Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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RCOS eBulletin – January 31, 2018
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Dr. Boys
  • Our Guest Speaker today is our very own Mahamud Elmi, Founder of the Somali Hope Academy Foundation
  • Ian reminded us that:
    • Merv Letts is speaking next week with further reminences for his recently published book.
    • No meeting Feb 7
    • Friday, Feb 9: RCOS Games Night 6pm at KS. Free appetizers/cash bar. Bring family and friends. We are hoping to have 60 in attendance!
    • Thursday, Feb 15: Dinner @ "The Big Easy", 228 Preston Street - 6:15pm - arranged by Carlo. Please let him know how many will attend:
    • Friday, February 23 is the annual Trivia Night hosted by Stittsville club. We need (intelligent) volunteers (might have to go outside the club)
  • Bernie and the golf committee are looking for our support. Start gathering silent auction items, selling Tee signs (only $150), and promoting foursomes ($1500)
  • Check our website homepage for upcoming meetings and events.
Happy Bucks
Ian W. helped us spread joy, gratitude and camaraderie, and charged us each a buck.
Since we are getting near the end of the deck and the pot is rising ($625), Joan H. handled the 50/50 herself. Peter P. had the lucky ticket but drew a deuce. SO the pot continues to rise.
Guest Speaker: Mahamud Elmi, Somali Hope Academy Foundation
Mahamud (Moe) Elmi gave an exceptional presentation on the Somali Hope Academy Foundation. A charity that he founded to start and ensure the ongoing growth of a school in Puntland, Somali. The school employs 16 teachers and has over 500 girls and boys attending full-time studies.
As a refugee from the civil war in Somalia, Moe came to Canada in his teens and benefited from a good education. It was his dream to help provide the gift of education to youth in Somalia, and his determination has made it happen.
View his presentation on the Somali Hope Academy here.
Moe and Alex standing in front of Somali Hope Academy presentation.
President Joan ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.