Are U lost? As President of GPStoGo, Russ Salo explained that everyone can benefit from installing a GPS - Global Positioning System - on their vehicles – tourists, business executives, families, seniors, students, and now the frail and elderly. Beacons from space send signals back and forth to the Gps systems, and can even assist farmers to plant in a straight line. Deliveries can be monitored and more efficient improvements can be made for many businesses. Running shoes can have a Gps installed for tracking children, or Seniors suffering from dementia. Gps systems can now provide maps on your phone to show live traffic while you are driving. As Russ indicated, there are privacy and ethical concerns, but Gps is only going to get better, faster, stronger. Gps To Go – Now You Know ! For more on GpstoGo visit www.GpstoGo.ca
Attendance: 37 = 35 Members , 2 guests
“One Can Make A Difference” – Buck Madden
The Presidents Rose went to Buck Madden, a member of our club since 1987, who has always been a strong supporter of our Key Clubbers, and the Kiwanis Music Festival. Buck, Thank You for your continued support of our club - You are making a difference!
Next Kiwanis Luncheon
Friday, September 11, 2009 12:15 -1:45 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, Drawing Room Reverend Doctor Pierre Allard, Correctional Service of Canada (Csc) chaplain, co-founder of Community Chaplaincy and former Assistant Commissioner, Community Engagement Sector. Rev. Allard has worked tirelessly for a more compassionate approach to corrections and for more community involvement. His deep faith and his belief in the human potential of each offender led him early on in his chaplaincy to become an advocate for restorative justice. ** Parking ** The Rideau Street front entrance to the parking lot at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be closed until September. You can still enter the parking lot using the MacKenzie Street entrance on the east side of the building. This is accessible from Sussex Drive. Or park at the Rideau Centre
Happy Birthday to You! Sep 5 Chris Fournier/ Sep 6 Bill Siekierski / Sep 10 Bob Chiarelli / Sep 16 Bob Alyea / Sep 17 Jamie Johnson / Sep 22 Mark Max / Sep 24 Rev John Moor / Sep 25 Brian McGarry / Sep 26 Robert Sirotek / Sep 30 Ted Parsons
Thu Sep 3 Corporate Membership 12:00 Chimo Hotel Wed Sep 9 Young Children’s Projects 12:00 Warren Gencher’s office Mon. Sep 14 Programme 7:00 pm Ron Wing's home Tue. Sep 15 Membership 12:00 location to be announced Wed. Sep 16 Community Services/ Direct Assistance 12:00 Kiwanis office Medical Foundation 6:00 Dominic Ferrarotto’s office Mon Sep 24 Board of Directors 5:30 Staples
Fri Sep 18 Dr. Steven Ballou – Bruyere Panama Project
Fri Sep 25 Round Table – Camp Smitty weekend
Fri Oct 2 Turnover Day! – Be sure to join us to say Thanks to President Peter Patafie and the Board of Directors for 2008-09, and to Welcome President Peter Nadeau and the Board of Directors for 2009-10. Committee Chairs will also be recognized. All Members are encouraged to attend and show their support.
Fri Oct 9 No Meeting Scheduled – Thanksgiving Day long weekend
Fri Oct 16 Guest Speaker to be confirmed
Fri Oct 23 Dr. Roseann Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
(Committees in this area under the leadership of VP Martin Diegel)
Update - Carleton Scholarship in Medical Physics Carleton University is holding the inaugural awarding of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation and Dr. Kanta Marwah Scholarship in Medical Physics on Thursday, September 17th at Carleton. Past President Bill Gosewitz (who personally shaved his head to support this initiative in 2008 and raised $10,000 from our Club members), Dr. Kanta Marwah (who personally contributed $20,000 to the Kiwanis Medical Foundation), Wayne French, Chair of the Kiwanis Medical Foundation which matched Kanta’s $20,000, and President-Designate Peter Nadeau will be attending this award reception on behalf of Kiwanis. The book value of the Endowment Fund is $100,380 and a “doctoral dissertation scholarship up to the value of $10,000 will be awarded annually for research in the area of Medical Physics”. Claire Foottit, the first recipient, is a Senior PhD Student in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. “Please know that your gifts help our students make things happen, today and for the rest of their lives. Thank you for supporting Carleton and our students”. Elizabeth DiSabato, Scholarship Specialist at Carleton
“Kiwanis Club School Drive" - Back To School. Once again, Staples is holding a school drive, and all the supplies collected at Steve Tanner’s store at 403 Bank Street will be going to our club, for distribution to children in need. This year, we will also be getting supplies from 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 Kiwanis School Bus – you can’t leave the store without passing it!
(Committees in this area under the leadership of President-Elect Peter Nadeau)
New Roster Information
If you have any changes that you want made to your personal information in the current Roster, please inform the Kiwanis office as soon as possible. MansfieldRodney Printing Ltd. will be making the changes starting the week of September 1st and we will get one draft for additional changes. If you want a New Photo? one can be taken at a Friday luncheon. Please inform the office. Advertising in the Roster A letter will be sent to all members who currently have an ad in the Roster. For $210 You can have a business card sized ad too! This advertising covers the cost of the new rosters.
Interclub, Sports and Social Committee - Visit to Vintage Wings of Canada Spitfires, Lancasters, Sabres, Beavers, all names from Canada’s colourful aviation past to be seen during the upcoming Open House at Vintage Wings of Canada. When: Saturday, Sept 19th, 2009. Where: Vintage Wings Aerodrome at Gatineau Airport, off Highway 50 east of Gatineau How: Kiwanians will car pool, departing Ottawa at approx 11:00am, prepaid Bbq lunch at the aerodrome. Walking tour of static aircraft, flypasts of a saber jet (The Hawk), a Lancaster bomber and a huge C117 jet transport plane. Returning to Ottawa late afternoon. Sign up list to be circulated during early September Kiwanis meetings. If interested, plan to sign up at our Kiwanis luncheon of Sept 11th or email Bob Garrow to arrange carpool and lunch details.
Annual Dessert and Cards
The Kiwanis Club of Bytown invites you to attend their 2nd Annual Dessert and Cards night at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and any card game can be played, doesn't have to be bridge. We hope to sell 25 tables, and the funds earned will go to the Kiwanis Club of Bytown's Foundation Account, to be used to support women, children and seniors in our community. Tickets are available from Firma French at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-837-4078.
Kiwanis Club of Hull 50 years
Kiwanis Club of Hull is celebrating 50 years of Service to the Community Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 pm Where? École Secondaire Mont-Bleu, 389, boulevard de la Cite des Jeunes, Gatineau What? Dinner / Show - 5 course dinner - Show ‘Grande-RiviÈRe’ Stage Band who won a Double Gold Medal at the 2009 Kiwanis Music Festival Program At A Glance: 6H00/7H00 p.m. – Cocktails – Members of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will be staffing the cocktail bar 7h00 p.m. - Dinner 8h30 p.m. - a bit of business 9H00 p.m. - show time Cost? $35.00 Per Person ( a real bargain !) For tickets – contact Robert Normand, Ddst, Committee Chair Tel: 819-771-0984 Cel: 819-743-6404 E-Mail: email@example.com