The Media Club             
of Ottawa
Meetings are held at the National Press Club, 165 Sparks Street.
Mail: Media Club c/o National Press Club,
150 Wellington, Ottawa, ON KIP 5A4

September 2006 - June 30, 2007
Although our meetings are usually held in the evening at the National Press Club on the last Monday of each month, please note that three of the following meetings will either be held at a different location, on a different day, or at a different time. ______________________________________________________________________________

Monday, September 25
The Intricacies of Festival planning

Speakers: Sean Wilson, Director, Ottawa International Writers' Festival and Neil Wilson, Artistic Director, Ottawa International Writers' Festival.
Where: 2nd floor, National Press Club. 165 Sparks Street, near O'Connor.
When: 6:00 p.m. Cost: Members - $20, Non-members $25, coffee $5.

Wednesday, October 11
Marginalization of Immigrants in our Educational System
Speaker: Jennifer McKenzie, Ottawa School Board Trustee candidate.
Where: 2nd floor, National Press Club. 165 Sparks Street, near O'Connor.
When: 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $25.
coffee $5.

Monday, October 30
Giving Back to the Community: The Role of Media
Speaker: Max Keeping, vice-president of news, CTV Ottawa, and long time anchor of the 6 p.m. local news. The evening will also include the annual Margaret Graham Award presentations to journalism students from Algonquin College, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa.
Presenting the awards will be Kimothy Walker, anchor and producer of the CTV Weekend News at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor, National Press Club. 165 Sparks Street, near O'Connor.
When: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $25
coffee $5.

Monday, November 27 
Saluting the International Year of War Brides
Hear stories from three women who married WW11 Canadian Servicemen and view a handmade quilt made in recognition of the war brides.
Where:National Press Club, 165 Sparls Street.
When: 12 Noon - 2 P.M. Cost: $25

Monday December 11
High Tea at Zoe's

Where: the Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street. A time to celebrate the holiday season and chat with dear friends.
When: 5:P.M. - 7 P.M. Cost: $25

Monday, January 29, 2007
 "Freedom of Speech." Guest speaker: Lawyer David
 Paciocco will speak about a democratic press and how it relates to the
 Juliet O'Neill case.
 Plus, presentation of Margaret Graham Award to Carleton University winner
 Joshua Finn.
 Where: Yesterday's Restaurant, 152 Sparks Street, near O'Connor.
 When: 12 Noon. Cost: Members - luncheon $25, coffee only -$5.
 Noon, Monday, February 26 - "Hitting a Brick Wall in Your Job Search?" Guest
 speaker: Bill Caswell, career coach, co-founder of Career Coaching
 International (CCI), author of three books (Notes to my Children, The Best
 Dam Business Book in the World, and Climb to Excellence), and monthly
 columnist for Ottawa. Business Journal. Caswell will discuss job myths, what
 to do if you hit a brick wall in your job search, and why most resumés fail
 to convey the right message.
When: 12 Noon. Cost: Members - luncheon $25, coffee only $5.
Saturday, March 10 - 
 One-day Professional Development Workshop Delivering Your message Effectively to the Media with  John Brenner, Station Manager, CFRA;  Leigh Chapple, late night news anchor; Jim Creskey, co-publisher, Hill Times and senior editor, Embassy;Michel Cleroux, former media relations specialist for various federal government departments
Where: Ontario Room, Embassy West, 1400 Carling Avenue (near Westgate)
When:   9 a.m.- 4 p.m..Cost - $45 at the door, $40 if you pre-pay

Monday evening, April 30
- "How Media Coverage Affects the United Nations
 and Other Humanitarian Agencies". Guest speaker: Andrew Caddell,
 broadcaster, journalist and author of Behind The Headlines,.
Library and Archives, Wellington Street
When: 6:00 p.m. Cost: Members -  $20/person includes light supper,  $5 coffee only.
Monday, evening May 28 - Panel Discussion with local magazine editors Rick
 Boychuck, editor Canadian Geographic; Cindy Deachman, editor Burnt Toast,  Melanie Fogel, editor Storyteller magazine, and Melanie Scott, editor, Where..
Common Room,  470 Laurier Avenue West.

When: 6:00 p.m. Cost: Members -  $20/person includes light supper,  $5 coffee only.
Saturday afternoon, June 30
- Tour of Laurier House and Tea served on the verandah, followed by the 103rd Annual General Meeting of the Media Club of Ottawa.
Where: 335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa corner of Chapel Street amd Laurier Avenue East
When:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Members -  $25/person,  $5 coffee only

Help build the Media Club's "Melba Lent Woelflé Scholarship Fund."
To contribute, phone Valerie Knowles at 722-4473 or e-mail

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