Weekly Meeting - Round Table Luncheon

Friday, Sept 5 - The Round Table at the Fairmont Chateau gave us an opportunity to catch up on our summer events, and this lead into a casual discussion on options for luncheons. Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts.

Next Kiwanis Luncheon, Friday, Sep 12, 2008, 12:15-1:45 pm Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St. Ottawa, Laurier Room

Come and hear one of our own members, Steve Georgopoulos, General Manager at Les Suites Hotel How High School Co-op can be a Win Win Initiative for Business - Education - Society. You Be The Judge - after hearing the model used at Les Suites Hotel Ottawa, that was awarded The Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion Award by the Provincial Partnership Council.

Luncheon Schedule for Sept 12 12:15 Head Table walks in 12:18 - 12:45

Lunch will be served 12:50 Introduction of Head table, guests 1:00 – 1:10 Club announcements, Fines, Raffle, Rose 1:15 – 1:40 Guest speaker 1:45 Adjournment

Luncheon Line-Up

Fri. Sep 19 - Mary Lemay, Ceo at the NCC – Plans for the City of Ottawa

Fri. Sep 26 Turnover Day – Join us to say ‘Thank You’ to President Bill Gosewitz and the Board of Directors for 2007-08, and to ‘Welcome’ President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09.

Note Turnover Day Luncheon - 12:15 – 1:45 - We are relocating our luncheon to - Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport, 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa. (thanks to Alison Poirier for coordinating this - her new employer). Full Attendance is encouraged. Why not call a member that You haven’t seen in a while and ask them to join us. You could offer to give them a lift to the Hilton.… Guests are welcome! $33.00 per person. Please inform the Kiwanis office.

Oct 3 to be confirmed

Oct 10 No Meeting Scheduled – Thanksgiving Day long weekend

Oct 17 Read-a-thon Luncheon – former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, James Bartleman, will speak on his literacy work in the native communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec

Oct 24 Marine Nemat “Human Rights in Iran” – she will speak about her personal experience of having been a political prisoner for 2 years.

Oct 31 Michael Geist , Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law University of Ottawa “Why Copyright? – The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”

Turnover Night Celebration - 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. - Caffé Nostra, Traditional Italian Trattoria 357 Preston Street, Ottawa (corner of Beech) Three course Italian Dinner. Restaurant will be closed to the public $35.00 per person. Guarantees by Sept 19th (no refunds after Sept 19th) ** Limited seating ** so book now with Kathleen Holst at 613-721-4141 or holstkr@aol.com

Happy Birthday to You! Sept 5 - Chris Fournier Sep 6 – Bill Siekierski Sep 10 – Bob Chiarelli

Committee Meetings

Mon. Sep 8 Programme 6:00pm at Frank Hegyi’s home Wed Sep 10 Golf Tournament 8:00 – 9:00 am Apollo Property Mgmt Interclub, Sports and Social 6:00pm Kathleen Holst’s home Young Children’s Project 12:00 pm Ian Sterling’s office Fri Sep 12 Key Club 8:00 am Ross McIntyre’s office Mon Sep 15 Membership 5:00 pm Peter Charboneau's home Board Of Directors 5:30 pm Staples, 403 Bank Street, 2nd floor boardroom Wed Sep 17 Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Kiwanis Medical Foundation 6:00 pm location to be announced.

Thank You! Community Services Committee provides Hands-on Service – Chair of the Committee, Neil McDonald, thanks the members who volunteered to lend a hand on Friday, Sept 5th, to clean up at the Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Smitty at Mink Lake. The following helped with general clean up, cutting down trees, landscaping, piling fire wood, painting, and more. Bruno Di Chiara, Martin Diegel, Bill Gosewitz, Ross Hadwen, Ian Hendry, Kathleen Holst, Ken Miller, Peter Nadeau and his wife, Helen Cooper, Peter Patafie, Ian Peddie, Phil Rossy, and Mike Zanon. Also, Gary Flockton brought some Kiwanis ‘friends’ from Mts Allstream to volunteer: Al Robidoux, Bill Cooley, Dan Nolin, Margo Fisher, Steve Gemmill, Marc Tresa, Dave Kuta, and Matt James. What a team! A great job was done by everyone on this one-day project and, as always, they shared some fun and fellowship. Thank you to everyone for serving your community through Kiwanis!!

“ Kiwanis Club School Drive"

Back To School Once again, this year Staples is holding a school drive, and the supplies in Steve Tanner’s store at 403 Bank Street will all be going to our club, for distribution to children in need. This year we will also be getting supplies from about 4 or 5 other stores for distribution to the schools that our Club chooses. Stop by the store, buy some supplies, and drop them in the school bus – you can’t leave the store without passing it!

Charity Golf Tournament

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is pleased to announce that we will be presenting our 11th Annual “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. This is a premier charity golf event attracting the top business leaders from the Ottawa community. We hope you and your business will want to again participate in this event. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Ottawa’s most prestigious private golf facility. 2008 will see the LPGA CN Canadian Open held at the Hunt Club in August. With a beautifully renovated clubhouse and world class dining experience, the Hunt Club offers only the finest in amenities. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa “One Can Make A Difference” Charity Golf Tournament offers many outstanding sponsorship opportunities. We recommend that you confirm you sponsorship for this year and/or register your foursome as soon as possible. An information Kit is available - to register your foursome, or to register as a sponsor and foursome – contact the office or check our website.. www.golf@ottawakiwanis.org We will also be having another fantastic Silent Auction with great items to bid on. If you or your company is able to provide us with an item we would be very grateful. Patrick McGarry, Chair of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee

The Kiwanis Club of Bytown presents “ Cards & Dessert” This Community Fundraiser, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. $20 per ticket · Bring your own cards · The cards referred to are Bridge or other card games that people enjoy--dessert is provided by their club together with tea and coffee. Door prizes will be available. It is a fun night and one that has been a successful fundraiser for their club. To purchase tickets please contact Firma French. ( A group of ladies from our club are organizing an Interclub and a scrabble table – please contact Kathleen Holst if you’d like to join us )

Interclub with Sage

The Kiwanis Club of Sage, invites you to attend their Annual Charter Night to celebrate 33 years of serving the community, on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. The event will be held at the Richmond Room of the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa. The 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be preceded by a Reception at 6:30 pm . Entertainment and music will be provided throughout the evening and there will be door prizes. With limited speeches the emphasis will be on fun and fellowship for all. Tickets are $35.00 and must be booked by August 30/08. Contact Kathleen Holst if you are interested in forming an interclub. (We sponsored the Sage Club in 1975 under the direction of the late Jack Gordon, who was Distinguished Lt. Governor in 75-76) President-Designate Peter Patafie will be part of their Head Table line-up.


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