Helping Hands at the Ottawa Mission
RCOS members helped out at the Ottawa Mission on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
RCOS members helped out at the Ottawa Mission on Wednesday, November 30, 2016; a group of us volunteered to make sandwiches.
The Mission is a very well organized and important service in our city. From their website; The Mission provides not only food, clothing, and shelter, but a wide variety of innovative life-changing programs that help people regain their dignity and provide hope for a better future. These programs include addiction treatment, education and job training, employment and housing services, medical and dental care, and hospice care.
The kitchen was buzzing with staff and volunteers, but was spotless despite all the work being done. With great direction, and tips on how to make a sandwich, we were ready to get started... after we put on our hair nets!
Part of our support was providing all of the supplies to make the sandwiches, thank you to Dawn and Joan for picking up and bringing them. Ham, salami, roast beef and turkey on both white and whole wheat bread. There were plenty of left-overs which we left the Mission. We made well over 200 sandwiches, the Mission often goes through over 300 per day. The sandwiches are not the main meal, they are used for people who need to take a meal to work, snacks between meals or after the kitchen is closed.
We worked in two teams and set up an effective assembly-line system which certainly revolutionalized sandwich making. Peter Tilley, Executive Director of the Ottawa Mission, popped by and thanked us for our help. We had a lot of fun and the Mission staff we met were very welcoming.
Thanks to Dawn Cooper, Sam Monsour, Joan Hunter, Gary Pluim, Julia Ginley, Makc MacGregor, Monique Warrack, Ian Warrack and Scott Vetter.
RoTell November 23, 2016
RoTell November 23, 2016
RoTell November 23, 2016
Lunch meeting was held at The Hunt & Golf Club      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Speaker Rev Phil Kim
  • No lunch meeting next week. We will be making sandwiches at The Mission. Carpool arrangements will be made.
  • Check our website homepage for upcoming meetings and events.
Presentation from Speaker
Reverend Phil Kim is the minister at Knox Presbyterian Church in Manotick. For many years he was at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church where he got to know members Mack MacGregor and Gary Pluim.
Reverend Phil gave an engaging talk on growing up and becoming a Minister in South Korea, immigrating to Canada and life here for his family. He presented some very interesting points on Christianity in South Korea and its popularity (Can you imagine a church with over 100,000 members?
Gary and Mack welcomed and thanked Rev Phil for sharing his stories and faith with our Club.

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

Reverend Phil Kim with RCOS members Mack MacGregor, Peter White, Gary Pluim.
Russell Hampton
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