Meeting Speakers
Oct 16, 2019
Presentation of Donation from 2019 Golf Event
Oct 23, 2019
Group Study Exchange Experience
Oct 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Monday Evening Club Assembly
Oct 30, 2019
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RCOS eBulletin – October 9, 2019
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Rosemary Parker
  • Katelin Massie – President, Rotaract
  • Theresa Whitmore – Area Governor
  • Gerald Lambert – District Governor


  • Next week, 16 October 2019 our meeting will take place at the Maplesoft Centre (Ottawa Regional Cancer location) and we will present a donation from the 2019 Golf Event.
  • Bernie announced on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 we will have a Rotary Exchange student speak.
  • Monday, 28 October 2019 we will continue our discussion on club goals. It will take place at KS on the Keys, and food will be included. Time to be determined.
  • November 1st and 2nd the 2019 District Conference will be held in Clayton, NY. If you are interested in attending click on the District Conference link at
  • Saturday, 09 November 2019 the Stittsville Rotary Club will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner. Check their website for further details. (See poster below.)
  • Save the Date: November 29th and 30th for the Rotary Club of Orleans Festive Home Tour. Tickets are $50. For more information contact:
  • Dictionaries for Life: Moe Alex and Gary went to Charles Hulse Public School on Tuesday and delivered the dictionaries to grade 3 students. (See story below.)


50/50 Draw
50/50 Draw: Theresa’s number was drawn but our guest pulled the King of Hearts from the deck.
Happy Bucks
No happy/sad bucks today!!
Guest Speaker

Gerald Lambert, our District Governor was the guest speaker.

He would like to visit 78 clubs this year and he is half way there!! Every club is in the Rotary Family but every club is different. He thanked us for making a difference with the work we are doing in our community and also internationally.

Recruitment is an issue. He asked us to reflect on how much time we devote to recruiting and new members. He proceeded with the question “Will this club be viable in five year’s time?”

He offered a new model to recruit new members: Have a business meeting 4:00 – 5:00 pm; no meal; people who need to leave at 5:00 pm can go and people who would like to eat can stay. It is more flexible for working people

Retention is an issue. Simply joining isn’t going to make people stay in Rotary.

Find out what the new members are passionate about. Put them in charge of an event or project, how can they use their skills. Get them involved. When people get involved, lives are changed.

He commended us on being involved in the President’s Council. It is an awesome resource for our club. He also asked our club to assist other clubs with international projects.

Gerald presented Alex with a Rotary Connects the World banner.

Gerald gave a timely presentation as we are in the process of discussing our club goals. Thank you to Gerald for his time, knowledge and passion.

District 7040 DG Gerry Lambert with RCOS President Alex Davidson
President Alex Davidson receives a banner from District Governor Gerry Lambert.
Having Words with Charles H. Hulse P.S. Students
The Rotary Club of Ottawa South continues to participate in the Dictionaries4Life program,with Charles H. Hulse P.S.
Our Community Services Chair, Moe Elmi, led this project, which RCOS has been involved with for many years. The Dictionary4Life (D4L) project is a free-standing project working in association with the Rotary Club of Battersea, Brixton and Clapham , Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, and Usborne Publishing Ltd. They produce a beautifully illustrated, hard-cover British/English dictionary targeted to Grade 3 students.
The 288-page dictionary comprises 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions printed in full colour on leaflet grade paper from a sustainable forest. It has a user’s guide, parts of speech, writing English hints, English Today and a history of our language and recommended websites. It weighs over a kilogram, so it’s truly a well-laden resource!
This past Tuesday morning, Moe, along with fellow Rotarians Alex Davidson and Gary Pluim, visited Charles H. Hulse public school in Ottawa with several boxes of new dictionaries. They met with a Grade 3 class in the gymnasium and handed each student a dictionary, taking time to look through the resource book and chat with the students. Many of the students attending Charles H. Hulse school are new Canadians and were thrilled to receive the gift. They were very excited to receive such a large and colourful tome, and to write their names on the nameplate page at the front of the book.
Our club members had a wonderful time meeting and chatting with the students and staff at Charles H. Hulse. The Rotary Club of Ottawa South is excited to support the D4L program and literacy,. Moe would like to thank Dina Talhouk, the school's Vice-Principal, for her assistance in organizing the get-together.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South distributing dictionaries at Charles H. Hulse school.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South distributing dictionaries at Charles H. Hulse school.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South distributing dictionaries at Charles H. Hulse school.