From his days as a high school athlete, to his career in pro sports, Tom Pullen did not know it at the time, but he was preparing for his future. His talents and work ethic were instilled by his father, the late Harry Pullen. From the discipline learned in sports, TP (as he is affectionately known), acquired the skills to cope with uncomfortable environments, which helped him respond to the competition and challenges in the world of business. Tom Casey, former sports editor with the Ottawa Citizen and a long time friend of TP was excellent in the role of interviewer. He noted how athletes of today lack proper communication skills. This led to the story about TP’s academic skills and how an unfortunate grade 13 report card opened the doors to his athletic career. After several career changes, Tom still loves the challenges that precede success in business and insists that his volunteer involvement with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has also helped him to be successful. Tom Casey concluded by giving TP a choice of 4 favorite sports moments. TP’s unprejudiced version of each event was a great way to cap off the program, including his stellar performances over the past 30 years as a goaltender. Imagine being at fault for only 12 goals in 30 years.
President's thought for the Week: A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken.
Raffle Prize Congratulations to Helene Crabb, who won the raffle of a Courriers CD, donated by Mark Max and to Lynda Campbell, who won two packs of golf balls donated by the Kiwanis office. Thank you all for contributing, $48.00 was raised for our General Account.
Fine Session $20.50.
President’s Rose Lynda Campbell is an instrumental part of our club and contributes wholeheartedly to our club projects. Since 1993 she has devoted herself to this service club and volunteers for many hands-on projects such as cooking for the clean-up crew at Camp Smitty, hosting at the Seniors' High Tea, registration at the Charity Golf Tournament, silent auction at Bon Appetit, and more. A former Honorary Secretary of the Board of Directors, Lynda is now Chairing our Programme Committee and works with the committee to ensure we have dynamic speakers and programs. President Sam is pleased that Lynda has agreed to continue in her role as Chair of Programme for the coming year.
Friday August 18 No Luncheon, No Round Table
Next Luncheon Meeting:
Friday August 25, 2006, 12:30 pm – 2:00pm at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Indu Gambhir, an Emergency Room Doctor throughout her career in Cornwall and Ottawa. She is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bytown. Happy Birthday to You! August 11 Past President Ed Healey August 16 Michel Podeszfinski August 18 Wayne French August 21 Past President Sid Lithwick (who will be 85!)
COMMITTEE MEETINGS Aug.14 Golf, 12:00 pm, Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club (to be confirmed) Aug.16 Community Services, 12:00 Rideau Place-on-the-River
LUNCHEON Line-Up Be sure to JOIN US FOR THE SCHEDULED MEETINGS!
Sep.1 No Meeting, Long Weekend
Sep.8 Don Drummond, Senior V.P. & Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group
Sep.15 Round Table, (Camp Smitty Hands-On Project weekend)
Sep.22 Dr. Chandra Sekhar Sankurathri, Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation (In memory of the Air India crash in June 1985)
Sep.29 Turnover Day, Thank you to President Sam and his Board of Directors & welcome to President Neil and his Board of Directors
Sympathy of the Club Sympathy of the Club goes out to Mayor Bob Chiarelli and his family, in memory of his brother Patrick Chiarelli, who passed away on August 9th, at the age of 67. Services were held on August 11. Our thoughts are with Mayor Bob and his family at this difficult time.
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa High Tea at City Hall for Seniors
In collaboration with the Office of the Mayor, and sponsored by The Retirement Residences Group, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa High Tea at City Hall for Seniors was a resounding success. Everyone had a fabulous time and Mayor Bob Chiarelli praised Kiwanis for the work done in the community to support our seniors. Thank you to our sponsor, the Retirement Residences Group and to all the volunteers who came out to help and make this event a success. President Sam Bhargava, Bob Chiarelli, Eric Cosgrove, Helene Crabb, Bob Garrow, Robert Horlick, Kanta Marwah, Dawn Morewood, Phil Rossy
100% Attendance Tabs Congratulations to the following who was recognized for attending 52 meetings: Harold Moore – 2 years GOLF and TENNIS at the AMBERWOOD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 54 Springbrook Road, Stittsville Wednesday, September 13, 2006 This is a great event for our members, and their guests. * Golf and Dinner $65.00 – shotgun start at 1:00. Maximum 72 golfers. Our goal is to make the Kiwanis Members’ Tournament inviting and fun for all members. Past Presidents Ron Wing (523-7940) and Ed Healey (831-5809) are selecting Team Captains for each foursome. All teams will be encouraged to select a new member/potential member as well as a long-term member as par of their foursome. Please call Ron if you wish to be a Team Captain. * Tennis and Dinner $40 - starts at 2:00 on 3 reserved courts * Swimming and Dinner $40 - bring your own towels please * Dinner only $35 - starts at 6:30 pm All interested parties should contact a Team Captain to register in a foursome. Team Captains Rick Barrigar, Guy Bourbonniere, Bill Gosewitz Ross Hadwen, Ed Healey, Kathleen Holst Neil McDonald, Dawn Morewood, Peter Nadeau Peter Patafie (full), Barb Perrin, Alison Poirier (full) Phil Rossy, Glen Vaillancourt, Doug Wilson Ron Wing (full )KC of Sage, KC of Kanata Please inform the office of your selection and method of payment. We want to encourage that all monies be paid up-front prior to the date of the tournament.
Kanta Marwah has prepared a display of some photographs of our club events. These photos are available for you to purchase, at a very reasonable cost. If you are interested, please speak to Kanta at one of our weekly meetings.
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9th Annual Kiwanis Club of Ottawa “Children, Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament “Kiwanians, the 9th Annual Kiwanis Club of Ottawa “Children, Priority One” Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 21st at the Hunt Club. The Silent Auction Committee is still looking for prizes for our silent auction table. At this point, we are a little behind where we were last year. In keeping with the prestigious nature of this tournament, we are looking for items that have a minimum value of $200. That being said, we are happy to create prize lots from items that don’t have the minimum value we are seeking and will create some lovely prize packages. If you are able to assist the Golf Committee’s Silent Auction Sub-committee with a prize donation, please contact Shawn Williams at email@example.com or by phone at (613) 836-1759, Ext. 236. Thanks in advance for your support. Shawn
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Kiwanis Club of Bytown Presents – On The Runway Fashion Show Tudor Hall, Monday September 25, 2006 3750 North Bowesville Road Cocktails & Silent Auction at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm Tickets $65.00 For more information call 613-523-7792
IT IS TIME to update the Membership Roster ALL Members are asked to review the roster and inform the office of any changes to your personal information. Roster Change forms are available from the office. This must be sent to the office as soon as possible.
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