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RoTell - January 24, 2024

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

Editor: Rosemary Parker
The Rotary 7040 District Conference will be held in Clayton, NY from May 3-5, 2024.
Kateri Clark and David Humphries will be involved in the conference and will lead a panel on Accessibility and Inclusion in Rotary.
The 2024 Rotary International Convention will be held in Singapore from May 24-29, 2024. To register go to the Rotary International website.
District 7040 Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for candidates and host families. Please visit the Youth Exchange website for more information: 
Reminders of Upcoming Speakers:
January 31st - Rotary Ottawa South welcomes special guest, Ward 22 City Councillor, Steve Desroches. 
March 6th - Rotary Ottawa South welcomes special guest, District Governor, Pardeep Ahluwali.
Golf Committee Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 31st at 11:30 am at KS on the Keys (Hybrid). 
Julie Cugalj is looking for 1-2 members to join her on the New Generations Committee. Speak to Julie if you are interested.
Tickets are on sale now for Camp Dreams Warriors Gala which will take place on Monday, March 25th at KS on the Keys from 6-11 pm. For information and tickets visit the link below or speak to David Humphries.
Lisa Barleben spoke to us about getting involved in Ottawa's "Coldest Night of the Year" Event.
Details: February 24, 2024 at 4pm Located at 357 Lisgar Avenue
  • Schedule

    •  4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
    •  5:00 pm: Move Send-off
    •  6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
    •  7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!
Lisa has entered a Rotary Ottawa South team and she will be our Team Captain.
Let's all get involved and help out this worthy cause.
We have a new Facebook page and we have recent updates to our website!!
Please invite your Facebook and social media networks to like and follow Rotary Ottawa South.
January 24th, 2024 - "Focus on Membership"
We welcomed three special guests at our meeting:
1. Fay Campbell, Area Governor 2012-2018
2. Renee Cormier, friend of Fay
3. David Francis, Friend of ROS
It was great to connect and reconnect with our guests.
Dave Gough: "Focus on Membership"
Total Number of Members: 28
Honorary Members: 5
Active Members: 23
Dave asked some thought provoking questions and the group was well engaged.
1. What has made your Rotary Ottawa South Experience good so far?
Friendships/social experiences, feels like family
Projects both local and international
Personal Growth
2.  What can we do better as a club?
Ensure new members are engaged in meaningful opportunities
More indigenous related projects
Promote our club and promote Rotary
Wear Rotary Logo in the community
Be more visible and active in the community
Have a membership plan to ensure we keep members and attract new members
Have more meetings dedicated to membership
Youth Exchanges
Financials are up to date and transparent
A bigger space to hold our weekly meetings
Exit interviews when members leave the club


Rotary Club Ottawa South Next Meeting:

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
12:30 - 1:30 pm
"City Counc1`illor, Steve Desroches"
(Hybrid at KS on the Keys)
Try it, talk about it - share the caffeinated love of Community Blend coffee!
Upcoming Events
Charity Golf Day 2024 (for Rotary Ottawa South)
The Meadows Golf and Country Club
Jun. 04, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Jun. 05, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Jun. 17, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Feb. 17, 2025 5:00 p.m.
Year End Business Meeting
KS on the Keys (Hybrid)
Jun. 19, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 20, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Jun. 26, 2024
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