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Recent Club News


Health of the Club:

Condolences are being sent to Deanna and John Kelly on the sudden and unexpected death of their daughter- in-law, Amanda.  

*Marg Demers is reporting on the Health of the Club. Contact her at 613-435-7490 or Email


Club Happenings:

Club members attended the following Interclubs in December:
Dec 6, 2017 – KC of Ottawa West - Christmas Breakfast Meeting attend by  Glenn Pushman, LG Ralph Tweedie and Gary Coulombe.  Good speaker at this meeting and great fellowship with the members from other clubs.
Dec 8, 2017 – KC of Ottawa West – Santa Souper Singers included Glenn Pushman, Lucie Sauvageau, and Elaine Arsenault.   A real fun event
with members from Sage, Ottawa West, Riverside, and of course Manotick.  Over $4,000 raised in cash and pledges for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Dec 15, 2017 – KC of Ottawa – 100th Anniversary Luncheon – Glenn Pushman, Lucie Sauvageau, Gary Coulombe, Pres. Rick Czuba, Claudette Périard, Secr. Rick Coates and Leslie Coates.  Packed house at the Chateau Laurier where an excellent lunch was served.  Many trips down memory lane in speech and in song regaling over the club’s many accomplishments in its 100 year history. 

Dec 19, 2017 -Christmas Meeting and Partners Night: Over 50 members, partners and guests attended the turkey dinner Christmas meeting.  Thanks to Lolaghers for the food and to the decorating committee of, Debbie Mulvihill, Deanna Kelly and Lucie Sauvageau for the lovely festive decorations. Gary Coulombe introduced and thanked Rev Elaine Beattie who spoke about “The Essence of Christmas” with humourous and reflective anecdotes (some of her own memories) on the good and the bad about Christmas. In the end she she stated that the essence of Christmas is HOPE. 

Richard Czuba introduced and thanked Brian Cromie who spoke about “Canada's First Christmas Hymn” or “The Huron Carol” probably written in 1652 By Jean de Brebeuf with the Wendat tribe. He explained the history of the hymn and then asked us all to sing it. We were in pretty good voice that night. Richard Czuba introduced and thanked Sylvia McDonald who led the gathered in a singalong of Christmas Carols.