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RoTell - May 01, 2024

Rotary Ottawa South eBulletin

Editor: Rosemary Parker  Assistant Editor: Scott Vetter
Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 am
Ottawa Rotary Home located at 823 Rotary Way
Scott will supply gloves and bags. See you there and bring a friend.
Dim the Lights!
Dimming the lights at night at your home is a crucial step in safeguarding migratory birds. Every year, billions of birds embark on their journey north in spring and south in fall, often flying during the night. However, as they pass over populated areas, artificial lights can disorient them, leading to detours, energy depletion, and collisions with buildings or windows. Do your part and DIM THE LIGHTS!
The goal of "No Mow May" is to pause mowing lawns during May to allow flowering plants to help provide food for pollinators. Early spring is a time where floral resources are often limited for pollinators, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. Again, let's do our part and allow the pollinators to do their job!
Exciting Meetings for the Month of May:
Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 pm Rotary Ottawa South Field trip to Lionhearts,
119 Iber Rd, Unit 1, Stittsville
Wednesday, May 15th at 12:30 pm at KS on The Keys. Come listen to our very own, Julie Cugalj, who will focus on mental health awareness and stigmatization as May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm - Golf and Dinner Meeting at The Meadows Golf Club (4335 Hawthorne Road). Food, Friends, and Golf!
Wednesday, May 29th at 12:30 pm at KS on The Keys - Youth Services Bureau 
The 2024 Rotary International Convention will be held in Singapore from
May 24-29,2024
EarlyAct Club at Featherston Drive Public School (1801 Featherstone Drive) is meeting on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM.  Volunteers are welcome. Fay Campbell is the contact for this initiative. If you are able to help out, please contact Fay!
Rotary Club of Cornwall Annual Rose Campaign

May 01, 2024
Guests: Katie Burkholder-Harris from the Alliance to End Homelessness
Brit Paulis, Katie's colleague
Alliance to End Homelessness is a member-driven coalition of people and organizations working together to end homelessness through systems planning and coordination, public education and advocacy, and community-wide mobilization. Katie gave us a compelling and interesting presentation. She is extremely well spoken, passionate and knowledgeable on this important topic. There were lots of questions, and comments from the group as we all would like to see solutions to end homelessness! 
Please see Katie's full presentation below:

Please put on a push for foursomes – the most fun anyone is going to have on a
golf course this summer!

Auction items: keep Julie apprised as to who you are approaching, and what you’ve secured.
All members are asked to bring a bottle of wine to add to a gift basket that Rosemary will put together for the silent auction. Thank you!
This year, we offer the best value and most fun of any golf tournament in the area – tell your friends and help sell foursomes and sponsorships!
Chris would like an update at every golf meeting from members who have been assigned specific tasks - please come prepared. Next meeting is Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm at The Meadows Golf Club, 4335 Hawthorne Road.
All Ottawa South Rotary Members are encouraged to volunteer at our tournament on Tuesday, June 4th at The Meadows Golf Club, 4335 Hawthorne Road.


Rotary Club Ottawa South Next Meeting:

Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 pm
(Field Trip to Lionheart's Facility in Stittsville
119 Iber Road, Unit 1)
Try it, talk about it - share the caffeinated love of Community Blend coffee!
Upcoming Events
ROS welcomes Youth Services Bureau
Hybrid (see description for details)
May 29, 2024
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Golf Day Committee Meeting
Hybrid (in-person or via Zoom)
May 29, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Charity Golf Day 2024 (for Rotary Ottawa South)
The Meadows Golf and Country Club
Jun. 04, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Jun. 05, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Jun. 17, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Feb. 17, 2025 5:00 p.m.
Year End Business Meeting
KS on the Keys (Hybrid)
Jun. 19, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 20, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Jun. 26, 2024
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