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RoTell - November 16, 2022

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

In-person at KS on the Keys and via Zoom.
Editor: Scott Vetter, Assistant Editor: Rosemary Parker

Announcements

  • Supporting the Sens, and RCOS: John Norton at Surgenor Leasing donated two pairs of Ottawa Senators tickets (including valet parking) for RCOS raffles. Thanks to Graeme Fraser and Dave Rooke for purchasing the tickets and raising $280 for our club. (Watch for emails from Dave Gough for the raffle of Saturday tickets!)
  • Community Blend Coffee: David H arranged for an interview on Rogers Daytime Ottawa show. See the interview with Scott on the Community Blend website.
  • Calendars: We're raising funds for RC Ottawa West and our club with the sale of Rotary Cash Calendars for 2023. Only $20 and you get a chance to win every day of the year! Contact Dave G. or Kateri.
  • Rotel AGM: Our regular meeting on Dec 7 will be the Annual General Meeting for Rotel. An email was sent to all members.
  • Seasonal Social/Get-together: Wednesday December 14 from 5 - 7PM at KS on the Keys All members, friends and family are welcome!
  • No meetings on Dec 21 or Dec 28.
  • Upcoming District Training:
    - Saturday, Nov. 12 - Grants Management Training (French) in Montreal
    - Monday, Nov. 14 - District Training Assembly - Guest Speaker Ronald Servant - "Heart Led Leadership" 7-8 pm on Zoom
    - Saturday, Dec. 3 - Grants Management Training (English) in Cornwall
 
Major Dwayne LeDrew
Major LeDrew has recently moved to Ottawa from Newfoundland. He and his wife, Major Brandi LeDrew have taken on the role of senior pastors at Ottawa Citadel. They moved here in August with their daughter, Zoe and son, Lucas.
 
Both Major Dwayne and Major Brandi were trained as pastors in Newfoundland and up until this point in their careers have only served in Newfoundland. Coincidentally, one of their first appointments was at Rosemary's hometown church in the small, outport town of Pilley’s Island. They have been working hard since their arrival. Ottawa Citadel is a very busy church throughout the year, but Christmastime is extremely busy for the Salvation Army as a whole.
 
Major Dwayne spoke about the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle campaign, which RCOS has participated in for many years. He reported that due to COVID, donations from the campaign in 2021 were down about 40%. That directly impacts their ability to help those in need in our community.
 
The Ottawa Citadel is responsible for six kettles, including "our" kettle at Loblaws at South Keys. All funds raised by these kettles are used by Ottawa Citadel in our community.
 
The Salvation Army has analyzed their kettle campaign to optimize their process. In the past they have paid people to work the kettles and kept the kettles "active" as much as possible. However, their research has shown that some periods reap little return. This year, they will rely solely on volunteers to represent the Salvation Army and greet the public. They have scheduled the active time for kettles to make best use of volunteers' time and maximize their potential. 
 
Major Dwayne commented that needs in our area are changing. There is an increase in people relying on food banks, more new Canadians trying to get settled, an overall greater demand financially and socially. Having stressed the needs in our area, he thanked RCOS for its caring approach to community and continued support of the program.
Rosemary Parker, of the Rotary Club Ottawa South and the Salvation Army, thanks guest speaker Major Dwayne LeDrew.
Upcoming Events
Environment Committee
Zoom
Feb 02, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Feb 16, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Mar 02, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Mar 16, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Mar 30, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Apr 13, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
Apr 27, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
POSTPONED Dreamers Walk 2022 for Cerebral Palsy
Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School
May 01, 2023
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Environment Committee
Zoom
May 11, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Victoria Day
May 22, 2023
 
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Join us at our next meeting via Zoom

6:30 pm Wednesday November 23, 2022