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Watch-it, Shred-it Day

Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.

Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas

JAMES CARELESS

These could be important yet obsolete papers such as old bank statements, tax bills, old agendas and diaries, and other personal items that – to guard against identity theft – shouldn’t be put into the black box recycling bin. So these papers remain in the basement, closet or storage unit indefinitely, taking up space and gathering dust.

Fortunately, you can safely and responsibly dispose of these unwanted documents, while helping deserving Ottawa-area families receive a week’s worth of groceries – including a turkey – at Christmas. The place to do this is at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s ninth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 19. Hampton Park Plaza is located at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, with the Watch-it, Shred-it event running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day is where you can bring your unwanted documents to be safely shredded into unreadable scraps once and for all.

“In partnership with the mobile document destruction company Shred-it, which is providing  five document shredding trucks staffed by Shred-it employee volunteers, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will destroy these unwanted documents as you watch,” said Neil McDonald, co- chair of the club’s Shred-it Day committee. “That’s right: You can have them chopped up for a good cause.”

“Better yet, we accept documents with staples, paper clips, and even small bull-dog clips,” said Ian Peddie, the Shred-it Day committee’s other co-chair. “Shred-it’s powerful shredding trucks can even chop up wire spiral binders and bound books. And if you feel the need, you can watch while your unwanted documents are chewed up; just to feel assured that they are gone for good.” If you ask them they will even give you back the box you brought the documents in.

The cost to shred your unwanted documents is just $8 per banker’s box (or equivalent) load of documents, with a limit of  five boxes per vehicle. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be used to prepare the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Food Hampers at Christmastime.

Previous Watch-it, Shred-it Days have collected anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 per year for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food basket program.

“Watch-it, Shred-it Day is the perfect mix of safe document disposal and helping your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.

Nine and Dine Charity Golf Tournament

Kiwanis & friends, nine and dine best-ball scramble golf tournament. Starts at 3:00, dinner at 6:00 with a silent and live auction.

Golf fee, cart and dinner for $150, or just attend the dinner only for $50.

As a dinner guest you can also participate in the Silent Auction

Event to be held :

  • Monday, 9 September 2019 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

  • Club de Golf Tecumseh

  • 475 Rue Saint-Louis

  • Gatineau, QC J8P 8B6

Kiwanis Luncheon - Legion of Honour

12:00 - Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, One Hunt Club Road, Ottawa

The success of Kiwanis in local communities results from the dedicated and active service of Kiwanis members, many of whom have been members for 25 years or more. We will be recognizing the following:

40 Botho von Hampeln 
40                                  Don Keyes                            
35                                  Ken Miller       
35                                  David Costford                      
35                                  Michel Podeszfinski             
35                                  Dr. Wilbert Keon                 
30                                  Jamie Johnson                      
30                                  Robert Thompson                
30                                  Albert Monsour                     
30                                  Reverend John Moor            
30                                  Ross McHardy                      
25 Clive Woolley

New Members Mean New Possiblities

GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY

Reading to young children, mentoring teens in after- school clubs, raising funds for families in need: there’s no better way to make a difference in the life of a child than by offering your time.

Choose to make a difference today by becoming a member of Kiwanis Ottawa. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping children, youth, families, and those in need.

This page introduces you to our club and what you should know if you’re thinking about joining. You’ll learn about our community service work, the benefit of becoming a Kiwanian, and the steps involved in becoming a member.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE

Founded in 1917, Kiwanis Ottawa is one of the most established and most active community service clubs in Canada. We’ve founded and supported many esteemed programs for children and youth, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and the Kiwanis Music Festival.

Our members come from many different backgrounds, from business owners and doctors, to educators and bureaucrats, and many more. We are a group of dedicated men and women guided by our strong moral values, working together with a common purpose: one child and one community at a time.

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership offers you the opportunity to be part of our strong tradition of volunteer service, and to build lasting friendships while working to make a difference.

As a member you will:

  • Make a difference in your community. By volunteering with Kiwanis, you can become involved in our programs and activities, all of which focus on helping children, youth, and individuals and families in need.
  • Build friendships. At our luncheons and committee meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to share time with fellow club members, hear from community leaders, and share ideas for community growth.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

We have three categories for memberships: individual, family and corporate. Each category gives you the opportunity to take part in our programs and activities.

Individual

  • By becoming an individual member you join a dedicated group of volunteers working toward a common goal of building a better community.

Family

  • With a family membership, you can share the Kiwanis experience with family members at a reduced cost.

Corporate

  • As a corporate member, you get the opportunity to promote the work of your organization and receive special acknowledgements.

We welcome new members who can help us make a difference. To learn how you or your business can join the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, download our membership brochure, have a look at the web site, and contact our membership committee.

Eliminate Project

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 49,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.

To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.