinner 7:00, Program 8:00, Dance 9:00 to 11 Dress: Business. Tickets are $35.00 per person. It would be great to have an interclub for all Clubs in Division 12 & 13 RSVP BY: Friday December 7, 2005 to Eldon J. Fox, Kiwanis Club of Kanata. 831-9900 or e-mail hdoctor@rogers.com

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa-West (formerly Carleton) invites you to celebrate the holiday season with them at our Annual Christmas Prayer Breakfast on December 7, 2005 at 7:15 a.m. at the Dovercourt Community Centre, 411 Dovercourt in Westboro. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Tom Sherwood, ecumenical chaplain of Carleton University. Tickets are $17 and can be obtained by calling Kevin Kavanagh at 226-1011 x 204, or home 749-8018, email kavanagh@francisandassoc.com

Kiwanis Club of Bytown “It is my pleasure to invite all the clubs in Division 12 to interclub with the Kiwanis Club of Bytown on December 13th, 2005, at Hunt Club, Bowesville Road, 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. Dinner is $32. We look forward to a good turnout. Please advise me by December 6th at ayerssp@magma.ca if you can be with us on this special evening. Shirley Phillips Ayers, Chair, Interclubs, Kiwanis Club of Bytown Support the OTTAWA

FOOD BANK - “Singing For Supper Tour” with Tom Jackson on November 28, 6:00 p.m. at the this Gala Dinner at the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. All proceeds will go to the Ottawa Food Bank for the purchase of a refrigerated cube van for their Fresh Harvest Program, a perishable food retrieval program that picks up food from local supermarkets daily and delivers it to more than 100 local food programs, such as Shepherds of Good Hope, The Mission, etc. Tickets are $225 per person.

For more information contact http://www.theottawafoodbank.ca Board of Directors, for 2005-06 Executive (7) 88th President - Sam Bhargava (613) 834-3647 Immediate Past President - Derek Finley President-Elect - Neil McDonald 2 Vice-Presidents - Bill Gosewitz and Peter Patafie Honorary Treasurer - Jane Flain Honorary Secretary - Solange Guberman Directors (9) Guy Bourbonniere Martin Diegel Harold Feder Dawn Morewood Peter Nadeau Barb Perrin Phil Rossy Chris Thompson Doug Wilson Weekly meeting : Friday 12:30 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON (613) 241-1414 (changes or cancellations are noted in ‘ Upcoming Meetings’ )

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