New Members

Round Table Breakfast

We had a good turnout of 40 for breakfast at the Rideau Tennis Club.  

President Wayne was pleased to welcome back returning members Ann Max of Productive to the Max, former member 9 years (1993 – 2002),  who was sponsored by Stephen Tanner and her brother Mark Max,  and Botho von Hampeln, former member 33 years (1981-2014), who is now retired from Time Communications, and was sponsored by President Wayne and Stephen Tanner.  

We also welcomed a new Corporate Member to the Club, Scott Hunter, Associate with the OTUS Group, sponsored by Tom Pullen and Clive Woolley. A second representative from OTUS is still to be determined and will be introduced at a later date.

Congratulations! to Tom Pullen who was the recipient of the President’s Rose and for being an active past president of the club.

New Member Catherine Allan MacDonald

President-Elect Peter Charbonneau introduced and inducted into our club his (obviously younger) sister Catherine Allan MacDonald.

Catherine is a mother of four and a grandmother. She has a long record of community involvement. While working at the St Mary’s School for Unwed Mothers she saw a need for addiction counseling and went to the United States to study addiction counseling.

Catherine now owns and operates an addiction counseling practice specializing in assisting people to get through their first year after completion of their rehabilitation program (the twelve month period during which they face the greatest risk of relapse).

New Member - Donald Houston

Donald Houston Don Houston was born in Montreal and grew up in Lachine; he attended the University of New Brunswick but completed his degree at MacDonald College of McGill University, a BSc. in Agriculture, majoring in Land Planning and Environmental Conservation. Don has also spent time in Alberta, Vancouver, and Plymouth MA where he was a whale watch naturalist.

After graduation he became a “professional environmentalist” for more than 20 years, before joining Choice Realty as a real estate agent.

New Member - Nicholas D’Aoust

Nicholas graduated from the University of Ottawa with honors in Civil law and was called to the bar in 2011. Nicholas is a lawyer with Décarie Fortin, in Gatineau. His focus is on commercial and corporate law. He is an active member of the community as a member of the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce and the Regroupement des Gens D’Affaires as well as a board member for Vision Centre-ville de Gatineau.

He volunteers with the Carrefour jeunesse emploi de l’Outaouis as a guest employer for interview simulations. He is also on a committee for ethics in research at l’Université de Quebec en Outaouais. Nic is currently pursuing a second degree in Finance. He is an avid racquetball player and has a love for the outdoors, fishing in particular.

Nic is also the lifetime partner of President Alison, which goes a long way in explaining why even before becoming a member, Nic had volunteered at the Bed Race, Shred It Day, TV Bingo, Christmas Food hamper program and more.

Membership - Welcome new member Don Charboneau!

On February 10, 2012, Clive Woolley was proud to introduce Donald Charboneau, who will be part of our new Family Membership Category, as approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, in January 2012.

Don is the son of Vice-President Peter Charboneau, and, the grandson of the late Don Charboneau, who is on our Hall of Fame with the note "31 years of perfect attendance".   Don is a  Senior Policy Analyst with Department of Natural Resources, and has spent half a dozen years managing YMCA bingo in Belleville, Ontario and has attended many Kiwanis meetings. Joining Kiwanis has long been on his mind and now is a good time. He will be joining our Bed Race Committee.