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RCOS eBulletin – September 5, 2018
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
  • District Governor Martha Weaver
  • Area Governor Hadi Mortala
  • Riley Weymann from the Rotaract Club of Ottawa South
  • Jonny Kung thanked all who contributed to his MS Bike Race to Cornwall and back. Jonny raised $1155; tax receipts will be received by mail in a couple months.
  • Riley Weymann reported that the Rotaract club is busy organizing Ottawa's event for World Polo Day. It will probably be on October 20, and they will appreciate our assistance. He also informed us that over 80 people expressed interest in the Rotaract Club of Ottawa South at Carleton University's club expo.
  • Scott Vetter provided an update on an activity for approx 30 youth from Banff Community House. Our club will pay for transportation for them to attend a day of martial training at Capital Conquest '18. John Therien is giving them all free admittance, a T-shirt and snacks. 
  • Ian Warrack updated us on upcoming activities:
  1. Sept 12: Camp Misquah
  2. Sept 25: Rotary Home's Annual Whisky & Wine Event - get your tickets now!
  3. Dec 8: Xmas Brunch @ KS from 11am - 2pm
  4. Wednesday, Sept 26: abulani Winery 1 - 3pm Let Ian know right away if you can attend, and how many guests ($25 each)
Visit our website for up-to-date event info.
Happy Bucks
President Joan Hunter rode the happy train and stopped to collect our loonies and happy thoughts.
Jonny Kung parked his bike long enough to look after our 50/50 draw. Peter White had the lucky ticket but drew the 7 of Hearts. Which he gave to his wife, member Melissa, as a memento of the lunch. (One wonders, would he have done the same had he won?)
Guest Speaker: District Governor Martha Weaver 
Rotary Be the Inspiration icon
Rotary's theme this year is "Be the Inspiration" and Martha showed that inspiration as she spoke abut the Polio campaign and encouraged us to be adventurous in how we "do" Rotary. Rather than focus on "how do we get more members," try sharing what you do more openly with others. She mentioned the use of videos, which we can post on the District YouTube channel. The District PR chair (Chris Cochrane) can even help us with editing our videos.
Club Citations have been improved with goals that mesh with typical goals for a club. She urged us to work towards earning a citation this year.
Martha spoke about the District Conference in Kingston, October 26 - 28. The focus will be on networking and looking for new ways to do Rotary. She encouraged us to register asap and bring our ideas, entusiasm and inspiration.
One of Martha's goals is to grow Rotaract and its integration to Rotary clubs, so our club is already on her good books!
Rotary District 7040 Governor Martha Weaver with Rotary Ottawa South President Joan Hunter
Rotary Club of Ottawa South President Joan Hunter receives the Rotary theme banner from District Governor Martha Weaver.