July 13th Luncheon
Our Semi-Annual Business Meeting was kicked off with President Neil’s brief overview of the Club's finances, which are in line with our proposed budgets, and the fundraisers to date are almost right on target. Neil was proud to announce that, thanks to the hard work of Steve Georgopoulos and his small committee, the Nana Mouskouri luncheon raised $8,200.00 of which 50% was contributed to UNICEF.
A report on the Kiwanis International Convention held in San Antonio, Texas, was presented by President Neil and President-Designate Bill, and the message from Kiwanis International to all Kiwanians is clear - we must embrace change and use it to increase growth by adhering to the ABC’s -Attitude / Behaviour / Commitment . The international goal is to reach 1 million in Kiwanis membership by 2015 (100 years since Kiwanis was founded).
Thank you to all the members who shared their positive messages with us and reminded us that it all starts with a dream and an idea – Share your idea with the club and remember to invite members to join you for lunch.
President Neil's Thought For the Week: The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
Next Luncheon Meeting
Friday July 20, 2007, 12:30am – 2:00pm, Ottawa Congress Centre Terrace, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario No Head Table No Guest Speaker As part of our summer programs this will be a great time for us to get together and enjoy some fellowship amongst ourselves, at a relaxing buffet luncheon on the terrace of the Ottawa Congress Centre. GUESTS are invited to join us.
The Board of Directors and the Programme Committee has cancelled a number of luncheons throughout the summer, to allow our members to get a jump on the long weekends, and to give you more time with your families. Be sure to JOIN US FOR THE MEETINGS WITH SPEAKERS and our Round Tables !
Fri. Jul 27 Jill Bobula (former member) "Tourette Syndrome: More than just a tic"
Fri. Aug 3 No Meeting – Cancelled for Civic Holiday long weekend.
Fri. Aug 10 *** 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the NAC – Le Café Restaurant
Fri. Aug 17 Round Table – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Fri. Aug 24 and 31 Meetings cancelled
Committee Meetings Wed. Jul.18 Community Services, 12:00pm, Kiwanis office Mon. Jul 23 Board of Directors, 4:30pm, President Neil’s home, 845 Explorer Lane, Orleans Wed. Jul.25 Circle K, 6:00pm, Ian Hendry’s home Happy Birthday to You! Jul. 19 Kent MacDonald Jul 21 Ian Hendry Jul 23 David Daubney Jul 24 Will Thompson and Ross McIntyre
LUNCHEON FEE INCREASE
Effective September 1, 2007, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier will be increasing luncheon fees by $2.00 (to $30.20 all inclusive), therefore there will be an increase to our Active members of $2.00 (to a total of $23.00) Active members will be billed quarterly at a rate of $23.00 (currently $21) and Senior/Honorary & Guests will pay $30.00 at the door effective September 1, 2007.
Mayor's Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors
"The early morning breakfast went well and all who said they would show up did, and did a fantastic job. We had 19 volunteers who served the coffee and the food. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all volunteers - you did a fantastic job. A very special thanks to all the Friends of Kiwanis who helped out - you performed beyond the call" Wayne French. Walter Boyce Ross Christensen Eric Cosgrove Ross Hadwen Kathleen Holst Bob Horlick Jackie Holzman Don Keyes Kanta Marwah President Neil Ken Nelson Barb Perrin George Perrin Russ Salo Stephen Tanner
Sympathy of the Club goes out to the family and friends of Mr. Tom Assaly
Tom passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 9, 2007, in his 85th year. Tom was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa since 1957 and would have been recognized as a 50-year member of our Legion of Honour this fall. He was very proud of his association with Kiwanis and his most recent accomplishment was bringing the AKtion Club idea to our Club, after he discovered the AKtion Clubs in Florida. As you saw at a recent luncheon, the two AKtion Clubs are growing and a 3rd Club will be formed soon. Services were held on Friday, July 13, 2007. Our thoughts go out to Tom’s wife, Gloria, and their family and friends, at this time.
Good News Network
Congratulations to Past President Ian Hendry, who was the recipient of the 2006 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce which celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year.
Summer Dress is here! Now that summer is upon us, Casual Business Dress has returned, which means gentlemen must wear a jacket to our luncheons, however, a tie is not required. The ladies of the club must also adhere to Casual Business Dress, and dress appropriately. A jacket and tie is required if you are seated at the head table.
Are you the next Kiwanis Idol? Ottawa’s very own singing competition. August 4th, 5th & 6th, 9am – 5pm (Semi-finals, Saturday September 1st, Finals Sunday, September 2nd). Ottawa City Hall, Council Chambers, 110 Laurier Avenue West. $20.00 Cash Entry Fee. This is a great way to promote Kiwanis to the youth in the Ottawa area. This event won the Godfrey Dyer, Marketing Kiwanis Award last year. The Godfrey Dyer award is given for the best Marketing of Kiwanis, Please join us this year to help market Kiwanis. For more information visit www.kiwanisidol.org or call Eldon Fox 613-831-9900.
10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament - 2007-08-20 Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:00am Registration, 11:00-12:30pm Lunch, 1:00pm Shotgun The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Inc. is pleased to present its 10th Annual “Children - Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament. All of the net proceeds will be deposited into the Foundation account of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Then, periodically, these funds will be distributed to support various deserving initiatives within the community - principally those that align themselves with our primary Kiwanis mission “Children – Priority One”. Location: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa Participants: Business leaders from the greater Ottawa community. Activity: Registration, lunch on the patio, 18-holes of golf (shotgun start), four Par 3’s with $50,000 hole-in-one prizes and a $1,000,000 “shoot-out” complete with cocktail party, dinner, awards, prizes, and silent auction. Amount: $1,300 per Foursome. Ottawa Seniors High Tea at City Hall Sponsored by AlaVida Lifestyles - Thursday, August 9, 2007 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Place Jean Pigott at Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa / Tickets are $7.00 each. Join in the fun and sway to the sounds of The Grey Jazz Band” or invite a Senior to join in the fun. Members of our club are asked to volunteer to help set up the tables from 10:00 to 12:00, then for greeting and helping the Seniors from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. If you can help out please contact Helene Crabb at 613-247-0500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED – USED BIKES
The Bedzzz Race Committee needs your help!! If you come across an old bike, grab it! We need bike parts, specifically 24/28 inch wheels and forks. The Bedzzz Race Committee, with the help of the Hands-On Committee, will be building 15 Race Beds for the February 9th, 2008, Bedzzz Race. These new racing beds will be sold to new teams who want to participate but do not have the time or means to build their own bed. We will be building these Race Beds during the summer and fall so keep your eye out for USED BIKES – New teams mean more pledges and higher revenues for the club. CAN YOU HELP US – if you have old bikes or come across ones in a Garage Sale, pick them up and call: Al Macintyre – (613) 232-2200 x4020, or Steve Moore (613) 781-7196