Rotarian Chris Meechan of the Ottawa South club spoke with Rogers TV host Derick Fage about the club’s upcoming charity golf day and about why Rotarians are a “bunch of changemakers.”
“Rotarians are a bunch of changemakers that want to have a positive effect on the lives of people they can help,” said Chris Meechan about the people behind the upcoming charity golf day, on June 5, 2023, benefitting the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club.
Meechan, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South and co-chair of the service club’s golf day committee, spoke recently with Derick Fage, host of Rogers TV’s Daytime Ottawa, about the club’s annual fundraiser.
This year’s golf day returns to The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club and will include an 18-hole shotgun start, lunch, seated dinner and live music. Skill-based contests such as the Hole-in-One and Beat the Pro are popular with participating golfers for bragging rights and terrific prizes. And for the lucky, there is the 50/50 ticket draw, and the open and silent auctions.
“The Hunt Club hosted the CN ladies tournament last year for a reason,” said Meechan, a former golf club manager, about the club ranked as one of Canada’s top 100 golf courses by Scoregolf. “It’s the place to play.”
For the past 100 years, BGC Ottawa has provided a safe and supportive place for countless Ottawa children and youth. Its programs and services offer healthy food, sports, training, peer support and much more.
“I visited the Tomlinson Family Club House near Hog’s Back about a year and a half ago,” said Meechan about one of BGC Ottawa’s four clubhouses. “I have children and the things that they take for granted such as being involved in sports and getting help with homework, I saw happening there.”
Meechan said that many of BGC Ottawa’s staff members have gone through the program themselves and now, are giving back to the organization.
“How could you not want to help.”
Rotary Ottawa South Charity Golf Day is open to all interested golfers. Sponsorship is also welcomed.