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RoTell - March 8, 2023

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

In-person at KS on the Keys and via Zoom.
Editor: Scott Vetter, Assistant Editor: Rosemary Parker


  • Welcome to guests Jonelle Istead, Chief Advancement Officer and Annie Premachuck, Advancement Officer of BGC Ottawa, and Ian Schwartz (who we understand is seriously considering membership, so be nice to him for another week).

  • Golf Tournament: The foursomes are coming in quickly now, so get your team together and book online asap

  • Golf Committee Meeting: Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM, after our online Club meeting.

  • Programming: Andre confirmed that we have several great speakers at our upcoming meetings, so don't miss out; attend to be entertained and informed.

  • We are looking for applicants for the Global Grant Scholarship. Know a student looking to earn their Masters degree abroad? They should apply to by March 31.

  • District Conference : May 5 - 6 in Montreal; buy your tickets now.

  • On Friday, 31 March 2023 the Rotary Club of Kanata is hosting their Music Trivia Night at the Kanata Legion from 6 – 10 pm. Kateri right away if you wish to participate.

  • Dreamers Walk Canada and Yuk Yuk's present:
    SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023 - 7:30 PM
    Marriott Hotel, Lower Level at 100 Kent St Ottawa
    Buy Tickets
BGC Ottawa Celebrates 100 Years and Plays Golf with RCOS

Jonelle Istead,
Chief Advancement Officer at BGC Ottawa

We were really happy to have Jonelle Istead and Annie Premachuk from BGC Ottawa join us today. The Boys and Girls Club Ottawa is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023. Jonelle commented that, as today is International Women's Day, the first female member of BGC-Ottawa was admitted in the 1970s. And now, over 5,000 male and female youth interact with BGC Ottawa every day.
There are four permanent locations across Ottawa, along with satellite locations and outreach programs, and a camp. Learn more about BGC Ottawa and its history here.
Myriad programs and resources are available, from after-school homework support, creative art programs, recreational and competitive sports, social recreation, mental health support, youth outreach programs... there is a wealth of activity, support and resource.
Entrance to the clubs and participation in the many programs is free for the boys and girls. Over 50% of the organization's funds are raised by individual donations; which presents an incredible challenge every year to continue to provide these essential services for Ottawa's youth.
While Jonelle and Annie were here, RCOS presented a cheque to BGC Ottawa. We're anxious to raise much more for the worthy organization at this years golf tournament.
David Oliver, Chris Meechan and Dave Humphries from the Rotary Club Ottawa South present a cheque to Jonelle Istead and Annie Premachuk of BGC Ottawa.
Bill Kelly's Enviro-Minute

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Dreamers Walk Canada - Warriors' Gala

March 27, 2023 - 6 pm -11 pm

KS on the Keys 1021 Dazé Street

Lebanese Buffet

Silent auctions and Live auctions
Dance and Speakers and more!
Single Ticket: $80      Company Table $600

For More Information /tickets go to



Rotary Club Ottawa South Meeting

Join us via Zoom

6:30 pm Wednesday March 15, 2023

Upcoming Events
Rotary Ottawa South Golf Committee
Zoom (see description)
May 10, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Environment Committee
May 11, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Hybrid)
Hybrid (see description)
May 17, 2023
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Victoria Day
May 22, 2023
Club Meeting (Zoom)
Zoom (See description for link)
May 24, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Environment Committee
May 25, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Club Meeting (Hybrid)
Hybrid (see description)
May 31, 2023
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Rotary Ottawa South Charity Golf Day
Jun 05, 2023
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting (Zoom)
Zoom (See description for link)
Jun 07, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Environment Committee
Jun 08, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
View entire list

Join us at our next meeting via Zoom

6:30 pm Wednesday November 23, 2022