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RCOS eBulletin – November 14, 2018
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • Dr. Isra levy, Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Innovation with Canadian Blood Service
  • Saddened to hear that Karen Cayer's mother died, more nfo will be sent via email.
  • Hector Allan is happy to receive visitors at the Colonel By Retirement Home
    (43 Aylmer Avenue). He doesn't have a phone at this point, and is in room 261.
  • There was some discussion on what restaurant will be selected for our next social outing. Carlo and Gary will do some further investigating and make their suggestions.
  • Rosemary asked about our donation of Giant Tiger gift cards for the Salvation army Christmas hampers. It will be discussed with Allan (Community Chair) and then Rosemary will contact GT for the gift cards. GT has always donated an additional 10% value in gift cards.
  • Ian revised upcoming events:
  • Rotel AGM: 28 November 2018
  • 01 December - Our Christmas Kettle day is Saturday, December 1 from 10am - 9pm at the South Keys Loblaws
  • 08 December – Family Christmas Brunch at KS – 1:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 12 December – No lunch meeting
Visit our website for up-to-date event info.
Christmas Kettle Schedule
10 am - 12 pm Gary Pluim
Sam Monsour
12:00 - 2:00 pm Luigi Maiorino
  Alex Davidson
2:00 - 4:00 pm Joan Hunter
  Mack MacGregor
4:00 - 6:00 pm Rosemary Parker
  Jeff Sirs
6:00 - 9:00 pm Carlo Barille (6 - 8pm)
  Scott Vetter
Happy Bucks
President Joan was happy to collect our happy bucks and encouraged our updates and tales of gratitude.
50/50 – Scott handled the 50/50 draw and lucky Carlo had the winning ticket. He didn't reprise his winning ways however, he drew the 9 of Clubs.
Guest Speaker
Dr. Isra levy was  the Medical Officer of Health in Ottawa for almost 10 years, and he shared with us some of his experiences during that time.
When he was appointed the Medical Officer of Ottawa, Isra pondered how do you define health, how do you measure health? Public health, unlike other medical disciplines, is tasked with decreasing illness and promoting greater health for the entire community.
A strong advocate for vaccination, Isra had a positive impact on instilling a healthier Ottawa. He recounted the four principles for better health:
  • Sufficient physical activity (30 minutes/day; 5 days/week)
  • Eat healthy (5 servings of fruit and veggies/day)
  • Avoid toxic substances (tobacco, alcohol)
  • Responsible sexual behaviour
Isra spoke articulately and passionately of the strength and health benefits of social connectedness and camaraderie. He feels that social engineering is the way forward, expression of community tolerance, and engagement with society. He drew parallels with the goals and activity of Rotary.
Doctors Isra Levy and Ian Warrack stand n front of the RCOS banner, after Levy's engaging presentation.
Due to our members interest in the presentation and ensuing conversation, President Joan ended the meeting slightly after 1:30 pm.