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Munster Community Association Annual General Meeting Edition April 2007 President’s Report Munster Rant There was a General lack of respect for the Hockey change room this year. Our volunteers had to pick up broken beer bottles, garbage and a lot of discarded hockey paraphernalia. We need to treat this area as our own. Beverage containers can easily be put into garbage cans or can be taken home for easy disposal. Let’s try & keep this area clean & safe. I have a great deal of respect for those volunteers that go out into -25 C temperatures and flood the rink at night. These people are hard to find and the last thing we want is to tick them off. Hats Off award My hat goes off to John Hale & Ian Oracheski this year for making one of the best ice rinks in Ottawa. These are the guys who organize the crews that flood and maintain the rink. John and Ian will receive a voucher for a free snow cone. Community Centre Vandalism The reward for information leading to an arrest/conviction is now up to $ 550.00. I had a number of calls after our last newsletter offering more cash as a reward. I would like to thank these people for stepping up to the plate to try and catch these people. We need to find the/some individuals that broke into the storage shed and decided to vandalize the MCA snow blowers and then proceeded to break windows at the community centre. I have had a couple of phone calls mentioning a name but no witnesses so far. Who ever did it, we are watching you!! Christmas lights With the help of some very good volunteers we will be taking down the Christmas lights some sunny weekend this spring. Let me know if you are interested in helping out. Didn’t they look great this year?? Perhaps we can do this on Green day if we have enough volunteers. Green Day Winter certainly has left its fair share of dirt & garbage around our little hamlet. It’s time to do our annual clean up day. We will meet at the community centre on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. to clean up Munster. This is a great opportunity for High School students to get in some volunteer hours. We will be serving a BBQ lunch starting at 11:30 at the community centre. Peter Smith, President Munster Community Association 613-838-3995

Munster Golf Day
June 16th, 2007 at Glen Mar Golf Course, starting at 12:30 p.m. Call Peter Smith (613-838-3995) or Glen Cordick (613-838-4716) for more details. Munster Community Association News Annual General Meeting Our annual General meeting will take place May 9th this year. It will be hosted by yours truly and all the fun starts at 7:30 at the community centre. This is when the executive gives reports as to what we have done this year and what we hope to accomplish in the upcoming year. It’s also time to elect/re-elect new/old directors. If you would like to come out and throw you hat in the ring please do as we always are looking for fresh thinking people. Why not try for the president’s job?? Membership Director We are in need of a new Membership director. This job involves organizing the annual membership drive in the fall, updating, producing & distributing the Munster phone book and a seat on the MCA Executive Board.

At a Glance
 Green Day Saturday April 28th, 9 AM at the Community Centre.  Munster Community Association Annual General Meeting Wednesday May 9th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Munster Community Centre.  Community Garage Sale Saturday May 12th, 2007 - at your house!  Munster Race Night at Rideau Carleton Raceway Friday June 15th, 2007 from 5:30pm to Midnight.  Munster Golf June 16th, 2007 at Glen Mar Golf Course.  Munster Summer Social Rideau Carleton Race Night Friday June 15th, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. Community Garage Sale It’s time to get rid of your junk!!! Saturday May 12th 2007 8a.m. – 12noon On Saturday May 12th we invite all Munster residents to fill your driveways with treasures for others to buy. The Munster Community Association will take care of all the advertising including a map posted at Mac’s Convenience Store indicating where the sales are; you are in charge of the selling and removal of all unsold items. To have your house marked on the map as somewhere to stop please contact Tracey McIntyre 613-257-7070 or, if you indicate what kind

of treasures you plan to sell (children’s toys, clothes, kitchen, furniture etc.) I will add that too. For those rural residents who would like to participate, you are welcome to use the Munster Community Centre parking lot (first come first served) to sell your treasures or let me know and I will add your house to the map. **Please note that you are responsible for taking all of your unsold treasures home with you, nothing is to be left in at the community centre.

Green Day in Munster
The MCA is hosting this year's Green Day event at the community centre with a community BBQ. Pitch-In Canada will be supplying the garbage bags, all we need is YOUR HELP to clean up Munster! The participants come to the community centre and pick up their garbage bags and head out to the park, library area and other community spaces to pick up the winter collection of litter. They then return to the community centre for the BBQ thank you. The better the turnout, the more fun we all have and the more garbage we collect! Garbage collection runs from 10 a.m. - 12p.m. and the BBQ runs from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday April 28th.

Munster Summer Social
Presented by the MCA Friday June 15th, 2007 5:30p.m. – 12midnight On Friday June 15th, in cooperation with the Rideau Carleton Raceway the MCA will be hosting a Munster Summer Social at the Raceway. Your $35 ticket includes: · Transportation to and from the event. · All you can eat buffet at the panoramic restaurant · Complimentary racing program · and a $5 betting voucher ALL local businesses who wish to attend may call Lisa Richardson, Marketing Representative R.C.R. at 613-822-2211 ext. 340 to pre register their business, and receive free advertising, on June 15th at the track. This includes: · A race dedicated in each business name. · Advertisement with their business logo in the racing program as well as a mention on the cover. · Business logos will be displayed repeatedly throughout the evening on inhouse televisions and broadcast over 200 off-site businesses across North America · Business name in lights on the in-field tote board · A welcome message by the track announcer. For tickets and more info please contact Shannon Morrow at 613-838-5413.

Councillor’s Message
With the 2007 Budget passed, I am preparing for the 2008 Budget by looking at the Long Range Financial Plan 111. The importance of this up-dated Plan cannot be over-emphasized. I will be conducting information sessions in all Ward 21 community centres this summer. Ward 21 Council's initial meeting is scheduled for March 26 at the North Gower Client Centre on Roger Steven's Dr. beginning at 7:15 p.m. I have asked all community associations to send a representative. This Ward 21 Council will meet once a month across the Ward. I have set aside the month of April to visit former Goulbourn residents. Your comments are important to me. If not at home, I shall leave my card. Cheers, Councillor, Ward 21 580-2424 ext. 31310

Munster Online The MCA web site continues to evolve and expand. I try to update the "News / Coming Events" section once a week, so please bookmark and visit the site regularly. Additionally, we also post the MCA Newsletters and monthly Executive Meeting Minutes. So, if you lose a copy of the Newsletter or need an Itinerary for an upcoming MCA event, chances are it will be on the site. New Spring Recreation items Information and links on the site have just been added for: Munster Leisure Lob-ball Information and links to Registration, standings, schedules… Goulbourn Soccer Club Links to Registration, maps to fields, schedules… Local Golf Courses phone numbers and links… Something to add? Send me a note: Duncan Toswell, Munster Online Webmaster

Sports & Recreation
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with the rink this year. Mother Nature was not always on our side, but we still got a great rink in this year. The tennis nets will be put up as soon as the weather is ready and we get the courts cleaned up from winter.

Anyone who is interested in playing Ball Hockey should call Ian 613-838-8335 or John 613-838-4978 . Ian Oracheski, Recreation Director, MCA.

City of Ottawa Employment Opportunity
Instructors Needed! The City of Ottawa is currently hiring staff to run its Spring and Summer programs. Spring programs in Munster are listed in this newsletter. Summer programs include various day camps and other events. If you would like to apply, contact Kelly Kaiser at or phone 613-580-2424 X 33271.

Munster Library
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 7749 Bleeks Rd. 613-838-2888 Story time Children of all ages are invited. There are stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. Join us Wednesday’s at 9:30 a.m. (30 min.) What's New? Express Reads Although Ottawa Public Library orders many copies of best selling books to meet the requests from their members, long waiting lists of several hundred reservations can be somewhat disheartening for readers who are anxious to read the latest book from the best seller lists, a little quicker. Readers would like to find these books on the shelves as they did in the past before electronic borrowing systems. So in response OPL has introduced “Express Reads”. This is a collection of frequently requested titles, identified by a brilliant sticker and spine label, and stored on a separate shelf so readers can browse for a great read to take home with them immediately. They are called “Express Reads” because they move faster between readers. They move faster between readers because they cannot be reserved and can only be borrowed for one week instead of three. The late fee for an “Express Read” books is $5 per day to a maximum of $35. Be sure to check it out the next time you visit the library. Did you Know? Munster Library has a defibrillator on site in case of emergencies.

Munster Community Association Membership
The Member phone books are at the printers and should be delivered to your home within the next few weeks. If you missed our Membership Drive please contact Denise Kahle 613-2533134. You will be then be able to pick up your copy of the phone book at Mac’s Convenience Store when they are ready. Membership is $10.00. For any questions regarding membership, please call Denise Kahle 613-253-3134 Munster United Church Service Times: April 9:30 a.m. May 11:00 a.m. Sunday school We have a large and active Sunday School for all ages through to Grade 7 with 3 teachers. Youth Group meets every second week on Thursday at the school from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Holy week services include: Maundy Thursday in Munster at 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service with Communion in Ashton at 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday in Munster at 9:30 a.m. There will be a breakfast Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information on our activities please check our website at Coffee Time There has been a good turnout at the Church on Wednesday mornings. The Church is open every Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Many parents, caregivers and grandparents go to the Library first for Story Time from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and then come to the Church. You are most welcome, whatever time you are able to come, or need to leave. Coffee, tea, juice, and cookies are available and as always the children's play is unstructured so everyone gets to play/visit with old friends or meet new ones. Hope to see you there. Pat Lindsey
Fair Trade Organic Coffee and Tea. Munster

United Church is both using and selling Fair Trade Organic Coffee and Tea. Providing it at our own activities began as a small contribution towards making better working conditions and lives for the farmers who produce these crops. Of course, we pay a little more than the grocery stores charge, but we know that the farmers receive a higher proportion of the production costs. Our prices compare very favourably to those in specialty shops.

As a result of large orders through the Church, we are able to purchase it at very reasonable cost. We now are making it available to members of the community who might be interested or who may already buy Fair Trade Coffee or Tea at another location. If you would like to find out more about it, feel free to contact Jenn Turk at (613) 838-5956 or Pat Lindsey (613) 838-2868. Orders may be placed online at or by calling Pat. Our prices are listed below. If there is a special kind or flavour you like, ask us. No guarantees, but we will try! Coffee: Medium or Dark Roast: Beans or Ground $7.50 for 3/4 lb. Coffee: (Decaffeinated) Medium or Dark Roast $8.00 for 3/4 lb. Beans or Ground Tea: Black, Earl Grey, Honey & Lemon, Green $7.50 for 25 bags. Christ Church Anglican- Ashton Rector: The Reverend Jim Kirkpatrick - 613-253-2878 A warm welcome waits all at our weekly services at 8 am and 10 am. Sunday school is held during the 10 o'clock service and coffee, refreshments and fellowship follow this service. Annual Beef Supper - Saturday April 28 from 4 - 8pm Everybody is invited to join us at our annual Beef Supper - with our famous home-made pies for dessert. Take out is available for those with busy schedules. Tickets are available at the door. Easter Services Palm Sunday services (April 1) 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Sunday school during the ten o'clock service. Maundy Thursday Service 7:30 p.m. on April 5. Good Friday Service 10 a.m. April 6 Easter Day (April 8) 5:30 a.m. Great Vigil of Easter. 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Easter Eucharist’s. (Sunday school during 10 o'clock service.) Youth Group Christ Church Ashton's thriving Youth Group hosted a very successful Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 20th and generously donated the proceeds to the Parish. They also enjoyed a visit to watch Ottawa 67's hockey game against Kingston Frontenacs in February and the special event for March was bowling at Visions Bowling Lanes in Carleton Place. New Church Cookbook Our new Church Cookbook is now available at $10 per copy. This would make a great gift for wedding showers or birthdays and can be obtained from Joy Price at 613-838-2039 or from any parishioner. Harold Barr It was with great sadness that we report the death of Harold Barr on February 14 this year. Harold and his wife Cathy and family were long time residents of Munster and Harold was organist at Christ Church Ashton for over twenty years. He will be greatly missed.

School News Munster Cooperative Nursery School (M.C.N.S.) News Spring is a busy time of year for the nursery school, with registration opening up for the 2007/8 school year, an Open House, and our 3 rd Annual Family Fun Fair, hosted again this year by Saunders Farm. Our Spring Open House takes place on Tuesday, April 24th , 2007, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the classroom at Munster Elementary School. It’s a great opportunity to see the classroom, meet the teacher, and get information on our 2007/8 programs. Bring your child along to check out all the great activities we offer. On Tuesday, May 8th,2007, M.C.N.S. hosts its annual A.G.M. in the classroom at 7:00 p.m. It’s a short meeting to plan activities for the coming year, and all new and returning M.C.N.S. parents should attend. On Saturday, June 2nd , M.C.N.S. presents the 3rd Annual Family Fun Fair. It’s a fun-filled day for young and old, featuring favourites such as the bike parade, bake table and dunk tank. Volunteers at this event have lots of fun, so if you’d like to get involved and help out, we’d love to have you. There are plenty of tasks suitable for both kids and adults – contact the school at 613-838-8754 for more information. M.C.N.S. offers programs for children aged 18 months to 4 years, offering a fun, positive learning and playing environment. The school offers flexible options to suit every family, from non-duty, non-fundraising, to lunch and drop-in programs. For more information about the school, drop by our Open House, or visit More Sports and Recreation Yoga Classes Munster Community Centre Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. New Session Starts March 21 Monday nights at 7p.m. New Session Starts March 26th Cost:$8/class for 8 classes Drop Ins Welcome $10/class Drop In Rate Info/Registration: Joni Newman 613-838-3964 Community Centre News The Munster Community Association is now responsible for the management of the community centre. The locks have been updated, we have a new stove, and the kitchen will be renovated in June. The centre is a handy, inexpensive place to hold your meetings or parties. We are also looking for ideas for programming from the community. If you have suggestions or want to book the centre: email Joni Newman at or call 613-838-3964.

The new rates for renting the community centre are: Community Group Meeting No Charge. Community Group Event


Private Function $30 up to 4 hrs./ No Liquor $60 4 hrs or more. Private Function $50 up to 4 hrs/ With Liquor $100 4 hrs or more. For other activities, contact Joni Newman at 613-838-3964
*There will be a $25 damage/cleaning deposit required for all events and functions.*

Munster Mosaics
Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Centre

For more information contact:
Sheila Cain-Sample: 613-838-4220 Wendy Southin: 613-838-2869 Joni Newman: 613-838-3964

March 21 - Angelina Beads
Create unique large beads for earrings, necklaces or just for fun. All materials included. $10 (Joni)

March 28 - Apple Study
Draw this realistic apple with colour pencils. $15 (Sheila)

April 4 - Butterfly
Paint a Butterfly on canvas. All materials included. Bring your own brushes if possible. $15 (Wendy)

April 11 -Quilted Binder Cover 1
Cover up an old binder or special memory book. All materials included. Sewing machine and thread required. $20 (Joni)

April 18 - Primitive Painting
Paint a wall hanging with a primitive look. $20 (Sheila)

Apr. 25 - Accordian book
Make a mini scrapbook. All supplies included. Bring 6-12 photos (optional) $8 (Wendy)

May 2 - Quilted Binder Cover 2
Finish your binder cover. (Joni)

May 9 - No Class May 16 - Photo colouring with Coloured Pencils
Colour a photo with coloured pencils - a twist on photo tinting. $15 (Sheila)

May 23 - Butterfly
Paint another Butterfly on canvas to match your last one. All supplies included. Bring your own brushes if possible. $15 (Wendy)

May 30 - Party
*To help us prepare supplies and plan our classes, registration and payment must be received at least one week before the class date. Also, you can drop in and work on your own project any week at no cost. *

Thank you …
Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast

Following years of supervising this event, I always find myself over procrastinating in writing Thank You Notes to those that help make it a success year after year. This time is different, less than 4 hours before this newsletter print deadline, I have found enough time to make public the names of those that helped in so many ways. These are our family members & neighbours volunteering to make our community a better place. In the kitchen were: Sandy Baillie, Duncan Toswell, Brian Gray, Jay Alma, Mike Rivoire, Lloyd Carr, John Hale, Ian Oracheski & Steve Day. Returning this year to serve us once again were the Girl Guides: Alana, Miranda, Emma, Kylie, Shannon, Madison along with their Leaders Kelly Maheral & Karen Tremblay. Special thanks go to the Carnival Ambassadors, Megan, Emma & Lexie who served and carried many duties over the weekend. Without the help of those mentioned above, this event (and many others) would not be possible. So, please take some time to personally thank them. I also encourage you to take advantage and participate in the many events brought to you by the MCA. Get involved; share your ideas, spare some of your time to keep this community as vibrant as possible. Without your commitment, a lot of the community events we all enjoyed in the past will be jeopardized. Contact us @ the MCA for more details on how you can lend a hand. We hope to hear from you, believe me, it’s a great way to meet great people and have a LITTLE fun. Mario Tremblay.

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TAKE NOTICE that a member may vote in person the proxy of ONE other member, on the authority of the form provided below only. Munster Community Association Inc. Per. Peter Smith, President. PROXY – Munster Community Association Inc. Annual General Meeting I, the undersigned member of the Munster Community Association Inc. hereby appoint……………………………. as my nominee to attend and act at the meeting of the members of the Munster Community Association Inc. to be held on Wednesday May 9th, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. and at any adjournment(s) thereof. This proxy shall cease to be valid at the conclusion of the said meeting or sooner if revoked by me in writing. Dated this……………of……………….2007. Witness signature …………………………… Appointer’s signature ………………… (print name) ……………………………. (print name) ………………….

Munster Movie Nights A reminder that the MCA and the City of Ottawa host movie/activity nights every second Saturday from 6:30-9 pm at the community centre. The Movie Nights are open to youth from 4-14 years old. On select evenings there will also be other programs offered including crafts, karaoke and games. The Movie Nights are being run and staffed by the City of Ottawa enabling parents to drop off children should they choose to. Admission is $2 and there will be a canteen for snacks. Come out and enjoy a movie in our very own Munster Community Centre Cinema! Movie Nights in April-May: April 14, 21 and May 12, 26 st

1 Munster Scouts

3oth Annual Spring Fundraiser Garden and Pool Supplies 1st Munster Scouts are presently canvassing the area for orders for our only annual fundraiser. We make your spring chores easier by delivering your order to your home!! Our Beavers and Cubs ask that you return your orders to them by Tuesday, April 4th, 2007. Your Order will be delivered to your laneway on Saturday morning, April 14th, 2007. If you have any questions about the campaign, please call Kathy Ventura, 1 st Munster Scouts Fundraising Coordinator 613-838-2443. Happy Spring!

Jock River Girl Guides
Thanks to all who supported our local Sparks, Brownies and Girl Guides in our annual Spring Cookie Drive. The girls were out in the rain last week selling our traditional chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies at $4 a box. We appreciate your continued support! We will see you in the fall with the mint chocolate cookies. Thanks also goes to the girls and their committed parents for canvassing! From the Editor The next MCA Newsletter will be published in May/June 2007. Please send your submissions to in a plain font for easier editing. Any advertisements should be sent in a .doc or .jpeg format. Watch the website for due dates. Thanks, Kathy.

City of Ottawa Preschool Programs Spring 2007
Twinkling Toes Through creative movement with basic ballet and jazz, the dancers will develop grace and creativity while allowing their personalities to flourish. (3-5 yrs) Apr 3-May 22 Tue 4:30 am-5:15 pm $37 303276 Soccer and T-Ball Introduces preschoolers to the sports of soccer and T-Ball in a fun, non-competitive way. (3-5 yrs) May 26-Jun 23 Sat 10:45-11:45 am $46.25 290259 Crafty Creations Children will make unique and creative crafts. Bring home a different masterpiece each week! (610 yrs) Apr 5-May 24 Thu 4:30-5:30 pm $45 303277 Home Alone Children learn about home safety when not being supervised by an adult. (9-13 yrs) May 26 Sat 10 am-4 pm $55 290069 Babysitting Course Learn good babysitting techniques with topics on rights and responsibilities, ages and stages, emergency procedures and introductory first aid. (12-16 yrs) Jun 2- 9 Sat 9 am-3:30 pm $63.25 290086

Sign Up Now!!
For Information contact: or 613-580-2424 x 3327

Summer Positions at Saunders Farm
Saunders Farm is gearing up for our 6th Summer Mazes Season and we are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and energetic people to join our team.

Full and Part-time positions available for adults and students in:
Sales Guest Relations Food Service Farm Labour General Maintenance To apply send your resume to: 7893 Bleeks Rd. Munster, Ont. K0A 3P0 or email to:

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If your advertisement is missing from these pages, please send your card to in a .doc format that I know how to work with. I am only a novice and can not work with Adobe files. Thank you for your patience and understanding while I learn this new job. Kathy Ventura.

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