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RoTell - October 4, 2023

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

Editor: Rosemary Parker
  • The Rotary 7040 District Conference will be held in Clayton, NY from May 3-5, 2024.
  • The 2024 Rotary International Convention will be held in Singapore from May 24-29, 2024. To register go to the Rotary International website.
  • The Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy - Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from  11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Superdome at Ben Franklin Park. Raise pledges and help send a kid to Camp Merrywood. Register at: and you can speak to David Humphries for more details.
  • Rotary District 7040 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Presentation: Reclaiming Indigenous Images on Screen -October 7th, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The DEI committee will again this year observe Canada's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th ) which honors the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities; and US Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10th ) which celebrates and honors Indigenous Americans and commemorates their histories and cultures. Dr. Rebecca Pelky from the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin will be presenting. To access this presentation:
  • World Polio Day is on October 24th, 2023 - One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio. World Polio Day is a time for Rotary members, public health advocates, and all who want a world free from polio to come together, recognize our progress in the fight to end polio, and talk about the actions we need to take in order to end polio for good. At Rotary Ottawa South we will have a dinner to raise funds for World Polio Day at KS on the Keys at 6:00 pm. We will enjoy a Lebanese buffet and we encourage you to bring your family and friends to enjoy the evening with us. Tickets will be available soon. Hadi Mortada, Past District Governor at Rotary International,  will be our guest speaker.
October 4th, 2023 Weekly Meeting 

Our very own, David Humphries attended the District Conference "Learn to Lead"  in Toronto this past weekend and was thrilled to be given this wonderful opportunity. He has decided to attend again in 2024. He learned a lot about Rotary, made some new friends, learned new ideas about fundraising and membership and much more.  We will look forward to hearing more about David's experience soon. Way to Go David! Thank you for representing ROS so well.

A Big THANK YOU going out to Julie, Sean, Scott, Vik and Kateri for attending and helping out at the Environment Fair at the Ottawa Baha'i Centre this past Saturday. They were able to raise awareness about the environment but also about Rotary. Well done!

Upcoming Committee Meetings:

Program and Communications - October 12th at 5:00 pm via Zoom

Community Services - October 19th at 6:30 pm via Zoom


Timebanking Canada with guest speakers Anil Agrawal, Indu Gambhir and Sudesh Kanda

Timebanking Canada is a non-profit Canadian Federal Corporation, set up with the purpose to build a network of community TimeBanks in and around Ottawa. The corporation is managed by a Steering Committee of volunteers.

The vision of Timebanking Canada is to build socially-connected and closely-tied communities. Our mission is to bring individuals and community organizations together  sharing time, skills, and expertise and helping one another in a ‘pay it forward’ spirit. People across communities will build active social connections, creating a semblance of neighborhoods expanded beyond the next door.

To learn more about Timebanking Canada visit their website



Rotary Club Ottawa South Next Meeting

Wednesday, October 11th at 6:30 pm

Join us in-person at BGC Ottawa at Ron Kolbus Clubhouse, 2825 Dumaurier Ave.



Try it, talk about it - share the caffeinated love of Community Blend coffee!
Upcoming Events
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Dec. 06, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
Program and Communications Committee
Dec. 07, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
KS on the Keys (Hybrid)
Dec. 13, 2023
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Dec. 18, 2023 5:00 p.m. -
Aug. 19, 2024 5:00 p.m.
Rotary Ottawa South Holiday Celebration
1029 Dazé Street
Dec. 20, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program and Communications Committee
Jan. 04, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Weekly Meeting (Hybrid)
KS on the Keys + Zoom
Jan. 10, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Jan. 15, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Sep. 16, 2024 5:00 p.m.
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Jan. 17, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jan. 18, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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