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RoTell - February 17, 2021

via Zoom, Scribe: Scott Vetter


  • Joan and Dave are meeting Jonny at Scotiabank to finalize online banking. Soon you will be able to pay your Rotary dues via Interac.
  • Our club has the opportunity to present to 100 Good Men in hopes of getting a donation for our projects. The Board will work on a presentation.
  • The local Rotaract clubs will likely be distributing PASS kits (Panic, Anxiety, Stress Support) to complement the Wellness in a Box youth mental health presentations they are making. The brainchild of a Waterloo University alumni, the PASS kit, is a self care tool for communities and individuals to manage daily stressors and stimulate the mental health discussion. Read more on their website.

Happy Bucks

Members were grateful for nice Family Day weekends, and probably nice families too.

Inducting New Members

The Rotary Club of Ottawa South has been fortunate to have several new members join over the past year. Due to COVID-19, we have been postponing inductions, but President Joan decided we should have a Phase l Induction via Zoom.
Joan gave a lovely speech of welcome and gratitude to the "new" members. Some have already been attending RCOS meetings for months and all were members of previous Rotary clubs. Our club is thrilled to welcome Eva Harmmond, Bill Kelly, David Oliver, Robin Spencer. (You'll have to wait for a group photo.)
Guest Speaker: Noel McIntyre, National Sales Manager for Happy Goat Coffee
Noel moved to Ottawa with his wife and family just over a year ago and soon after joined the Happy Goat team as National Sales Manager.
The company started in 2010 and now has 8 cafes and soon 4 quick cafes in transit hubs. They've had strong growth in wholesale and grocery, including a recent agreement with the Farm Boy chain.
Happy Goat sources their coffees directly from the farmers, and their master roaster, Hans, develops the distinct taste profile for each of their coffees.
They are an innovative company looking at ways to use parts of the coffee cherry that are traditionally thrown away. An impressive local company, and a pleasure to meet Noel.
Happy herd of Rotarians listened to Noel McIntyre of Happy Goat Coffee at the Rotary Club of Ottawa South Zoom meeting on February 17, 2021.

Next meeting will be at the Salvation Army Citadel, likely outside, to taste Happy Goat Coffee and discuss the possibility of selling the coffee.

President Joan will email details.