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RoTell - November 10, 2021

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

Via Zoom
Editor: Scott Vetter, Assistant Editor: Rosemary Parker, Photographer: Robin Spencer


  • Kateri reported on the kick-off meeting to Grow RCOS Membership. Members are very excited about the energy behind this initiative. The committee has started a Slack channel and consultations with members. They will have a detailed plan ready by end of January and expect to implement in the Spring 2022. They see this as a club-wide initiative and look forward to a team effort to grow our club.
  • Jeanine reported on the state of dues. We're almost half-way through the Rotary year, yet invoices haven't been sent out yet, so the invoices coming next week will be for the full year. Please contact Jeanine if you have any questions/concerns regarding your invoice.
  • Jeff and Kateri, and helpers yet to be named, will initiate a club directory including an inventory of members' skills, experience and vocations. This will be a handy resource for all members.  
  • Rotary Club of Ottawa fundraiser: 
    Win a Holiday Turkey!
    Tickets are $10 each or $20 for three.
    Draw date: December 5, 2021
    Proceeds to the Parkdale Food Centre.
    Buy tickets online, click here.
  • Rotaract Club of Ottawa fundraiser:
    Poinsettia Sale
    Different colours and sizes: $10 - $50
    Buy by Nov 26, pick-up Dec 4
    Proceeds to support Minwaashin Lodge.
    Buy Poinsettias online, click here.
  • Many happy stories and grateful thoughts for Happy Bucks.


Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds - but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This leaves only one day - Today. Any man can fight the battles of just one day; it is only when you or I add the burdens of those two awful eternities - Yesterday - and Tomorrow - that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives men mad - it is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore, live but One Day at a Time.
Members of the Rotary Club Ottawa South discuss club business and the power of membership in Rotary.
RCOS Environmental Committee Enviro Tip
Did you know that there are 650 million gas-powered outdoor tools currently in use, and every single one of them contributes to climate change?
Why choose a battery-powered lawn mower, whipper snipper, leaf blower, snow blower, or other lawn tool?  They are:
  • Cleaner, more efficient, healthier – motor produces no emissions or pollution
  • Rechargeable –with renewably powered electricity in Ottawa there is zero carbon footprint
  • Safe and clean - no gas storage or spillage
  • Cost effective - more reliable and require less maintenance
  • Quieter, more pleasant and peaceful
So, don’t be a noisy neighbor - lower your environmental impact!
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