RoTell August 30, 2017
RoTell August 30, 2017
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Guest speaker: Craig Christopherson
  • Potential members: Sergeant Mahamud Elmi, Carlos Barrile, Eloi Gomes
  • Joan mentioned that the Airport Border Control is looking for suitcases to help train their dogs and suggested members bring in old suitcases. FYI You do not need to provide the drugs, just the suitcase.
  • At the last Presidents’ Meeting, they agreed to buy a Polio flag and will ask the City of Ottawa to fly it on Oct 24.
  • Reg is staying at the Viva Retirement Home on Tartan Drive in Nepean. You are welcome to visit him, call in advance. His cell is 613-818-3513.
  • Jack Troughton, from Ottawa West, had a gallbladder attack, but is doing better and expected to go home soon.
  • Ian commented that few people went to the ballgame this past weekend.
  • No lunch meeting on Wed Sept 20 due to PITPO.
  • Polo in the Park Ottawa update from Monique:
    • Monique showed us the beautiful PITPO branded horse blankets that will be awarded to the Best Pony.
    • After-Party tickets are available at only $25 (includes food, DJ, cash bar). It will be held in the VIP tent from 6-9pm
    • Everyone should be selling tickets to friends and acquaintances: Gen Admin is $20; children under 18 are free, VIP tables are $2000, Picnic Baskets are $100
    • Still time to sell arena signage: 1 for $300; 2 for $450
  • Allan and his committee have been working enthusiastically (seriously, their always smiling and energetic!) with new ideas for Membership.
    • They will have a brochure, banners, laptop slideshow and hold a draw at PITPO.
    • They’re planning a board game night for members, family and friends. (Mack has already started on making the board.)  
  • Jonny reported they will fill and provide 21 backpacks to the Salvation Army this year. Big thanks to Jonny and Rosemary for pitching in and making this happen.
  • Warning: Monique was fined (and paid) 41 for a ringing phone during the meeting.
  • Check our website homepage for upcoming meetings and events.
Happy Bucks
Jacques adjusted his way around the room and cracked us up as he collected our loonies and stories of gratitude and thanks. (FYI Jacques was a chiropractor. It’s less funny if you have to explain it. Had you known, like, LMAO funny.)
Hector dealt the 50/50 draw. Joan had the winning ticket to jeers, and picked the 10 of clubs to cheers. The pot is apparently still at $426.
Guest Speaker
Craig gave an engaging and engrossing talk about his stay in Stockholm, Sweden. Craig is from Winchester and was there on behalf of his church, assisting with the local Presbyterian church. An ordinary day became anything but when he found himself dodging a truck on April 17 during the terrorist attack on Drottninggatan (Queen Street).
Craig graduated from Algonquin College with a news media and broadcasting degree last year, and showed both poise and drama in his recounting of spending time in Stockholm and narrowly escaping death. It was well-presented and the club appreciated Craig coming in to share his experience
President Joan ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.
Craig Christopherson, after his presentation, with Joan and Monique..
Monique and Joan present the PITPO branded horse blanket.
Russell Hampton
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