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RCOS eBulletin – November 13, 2019
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
 
 
Guests
Ernie Clarke, Master Electrician
 
 
Announcements
  • Mahamud reported that Community Services should be able to increase the Giant Tiger gift card donation to 100 families.
  • Alex reminded us that as we progress with our Strategic Planning, it was determined that our club and community would be better served by more structure and participation in our committees. Go on and join your favourite committee(s)!
  • Monday November 25 @ 7pm: Rotaract / Rotary Meet 'n' Greet at KS on the Keys. Come meet the Rotaract team and enjoy great appetizers, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Cash bar.
  • Save the Date: PROBUS will have Sue WIlliams talking about Crossing the Atlantic on Nov 27 at 10am. 91 Pike St (at Lorry Greenberg Dr)
  • Save another Date: November 29 - 30 for the Rotary Club of Orleans Festive Home Tour. Tickets are $50. For more information contact: peggy.gilmore2@yahoo.com
 
 
Happy Bucks

Gary charmed his way around the table as he collected loonies and our stories of gratitude.

 

50/50

To switch things up, Sam handled the 50/50 draw rather than having the winning ticket. Melissa was the lucky ticket holder, but the fiendish Joker eluded her. Pot is officially $200ish.

 

Guest Speaker

Ernie Clarke - Master Electrician

Earle gave a very interesting and informative talk about the electrical trade and specifically about surge protection.

A surge is a narrow and intense spike on the line. The most common, and most powerful, source is lightning. Powerful as a billion volts, fast as 2,000 mph, and five times hotter than the surface of the sun. So, stop licking wall outlets.

Single point of use surge protectors are commonly used and should be to safeguard electronics and appliances. You should look for surge protectors that are guaranteed for at least 3,000 joules. The higher the better. Reliable point-of-use surge protectors start around $80.

Whole house units are hard-wired to the electrical panel and safeguard everything from spikes from and brown-outs. Reliable whole house surge protectors start around $180 and should be installed by a licensed electrician.  

Earle recommends that youth consider the trades and being an electrician in particular. There is a growing need, the average of electricians is 57. 

President Alex ended the meeting promptly at 1:30 pm.

Gary Pluim and Alex Davidson from the Rotary Club of Ottawa South flank Master Electrician Earle Clarke.

Gary Pluim and Alex Davidson from the Rotary Club of Ottawa South flank Master Electrician Earle Clarke.