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RCOS eBulletin – September 18, 2019
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
Dr. Bob Taite
Speaker: Jean-Yves Theriault, 23-time World Kickboxing Champion
  • Quora - Night at the Races: October 20, but notify Alex by Oct 4. A fun night to support the Shepherds of Good Hope, tickets are $70.
  • Ottawa Rotary Home is hosting its annual Whisky & Wine fundraiser on Friday September 27. Master appreciation classes, much sampling, tasty nibblies, live and silent auction. A great opportunity to meet people and mingle overlooking Elgin St at the KPMG offices. See more.
  • Pat Baker, a former member of our club, knows people who are victims the hurricane Dorian in Grand Bahamas. Many had all their property and possessions utterly destroyed by the hurricane and are left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing when it hit. Pat is taking action and has asked us for 
    assistance.  He is travelling to Barbados and will be bringing two large cases and is collecting towels, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, slippers/shoes (size 8,9,10), jeans, shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, etc. Bring any items to our next meeting (September 28).
  • Paaat has also set up a GoFundMe page to assist, you are invited to visit the page and add to the funds:
  • Our club has donated $1000 to RI International (this was seen as a better avenue than Shelterer Box) to help with the serious problems post Dorian in the Bahamas.
  • Also, Eva Hammond is collecting underwear for female prisoners in Rwanda (Small and Medium sizes). Eva has been doing this for several years and always reaches her goal of 1400 pairs. Buy a multi-pack and bring them to our next meeting.
50/50 Draw
Alex presided over the 50/50 draw, Dr. Bob had the winning ticket, but no perscription for the jackpot. The Joker remains in the deck and the pot approaches $170.
Happy Bucks
Scott collected happy bucks...and hasn't been seen since.
Guest Speaker
Jean-Yves Theriault, 23-time World Kickboxing Champion
Jean-Yves Theriault, dubbed the Iceman, had a very impressive professional kickboxing career, spending 15 years as an undefeated World Kickboxing champion. With 72 professional fights, he won 69, and 62 of those were by knock-out. He is internationally recognized as one of the best kickboxers, ever.
Rather than regale us with stories of his victories and success in the ring, Jean-Yves gave a very poignant and impactful talk about his personal life. Growing up poor, spending six years in six different foster homes. Being re-united with his mother and five brothers in Ottawa, and fatefully, walking into Therien Jiu-Jitsu just before they started this new sport called kickboxing.
He spoke of mental preparation as well as the physical, the importance of a strong emotional and mental foundation to be successful and and grounded, professionally and personally. Dealing frankly with his celebrity and working to ;everage that to raise money and help others. It was an intimate and impressive talk, proving that the Champ can hit just as hard outside of the ring.
Jean-Yves has made a career of kickboxing and the martial arts. He continues to teach, train and travel the world giving seminars, and is co-owner of the Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing school at 180 Bank Street.
Jean-Yves will be stepping back into the ring on November 1 at the Palais des Congres for fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Information can be found here.
President Alex ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm, several members stayed to chat with Jean-Yves.
Jean-Yves Theriault at Rotary Club of Ottawa South with Alex, Luigi and Scott
Jean-Yves "The Iceman" Theriault is joined by RCOS members Alex Davidsone, Luigi Maiorino and Scott Vetter.