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We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Rideau Canal Junior Ranks Mess
4 Queen Elizabeth Drive
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Ottawa, ON  K2P 2H9
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Several members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa and their spouses were delighted to be guests at the home of Glenn Campbell and his wife, Eloise.  Glenn and Eloise were the winners of the annual draw for the International Dinner prepared by the present exchange students and several of the rebound students, supervised by Rotarian Francine Allard.  A colourful and varied menu, complete with liqueur to toast and wine to complement the dishes, made for a wonderful evening.  The food preparation and service were first class!  All those years of buying raffle tickets paid off!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are very pleased to have Bekir Akca, a staff member of Turkish Embassy in Ottawa and a student at the University of Ottawa, join us as a member of our club. 
On this day, we also warmly welcomed Marcus Hewitt who is with CMA, a finance firm for Canadian physicians, as a member of our club.
Both young men have been connected with Rotary for a long time and we welcome them as full fledged Rotarians of our club.

On the exact same day, our numbers grew even more with the induction of all the new members of the Rotary Metro Club of Ottawa, a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Ottawa.  This enthusiastic group has taken the plunge after several years of helping to promote Rotary and work on various fundraisers for service projects, both here and abroad.  District Governor, Ariane Carriere, Area Governor, Faye Campbell, and several members of the Executive and Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Ottawa were present to welcome the new club. 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Rotary Clubs in District 7040 chose Saturday, January 24th, as a day to enhance our community's awareness of the issue of hunger and to do something concrete about it.
 
Thanks to the smiling faces of the members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa, the members of the Metro Rotary group and the Rotaractors, we encouraged the local citizens to donate the food equivalent of the overflowing bin and 3 large shopping cards PLUS $633.15 in Cash!
 
We owe the Manager of the Loblaws store on Rideau Street as well as the many Loblaw staff we worked with during our time there a big thank you.  
 
The Foodbank was very happy to receive our donations.
 
 
 
High school student Kira Panta, an international exchange student living in Ottawa, is learning the pleasures and differences of being a visitor in a new country. Kira is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa. 
 
 
 
Hungarian Rotary Exchange Student Kira Panta's trip to Canada is also a story about "firsts" -- flying for the first time and her early impressions about Canadians. Kira is being hosted for the 2014-2015 school year by the Rotary Club of Ottawa.
 
 
 

In recognition of the Rotary Club of Ottawa's 100th anniversary, the Rotary Centennial Scholarship Program will provide scholarships of up to $100,000 (over a minimum of four years) to at risk and homeless youth, who graduate from the Rogers Achievement Centre, the on-site high school at Ottawa's Operation Come Home. Scholarships will cover community college or university tuition, books, computers, and supplies.Image

 

 
 

Congratulations to Rotatactor Erika Desmarais, who was awarded the 2014 Russell Hammond Award for outstanding involvement in the Rotary community, international or club service. Ms. Desmarais, from the Rotaract Club of Ottawa, received a plaque and $200. From left: Rotarian Eva Hammond, Erika Desmarais, and Angela Wellman, president of the Rotary Club of Ottawa (2013-2014).

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A Miracle Coming to Orleans

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The Rotary Club of Ottawa has joined the Miracle League, the City of Ottawa and the greater Ottawa community and other Ottawa-area Rotary clubs to build the first fully-accessible baseball diamond and children's play centre in our capital city -- a $900,000 project. Representing the Rotary Club of Ottawa at the kick-off ceremony on November 9 were (above from left) Miao Tsai, Angela Wellman (president) and Nabil Oudeh.

The Miracle League provides children, young adults and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball on a purpose-built Miracle Field, a custom-designed field equipped with a cushioned rubberized surface to help prevent injuries. The field may also include wheelchair accessible dugouts and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchair-bound or visually impaired players.

For more information about this story, http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Miracle+field+planned+help+children+with+disabilities+play/9148198/story.html.

To donate your services or financial support, please contact info@miracleleagueofottawa.ca.

 

 
 
 
 
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