Upcoming Events
Informative talk about the RCO Foundation
Oakville Golf Club
Apr. 22, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
RCO Charitable Fund AGM
Oakville Golf Club
May 06, 2024
Speaker TBA
Oakville Golf Club
May 27, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
RCO Foundation AGM
Oakville Golf Club
Jun. 10, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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RCO Bulletin April 8, 2024
Our return to the Oakville Golf Club!
Mahendra opened the meeting and toasted the King and Canada
A land acknowledgment was read by George Farrow
Mahendra led our singing of O Canada
The invocation was then read by Michael Bissauge
  • Ralf Soeder: Sleeping Children around the world is a charity that our club has supported for many years. They will be holding an event May 2 at the Fairmont Royal York. Mississauga’s Cheryl Pounder will be keynote speaker.
  • Ralf Soeder: The next Global Medic packing shift for RCO members will be Saturday April 27 10am to 12 noon.
Bob Dodds then entertained us with a quick Happy Bucks
Membership update – since June 2023 we have lost 2 members, and we have gained 2. Our 2 returning members are Dana Dennaoui and Wayne Snyder. Welcome Back 😊
Club Assembly III/ Informal strategy meetings for members Part I
RCO Club 9-month results
  • Mahendra took us through the numbers
  • RCO Club is currently showing a $734 surplus for the period
Introduction to the RCO Charitable Fund
  • George Vincent answer the question: who/ what is RCO CF?
  • RCO CF’s 9-month results
  • Sources funds: RCO Foundation + fundraising by members
  • Donations we have made and are planning to make, including looking to give $50,000 bursaries this year
  • Overheads: audit fee and bank charges
  • RCO CF is currently showing a $48,883 surplus for the period
  • If we spend our donation budgets then we expect to see a small deficit for the year ended June 2024
  • RCO CF has a reasonable general fund balance ($130,000) so a small deficit would not be a problem
Introduction to Trafalgar Senior Homes
  • Bob Dodds took us through recent history, including a disposal that resulted in $15m being transferred to RCO Foundation
  • Bob reminded members that the information provided is confidential and should not be shared outside of RCO Club members
Mahendra introduced the next meeting: Informal strategy meetings for members Part II – RCO Foundation. The boards of all 4 RCO entities have some big decisions to make this year, and this series of meetings will help members to understand the background, implications, etc. and to participate in the decision-making process.
Mahendra closed the meeting with a toast to friends and Rotarians from around the world