Meeting Speakers
Dec 02, 2020 12:30 PM
In person at Billling's Estate
Dec 09, 2020 12:30 PM
Annual General Meeting of ROTEL
Dec 16, 2020 12:30 PM
Annual General Meeting of RCOS
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Russell Hampton
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RCOS eBulletin – November 25, 2020
Midday Zoom Meeting      Scribes: Rosemary Parker and Scott Vetter
Our guest speaker Julian Ginley, and the esteemed Faye Campbell
  • Christmas Kettles – 12 December 2020 at Loblaws, South Keys: Unfortunately, Loblaws has requested only one person stand on the kettle, however, Walmart, South Keys will allow two people. If we wish to change our location to Walmart, let Rosemary know as soon as possible.
Saturday, December 12 from 10 am – 8 pm in two-hour shifts:
10 -12
Ask yourself, have you got the bells for this? (Don't worry, they'll be supplied.) Suit up and call Scott or Rosemary to reserve your ideal time.
  • Socks for Homeless: Dave Gough challenged members of our club to purchase socks and have them in the front seat of our cars. As we are stopped at an intersection, hand out the socks. The homeless population always appreciate warm socks. It’s a simple act but a large impact. As you hand them out, mention you are from Rotary.
Happy Bucks
Pre-empted to next week. Save your happiness, save your bucks, save your breath. We're anxious to hear all next Wednesday at the Billings Estate outing.
Guest Speaker
Julia Ginley provided a detailed and engaging update on the Dominica Smart Distance Learning project.
Rotary Club of Orleans has been working on projects in Dominica since 2011. IN 2014, Rotary Club of Ottawa South assisted with a project that raised funds for training for special needs teachers. However, tropical storm Erika quickly changed focus and funds were diverted to re-building & supplies for schools affected by Erika.
RC Orleans has kept working with Dominica and has completed phase 1 of Dominica Smart Distance Learning (DSDL) project to build an e-learning platform to facilitate access to Education and Training opportunities from anywhere on the island.
The success of this program, developing over several years, is a testament to the Rotary international grant structure and the dedication of many active Rotarians like Julia. They are still active finalizing phase 1 and looking to expand the project with more Smart classrooms in Dominica and developing a train the trainer series to help Dominica develop more local expertise.
President Joan allowed additional time for questions which Julia graciously fielded. Meeting was called to a close at 1:39pm.
Some of the brilliant and beautiful Rotarians who tuned into the November 25 Rotary Club of Ottawa South Zoom meeting.