RoTell September 27, 2017
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
 
Guests
  • Britt Hesmer, Rotaract Club of Ottawa South
 
                                                                          
Announcements
  • Ian reminded us of:
    • Club Assembly Oct 28
    • Polio Day flag raising - Oct 23, 8:30am at City Hall
    • No lunch meeting on Oct 25.
  • Allan informed us that:
    • 1 people competed forms for more information on Rotary
    • The Membership committee will arrange an open night event and invite them
    • We can use the Rotary tent at other events to increase exposure and membership
    • Alex let us know that the Quora organized night at the races will be Sunday November 12 and tickets should be ordered asap
  • Monique thanked everyone for their support and volunteer work for PITPO.
  • Britt thanked us for involving Rotaract in PITPO, they had 14 volunteers working hard al day at the event and a few others who helped with set-up on Friday.
  • Check our website homepage for upcoming meetings and events.
 
 
Birthdays / Anniversaries
This week Alex Davidson and Jacques Laquerre celebrated birthdays! (Neither reported how old they are.)
 
 
Happy Bucks
Monique got off her high (PITPO) horse to collect our loonies and tales of happiness and gratitude.
 
 
50/50
Peter White was the 50/50 MC and Sam had the winning ticket. He drew a King, but no ransom was paid.
 
 
Presentation on Dictionaries 4 Life
 
Jeff Sirs has spearheaded our club’s involvement in the Dictionaries 4 Life (D4L) for several years. The program gives quality dictionaries to Grade 3 students free of charge. It generates a great sense of pride and ownership for the students, many of whom are immigrants and learning English as a second language. A sticker identifying our club is placed on the inside cover.
 
For a few years we have been giving dictionaries to the Charles H Hulse school. Jeff commented that many clubs are more involved than we are and that we may want to increase our budget and include another school, or perhaps the Wabano Cultural centre.
 
We will be presenting the dictionaries to students in October, so stay tuned for the opportunity to be involved.
 
President Joan ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.
 
Jeff Sirs and Britt Hesmer pose with on of the dictionaries from the D4L program.