Cleaning Up the Capital 2023

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As part of the City of Ottawa’s Cleaning Up the Capital program, several members of Rotary Club Ottawa South spent a Saturday morning picking up trash along Rotary Way and Bank Street by the Ottawa Rotary Home.
Cleaning Up the Capital 2023 Scott Vetter 2023-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Reducing Waste and Implementing a Recycling Program at Rotel  2023-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Putting the Kettle to the Mettle 2022-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Charity Golf Tournament

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After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Rotary Ottawa South Charity golf tournament was held on Monday September 26; and we were thrilled to partner with the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club (BGC Ottawa)!
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Tree Give-Away With Ecology Ottawa 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Welcoming New Members to RCOS 2022-06-29 04:00:00Z 0 new members,RCOS,Rotary Club of Ottawa South,Rotary club of Ottawa South,rotary

Cleaning Up the Capital 2021

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For many years, Rotary Club Ottawa South (RCOS) has participated in the City of Ottawa's Cleaning Up the Capital initiative. Due to COVID, it was rather delayed this year, but several members hit the streets around the Ottawa Rotary Home this past Saturday. Guess what we found...
Cleaning Up the Capital 2021 Scott Vetter 2021-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Report on the Ugandan Girls’ Education Project

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The purpose of the Ugandan Girls’ Education Project project is to enable 20 girls in a rural community in Uganda (near Mbarara) to continue their education by providing accommodation, food and schooling at Birere Secondary School.  This project emphasizes TRF’s goal of Basic Education and Literacy.  Secondary emphasis on Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, and Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Report on the Ugandan Girls’ Education Project Jeanine Parker 2021-01-09 05:00:00Z 0
RCOS Contributes Backpacks to Students 2020 Scott Vetter 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Christmas Kettle 2019 Scott Vetter 2019-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Ottawa South Rotary and Rotaract Meet 'n' Greet 2019-11-25 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaract Club of Ottawa South,Rotary Club of Ottawa South
RCOS Visits the Maplesoft - GumDocs Cancer Survivorship Centre Scott Vetter 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Having Words with Charles H. Hulse P.S. Students Scott Vetter 2019-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
Backpacks to School 2019! Scott Vetter 2019-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
RCOS High School Bursaries 2019 Scott Vetter 2019-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

Mother's Day Roses 2019

Posted on May 12, 2019
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After a job well done, President Joan Hunter presents Mother's Day Roses committee chair Melissa White with, what else, flowers!
Mother's Day Roses 2019 Scott Vetter 2019-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Helps Cleaning up the Capital Scott Vetter 2019-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
Games for Students at Gabrielle Roy PS 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas Kettle 2018 Scott Vetter 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Martial Arts Seminar for Banff Community House Youth Scott Vetter 2018-11-03 04:00:00Z 0 Banff Avenue Community House,John Therien,Rotary Club of Ottawa South
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Presentation Scott Vetter 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0 Rotary Club of Ottawa South,golf tournament,ottawa regional cancer foundation
Rotary Club of Ottawa South Packs Backpacks for Students Scott Vetter 2018-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Ottawa South’s Generous Greens 2018-04-06 04:00:00Z 0 cancer foundation,golf tournament,rotary

An RCOS Christmas!

Posted on Dec 09, 2017
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Rotary Club of Ottawa South members and family gathered at KS on the Keys for a Christmas brunch.
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RCOS Supports the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Scott Vetter 2017-12-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club Hosts a Social Evening Scott Vetter 2017-11-20 05:00:00Z 0
Helping Hands at the Ottawa Mission Scott Vetter 2016-11-29 05:00:00Z 0
RCOS - Banff Avenue Community House Bursaries Scott Vetter 2016-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
Joan Hunter receives Paul Harris award Scott Vetter 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
RoTELL June 15, 2016 2016-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross speaks to RCOS Scott Vetter 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Ringing Santa's Bells for Charity! Scott Vetter 2015-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

RCOS Cleans Up!

Posted on Oct 16, 2015
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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 0
CHOCOLATE, SCOTCH & WINE (and beer too!) Scott Vetter 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

Christmas Kettle at Billing Bridge Mall

Posted by Scott Vetter on Dec 06, 2013
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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 0

The Quilt of Belonging

Posted by Scott Vetter on Apr 19, 2013
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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 0
Do You Have a Prom Dress to Donate? Scott Vetter 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

Launch of Rotarians for Wabano!

Posted on Mar 19, 2013
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On March 20, 2013, Rotary representatives 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 2013-03-19 04:00:00Z 0

HopScotch & Whiners Tasting

Posted by Scott Vetter on Feb 28, 2013

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 0

New Year's Eve on Sparks Street!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Dec 30, 2012
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 0

Hallowe'en on the Keys!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Oct 23, 2012
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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:

Hallowe'en on the Keys! Scott Vetter 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Ledbury Banff Community Scholarship Recipients Scott Vetter 2012-09-16 04:00:00Z 0
Breakfast Speaker: Empowering Aboriginal Women Scott Vetter 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z 0

Change Over Night 2012

Posted by Scott Vetter on Jun 26, 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 0

Glebe Centre Dedication

Posted by Scott Vetter on May 15, 2012
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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 0
Touring the Cancer Survivorship Centre Scott Vetter 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

A Little Irish In Everyone... Some More Than Others!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Mar 15, 2012
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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 0

Welcome New Members!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Feb 28, 2012
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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!
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Rotaract Ottawa South Helps Dstress Centre

Posted on Feb 06, 2012
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On Tuesday, 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 2012-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
RCOS Adds Slurpies to Ice! Scott Vetter 2012-01-15 00:00:00Z 0

Getting Dirty at The Glebe Centre

Posted by Scott Vetter on Sep 30, 2011
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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 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 0

Round-up for Literacy 2011 THANK YOU!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Sep 15, 2011
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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


Giant Tiger

Greco Lean and Fit

Jacobson’s Gourmet Concepts

Marquee Rentals and Special Events

Lone Star Ranch & Catering

Parliament Cleaners


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 0
Dawn of a New Day for RCOS! Scott Vetter 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

ROTEL Celebrates 25 Years!

Posted on Jun 24, 2011
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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 2011-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

RCOS Awards High School Bursaries

Posted by Scott Vetter on Jun 14, 2011
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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 0

RCOS' First Relay for Life

Posted by Scott Vetter on Jun 09, 2011
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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 0

2011 Golf Tournamant A Great Success!

Posted by Scott Vetter on Jun 05, 2011
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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 0
Charter New Rotaract Club! Scott Vetter 2011-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
More Haiti Links Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Relief for Victims of the Haiti Earthquake Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Urgent Appeal to Finance St. John Ambulance Volunteers for Haiti Scott Vetter 2010-01-18 00:00:00Z 0

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.
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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.

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Banff Avenue Community House Scott Vetter 0

Un-manned Aircraft

Posted by Scott Vetter
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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.
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The Hospice at May Court

Posted by Scott Vetter
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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.
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Another $30K for Ottawa's CyberKnife Scott Vetter 0

Words and Water

Posted by Scott Vetter
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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.
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Salvation Army Literacy Program Receives Donation From RCOS Scott Vetter 0
Adel Visits Mid-East Scott Vetter 0