Rotary Club of Ottawa South

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Helping Hands at the Ottawa Mission
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RCOS members helped out at the Ottawa Mission on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Helping Hands at the Ottawa Mission Scott Vetter 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z
RCOS - Banff Avenue Community House Bursary
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RCOS Board members Peter White and Dawn Cooper were on hand at the Banff Avenue Community House Cultural Festival on August 3, 2016. Along with Janet Stratton (IODE Education Officer) and Peter Tobin (Banff Avenue Community House Chair), they presented bursaries to Godson and Jonas. The two area residents were selected for the bursaries due to their academic achievements and community involvement.
RCOS - Banff Avenue Community House Bursary Scott Vetter 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z
Joan Hunter receives Paul Harris award
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At our meeting on July 20 2016, Joan Hunter was deservedly awarded presented with the Paul Harris award.
Joan Hunter receives Paul Harris award Scott Vetter 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z
RoTELL June 15, 2016
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We were graced with intelligence and youth — the recipients of our High School bursaries joined us today.

RoTELL June 15, 2016 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z
Polo in the Park Ottawa - August 27, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Ottawa South has partnered with Wesley Clover Parks and the Ottawa Polo Club to bring Ottawa the inaugural Polo in the Park fundraising event to benefit the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt (Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton).
Polo in the Park Ottawa - August 27, 2016 2016-05-31 00:00:00Z
Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross speaks to RCOS
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Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross Speaks at RCOS Lunch
Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross speaks to RCOS Scott Vetter 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z
Ringing Santa's Bells for Charity!
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Rotary Club of Ottawa South members helped the Salvation Army with their annual Christmas Kettle campaign.
Ringing Santa's Bells for Charity! Scott Vetter 2015-12-12 00:00:00Z
RCOS Cleans Up!
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Cleaning up the capital, along bank Street by Rotary Way and the Ottawa Rotary Home.
 
RCOS Cleans Up! Scott Vetter 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z
Rotary brings Arena Polo to Ottawa!
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The inaugural Polo in the Park Ottawa event galloped into action on August 29, 2015. An exciting day. A wonderful time was had by all at the inaugural Polo in the Park Ottawa at Wesley Clover Parks. An exciting day of Arena Polo matches, dog agility and horse jumping shows, Aboriginal dance and drumming demonstrations, and even a hat contest! With food trucks, a kid zone play area, many great vendors and artisans, it was a terrific family outing.
 
 
Rotary brings Arena Polo to Ottawa! Scott Vetter 2015-08-29 00:00:00Z
CHOCOLATE, SCOTCH & WINE (and beer too!)
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A fun Rotary evening sampling decadence.
Saturday, February 1 (7–10pm)
Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Ave.)
CHOCOLATE, SCOTCH & WINE (and beer too!) Scott Vetter 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z
Christmas Kettle at Billing Bridge Mall
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Several members of Rotary Club of Ottawa South volunteered their time for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle at Billings Bridge. Even Santa showed his Rotarian spirit!
Christmas Kettle at Billing Bridge Mall Scott Vetter 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z
The Quilt of Belonging
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While in Cornwall for the District Assembly on April 20th, some RCOS members checked out the Quilt of Belonging.
The Quilt of Belonging Scott Vetter 2013-04-20 00:00:00Z
Do You Have a Prom Dress to Donate?
Dresses and acccessories can be dropped off at any Browns Cleaners location.
Do You Have a Prom Dress to Donate? Scott Vetter 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z
Launch of Rotarians for Wabano!
Rotarians for Wabano official launch.On March 20, 2013, several Rotary members attended the soft opening of Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and announced the launch of Rotarians for Wabano campaign.
Launch of Rotarians for Wabano! Scott Vetter 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z
HopScotch & Whiners Tasting

RCOS Scotch and Wine TastingHopScotch & Whiners Tasting

Ottawa area Rotary Clubs present a scotch and wine tasting with Kichisippi beer on the side!

Scotch presented by Frank MacDonald, wine presented by Sommelier Giovanni Doe.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Time: 7 - 10pm

Location: the new Wabano Centre, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON K1L 6B8

Cost: $40 (Includes 3 tasting tickets and complementary beer sampling)

HopScotch & Whiners Tasting Scott Vetter 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z
New Year's Eve on Sparks Street!
NYE on Sparks StreetRotary is helping to sponsor the best party this New Year's Eve! Celebrate the Canadian way, just a block from Parliament Hill at a super outdoor block party. Sparks Street will be alive with a DJ and many live bands - including the Arkells! Beer and food booths, CTV television and several thousand of your best friends. And it's FREE! Get a gang together and party in the New Year on Sparks Street!
New Year's Eve on Sparks Street! Scott Vetter 2012-12-31 00:00:00Z
Hallowe'en on the Keys!
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Hallowe'en on the Keys!
October 31, 2012 - 9pm

Prizes for Best Costumes!
Free Buffet! Drink Specials!

KS on the Keys
1029 Daze St., Ottawa - South Keys

$20 in advance / $25 at door
For tickets contact: rotaractottawasouth@gmail.com

Hallowe'en on the Keys! Scott Vetter 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z
Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Recipients
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2012 recipients of the Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Program have been announced!
Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Recipients Scott Vetter 2012-09-17 00:00:00Z
Breakfast Speaker: Empowering Aboriginal Women Breakfast Speaker: Empowering Aboriginal Women Scott Vetter 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z
Change Over Night 2012
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Change Over Night on June 27, 2012 was a wonderful evening of reflection, celebration and optimism!
Change Over Night 2012 Scott Vetter 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z
Glebe Centre Dedication
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Karen Simpson from Landscape Depot, RCOS President Vaughn MicKinney and Glebe Centre Manager Lawrence Grant cut the ribbon to officially open the newly landscaped sitting area in front of the Glebe Centre.
Glebe Centre Dedication Scott Vetter 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Touring the Cancer Survivorship Centre
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Rotary Club of Ottawa South held its lunch meeting Wednesday May 2 at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundaton's Cancer Survivorship Centre.
Touring the Cancer Survivorship Centre Scott Vetter 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z
A Little Irish In Everyone... Some More Than Others!
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Rotary Club of Ottawa South enjoyed a St. Patrick's Day dinner at KS on the Keys Friday night. Most everyone was able to attend and everyone's spouse was happy to come along as well. We were fortunate to have some awesome talent to provide authentic music for the celebration. Thanks to new member Peter White we were entertained by the guitars and voices of Arabelle, son Sean and Bo Fougere from Big Pond, Cape Breton. And our own Alex Davidson played a mean harmonica! Click here to check out the photos.
A Little Irish In Everyone... Some More Than Others! Scott Vetter 2012-03-16 00:00:00Z
Welcome New Members!
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We're thrilled to welcome Peter White and Eddie Chu as recent members. They are wonderful additions to Rotary Club of Ottawa South!
Welcome New Members! Scott Vetter 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z
Rotaract Ottawa South Helps Dstress Centre
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OnTuesday, February 7, 2012 at the KS on the Keys Restaurant, Sarah Ingimundson, President of Rotaract Ottawa South presented a $2000 cheque to Katherine Carter of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region.

Rotaract Ottawa South Helps Dstress Centre Adel Harami 2012-02-07 00:00:00Z
RCOS Adds Slurpies to Ice!
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The sticks were slappin’ and the slurpies were slurpin’ January 13 - 15 at the Leitrim Arena.

RCOS Adds Slurpies to Ice! Scott Vetter 2012-01-15 00:00:00Z
Getting Dirty at The Glebe Centre
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The Glebe Centre Landscaping Project

The Rotary Club of Ottawa South (RCOS) is providing a cash donation, some sweat equity, and facilitating in-kind donations from local companies to assist the Glebe Centre with their front entrance upgrade.

On Saturday morning (Oct 1) RCOS members were digging, hauling, dumping, piling, planting, stomping, watering, and having a great time working together in the spirit of friendship and goodwill.

 

RCOS also rallied some neighbourhood support and saved the Glebe Centre many thousands of dollars.

- Carlsbad Paving Inc.is donating free mulch and discounting their services for interlock (thanks to RCOS member Leo Saracino, Independent Contractor)

-  Landscape Depot is discounting the cost of the trees and shrubs; donating equipment and a certified Horticulturalist to oversee the project (thanks to RCOS member Leo Saracino, Independent Contractor)

- Peter Knippel Nursery is donating 500 Daffodil bulbs (thanks to RCOS member Dawn Cooper, Canadian Cancer Society – Ottawa Branch)

- RCOS is donating $1,000 for the project

- RCOS is providing the labour to help transform the front of the Glebe Centre

 

The Glebe Centre is a charitable not-for-profit long-term care home that provides long term care; specialized care and community services to clients in the Ottawa community. The Glebe Centre is dedicated to developing and delivering services that support the highest quality of life for the clients we serve by living our values every day.

Check out the photos! 

Getting Dirty at The Glebe Centre Scott Vetter 2011-10-01 00:00:00Z
Round-up for Literacy 2011 THANK YOU!
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Despite a definite chill in the air, Round-up for Literacy 2011 Last Friday night was a great success. Check out some photos! Just over 200 people braved the cold for a delicious Lone Star Catering BBQ and outstanding music from Ridin’ Shotgun. Their super-tight blend of blues, rock and country was enjoyed by everyone, young and old. Thanks are due to the committee, and particularly to Maria Saracino and Monique Warrack were truly pillars on which this event rested. I really appreciate the help of all Rotary Ottawa South and Rotoract Ottawa members for selling tickets and sourcing prizes and silent auction items.

 

Thank you to all who bought tickets and silent auction items for your support, hope that you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at Round-up for Literacy 2012 (perhaps in warm August!). And shaving my head raised a good chunk of money, so we’ll need to find a victim/volunteer for next year! All proceeds from the event assist several local literacy projects and high school bursaries supported by the Rotary Club of Ottawa South.

 

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Aramark Sports

DAWG-fm

Giant Tiger

Greco Lean and Fit

Jacobson’s Gourmet Concepts

Marquee Rentals and Special Events

MyBeadBarrel.com

Lone Star Ranch & Catering

Parliament Cleaners

ProPrinters

PROSAR Canada Inc.

Ridin’ Shotgun

Scotia Bank

The Ottawa SUN

Therien Jiu-jitsu & Kickboxing

Trailica RV & Trailer Sales

Round-up for Literacy 2011 THANK YOU! Scott Vetter 2011-09-16 00:00:00Z
Dawn of a New Day for RCOS!
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Rotary Club of Ottawa South welcomes Dawn Cooper as our newest member.

Dawn of a New Day for RCOS! Scott Vetter 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
ROTEL Celebrates 25 Years!
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The Rotary Club Ottawa South held a BBQ on Saturday, June 25, 2011 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ROTEL. Despite the clouds and intermittent showers, over 60 invitees attended the event, including Mayor Jim Watson.

ROTEL Celebrates 25 Years! Scott Vetter 2011-06-25 00:00:00Z
RCOS Awards High School Bursaries
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At our luncheon on June 15, 2011 we had the honour of meeting and listening to several local high school students who have distinguished themselves during their secondary school years. The RCOS offers a bursary to three local High Schools (Hillcrest HS, Ridgemont HS and Brookfield HS) as well as the Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Program. See photos.
RCOS Awards High School Bursaries Scott Vetter 2011-06-15 00:00:00Z
RCOS' First Relay for Life
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This year we supported Cancer Canada's Relay for Life. It was our first year and more of a reconnaissance to scope things out for next year. We had fun, raised over $3,200 to fight cancer, and now we know what to plan for next year (Terry is in charge of designing matching uniforms!) Thank you to RCOS members Marci Perreault (and her coworker Amy - who actually raisied the most money!), Orrie Rooke, Adel Harami, Terry Roman (and wonderful wife Tracy), Allan Cayer, Vaughn McKinney, Scott Vetter and friends of RCOS Boaz and Tania). Follow this link to see the RCOS Relay gang and some fo the sights tha Friday evening.
RCOS' First Relay for Life Scott Vetter 2011-06-10 00:00:00Z
2011 Golf Tournamant A Great Success!
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Thanks to Bernie Ingimundson and his committee for (again) organizing a fantastic golf tournament on June 6, 2010. The weather was beautiful and of course so was the Hunt & Golf Club course. Everyone had a great time; and thanks to the auction, draws and sponsorship efforts, over $50,000 was raised for local charitable causes. Check out the photos!
2011 Golf Tournamant A Great Success! Scott Vetter 2011-06-06 00:00:00Z
Charter New Rotaract Club!
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New Rotary Clubs are rare and starting a Rotaract Club is even more exceptional. So we are doubly blessed in Ottawa to have a committed group of capable young leaders to establish such a club. March 23, 2011 we had a dinner and meeting at the Hunt & Golf Club to officially charter the Ottawa Rotaract Club. District Governor Katie Burke, Assistant Governor Drew Antrobus and RCOS President Terry Roman presided over the enjoyable and motivating evening. View photos..

Charter New Rotaract Club! Scott Vetter 2011-03-23 00:00:00Z
More Haiti Links
Follow the links below to learn more about how you can help.
More Haiti Links Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z
Relief for Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
Follow the links below for more information as to how you can help.
Relief for Victims of the Haiti Earthquake Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z
Urgent Appeal to Finance St. John Ambulance Volunteers for Haiti
St. John Ambulance has no budget in place for this critical mission.
Urgent Appeal to Finance St. John Ambulance Volunteers for Haiti Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z
Banff Avenue Community House
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On February 23, the RCOS enjoyed lunch at the Banff Avenue Community House.
Banff Avenue Community House Scott Vetter
The Hospice at May Court
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Kim Sheldrick, Manager of the Hospice at May Court provided an informative and interesting presentation. She provided a wonderful overview of their activites, initiatives and goals.
The Hospice at May Court Scott Vetter
Helping Local Students with Scholarships
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Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Program is an exceptional program founded and directed by Michael Small. RCOS raised money at our annual Round-up for Literacy event and contributed two $500 scholarships. Committee Chair Maria Saracino and Club President Terry Roman presented the cheque.
Helping Local Students with Scholarships Scott Vetter
Another $30K for Ottawa's CyberKnife
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Dr. John Sinclair and ORCF President Linda Eagan bring us up to date on Ottawa's CyberKnife and teh Cancer Surviorship Centre.
Another $30K for Ottawa's CyberKnife Scott Vetter
Un-manned Aircraft
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Major Mark Wuennenberg was our guest speaker on September 22, 2010. He gave a very interesting and engaging talk on the use of Un-manned Aerial Vehicles, particularly in Afghanistan.
Un-manned Aircraft Scott Vetter
Words and Water
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Rotarian, and WaterCan Executive Director, Gary Pluim cuts the ribbon to open a new water station and library. Rotary Club Ottawa South combines literacy and water in Ethiopia.
Words and Water Scott Vetter
Salvation Army Literacy Program Receives Donation From RCOS
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CLub President Terry Roman presents cheque to fellow Rotarian Captain Thomas Yoo.
Salvation Army Literacy Program Receives Donation From RCOS Scott Vetter
Adel Visits Mid-East
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RCOS member Adel Harami visited Rotary Clubs on a visit back to his homeland.
Adel Visits Mid-East Scott Vetter
Rotary Club of Ottawa South

The RCOS was chartered in June 1967 specifically to serve the needs of the swiftly growing community in the southern part of the National Capital Region.

 

From the day of founding, the Club has focused on community service and finding ways to augment the many services offered to children, seniors and the disadvantaged in Ottawa South.

 

The club's flagship project is ROTEL, a 54 room motel facility that serves patients and families in Ontario who have need of accommodation as a result of medical treatment at Ottawa hospitals, particularly the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

 

The club does not forget its international committments and has sponsored many projects in developing countries to help build or improve schools, sanitation and water facilities.

Rotary Club of Ottawa South John Staple