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of Ottawa

.The Media Club of Ottawa presents monthly programs of significance
 to professionals in all branches of the communications field.
Our program offers a stimulating variety of speakers,
workshops and social events

Monthly meetings take place  at Ottawa City Hall,
Honeywell Room
, 110 Laurier Ave West
on the scond-last Monday of the month 
 
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Media Club of Ottawa
 Executive
  2015-2016
President,  June Coxon
Secretary-Treasurer.Iris ten Holder
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Programs
Publicity
Board of Directors: June Coxon,  Iris ten Holder, Janet Webb, Helen Bednarek Van Eyk
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Are you a writer, a journalist, a reporter for other media, TV, Radio? The Media Club of Ottawa is looking for new members and for volunteers to fill several key positions
Membership Fee is $60





 




Program
2015-2016




21 September
Meet and Greet
City Hall

26 October 2015
Kirsten  Smith, freelance journalist, Past President CAJ
Topic:  Researching skills: tips  for journalist & other writers

City Hall

23 November 2015
Dr.  John  Kelly -  Associate Journalism Professor, Carleton University.  Writer, co-director, Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE)
 Creative Photojournalism Today
 
Margaret Graham Award presentation
City Hall

December 2015
Social
TBA




February 2015

Algonquin College

21 March 2015

City Hall

 18 April 2015

City Hall

16 May 2015
 
Speaker: Doris-Maria Heilmann
Topic: The difference between real & vanity publishing
City Hall


June 2016
 AGM 

Program suggestions for next year are welcome

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CURRENT NEWS

Susan Korah wrote: 

"This is sad news.  Please share with Media Club members. You would probably remember Marguerite (McDonald).  I remember going with you to a tea party (at) the Press Club when we had such a thing. Marguerite sang a couple of songs in her beautiful voice."

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marguerite-mcdonald-1st-host-of-cbc-radio-s-the-house-dead-at-73-1.3202125

A highlight from last season:

The Magic Lantern

On Saturday June 27, 2015 the Media Club of Ottawa presented The Magic Lantern Show by Prof. M. Lindsay Lambert at the Ottawa Municipal Library followed by lunch and AGM at the Lord Elgin Restaurant.
 Lindsay Lambert, who has a degree in theatre. used some of his more than 150 glass slides, dating from 1860-1910,  bringing the 19th century magic lantern sow back to life in a new and interesting way. As his website notes, ‘The magic lantern was the first communications technology directed at a mass audience.

Invented in 1650, the device became more and more sophisticated with technological developments.  By the middle of the 19th Century, magic lantern shows were drawing audiences around the world….”
To learn more about Lindsay Lambert.

 – www.mlindsaylambert.

Note the program for the coming season  in the left column of this page.


2015 Award Presentations at Algonquin College
On June 3, 2015 Donald Teuma Castelletti was presented with the Melba Lent Woelflé Journalism Award at Algonquin College during their yearly award event, Magnifique










Award Programs:

Margaret Graham Award
Awarded yearly to students at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College and Carleton University
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Melba Lent Woelflé Award
Awardedyearly to a journalism student with excellent writing skill at Algonquin College
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  • Next Event
     September 21, 2015

    Join us for an interesting evening with

    Hélène  Cayer

         

    Helene will discuss a gala fundraising event she is helping organize for Algonquin College's culinary program combined with an 85th birthday celebration for Gay Cook, food columnist and author of Mrs. Cook’s Kitchen.

    Honeywell Room, City of Ottawa

    110 Laurier Ave W.
    Ottawa

     6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
    Journalism students (ID) free,
    Media Club and CAJ members  $15
    Non-members $20
    General admission includes coffee
    $10

    RSVP  before  September 18
    Email 
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    The Media Club of Ottawa (MCO) has had a long standing relationship with Algonquin College and has presented the Melba Lent Wolflé Award to one of the college's journalism student annually since 2008. That same year Gay Cook, food columnist and author of Mrs. Cook’s Kitchen, was a MCO guest speaker. Hélène Cayer, our September 21 speaker, will kick off our Fall season by linking these two together for us.


    Hélène, born in Ottawa.  is of Algonquin and French heritage, the latter family arriving in Canada in 1667. She has enjoyed an interesting and diverse career as a filmmaker, public affairs officer and fundraiser while working at such places as the National Arts Centre and the astronaut program at the Canadian Space Agency.  She was a team member starting the Internet Company for Bell Canada and  describes herself as "an organizer who gets the job done regardless of the obstacles and defeats."

    Hélène is currently a Board member of Friends of Library and Archives Canada, and at the occasion of the  85th birthday celebration for Gay Cook  is organizing a gala fundraising event for Algonquin College's culinary program, hosted by the College.

    At Gay's request, funds raised by the November 8 event will go towards the renovation and enhancement of the baking labs used by baking and pastry arts program students who come from all across Ontario. This will help ensure that students have the industry-standard instructional equipment to enable them to graduate career-ready.










     


    .A R C H I V E S

     Meetings held in previous years:

    The links below will show a list of speakers for the year 


    2005-06
    2006-07
    2007-08
    2008-09
    2009-10
    2010-11
    2011-12
    2012-13


    Help build the Media Club's "Melba Lent Woelflé Scholarship Fund."
    To contribute,  e-mail Valerie Knowles

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