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May 15, 2019 12:30 PM
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Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Mother's Day Roses: Get your forms into Melissa and Joan. Pick-up roses Friday morning after 7:30 at White's (directions will be sent via email). Drivers still needed to deliver roses that morning.
  • Now is the time to focus on our Golf Tournament. Final push to sell Tee signs and source items for the auction. Let's try to make this golf tournament our best fundraiser ever!
  • Alex, Jeanine and Scott spent Sunday morning Cleaning up the Capital at corner of Bank Street and Rotary Way. (A tiny part of) the world is a cleaner place thanks to them!
  • Many members enjoyed a wonderful night at the Somali Hope Foundation annual gala. It raised $47,000 - well done Moe!
  • Joan reported that Hadi said there are left over funds from the Rotary Tornado Relief fund. Melissa commented that there is still great need for funding and questioned how we could have funds left over, Joan will ask Hadi.
  • Next week's speaker is Brad Campeau from Brew Donkey.
  • Changeover will be Wednesday June 26 in the evening. Possibly at Sam's house (TBD).
Happy Bucks
Sergeant Mahamud (yes, recent promotion at Ottawa Police Services) officiated over our Happy Bucks..
Mahamud held court over the 50/50 draw as well. Luigi had the winning ticket, but the Joker eluded him.
No speaker today, but an exciting cheque presentation. Alex presented Mahamud with a $2,000 cheque for the Somali Hope Foundation
Rotary Club of Ottawa South President-elect presents a cheque to Mahamud Elmi, founder of the Somali Hope Foundation, and a member of RCOS.
President Joan ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.
Rotary Helps Cleaning up the Capital
The Rotary Club of Ottawa South participated in Cleaning up the Capital 2019.
On Sunday April 28, 2019, members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South participated in the Clean up the Capital weekend. The roadside around the intersection of Bank Street and Rotary Way was our designated area. Alex Davidson, Jeanine Parker and Scott Vetter filled many garbage bags with plastic drink containers, coffee cups, food wrappers, car parts, and an infinite number of cigarette butts. The amount that people litter was rather discouraging, but it was gratifying to see how much better the roadside looked after we picked up all the trash.
It was particularly nice to be working at the intersection where the Ottawa Rotary Home is located. It is a busy area with lots of commuter traffic and many new residential areas. Bank Street had a lot of discarded trash and debris., but for the record, the Ottawa Rotary Home property proper was well-kept and clean. 
The City of Ottawa provided us with garbage bags and gloves. In previous years the bags were left by the roadside for City pick-up, this year they asked us to bring it home and put it out with our own trash for regular pick-up. The city staff who picked up the trash at my place the next day were greeted with a small mountain of trash bags!
Thanks to those who came out and helped, it was a little cool but bright and sunny day - made all the brighter at Bank and Rotary Way.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South help Clean up the Capital along Bank Street and Rotary Way