RoTell - December 6 2017
RoTell - December 6 2017
RCOS eBulletin – December 6, 2017
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Lucy Joan from a local Chinese Cultural Association
  • Ian reminded us that:
    • This Saturday is our Christmas family brunch (See Story below.)
    • Wednesday, December 13 is our Annual General Meeting
    • Friday, February 23 is the annual Trivia Night hosted by Stittsville club. We need (intelligent) volunteers (might have to go outside the club)
  • Jonny updated us on Community projects:
    • Christmas hampers benefitted from a large budget this year ($4,500). Jonny has created a Christmas card From RCOS that will be included in the baskets.
    • Dictionaries will be distributed next week at Charles Hulse PS. Several members expressed interest in helping out.
  • Carlo thanked all who attended last weeks social dinner (A is for Afghan). About 17 members and friends showed up for a delicious meal and great company.
  • Scott thanks all those who helped ut with the Christmas Kettle this year (see Story below.)
  • Peter turned 40 last Sunday! Now, perhaps, he’ll start acting his age.
  • Check our website homepage for upcoming meetings and events.
Happy Bucks
Joan commandeered the Happy Bucks basket and collected loonies in exchange for our stories that brought happiness and welcomed gratitude.
Mack was the master of 50/50 ceremonies as Joan’s ticket was drawn. However the Queen of Hearts drew a Queen of Hearts, letting the Joker languish. Unconfirmed repots have the pot at close to $550.
No presentation today. We were going to talk about our projects and volunteering, but the restaurant was rather rowdy with Christmas celebrations, and we weren’t in our private room, so we simply chatted among ourselves.
Guest Lucy Joan promoted the New York-based Shen Yun performing arts show.
President Joan ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.
RCOS Supports the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign
RCOS greeted shoppers at Loblaws South Keys to collect money for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign.
Members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South did shift work at the Loblaws South Keys on Saturday December 1. We weren't stocking shelves, rather, we were greeting shoppers to wish them the best of the season and encourage giving to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign. The campaign is important to the organization's annual fundraising; over $600,000 was raised last year on Ottawa.
RCOS has been assisting with the campaign for many years, manning the kettle and ringing the bell for a Saturday at either Billings Bridge Shopping Centre or Loblaws South Keys. This year, unfortunately, there were no bells. The location gets to determine whether bells will be permitted, they can get a little tedious for staff. Despite lacking our noise-maker, it seemed to be a successful day with many grocery shoppers adding their change, and many bills, to the kettle.
Loblaws also had an OC Transpo bus collecting food for the Ottawa Food Bank, so it was a busy and giving environment.
Thanks to those who helped out: Monique and Ian Warrack, Mack MacGregor, Joan Hunter, Mahamud Elmi, Jonny Kung, Sam Monsour, Gary Pluim, and Scott Vetter.
RCOS members (Sam Monsour, Mahamud Elmsi, Gary Pluim, Jonny Kung) volunteer during the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign.
An RCOS Christmas!
Rotary Club of Ottawa South members and family gathered at KS on the Keys for a Christmas brunch.
December 9 was a beautiful day as many members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South and their families gathered for a Christmas brunch. A delicious meal was presented buffet style in the private room at KS on the Keys. It was a fun and festive crowd that enjoyed catching up with family members and some good camaraderie.
The children were pleasantly surprised when Santa Claus dropped by. They enjoyed sitting on Santa's knee for a chat and, of course, their presents.
Russell Hampton