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RoTell - November 15, 2023

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

 
Editor: Rosemary Parker
Announcements:
 
The Rotary 7040 District Conference will be held in Clayton, NY from May 3-5, 2024.
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The 2024 Rotary International Convention will be held in Singapore from May 24-29, 2024. To register go to the Rotary International website.
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GALA DINNER
Saturday, November 25th to celebrate the "Charter Night" of Rotary Montreal Cedars. Formal attire and Black-tie dinner will take place at Le Westin Montreal 270 Saint Antoine West, Montreal. 
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You're Invited
 
District 7040 Rotary Youth Exchange is looking for candidates and host families. Please visit the Youth Exchange website for more information: https://www.district7040ye.com/ 
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Cash Calendars are available for sale $20 each. They make great Christmas gifts. Pick up your calendars from Tom Batchellor. Payments made to: payments@rotaryottawasouth.ca
 
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The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign
Thank you all who volunteered for Kettles. I am especially grateful as we are volunteering for two  Saturdays this year. All shifts are at Loblaws, South Keys. If there are any concerns, contact Rosemary Parker at 613-447-5678.
 
Saturday, December 2nd
10-12 pm Lisa/Dante
12-2 pm Tom Batchellor
2-4 pm David O/David H
4-6 pm Sean/Julie
 
Saturday, December 9th
10-12 pm Rosemary/Jeff
12-2 pm Lisa/Dante
2-4 pm David H/John
4-6 pm Scott Vetter
 
 
 
Field trip to Rotel.
 
 
History (taken from the Rotel website)
Rotel has been helping the community and visitors-in-need for over 35 years. Primarily serving the communities of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Rotel has also welcomed guests from all over Canada, including Canadian military members from abroad.
 
Back in 1986 the members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South realized that with the development of several hospitals in the Ottawa area, out-of-town patients needing treatment could feel isolated and lonely. They knew, too, that having loved ones close-by was proven to quicken the healing process. Unfortunately, there was nowhere affordable nearby for family and friends to stay while visiting patients at the hospital.
 
To solve this problem, the Rotary Club of Ottawa South decided to build a nearby, low-cost motel. This was a huge undertaking at the time, and close to $2 million was raised by Rotary Clubs, other service clubs and the community throughout Eastern Ontario. In July 1986, a 51-room motel opened its doors on the grounds of the Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus on Smyth Road. Rotel has been providing safe, clean, comfortable and private accommodations for over three decades.
 
We love field trips! The members of ROS were invited to Rotel for lunch and to take a tour of the motel.  We saw the beautifully renovated bathrooms that have been upgraded recently. With a building that is 30+ years old there is an imminent need for major renovations. Scott Vetter, Chair of the Rotel Board, informed us there is a fundraising campaign to be launched in 2024 to raise funds for much needed renovations of the building. We, at Rotary Ottawa South, are committed to helping with this campaign in whatever way we can. 

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Rotary Club Ottawa South Next Meeting:

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 6:30 pm
(via Zoom)
 
 
 
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Try it, talk about it - share the caffeinated love of Community Blend coffee!
 
Upcoming Events
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Zoom
Apr. 10, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Program and Communications Committee
Zoom
Apr. 11, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Apr. 15, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Dec. 16, 2024 5:00 p.m.
 
Golf Day Committee Meeting
Hybrid (in-person or via Zoom)
Apr. 17, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Hybrid)
KS on the Keys + Zoom
Apr. 17, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Zoom
Apr. 24, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Program and Communications Committee
Zoom
Apr. 25, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Golf Day Committee Meeting
Hybrid (in-person or via Zoom)
May 01, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Hybrid)
KS on the Keys + Zoom
May 01, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Zoom
May 08, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
 
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