Weekly Meeting - Tony Belcourt - President of Metis Nation

Tony Belcourt, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), commended our Club for our ongoing contribution to the community, and stressed how pleased he was to have the opportunity to speak about the Métis people. The Métis communities have an established history in Ontario from the Ottawa Valley to Sault Ste. Marie to Kenora, and have thrived and flourished, breaking through huge amounts of discrimination and resistance. 

Founded in 1993, the MNO is the representative organization reflecting the values and aspirations of the Métis, being one of the Aboriginal people whose treaty and rights are recognized in Canada’s Constitution.  Moving ahead, they hope to promote their history, values and culture and create awareness of their heritage.  

Next Club Meeting:   Friday June 16, 2006, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Adam Room Kiwanis Club of Ottawa - READ-A-THON Not Now Mom – I’m Reading Read-a-thon is an exciting Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Literacy Project specially designed for K - 8 schools. The goal of Read-a-thon is to help children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 become better readers and better learners by nurturing a joy of reading. Through Read-a-thon, students are challenged for three weeks to read more at home and at school. Special classroom activities and school-wide events help children share the reading experience and have fun doing it! Guest Speaker:  Joan Fitzgerald McCurdy, is Author of the popular  bestseller “Serpent’s Egg” trilogy, and many other books.  Joan is a retired lawyer, has traveled all over the world, and has worked as a documentary film writer.  A motivational speaker, as well as a writer, she has been an active supporter of the Kiwanis Read-a-thon, visiting over 24 schools and donating many hours to promoting literacy.  

Head Table

Friday June 16, 2006 1.  Howard Whittaker 2. Ken Nelson 3.& Joan FitzGerald McCurdy 4. President-Designate Neil McDonald 5. Father Richard Kelly 6. Ian Sterling 7. Roslyn Bern 8. Ross Hadwen, guest book

If you are bringing a Guest, inform the office, at mailto:ritaharper@ottawakiwanis.org

On the menu: Beef Stir-Fry on Basmati Rice, Market Fresh Vegetables, Pear Tart Upside Down Cake

Committee Meetings:

Tue. Jun 13 Membership 5:30 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Terrace,then all are invited to attend the Mega Meeting being hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bytown $20 each. Wed. Jun 14 Community Services 12:00 pm Rideau Place on the River Mon. Jun 19 Board of Directors 5:30pm Kiwanis office, Program 7:00pm Lorne Usher's home


June 23 Medical Foundation Luncheon / Parkinson's Consortium ***Relocating to the University of Ottawa Atrium on Smyth Road*** Dr. Michael Schlossmacher: From Bench to Bedside: New Approaches for Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment for Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders.

June 30 No Meeting - Canada Day Long Weekend

July 7 Semi-Annual Business Meeting

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!ROSTER UPDATE: June 9 – Bruce Brooks, Frank Hegyi June 10 – Stephen Tanner June 14 – Jack Warner, Mike Kruger June 15 – Victor Ferreira Guy Milne - office telephone: 613-592-1736

Proposed For Membership (6 members!). The following have been recommended by Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Directors: 1. David Nidd. Sponsored by Howard Whittaker and Ross Christensen. David is the Manager of Business Development with the Business Development Bank of Canada. 2. Marlene Murray. Sponsored by Alan Smith and Mark Max. Marlene is the Development and Community Relations Officer with SOS Children's Villages of Canada. 3. Thomas Burnie. Sponsored by Ross Christensen and Guy Milne. Tom served in the Forces and is now a management consultant working primarily in the defense sector. He is a former president of the Kiwanis Club of Medicine Hat The following three are part of our Algonquin College Corporate Membership Sponsored by Jackie Holzman and Tom Pullen 4. Robert Gillett. President of Algonquin, Robert is extensively involved in community organizations including, United Way, OCRI, the Community Foundation and Champions for Children. 5. Kent Mac Donald. Kent is the Executive Director, Strategy and Business Development. His community involvement has been in health and sports organizations and in Boy Scouts. 6. Patrick Kelly. Patrick is the Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa from 1994-98. OBJECTIONS, IF ANY, must be sent in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Club, no later than June 19th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! – Seniors’ Tea The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Office of the Mayor Present…High Tea at City Hall Thursday August 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM,  Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 111 Laurier Avenue West. Bring a friend and join Ottawa Seniors.  Sway to the sounds of the Grey Jazz Big Band.  Tickets are $7.oo each – available while they last through Helene Crabb. Sponsored by the Retirement Residences Group

VOLUNTEERS – NOW IS THE TIME….. The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is helping out the Air Show again this year in support of our 211 Air Cadets and Governor General Foot Guards. The show is on Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th, 2006 at the Carp Airport  located at the west end of Ottawa, Ontario.  Proceeds from the Show support CHEO, Make a Wish and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa! We require volunteers to help with catering activities with Grill Master Catering. Everything is set up; all we have to do is serve food over a 4 hour shift. Parking passes are provided and you get a show pass to enjoy the event: Snowbirds, F18s, planes, helicopters, jets, kid zones and our cadets too. You will also be making money for the club.  Grill Master Catering is paying the club for our volunteer help --so we can fund our programs,Cool!

4 shifts 10 volunteers per shift (Saturday) (Sunday) Sat 8:30 12 Sat 12 4 Sun 12 - 4 Contact Derek Finley 828-1033 or the Kiwanis office 233-1900 to reserve your spot.

DO IT FOR DAD! June 18, 2006, Carleton University, Father’s Day. Past President Tom Spence has formed a team of 10, which includes his wife, Terry, and his sons, to run and walk in the 8th Annual Do It For Dad Run and Family Walk which benefits prostate cancer research and patient care.  To make a pledge, please contact Tom at 741-0741 X250.  Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

THANKS KIWANIS!  from SRI LANKA “The Read-a-thon was a great success. We raised approximately 142,000.00 rupees (approx. $3400.00 Cdn.) and we donated the entire proceedings to the deaf and blind school. I am so happy this worked out.  Thank you for all you help” . Sonali,  Elizabeth Moir School, Sri Lanka

GOOD NEWS NETWORK! Congratulations to Ross Hadwen, Ian MacDonald, Barb Perrin, Steve Georgopoulos and Shirley Tomblin for receiving the James E. Brough Award, for exceptional contribution and devoted service, to The Kiwanis Music and Dance Festival. “ The 2006 Kiwanis Music & Dance Festival concluded on May 19 with a very successful Highlights Concert.  The Festival Association is very grateful to you for your support of the scholarship program which allows us to encourage and promote young musicians.  I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks.” Sincerely,   Mrs. Maria F. de Lotbiniere-Harwood Scholarship Chairperson, Kiwanis Music and Dance Festival

Goodbye All  - “ I am very grateful for the honour given me last Friday at the meeting. The framed certificate, the baking board and the cap will always be a reminder to me of the time spent in Kiwanis Club. I was very proud to finish my career as a Kiwanian and witness first hand the great work of this club. Your dedication to youth and this community is awe inspiring. I thank all Kiwanians for their assistance given to me and The Salvation Army in Christmas Kettles and supporting our many fund-raising events including the Annual Breakfast. If ever I am in Ottawa I know I will receive a warm welcome at a meeting. I commend Major Larry Jones to you. He is a fine gentleman and I know he will serve with distinction. God bless. Max”

New Address: Major Max Bulmer, 52 Larch Lane, RR2 Pefferlaw ON , L0E 1N0 (705) 437 7867

PRESIDENT’S REPORT “Summer in the Kiwanis world signifies completion of many of our club projects, programs and campaigns, specifically in connection with the school children and the Youth in Universities. It’s time for us to pause, reflect, and evaluate our performance and bring improvements for the next year.   While this is a useful exercise it is not sufficient, as the changes are sweeping our world at exponential rate.    We work hard, and we are very successful in our initiatives, but we need to ask hard objective questions - Is the project based on a community need? Is it relevant? Are we providing some unique value to the community and to our own membership? Computers were to usher 32-hour weeks with plenty of leisure time. Just the opposite has happened. Just check the increase in email traffic in the last 3 years.  Competition for time and charity dollars has increased exponentially and the world has become more volatile.  This is a new game and together we have to re-invent new rules to constantly reposition ourselves for leadership. Collectively, you have the answers and the strategies.  Bring your ideas to your committee, or to the Board, to reshape our club.   We have made a lot of progress but here is still a lot of progress to be made.  This is a great time to be a Kiwanian” President Sam. 

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