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RCOS eBulletin – August 7, 2019
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
Cindy Manor, Senior Director of Philanthropy at the David Smith Youth Treatment Centre
Vasanthi Ananth from RC of Chennai Kilpauk, with her husband and brother
Josephine White, Birthday Girl
  • Rosemary announced that Mahamud was able to get 200 backpacks, each with some school supplies, free from ‎Clarissa Arthur, Executive Director of Education Foundation of Ottawa. We will use our budgeted funds to add more supplies to each backpack. 170 packs will be distributed by the Salvation Army and 30 packs by Banff Community House. 
  • National Car Show has been postponed until Saturday August 31. Please contact Jeanine or Scot re your availability.
  • Joan raised the idea of holding a large garage sale as a fundraiser, specifically for community projects. She will look further into this.
  • Luigi mentioned that he has a good contact for embroidered shirts. He will liaise with Jeanine and they will provide a proposal for new club shirt.
Visiting Rotarian Vasanthi Ananth from the Rotary Club of Chennai Kilpauk told us a bit about her club; she has been a member for about 10 years and is the President of Polio Plus regionally. They are a small but active club working on major projects such as: restoring ponds (water scarcity is an important issue in India) and the Joy of Sound which uses smart boards and custom-created software to teach deaf students. 
50/50 Draw
Birthday girl Josephine White had the winning ticket, but the Joker eluded her. (Although, she did get cake later!)
Happy Bucks
Mahamud collected happy bucks with 
Guest Speaker
Melissa White introduced Cindy Manor, Senior Director of Philanthropy at the David Smith Youth Treatment Centre. The DSYTC has been raising funds for a new permanent facility for almost 10 years, yet they are only half-way. Cindy was brought on board to get things on track by lobbying government and creating/solidifying ties within the community. 
Cindy has personal experience with substance abuse and the DSYTC. Her son, a top student and hockey athlete spiralled into substance abuse after a concussion. Cindy credits the centre as a critical factor in saving her son, and helping him get back on a positive track.
Cindy was an active friend of Rotary Club of Ottawa South about six years ago and it was a pleasure to have her back as our guest speaker. 
Joan thanked Cindy for a compelling talk.
President-elect Sam ended the meeting at 1:30 pm.
Cindy Manor of DSYTC presents to Rotary Club of Ottawa South.
Cindy Manor form the David Smith Youth treatment Centre presents to RCOS.
Joan Hunter and Cindy Manor at RCOS
Joan Hunter presents Cindy Manor with a RCOS mug.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South flag presentation from RC of Chennai Kilpauk
Vasanthi Ananth from RC of Chennai Kilpauk presents Sam Monsour with a club flag.
Rotary Club of Ottawa South group photo
Many of the members and guests from Rotary Club of Ottawa South August 7 meeting.