Meeting Speakers
Feb 19, 2020
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Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Scott Vetter
Brandon Fong, guest speaker
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  • Thanks to Jeanine and Scott for organizing our Winterfest club social at Mulligan's last Friday night. Despite the weather a number of members and friends showed up to enjoy a drink, some apps and great conversation.

  • Eva Hammond thanked everyone for their support. Her annual campaign (9th!) sent 1,600 pairs of underwear to Rwanda for female convicts.

  • Jeanine Parker reported that she has received $1,200 from the Perth RC and $250 from the Sherwin Park RC (NS). The Rotaract Club of Ottawa South is planning to hold a fundraiser in March for this project. Over the past 20 years this program has built a dormitory, 4 30-litre water taps, 3 latrines, 2 eco-stoves and pays for 20 girls to attend the school every year.

  • Membership Committee at Luigi Maiorino's Tuesday Feb 11 at 7pm. Contact Luigi if you are interested in attending.

  • Peter Paulker reported on the Rotaract event that he attended last Thursday to raise money for ShelterBox. There were about 60 people at the Roosters Cafe fundraiser and everyone had a good time.

  • Moe Elmi reminded us of the Somali Hope Foundation gala supper on April 4. Tickets are $100; this is the main fundraiser that pays for the education of 688 students in Bursalah, Somalia, including the school and 20 teachers. 

  • Luigi invited everyone to hear his daughter, Danica Maoirino, sing at the Royal Oak on Beechwood this Friday night (Feb 14). She will be singing songs of love for Valentine's, and there might even be a duet with Luigi!

Happy Bucks

Sam Monsour collected our loonies along with stories of life celebrations and laments.



Scott Vetter looked after the 50/50 draw. Luigi Maiorino had the winning ticket but the Joker eluded him. So the pot grows as the deck thins.


Guest Speaker

Brandon Fong is a brain cancer survivor and has since found his calling as a speaker and life coach. He spoke inspiringly of his awakening and passion for living well, and shared some his tactics for doing so.

His presentation, called "How to Show up in Life", spoke of understanding the four stages of Disengagement to the fifth stage of Authentic Self Expression. A process of self-awareness through finding your fortitude and applying focus, choices and commitment to realize the life you would like to live.

You can learn more about Brandon and see his upcoming speaking engagements here:

Brandon Fong speaks to several members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South.

Brandon Fong speaks at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South.

President Alex ended the meeting promptly at 1:30pm.