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RoTell - May 31, 2023

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

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

Announcements

  • Welcome to our three special guests:

    1. Fay Campbell – Past District Governor

    2. Joan Hunter – Area Governor

    3. Sandra Bissonnette – potential member, friend of Fay Campbell

  • David Oliver led us in O Canada.

  • Golf Tournament Update: 136 golfers registered! We are almost at capacity. Well done to all members for their efforts. A final golf committee meeting will take place on Sunday, 04 June at the Hunt Club Golf Club – 5 pm.

  • Joan Hunter made a pitch to all members of the Presidents Council about our upcoming golf tournament. Joan and Fay both brought Rotary pins to be included in our golf gift bags. Joan will also be volunteering at our Golf Tournament. Thank you to both ladies for their support.

  • The D7040 Annual Changeover Event will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Smokie Ridge Vineyard & Brewery near Kemptville. To register go to the district website www.Rotary7040.com

  • High School Bursary Lunch - June 14: One of the best meetings of the year, come meet the recipients of our high school bursaries and hear about their accomplishments and ambitions. Scott is preparing the certificates for the recipients and David O is preparing the cheques.

  • Rotary Family and Friends Picnic and St. Lawrence Theatre Festival Performance - July 15: On Saturday, July 15, 2023 we'd love for you, your family and friends to join us at the beautiful RiverWalk Park in Prescott, Ontario for a zero-waste picnic followed by a performance at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Theatre Festival (optional). Please let us know you will be joining us by completing our Family and Friends Picnic and St. Lawrence Theatre Festival Play Sign up Form before June 9, 2023. As of today, only one person has signed up for the event. If we do not have more people interested in the event, we will cancel the event.

  • Happy bucks! Everyone was happy to share happy and sad moments in their lives.

Welcome New Members!

Rotary Club Ottawa South is thrilled to welcome several outstanding individuals as members (and now, they get to stand inside with us). All the new members have already pitched in to help and participate in events, they are strong additions to a growing and vibrant Rotary club.  

 
1. Lisa Barleben sponsored by Jeff Sirrs

2. Tom Batchellor sponsored by Dave Gough

3. Sean Gerber sponsored by Julie Cugaji

4. Ian Schwartz sponsored by Dave Gough

5. John Tucker sponsored by David Humphries

 

Pictured below are the new members and their sponsors along with Fay Campbell and Kateri Clark.

 

Julie, displaying the aura that surrounds all long-time Rotarians, pins Sean with a coveted Rotary pin.

Stories
Cleaning Up the Capital 2023
As part of the City of Ottawa’s Cleaning Up the Capital program, several members of Rotary Club Ottawa South spent a Saturday morning picking up trash along Rotary Way and Bank Street by the Ottawa Rotary Home.
As part of the City of Ottawa’s Cleaning Up the Capital program, several members of Rotary Club Ottawa South spent a Saturday morning picking up trash along Rotary Way and Bank Street by the Ottawa Rotary Home.
 
Rotary Home provides respite programs for both adults and children. An initiative of Rotary Club Ottawa, the Ottawa Rotary Home first opened its doors in 1982. It expanded with a second facility in 2009 – a state-of-the-art, 21-bed respite home just south of Leitrim Road. In honour of Rotarians and the exceptional service that the home offers, the street it is situated on was renamed Rotary Way in 2012.
 
Many clubs, organizations and groups of citizens participate in the Cleaning Up the Capital project. It’s an opportunity to act environmentally consciously, exercise one’s civic pride and help Ottawa to look its best. Rotary Club Ottawa South has been pitching in and picking up for many years, specifically around the Bank Street and Rotary Way intersection.
 
It’s unfortunate that roadside cleaning programs are necessary. Hopefully, greater awareness of the impact of a casual approach to environmental stewardship will convince more people to pollute less. There has been a reduction in the amount of trash that we pick up annually, so here’s hoping.
 
Interestingly, the trash collected reflects the times, to a degree. Face masks and disposable gloves were common this year, but not nearly as numerous as the past couple years, and of course, they were a rarity pre-2020. Cigarette butts have declined over the years, which is a good thing – though we still pick up thousands of them. And, people continue to consider their health by buying bottled water, however if they considered the planet’s health they would bring a refillable water bottle from home, and not discard empty plastic bottles on the street.
 
Despite the disappointment in the need for cleaning up the streets, RCOS members felt good about doing it and had a lot of fun working and socializing together. Many thanks to those who helped out: Jeff Sirrs, Lisa Barleben and her son Dante, Ian Schwartz, Vik Chawla, Kateri Clark, Sean Gerber and Scott Vetter.
 
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No Mow May - Thanks to David O for sharing his Chelsea meadow.

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Rotary Club Ottawa South Meeting

Join us in-person at KS on the Keys or via Zoom

12:30 pm Wednesday June 14, 2023

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Ask your friends and neighbours to try Community Blend coffee - Sip and Support!
Upcoming Events
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Feb. 19, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Oct. 21, 2024 5:00 p.m.
 
ROS welcomes Diane Downey, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Hybrid (see description for details)
Feb. 21, 2024
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 
Golf Day Committee Meeting
Hybrid (in-person or via Zoom)
Feb. 21, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Hybrid)
KS on the Keys + Zoom
Feb. 21, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
 
ROS welcomes Bernice Corbishley
Virtual (see description for details)
Feb. 28, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 
Program and Communications Committee
Zoom
Feb. 29, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Golf Day Committee Meeting
Hybrid (in-person or via Zoom)
Mar. 06, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Zoom
Mar. 13, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Program and Communications Committee
Zoom
Mar. 14, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Mar. 18, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Nov. 18, 2024 5:00 p.m.
 
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