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2013 Ice Hockey - Women's World Championship - Free Tickets

Dear Fellow Kiwanians,

Allegra Printing is a sponsor to the Women's World Hockey Championship. 

I have 16 FREE tickets available for Friday April 5th, 7:30pm game in a Suite. Finland vs. Canada.  

I also have 16  FREE tickets in the regular 100's level for the same day.

If anyone is interested in going to this game please let me know soon. The tickets are on a first come first serve basis.  I can then make further arrangements on getting the tickets to you.

Thanks very much!  Please contact me if you are interested.  
 cfranchuk@allegraottawa.com  or 613-730-3000

Catharine Franchuk

Congratulations Phil Rossy! Lt. Governor for 2012-13, and remainder of 2011-12

At the recent Caucus Meeting for Division 12 and 13, EC&C District Governor Janet Atkinson Des Roches, was pleased to announce that Immediate Past President Phil Rossy of our club,  was elected as Lieutenant Governor for Division 12 for the remainder of this fiscal year 2011/12, and for next year 2012/13. 

"I’m very proud and pleased to serve on your behalf and look forward to the opportunity of meeting all of the Club Presidents and Officers of the 8 Kiwanis Clubs in Division 12, as follows:"   

1.       KC Bytown 
2.       KC Cornwall 
3.       KC Orleans 
4.       KC Ottawa 
5.       KC Ottawa-Vanier 
6.       KC Rideau 
7.       KC Riverside 
8.       KC Hull 

The Lt. Governor has many responsibilities, which include ensuring participation in club leadership education, helping clubs boost their membership, building new clubs and increasing club, members’ engagement and morale.  These responsibilities go a long way toward maintaining the health and vitality of Kiwanis.  Congratulations Phil!

Membership - Welcome new members!

We are pleased to welcome the following new members - January 2012

Nadeen Abou Shaaban -  Financial Advisor at Sunlife Financial at 1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa.  Nadeen was sponsored into our club on January 13, 2012, by Wadah Al-Ghosen and Bob Horlick.   She has volunteered with the Ottawa Food Bank and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as helping youth in the community by raising money for travel for culture awareness, music and sports.

Bill Harsh - Owner and President of WMC Water Management, Bill has rejoined our club and was sponsored by President Martin on  January 13, 2012.  He was a member of our club from 1998 - 2007, then transferred to the Kiwanis Club of Orleans.   He was very active with our Hands-On Committee and was Chair of the Committee in 2002 and played a key role in our Project Stay Warm, along with Salvation Army Toy Mountain, and our support of the Canadian Special Olympics

Gordon Smith - President of OnTrackDesignz, web development, Gordon was introduced to our club by Wayne French on January 27, 2012.   He is a member of the Nepean Chamber of Commerce, and Citizens for Safe Cycling. He has volunteered with our TV Bingo and is excited about being a member of our club.   We were pleased to have Gordon's badge pinned by Mayor Jim Watson, who was our guest speaker on January 27th. 

Mayor Jim Watson -   It is a fine tradition of our club to have the Mayor of the City of Ottawa as a member of our club.   Mayor Watson was a member of our club from 1992 to 2003 and we are happy to have him return as an Honorary Member.  He was sponsored into our club by  President Martin on January 27, 2012, and we are proud to have him as an Honorary Member of our club.

Good News Network! Mark O'Neill to head Museum of Civilization

Congratulations to Mark O'Neill  who has been named to succeed Victor Rabinovitch as Director of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Heritage Minister James Moore announced the appointment Monday. O'Neill was already Director of the Canadian War Museum, which falls under the purview of the civilization museum. "I am confident that under his leadership, Canada's civilization and war museums will continue to play a key role in strengthening Canadians' understanding of our history," Moore said in a statement.    The Ottawa Citizen - June 28, 2011

As  seen on the newscast of the visit of Will and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Mark welcomed them to the Canadian War Museum and made us all proud.